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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,022 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,022
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 60
Gots: 260 | 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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Ford

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +33.4%

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

Dark, dark brown, but not black.

This is a great tasting beer. The smell is fantastic also.

Very smooth, very little bitterness, but still not overly sweet.

Slight vanilla taste replaces the chocolate usually associated with porters.. but it isn't that strong... just different.

Not an overpowering coffee flavor, but it's there and very good.

I love this beer. My new favorite porter I think. Can't wait to try it on tap somewhere.

09-29-2012 21:06:01 | More by Ford
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JayS2629

Alabama

4.8/5  rDev +32.6%

Awesome beer! I'm a huge vanilla fan so consider my review as biased because I'm also a huge dark beer fan. The color is almost black, a very deep brown with a descent white head, considerable retention and lacing.

I'm getting a kick out of the stuff written on the label. It is remarkable and definitely "partakable". Approachable would be another good describer. An original mountain recipe?

Full of chocolate flavor that follows a very dominate sweet rich vanilla dominator. Very good porter. Not watery, a good roasted profile that includes dark chocolates and a subtle coffee profile. Hops play background music in earthy tones. The scent is very roasted and very vanilla. The body is nice, thick, and creamy. Drink ability? I've found a new favorite.

04-22-2011 05:41:46 | More by JayS2629
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DrunkPagan

Rhode Island

4.78/5  rDev +32%

I've tried to make a vanilla porter before, and it did not come out this good. Not anywhere close. This is what I was aiming for and I missed by a mile and a half.

This beer is excellent. It pours a perfect dark color, smells like real vanilla beans, and tastes like a perfect vanilla porter should. It's creamy and malty without being overpowering, the vanilla being a dominant flavor but with nary a trace of adjunct sugars or artificial flavors. If there are artificial flavors, they've done a bang-up job covering them up.

If you've never tried this vanilla porter, go do it. I guess if it has a flaw it would be the price, but nevermind that. It's worth it.

11-11-2011 13:24:00 | More by DrunkPagan
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loose5682

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

04-18-2013 04:38:08 | More by loose5682
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hkyplyr73

New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

08-01-2012 13:41:28 | More by hkyplyr73
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tARsh


4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

05-31-2012 06:14:05 | More by tARsh
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nbaradel443

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

02-27-2014 22:56:29 | More by nbaradel443
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kaltkaelir

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

07-13-2014 21:11:19 | More by kaltkaelir
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cmbeddoe7997

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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PENISBEER


4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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kerry4porters

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

12-31-2012 19:10:41 | More by kerry4porters
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thebeeler

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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griffinxi


4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

09-14-2012 19:10:23 | More by griffinxi
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JohnW58

New York

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

08-14-2014 03:34:47 | More by JohnW58
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patrick802

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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porterman66

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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TaylorK

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

10-14-2012 20:57:22 | More by TaylorK
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JWHColdOne

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Had this on-tap at Fox and Hound. They have $2.50 pints on Tuesday's and I am a huge fan of trying their different beers because of that. I love this beer, it is flat out delicious and it is a beer that I find myself ordering again and again at this time of year. It is a great source to wash down wings with.

You don't smell the vanilla as strongly as you taste it. It is quite surprising how strong the vanilla is, but in a good way. I really enjoy this beer.

12-19-2011 21:12:58 | More by JWHColdOne
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Brenden1

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

03-24-2014 21:16:21 | More by Brenden1
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Michaeldmanley

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

10-20-2013 07:36:53 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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Slopes44


4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
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