Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

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4,165 Ratings
Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
breckbrew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grows the perfect ingredient for an extraordinary Porter brewed in Colorado. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure.

Added by Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
4,165
Reviews:
1,085
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
Wants:
148
Gots:
1,140
For Trade:
1
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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ABabbidge
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark brown, lighter where light gets through. 1 finger light tan head.

S: Coffee, roasted malt

T&F: Roasted malt, cocoa, slight vanilla, maybe some mild fruit as well. Fairly dry finish with a moderate body.

O: The vanilla wasn't as prominent as I was anticipating based on other vanilla flavored beers I have had. That isn't necessarily good or bad, just an observation. An okay beer.

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Photo of MADmichael1969
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good mouth feel. Mine was quite cold.
No problems with aftertaste...i had 2

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Photo of andrewh995
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi transperant brown with a small head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall it's a pretty decent porter.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz Pilsner glass. Smell is light chocolate/vanilla with some mild roasted malts. Taste was heavier on the chocolate/vanilla side, but not heavy. I really didn't get anything on the nut side (wrong glass?). Very smooth, almost as creamy as the nitro.. with the flavors coming through on the front and back ends. I enjoyed this almost as much as the nitro.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M_chav
2.71/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coel
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregStoner
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveCash
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AustinRT
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lost_sailor
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EliW
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

I was a bit disappointed with this beer. It pours nice and the smell is great. The pros of this beer is definitely the vanilla. Unlike some other vanilla beers, in this one the taste is formidable and authentic. Unfortunately the body of the beer is very very thin. This to the point that it detracts from the overall drinkability of this beer. I find that the flavor only comes out if the beer warms up, it was pretty lousy out of the fridge, cellar temperature seems to be best. Knowing myself, I will end up buying this again, but I must say that I was hoping for better.

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Photo of Boca-X
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zai
2.72/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Black, with faint dark brown at the edges. The head is creamy, beige, with moderate retention and excellent lacing.

S: Vanilla bean, coconut, cocoa, burnt toast.

T: Milk chocolate, malted milk balls, cocoa powder, toast, caramel, vanilla creamer, coconut.

F: Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy carbonation.

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Photo of Tmilner
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4Operator
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 4,165 ratings.
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