Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
BA SCORE
51.3%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 4,211 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
Ranking:
#32,465
Reviews:
1,096
Ratings:
4,211
Liked:
2,159
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
15.3%
Alströms:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
1,166
Trade:
1
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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IgnatiusReilly
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap nitro to pint glass. Very dark amber, nearly black. Nice full tan head with good retention. Bready nose, hint of vanilla malt sweetness. Sweet but subtle vanilla, with roasty malt balance and grain finish. Full mouthfeel that finishes dry. Drinkable.

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Photo of Zach122
3.71/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 88caprice
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Deep brown color with ruby hues. Creamy head. Nice lacing. Not much smell. Faint burnt marshmallow. Some light vanilla taste, but not strong or very sweet. A very drinkable, subtle porter. Hard to describe in detail. Overly carbonated feel at first. A little thin.

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Photo of puck1225
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Dark brown color with good beige head and lacing. Subdued vanilla and toast smell. These flavors come out as the beer warms. A bit on the light side but an ok beer.

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Photo of Vanzomeran
3.22/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not terribly much on the nose, HInts of Vanilla, but mostly smells like beer. (take this with a grain of salt, I have horrendus allergies and thus a terrible sense of smell)
Definite vanilla up front, can get the chocolate late, and roasted on the finish. The roast tastes slightly burnt to me though, like you were melting chocolate and a small amount got burnt to the bottom of the pan. Not awful, just not as clean as could be.

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Photo of Johnct
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of campanova
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinm4bama
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unhopologetic
3.16/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not much vanilla. Fairly bland for the expectation.

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Photo of cdclark81
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little light in color for a porter; it's dark brown but slightly transparent. Nice head retention and good lacing. Roasted malt on the nose with a hint of vanilla. Slight roasted malt on the tongue, and a little bit of vanilla and a slight smoky flavor. I hate to say it, but there's something a bit bland about it.

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Photo of SydneyManchester25
4.68/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jojobird72
1.18/5  rDev -67.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

Strong dislike. I expected a rich flavor from a vanilla porter. unfortunately, I am disappointed. Whatever, got it from a gas station.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chipotle
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I did not taste vanilla like I anticipated, but instead it was like a muted porter. Smell is weird, almost like nothing! I seriously had to concentrate to see that it had a faint smell to it. Mouthful had a good feel to it, and was consistent from start to finish. Finished clean and was not dry.

This beer is not bad, but I think a little more vanilla would make the beer even more interesting. As it is now, it tastes like a weakened porter beer.

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Photo of LT630
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of toti1972
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petrusek23
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mdaschaf
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AZBeerDude72
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black with mild foam and very sticky lacing. Smells of nice vanilla, coffee, and nuttiness. The flavor is good but I have to say mild, I was hoping for more based off smell but it was muted. Getting vanilla, coffee, chocolate, nuts, and malt. The feel is very mild to light, overall this could be a great beer if the flavors were more forward, not bad but it could be so much more.

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Photo of Hackattack
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I bought this as a past dated deal and it was a great deal. I tried it and was very pleased that the flavor was not stale. It had a great dark vanilla flavor with major coffee hints.

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Photo of JoeLev
4.13/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 51.3% out of 100 with 4,211 ratings
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