Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

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4,176 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:
4,176
Reviews:
1,087
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
1,147
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Thecalmdrinker
3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fryeguy52
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of D1noB
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A crisper porter with a thick finish, not bad but could be better,

Taste Rating in Words: It's a light snow on a hot day, pretty but not much to play with.

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

Photo of Aaashhh
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a soft mostly dark brown color with no head nor lacing. The smell starts off with a light roasted coffee bean, vanilla slightly comes into balance with a light cocoa coming about. Light nuttiness does also enter in as it warms. The taste has a mellow roast to semi-sweet vanilla/cocoa that leads to a gentle dry and roasty coffee aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Overall, as an American Porter it works.

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Photo of namsler
4.48/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of colbywatts
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
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