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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Ratings: 4,186 |  Reviews: 1,087
Photo of andrewh995
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a semi transperant brown with a small head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste follows the nose with some sweetness. Light mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall it's a pretty decent porter.

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Photo of spelingchampeon
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz Pilsner glass. Smell is light chocolate/vanilla with some mild roasted malts. Taste was heavier on the chocolate/vanilla side, but not heavy. I really didn't get anything on the nut side (wrong glass?). Very smooth, almost as creamy as the nitro.. with the flavors coming through on the front and back ends. I enjoyed this almost as much as the nitro.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caburdette51
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M_chav
2.71/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of petermethot
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Coel
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of DaveCash
3.34/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AustinRT
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lost_sailor
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EliW
3.7/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

I was a bit disappointed with this beer. It pours nice and the smell is great. The pros of this beer is definitely the vanilla. Unlike some other vanilla beers, in this one the taste is formidable and authentic. Unfortunately the body of the beer is very very thin. This to the point that it detracts from the overall drinkability of this beer. I find that the flavor only comes out if the beer warms up, it was pretty lousy out of the fridge, cellar temperature seems to be best. Knowing myself, I will end up buying this again, but I must say that I was hoping for better.

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Photo of Boca-X
3.87/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zai
2.72/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ImperatorScab
4.55/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Black, with faint dark brown at the edges. The head is creamy, beige, with moderate retention and excellent lacing.

S: Vanilla bean, coconut, cocoa, burnt toast.

T: Milk chocolate, malted milk balls, cocoa powder, toast, caramel, vanilla creamer, coconut.

F: Medium-bodied, smooth, creamy carbonation.

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Photo of Tmilner
3.37/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 4Operator
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbrandt22
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nugget40
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A dark reddish-brown color. There was a moderate tan head that left a little lace.
Roasted and sweet malt aroma, and vanilla.
I thought the taste was dominated by the vanilla. Some chocolate and some caramel present.
Too sweet, too much vanilla.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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