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Vanilla Porter (Stranahan's) - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla Porter (Stranahan's)
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 12.74%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Phelps on 11-30-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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I'm not usually one flavored beers and usually steer clear of beers saying "vanilla" but a friend bought it for me and I was pleasantly surprised. It doesn't have an overly vanilla flavor, its more of a back note to the porter. Its a smooth nice beer that has an all around subtle but nice taste.

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I'll admit the regular Vanilla Porter is not a brew I regularly pursue, though it's fine enough for it's style. But whoa, put it on Stranahans and what a fine change. Pours brown with lingering tan head. Aroma of vanilla, whiskey and cocoa. Taste of dark roasted malts, chocolate, whiskey, toffee, caramel. I was fortunate enough to walk away with a growler full. Delicious seasonal.

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A - Dark brown with hints of red where the light hits the glass. Half finger of head that vanished in no time. Solid looking porter.

S - Vanilla and Coffee. Huge smell to this beer. Hints of chocolate and whiskey. Barrel quality is there and it smells fantastic!

T - Vanilla up front with coffee and whiskey in the middle and a slight coffee flavor at the end. The vinilla is very up front and makes this beer a real treat.

M - the barrel aging makes this amazing. Huge stickiness that coats the mouth and lingers. Sticks like a stout. Very good stuff.

O - for only being 2 months in whiskey barrels, this beer takes a HUGE step forward. Breckenridge got it right with this project. Big ups to Jason and Todd

Shoutout to Brewers Alley from Jason!

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Vanilla Porter (Stranahan's) from Breckenridge Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.