Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,715 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,715
Reviews: 1,074
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 114
Gots: 741 | FT: 2
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: 3,715 | Reviews: 1,074
Photo of Winston3737
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Did not care for this porter.

Photo of Popkorn615
2.92/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look was good, not too much of a head. Taste was okay in my opinion. Middle of the line for me.

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look//Pours Dark like a brown ale. Not as dark as I thought it would be but not a deal breaker.

Smell//Vanilla and Coffee Hints. Smells a bit nutty and sweet. Has a good aroma about it

Taste//Tastes like a good Porter. Can taste the coffee and vanilla bean hints. Good lacing and a foamy tan head. I'll definitely be reaching for this beer again. Worth trying.

Not as stout as I prefer however a real easy drinking beer. I rated it overall a 4.75.

Photo of BBS323
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Very good taste.

Photo of mbratt93
3.31/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty gross. Too sweet and tastes artificial. Very perfumy flavor.

Photo of tb4475
2.71/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Seemed like more of a brown ale than a porter. Dissapointing.

Photo of Satchboogie
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Looks pretty standard for a Porter, albeit thin.
S: Artificial Vanilla sweetness and bit of chocolate. The sweet aroma almost smells chemical
T: Upfront is a lot of sweet vanilla, it mellows out mid-palate to a watered down semi-sweet chocolate. Sweet finish that becomes more chemical vanilla as you drink through a glass. Not pleasant.
M: Watery thin, carbonation was fine.
O: Definitely underwhelmed. I knew going in it would likely be sweet, thin, and maybe a bit chemically, but the aftertaste made this impossible for me to finish. I'm not going back to this beer again.

Photo of ConradKenney
1/5  rDev -72.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Too thin. Awful aftertaste. Vanilla was too subtle, almost non-existent. Either a bad bottle or a bad beer.

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
2.33/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

I am not a fan of this. Maybe it's because I don't have a sweet tooth but it is just waaay too much vanilla for me.

Photo of Boccu
3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice flavor porter strong vinalla

Photo of Pliny_the_Gelder
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Sure, imitation vanilla, but it still manages to be absolutely tasty for the style and ABV. Good training wheels for those who fear dark beer.

Photo of Mrose78
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nice initial taste but a slight artificial after taste.

Photo of mluchies
4.59/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The rich vanilla flavor gives this Porter a robust flavor!

Photo of brozaka
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

By itself, just a good porter. A sip of this followed by a sip of a good bourbon is spectacular.

Photo of TonyJ
1/5  rDev -72.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bought a 6 pack of this because I'm a fan of Vanilla Porters. The cap just about burst off the top of the 1st 2 bottles I opened and the proceeded to pour as as if I just shook the bottles on the way home. So after dumping them I opened the 3rd only to pour a flat beer, tasted and dumped, opened a 4th only for it to explode open. I then drove them back to the store which iI go to often and traded it for something else! Leinies Snowdrift Vanilla Porter instead!

Photo of Funky_Nuhgz
3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Flavor chill but not strong enough

Photo of AshDashMash
4.87/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite beers out there.

Photo of bigdaddyjerry
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

very good.. get the vanilla when its just above room temp.

Photo of Beerguy1969
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lighter porter than some. I enjoyed the taste and would drink it agin if offered.

Photo of Dmdolby
4.37/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Great dark beer. Only issue I have is I don't taste the vanilla. Tastes more like a brown ale in my opinion. Still a great brew!

Photo of rgirl
4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nitro version, silky smooth and nice!

Photo of Jasonboerner
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Love vanilla and love porters

Photo of EdPilsner
5/5  rDev +37%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was recently recommended by a good friend. I'd tried and liked other Breckenridge beers before but not this one. An excellent vanilla porter.

Photo of beerfinder
3.99/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can really taste the vanilla beans in this one. This is a nice anght tasty porter

Photo of PatrickBelisle
4.59/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Our house beer Smooth tasty.

Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,715 ratings.