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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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3,488 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,488
Reviews: 1,005
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 93
Gots: 522 | 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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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.

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a thick, dark brown with a thin off-white head.

S - Toasted, roasty malt smell with hints of the vanilla bean and coffee. Vanilla is interesting and inviting. A nice addition to a standard porter

T - First tastes are of the roasted malt then hits of the vanilla beans. Toasty notes and some lactose taste. The vanilla is well-balanced and does not overpower the other flavors.

M - Medium creaminess with prickly carbonation

O - A tasty porter which blends a nice amount of vanilla with your standard porter flavors. It is nicely balanced with the roasty malt. Not as deep a flavor as I would hope for, but a nice change-of-pace beer that I would have again for something a bit different.

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2.87/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed November 16, 2011 late into the night. Poured a 12 oz bottle into a JFF is my BFF novelty Pint glass.

A: Poured a great creamy 1 1/2 fingered head. The body is a standard dark black with red shading around the edges.

S: I'm starting off right now that I could barely smell anything coming off of this, almost muted, and what I do smell is not strong. It has a standard sweetness maltiness. After attempting to pick additional smells off of this for at least 2 minutes I finally picked up its promised vanilla, maybe it just emerges as this warms up.

T: A nice light coffee comes and it definitely stays along for quite a bit. Nice roasted malts make an appearance at the end and this is your aftertaste. I smell the vanilla while drinking, but I still don't taste it.

M: The head adds a nice creaminess to this drink. The carbonation almost dances on the tongue. Body feels medium.

O: I had this drink once out of a bottle and was disappointed by it, but this time around I was really surprised by it. I didn't pick up anything of vanilla and so this is why this drink will get bad marks from, it simply promised something that it did not have and if it did it was really muted.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,488 ratings.