Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

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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.

BEER STATS
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#32,991
Reviews:
1,134
Ratings:
4,385
pDev:
15.03%
 
 
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Photo of Unclevince
3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jay_Dee
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Kind of thin and not as robust as most Porters. OK to try, but not a go to brew.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of WickedBeer
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aatazebeats
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Muss42
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zigzach
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours dark mahogany with a frothy cocoa brown head that settles to a light layer and leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Dark fruit, toffee and dark sugar sweetness, toasted bread, a little roasted malt, earthy notes, and faint vanilla.

T: Dark fruit, fig and raisin, also hints of banana, vanilla, spicy earthy notes, roasted and toasted malt, burnt toast, chocolate, and a little coffee, rounded out with toffee and dark sugar sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, faintly creamy on the finish.

O: I really hate to be harsh, but this barely resembles a porter to me. It's almost got a dark Belgian ale quality. Sure it's drinkable, but when I want a porter I'm looking for more roasty notes and less fruit.

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Photo of saymike32
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmc65267
3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The vanilla flavor is there for sure but is not prevalent. It has a nice feel and is not super bubbly as compared to some porters out there. The smell is definitely the best part as it comes off as sweet but not overwhelming.

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Photo of Z-man
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothmanscott
3.72/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes 10/11/12: Pours a clear ruby brown producing 1.5 fingers of variously bubbled soap foam, dark tan, somewhat lasting head that leaves excellent sheets of lace. Aroma is dark roasted malts: semisweet chocolate, roasted nuts, a note of char/burnt and vanilla. The vanilla is very minimal and a little disappointing. Taste is dark roasted/burnt malt, biscuit, bitter chocolate and nuts with toffee and pepper spice in the finish. Aftertaste is roast malt with a little smoke and bitterness. No discernible vanilla is detected until the brew has warmed considerably at which time a chocolate/vanilla flavor similar to fudge ripple ice cream develops.

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Photo of kinmundy77
3.28/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TLA
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDWAoT
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chasecrandell
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tdengel
3.64/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cgrunin
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dueserdo
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What a surprise for a 5.4% ABV. I normally buy 7% or higher. The taste is over the top as far as I am concerned. The pour is nice with a 1 1/2 finger head. My wife who is a winer, said this is really good. Being in my late 70's, still finding the good beers is still my goal and this one is on my list.

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Photo of Wontonst
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grazzini19
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mudROCK
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

A good initial taste van porter, but fades quickly and leaves a pastie residual. Very thin... too thin for this style. I even prefer the Lienenkugel's Snow Drift van porter to this. All that being said, it's decent... just not enough to say really good.

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Photo of gmale9000
3.29/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 4,385 ratings