Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

4,176 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is not a "WOW" dessert-like porter. Lean body mass allowing it to warm-up to extract all flavors. Tasted twice with same result on both bottles.

Look- brownish-black with tan lacing

Aroma- roasted nuts, caramel & vanilla bean

Taste- tasted a bit deeper than aroma profile

Finish- light city-roast coffee flavors followed with vanilla & cream

I guess a solid porter for the style, but prefer porters with more depth of roasted malts like Bell's & Great Lakes.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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2/5  rDev -43.7%

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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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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: Dark brown, nearly black, but when held up to light a reddish-brown shines through. A nice half-inch head rests and remains on top for a while. Pretty decent head retention. Lacing is good, thick layers cover 50% of the back of the glass and much of the sides as well.

SMELL: Very faint aroma, but what is there is pleasant. A mild roastiness along with vanilla undertones. If only the smell were stronger.

TASTE: Again, the flavor is pretty mild here. It’s good, just not very intense. This beer will offend only those most averse to dark beers. As the name and smell would suggest the flavor is nice and roasty. A solid vanilla flavor backs it up and becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. A very slight coffee-like bitterness finishes each sip.

MOUTHFEELL: A very light sparkle compliments the otherwise smooth mouthfeel. Medium-bodied, but not as big as some other vanilla porters I’ve had.

OVERALL: This is a perfect gateway beer. Your friend that only drinks Guinness might see the light in something like this. Obviously not the same style, but something a little more flavorful that they could get into. This will never be my go to, but certainly a good fall back beer.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 4,176 ratings.
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