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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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3,594 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,594
Reviews: 1,034
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 101
Gots: 628 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006

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Ratings: 3,594 | Reviews: 1,034
Photo of Dave1999
2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours very dark brown almost black with a red hue. It had very little head with some white lacing.

Very little smell, some malts and some sweet vanilla.

There was some vanilla to the taste but not as flavoursome as I'd hoped.

The mouthfeel was fairly carbonated and thick.

This isn't the worst beer ever but I was disappointed by it and don't feel the need to give it another chance.

Photo of jujigatame
3.1/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A rather gentle pour gave about one finger of bone white head. Dissipated to about 1/8” for a few sips and then almost nothing for the rest of consumption. The beer is a very dark brown color.

Vanilla comes across foremost in the aroma. Not too sweet though. Also some malt in the background. Definitely smells like a member of the porter family.

Taste has more depth than the smell but pretty much the same components and layering. Last few sips saw the maltiness come out some more. The aftertaste seemed to have a little more grain/biscuit at this point as well. Mouthfeel is quite thin. For a porter I would expect more in this regard. If it was thicker, richer, more velvety I think it would make this beer a pretty nice after dinner/dessert option. The lack of a thicker feel doesn’t make it a bad beer in my mind but highlights an area where there could be an improvement made.

Overall I liked this one. The flavor was nice. I don’t think I’d seek out six pack but as a single or on draft I could go for it if in the mood.

Photo of dmbguy182
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of jk3
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Goldfishman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jt6174
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Aclucari
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of redliner8
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ninner00
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of frogships
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gkatsoris
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Clear. very dark amber-brown. Small thin head.

S: Wood. Vanilla. Alcohol. Meh...

T: Thee most vanilla I've ever had. Vanilla syrup used for icee's. Pretty yummy. A little malt too, which balances the sweetness out.

M: Way too thin. If this beer was thick and chewy, it could become an instant whale; but it's not.

O: Great taste, but everything else was a huge let down.

Thanks redliner8!

Photo of teromous
2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown in color, but a good amount of light passes through as poured. The head is off-white and fades rather quickly. Good lacing.

S: I barely get any scent at all from this. It has a very very very faint roasted barley scent, and what smells like spoiled milk...but very faint.

T: Huh...it has an interesting flavor. Well it really does taste a whole lot better than it smells. I get this cream-vanilla flavor, but not a whole lot in the porter department. The beer has a lot of graininess (flavor, not texture) which is good.

M: The mouthfeel is medium-light. It has a lot of backbone for a sweet, light beer. Carbonation is pretty good. The beer is a bit sticky.

O: Overall I wouldn't really recommend the beer. It's not bad, but it's just not really good. It's not much of a porter, but it has some nice vanilla flavors. I guess you could just call it a vanilla beer and be done with it. I would rate it below average if it weren't for the vanilla.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Crossmd
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured 48 degrees Fahrenheit into a DFH bulb pint. No born date.

Pours a dark copper, cola color with a solid opacity. 1 finger light tan head settles into a ring with little lacing.

Smell is there, decently projected, but a somewhat one-dimensional coffee bean with a hint of oak. No improvement with warming.

Flavors move in and out across the palate, varying in strength and appeal. There is a touch of vanilla, but it struggles to stand out through strains of coffee bean. Finishes dry, and relatively unstructured.

The mouthfeel starts out okay, with some relative plushness, but thins out substantially into the drydown. Some lightly supportive carbonation

Overall, it's tasty, good, but not great and just north of forgettable.


Photo of Ommy
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It pours almost exactly like a coke, but with a nice head, with brilliant ruby outlines when shone to the light.

The smell is really subdued, but I get a tiny bit of hops and malt, but nothing too great can really shine through.

The taste is great! It is not over the top, but I'm getting a.... cookie flavor? It is really different and cool, I like it.

Oh I know what it is! It tastes like Freihofer's Chocolate Chip Cookies! Wow, what an amazing memory pairing.

Mouthfeel is a medium sting, and low bodied. Nice and drinkable.

Overall the I like it a lot, the smell really drags it down, but the taste is awesome!

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
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