Vanilla Porter
Breckenridge Brewery

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Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States
Porter - American
Ranked #440
Ranked #25,289
3.66 | pDev: 15.03%
Saturday at 06:01 AM
Jan 13, 2006
Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
Notes: 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.
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3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 5
by DdoubleC from California

Great Vanilla Taste. Full of flavor, and is not very heavy at all. Definitely would recommend!

Saturday at 06:01 AM
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3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by detgfrsh from Texas

From a can. Caramel color with a thin layer of tan colored head. Smells of roasted malt, a little faint. Medium body, well carbonated. Roasted malt and vanilla flavors. Exactly what the name promises.

Mar 27, 2022
3.4 by mountaincoffee from Kansas on Mar 11, 2022
3.47 by AltonWayne58 from Texas on Feb 06, 2022
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3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by Crossfire

Not my style, but I can appreciate it. Bitter, coffee, nutty, and a little chocolate.

Feb 06, 2022
3.65 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana on Jan 22, 2022
3.42 by SteveTheDog from Texas on Dec 30, 2021
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2.89/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by TheOccasionalBeer from Wisconsin

Almost no scent when the cap comes off, this porter developed a nice tannish head but quickly lost it. The color is a very transparent reddish mahogany and is accompanied by the subtlest vanilla and a little cream... like the liquid accompanying a chocolate-covered cherry. The taste is totally vanilla, kind of like what my younger self imagined vanilla extract would taste like. It feels very much like a cream soda... round, easy to drink, and some carbonation going down. This is fine, I may get it again if in the mood for a lighter porter in warmer weather.

Dec 23, 2021
3.8 by Bigmoist from West Virginia on Dec 23, 2021
3.67 by Dope from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2021
4.19 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Dec 17, 2021
4.25 by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts on Dec 12, 2021
3.64 by uncleotis from Illinois on Dec 09, 2021
3.82 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Dec 03, 2021
3.66 by generalraider from New Jersey on Nov 22, 2021
4.62 by MFJB on Nov 17, 2021
3.84 by ohbigun from West Virginia on Nov 13, 2021
2.5 by rpw from New York on Nov 06, 2021
4.11 by Mcb99d from Massachusetts on Nov 02, 2021
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2/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
by ZeroHero

Look: Dark brown to black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Vanilla with some light chocolate.

Taste: Very disappointing taste. The vanilla wasn't perceived whatsoever and left me with a horrible lingering aftertaste.

Feel: Medium to high carbonation.

Overall: Very disappointed with this one, particularly the taste. The vanilla wasn't at all noticeable and the flavor profile was unexceptional that left me with a bad aftertaste.

Oct 11, 2021
3.92 by Corburk from Pennsylvania on Oct 08, 2021
3.23 by STOOOO from Wisconsin on Oct 01, 2021
4.17 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Sep 29, 2021
2.6 by emwilke from Nevada on Sep 19, 2021
3 by AndrewFord666 from Illinois on Sep 13, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

12oz bottle - review from notes - my 1337th review

Solid and classic craft beer. I remember buying a case of this shortly after turning 21 and discovering the wide world of beer. This has a slightly candle-like artificial-ist vanilla flavor added to a thin chocolately stout/porter

good but I want more ABV, body, flavor, everything

Jul 31, 2021
4 by NickMunford from Wyoming on Jul 18, 2021
4.07 by SFHbeerME from Maine on Jul 10, 2021
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3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by BroBobby70 from Texas

12 oz. Bottle into ale glass
Look: Looks like a cola. Head started at one finger disappeared. No lacing
Smell: Like a Stout with hints of chocolate, no vanilla
Taste: Stout not overpowering. Vanilla almost nonexistent. Some notes of cacao, but not much in aftertaste.
Feel: Nice carbonation, coats mouth.
Overall: This would be good with spicy food or just sipping. No guzzling, would be a waste.

Jun 29, 2021
2.43 by WCKDVBZ from South Carolina on Jun 17, 2021
4.18 by HabaJohnTheReal1 from Illinois on Jun 06, 2021
2.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Jun 05, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by md3kcn from North Carolina

Purchased as a single bottle from Kroger for $1.69. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

L - Motor oil black with a one-finger thin tan head.
S - Toasted cacao nibs, toffee, and cavendish tobacco. Very malty backing.
T - Rich cocoa and vanilla on the front. Notes of fig, lightly roasted coffee, and cola. Finishes with toasted chestnut. Little bitterness.
F - Full in body. Smooth. Not too filling. Light in carbonation.
O - What a bang for the buck! A good beer throughout, with not much too add but one critical note: not enough of a bitterness, nor much of a hop backing. Other than this, I will buy this again if given the chance.

May 20, 2021
3.75 by Burg from New Hampshire on May 05, 2021
3.78 by mattjp03 from Alabama on Apr 17, 2021
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