Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

4,165 Ratings
Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery
Colorado, United States

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

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3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: deep dark brown with a 1 cm head, not much lacing

S: pleasant sweet vanilla smell , kind of a sweet-sour smell to it that is also pleasant reminds me for some reason of an Old Bruin beer

T/M: very light on carbonation, beer is highly sessionable, there's a hint of that vanilla sweetness that lends the name, the maltiness follows, as it warms, however, it does not gain any further depth to the flavor, just a good dark porter with a touch of vanilla, I was expecting a bit more, the low alcohol content makes this a good choice if you want to enjoy several

O: Good, it does everything well but nothing exceptional, I am biased because I've been drinking 6-10% 'ers lately so this feels almost too light, but, in addition, it has a sort of one-note quality

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3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is a decent beer. Heard good things about this brewery which is what made me try it. Very smooth for a porter so it is a good introduction beer for someone who typically does not drink darker beers. Light vanilla smell. Was hoping for a more robust vanilla flavor but it is not there. Very drinkable and enjoyable but was hoping for a little more.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this because I heard many great things about this brewery. like Deschutes, and Russian River, and many others, there are some inherently GREAT breweries out there and I wanted to try this.
poured a very dark, but not totally black, ultra dark brown, with minimal head.
has a very 'rookie' smell to it although I must admit I know nothing of this brewery except I have searched for their other chocolate brew and could not find it... very nice, sweet, chocolate taste and smell, albeit subtle and subdued, but definitely makes an impact on the senses....
seriously disappointed that I found out (now) that it's ONLY 4.7% but oh well; I've been looking for relatives of this brew for awhile.... not bad...

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 4,165 ratings.
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