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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,100 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,100
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 62
Gots: 294 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006)
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Photo of ronniebruner
4.93/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow! Thats all I want to say about this beer! Usually the flavored beers are aweful and really do not taste like what you would think they would. This beer, on the other hand is ultimately smoothe and refreshing! This is an amazing brew! Even if you do not like the flavored brews, this is the best I've ever had

ronniebruner, Aug 12, 2010
Photo of Ford
4.83/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Ford, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of JayS2629
4.8/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

JayS2629, Apr 22, 2011
Photo of DrunkPagan
4.78/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

DrunkPagan, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of loose5682
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

loose5682, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of hkyplyr73
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

hkyplyr73, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of tARsh
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

tARsh, May 31, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

nbaradel443, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of kaltkaelir
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

kaltkaelir, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

cmbeddoe7997, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of PENISBEER
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

PENISBEER, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of kerry4porters
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

kerry4porters, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of thebeeler
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

thebeeler, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of griffinxi
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

griffinxi, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of JohnW58
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

JohnW58, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of patrick802
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

patrick802, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of porterman66
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

porterman66, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of TaylorK
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

TaylorK, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of JWHColdOne
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

JWHColdOne, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Brenden1
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Brenden1, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Michaeldmanley, Feb 06, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Darwins25, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Kyle_Hanson, Oct 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Slopes44, Jun 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

BanrionMAB, Nov 07, 2012
Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,100 ratings.