Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

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4,186 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:
4,186
Reviews:
1,087
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
16.06%
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
1,153
For Trade:
1
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Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Dark toasted malt with vanilla and cocoa. Had a niceness frothy head and deep brown color. Smells come across as straight, simple porter style. Flavor is pretty straight forward with a nutty backbone. Lacking some complexity and depth. Hopeful for more richness in this medium-bodied offering as it warms. It's okay so far but not as remarkable as the label suggests.

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Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of antman27
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zacharygrafton
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zbooks
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Timc32
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bushbeer75
3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter has a reddish dark brown body. A 1-finger tan head was produced. The nose is smoky and dominated by more chocolate malt than vanilla with some sweetness from caramel in the background. The flavor that first hits your taste buds is vanilla followed by roasty malts, chocolate, and a slight bit of coffee. The mouth feel is medium with a moderate carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall, the Porter is very easy drinking. Next time I may try adding a scoop [or two] of vanilla ice cream to see how that tastes.

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Photo of Dms844
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IckyT2012
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

I have recently been avoiding flavored beers. The few that I have had, from chocolate stouts, grapefruit IPAs to, yes, vanilla porters, tasted artificial and the added flavors overwhelmed the beer they were supposed to enhance. I tried this at a restaurant on a whim and enjoyed it. The vanilla is not all powerful, and it allows the porter taste like it should: only with a whiff of vanilla in the nose and on the tongue!

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Photo of JuiceMan818
2.93/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ryan_DelMastro
4.49/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of moundbz
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
1.7/5  rDev -52.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Photo of beaulabauve
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deschene2k
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean taste with a touch of chocolate and hints of a floral rather than a sweet vanilla. Lighter than other porters with a good mouth feel and a clean finish.

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Photo of bicyclesandbeer
5/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of travelguy
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A nice dark brown you might expect from a porter. 1 finger head that dissipates with minimal lacing. Smells of vanilla and roasted malts. The flavor starts with dark chocolate and malts and that hint of sugary vanilla and finishes slightly bitter. Nothing shocking here. A solid porter that also comes off a little thin. The carbonation here is minimal to none...so, if you're going to have a thin beer, you might as well give it some zip to hide that....Or else, make it really rich and creamy....The finish on this one is not very rich or creamy...It just kind of dies off at the end and disappears. Potable, but not mind-blowing.

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fx20736
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jg24rules
4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beginner2
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pleasant porter. Doesn't try too hard. Modest vanilla makes an interesting aroma. Complements porter-dryness. Hops in balance. Have again ? Probably.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 4,186 ratings.
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