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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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3,485 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,485
Reviews: 1,004
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 92
Gots: 521 | 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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Photo of Amalak
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well that is indeed a Vanilla Porter...very vanilla. This almost tastes like a milkshake there is so much vanilla bean in there. The after taste is a bit off-putting, but it's an interesting taste. This is only good one at a time. Meh.

The color is black with a big tan bubbly head and with lacing. Some vanilla taste.

Photo of Innocentexile
2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. Poured into pint glass. A-little or no head. Dark brown, not quite black. S-Smells like faint coffee and little vanilla or brown sugar aroma. T/M- this wasn't a very good taste. Lots of malty flavor, almost sour and then came the porter aftertaste. Pretty bubbly for a porter too. O- not very impressive

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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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%

Photo of tobelerone
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark brown beer with a smallish off-white head, decent lacing. Very faint aromas aren’t too promising..not picking up a whole lot of anything really, particularly in the way of vanilla or the typical roasted notes of a good porter. A little bit of sweet malt and traces of coffee.

Flavor is pretty light as well. Very faint in terms of the vanilla, and not much roast, chocolate or coffee either. Light, watery, vaguely nutty, just traces of vanilla and coffee.

Easy to drink, with low ABV, clean finish, medium carbonation. Pretty disappointing, I’d say, although I didn’t really have high hopes for this to begin with. Lacking in just about everything I love in the porter style. I’d almost say it would be hard to identify it as a porter if tasted blind, so definitely loses points based on its lack of adherence to the style. Won’t be back when there’s still so much more to try.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of BeersCriteria
3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark brown with a sand colored head.

S- Chocolate, Coffee and a scent of vanilla

T- Roasted notes with HINTS of vanilla bean and a light body feel. This would be a great introductory to people wanting to try dark beers (i.e. porters and stouts).

Food Pairing- Pork chops with apple chutney on top.

Photo of thisladyluck
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,485 ratings.