Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.58/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Saw this in the beer and wine store near my house. I was in the mood for a porter and decided to give it a shot. Here goes:
A: The best thing about the beer. Pours a dark amber with a beautiful, foamy head. The head lingers on for minutes and produces great lacing. Great protein content despite being a lighter beer.
S: OK, not as much vanilla as I would've hoped, but not bad. Don't get me wrong; you can still smell vanilla but it isn't the heavy, oaken smell that I'm used to from beers of this style. No hops, lots of roasted, heavily-kilned malts.
T: Good. The roasted malts predominant, but they're quite mellow. This beer doesn't have any of the coffee bitterness typical of most stouts and porters. Rather, the malt imparts a nice chocolatey taste with a hint of vanilla bean (again, nothing severe). Very toasty and perfect for casual drinking. No hops and no bready notes from yeast.
M: Pleasant. Very little alcohol but still thick (probably because of the protein content, as evidenced by the stupendous head).
O: A pleasant porter. Recommended but nothing special.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 03:26:25 | More by leantom
Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 2,861 ratings.