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.

Added by Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,267
Reviews:
1,103
Ratings:
4,251
pDev:
15.3%
Bros Score:
3.77
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
1,198
Trade:
1
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Photo of Cunny123
2.94/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Jjmj51
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenMorse
2.92/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Grateful423
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the best porters I have had to date, There is nothing bad I can say about this beer.

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Photo of GreyGooseStout
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is pitch black with a small brown head. The aroma is vanilla with malt. The taste follows the nose. a great winter brew.

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Photo of superfriend
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of beerPhysics
4.21/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MitchAgg22
4.53/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gsimons08
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.67/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kret12
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brianw9
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of michaelsmith11
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.97/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Rindir
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of edc20
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thinner than I'd expect for porter. Also relatively high kcal for the ABV (210kcal), even considering it's a porter. FAir amount of carbonation. Kind of reminds me of a more robust black and tan.

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Photo of KurtKilgore
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trailboss76
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark cola-like color. Thin beige head. Appears to have considerable carbonation. Somewhat of a caramel and nut aroma. Smooth tasting. Not much bitterness and that's not a bad thing. I bought it off the shelf not chilled and threw it in the freezer for an hour or so - so it would be cold and ready to drink that afternoon. Might have overdone that a bit. I'm liking most everything about this beer. On the next go round I'll try it simply refrigerated which is likely to be a tad warmer. Almost feel like the super-coldness suppressed the flavor a bit.

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Photo of SMZBrew
2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

There are so many things here just just miss the spot. The the non existing head dissipated almost immediately. The nose was coffee and maybe chocolate with maybe a hint of vanilla. The taste follows the nose with overpowering coffee (not in a good way) and some chocolate. There is a very mild vanilla flavor that has to be really looked for. Considering this has flavoring added and has "vanilla" in giant letters on the bottle, it is disappointing. The mouthfeel is where this just falls on its face - thin and watered down are two things that come to mind. It would be ok if this was a decent porter but it doesn't even deliver on that. There will not be a repeat of this unremarkable brew for me.

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Photo of thisnthat
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good for a flavored beer. Not too strong vanilla flavor and not too sweet.

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Photo of gardner254
3.17/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Amnesia_Jones
3.94/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mister_DIB
2.61/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Vanilla on the nose, tastes thin. Ok overall.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 4,251 ratings
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