Twenty Five
Breckenridge Brewery

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Style:
Porter - Imperial
ABV:
9.8%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 16.97%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
117
From:
Breckenridge Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  8
Gots
  44
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews by Keepnitrl:
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Keepnitrl from Washington

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 05, 2017
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bgold86 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 19, 2016
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georgeaaron from Indiana

4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jan 28, 2016
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MispeledStalion from Ohio

4.52/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Dec 12, 2015
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SweetwaterTuonker from Minnesota

4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 29, 2016
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snippydippy from Missouri

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 23, 2016
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adamranders from Wisconsin

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jan 01, 2016
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chitowntink from Illinois

5/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my all time favorite beers, it pours dark with a nice brown lacing. I think you have to love Rum to like this beer, I happen to love rum so it's perfect for me. If you don't love rum, stay away or you will hate it. This isn't overly sweet, but sweet enough for it to be thought of as sweet. The beer imparts a wonderful vanilla/rum flavor while you can still taste that it is very much a robust beer.

Well worth the price.

Mar 18, 2016
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galuskan from Texas

2.07/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Bad batch or something. Sour. Nasty.

May 21, 2016
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 29, 2015
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Bonkinishwa from Kentucky

4.35/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Breckenridge Brewery - Twenty Five. 9.8% ABV. 750ml bottle split between two snifters. 2015 vintage.

Look: Pours a deep caramel brown, and settles nearly black, retaining some caramel highlights. Small head of mocha colored foam, which lapses into lacing on the top.

Smell: Sweet rum, rich vanilla, unsweetened chocolate, and some caramel. Somewhat boozy aroma.

Feel: Unexpected light body, with fair carbonation.

Taste: Sweet rum and vanilla initially, with some chocolate. The combination of these flavors creates a very unique taste about midway through, almost like cheesecake. It lasts well beyond the back end, and lingers in the aftertaste. Somewhat boozy, but by no means overpowering.

Overall: Been wanting this since I saw it at my local beer store, but was initially scared off by the price tag. Bravely returning one day resulted in me leaving with the very last bottle there. This was one of my wants as homage to the first craft beer I ever had, the regular Vanilla Porter. This ended up being a very unique beer, in terms of its taste, but the feel seemed too thin for its style. Glad I splurged and got it.

Jan 18, 2016
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AdamAlway from Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Definitely started off on the wrong foot with the cork breaking (seems to be a common issue). This was a much improved version of their standard vanilla porter. Look was pretty normal, dark brown with a half inch tan head that dissipates quickly. The smell is predominantly rum and vanilla with a small sampling of coffee. The taste is an initial strong blast of vanilla surrounded by the rum flavoring that lingers, but is not overpowering. As the beer warms, the vanilla is less obviously while the rum is more prevalent throughout. The feel is warm from the rum with a solid body over the tongue. Overall an enjoyable adaptation to their staple vanilla porter. The vanilla and rum combine for good mix that isn't overpowering. As a onetime brew, worth getting while it is still around.

Dec 05, 2015
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jraptor78 from Maryland

3.84/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Feb 15, 2016
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magnessr from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very solid variation of the Vanilla Porter. Very nice bottle, but used a wine cork opener due to the previous reviews. Dark color with light tan head. Smell is of vanilla and a slight bit of rum. Taste starts with vanilla and rum, with a light coffee finish. Mouth feel is a little light, but as expected coming from the vanilla porter. Overall, a very nice beer. A little expensive but worth the try.

Dec 05, 2015
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enrique_m from Texas

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

look:dark as burned motor oil with a cinnamon color head.
smell:smells like vanilla bean and butterscotch candy.
taste: butterscotch candy
feel: feel pretty good on the tongue with the sweetness.
overall: its different and could only drink 1 glass of it.

Feb 06, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

1.95/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1

Looks like cola, not quite black, but dark red, with a large light tan foam.

Smell is meaty, hot booze with spicy must, raisin, apple and rum.

Taste is almost tart with raisin, green apple, hint of roast, and cola.

Full and maybe overly frothy, yet dry.

Yeah, I think this is infected but considering it's age it must be barely so, as it's taking a good long while to become drastic.

Apr 23, 2017
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carlso_aw from Indiana

4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2016
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Jon51570 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Apr 13, 2016
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Swampdog from Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love dark beer. This one looks so wonderful. The smell catches you off guard, very strong vanilla up front. The taste definitely shows the rum barrel aging. A little thinner than you expect but not watery. Overall just very delicious and as a previous review said...enjoy with caution.

Apr 27, 2016
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Gagnonsux from Texas

3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Aug 20, 2016
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JiminKY from Kentucky

4.47/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Feb 05, 2016
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Wasatch from Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml
Caged/Corked

Poured into a chalice a very nice dark brown color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which leaves some small islands and sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some pretty nice chocolate/toffee notes, vanilla, and a very nice touch of rum. The taste is very nice malty, with some chocolate/toffee notes, nice touch of vanilla, very nice rum hints, slight oakyness. Medium body, ABV hidden very well, nice little dry/bitter finish, a pretty complex brew. Overall, this one kinda surprised me, very nice brew. Recommended!

Feb 28, 2016
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psweendogg from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 30, 2016
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bluejacket74 from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle, Vintage 2015 stamped on the bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours very dark brown with about an inch tan head that stayed around for a little while. There's also a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like rum, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and some coffee and dark fruitiness. Taste is similar to the aroma, there's rum, vanilla, molasses, dark bread, chocolate, caramel, and an earthy flavor noticeable. It's a mostly sweet and rummy smelling and tasting brew (but the sweetness isn't overpowering). Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's smooth and a bit creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was an enjoyable rum barrel aged beer, I wouldn't mind trying this again in the future.

Feb 15, 2016
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Stoutsman from Kansas

3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 31, 2016
Twenty Five from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 117 ratings