Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

4,189 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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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of shanny1981
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very pretty beer with a nice thick, creamy head. It's very dark in color and the maltiness is just right. There is only a minor bitterness in the aftertaste which makes it easy and smooth going down. It definitely smells of toasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. A very pleasant smell indeed! This porter makes a real nice adult float with vanilla bean ice cream. One of the best porters and adult floats that I have ever experienced. Will make this my signature go-to adult float beer.

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of JackMcAwesome
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured fiercely into a mug.

Look: My aggressive attempt to create a solid head failed. This brew seems to be the anti-head maker. Oh well. With that, the lacing is quite minimal as well. A dark cola color, which lets in a mild bit of light.

Smell: Not much going on, and it falls off fairly quickly. The vanilla is there, with a bit of chocolate malt as well. Not even a third of the way through, and the smell has fallen off quite a bit.

Taste: Not much is going on. I was hoping for a lot more punch, but it is all very subdued. The vanilla is the most prominent. I was hoping for a bit more of the caramel malts, I think that would be an awesome combo if balanced right. The taste isn't bad at all, it's enjoyable enough, but I wish there was something that stood out and made you identify with this brew.

Feel: Like water with a slight bite at the end. Very low carbonation, which for a porter I kind of like. Viscosity is on the light side, wouldn't mind if it were just a tad thicker, but still enjoyable.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all, just not great. It isn't something that I HAVE to have when in the mood, but I wouldn't mind revisiting from time to time. I'd recommend to anyone that is a fan of porters, if just to tick it off the list.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 4,189 ratings.
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