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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,082 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,082
Reviews: 953
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 62
Gots: 287 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006)
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Boone757, Aug 21, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

MatthewD4, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of TheCondor
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Side poured with standard vigor from the bottle into the Deschutes goblet.

Appearance - Pours just like you would expect a nice porter to pour. Dark brown to black in color, one finger head that dissipates relatively quickly (within 1/4 of the drink) and leaves little lacing.

Smell - You can smell the vanilla along with traditional porter scents: malts, a bit of chocolate, and some roastiness. Smell is relatively subdued.

Taste - This is where the brew really starts to lose me. Has a decent vanilla flavor at the front of the drink, with the rest of the flavors kicking in towards the finish. Roasted malts, a bit of chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Disappointing. Watery, which is what I do not want out of a porter. Kind of a funny aftertaste as well, but the thin character of the beer is certainly a big downfall.

Overall - The presentation is probably the best part, but thats pretty hard to screw up, especially with a porter. From there, the brew goes steadily downhill, culminating in what tastes like what would be a decent porter but is so watery it ruins it.

TheCondor, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

-NESTO-, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

The-Bandit, Aug 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ruckus232, Aug 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

heliocopter, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

thufflife, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Dewback4, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Very drinkable, dark but not overly bitter porter. Vanilla and coffee notes.

S_Caplan, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Vivelepositif
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Purchased in bottle. Pours a 1/4" light tan head. Dark amber brown body, extremely smooth. Despite being a porter tastes light, but still hoppy. On first sip, I didn't taste anything reminiscent of vanilla, then it got stronger about 1/5 down the glass which stays consistent from there. Definitely tastes of vanilla bean- pure, somewhat sweet, with a sense of woody spice. Great beer for pairing with desserts.

Vivelepositif, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Kyleschultz, Aug 16, 2014
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mpc5000, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

tbunting75, Aug 16, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

Buschyfor3, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

djchrismac, Aug 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

beardedlady, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

ksmus67, Aug 14, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -8.3%

ChefAndy555, Aug 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

JohnW58, Aug 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

chriskohlen, Aug 13, 2014
Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,082 ratings.