Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

4,195 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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3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at TotalWines - Goodyear, AZ a few weeks back.

Sampled on 4/20 Friday
12ozer with a nonic style taster glass

A: Pours a real dark brown color with some nice clarity to it. Has a bright mahogany glow in the light. Produces a nice two fingers of khaki colored cream head with some lazy coated lacing.

S: Smells of dark roasty grains with some light earthy woods and faint vanilla. Touch of dark fruit aromas in there too.

T: Tastes of nutty roast grains with some hints of smoke and a bitter dry earthy roast coffee bean component. It is quite bitter actually. Bitingly so but I rather enjoy it. Has me working for the Vanilla at first. Some fruity hops. Vanilla starts to come out as I drink and especially after some food. Void of any alcohol, like drinking a vanilla cream soda. Would have actually liked more Vanilla but a very drinkable Porter none the less.

M: Very light in body this makes for a rather sessionable Porter. Somewhat smooth texture but with a real dry crisp finish on it.

D: Very approachable, low alcohol, session time Porter. I found this easy to drink but nothing really outstanding. Doesn't fully deliver on the Vanilla piece. Would definitely have again and would prob be nice on cask I'm sure.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark brown/ red with a thin but steady light brown head; lacing is good

S: Some vanilla but also a touch of chocolate but most prevalent is sweet grainy malts--something on the cloyingly sweed side here

T: Vanilla beans are there--really there; lots of vanilla and roasty malts; I am glad the over-the-top sweetness doesn't take over like I thought it might from the aromas

F: A touch thin but there is a nice film left at the end

O: An okay, little porter; the vanilla is a bit in-your-face and the roasted malts don't quite balance the vanilla but it's fairly tasty nonetheless

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue. There's a soft, off white head that has good retention. The nose has a rich vanilla aroma with some underlying roasty notes. The taste opens up with an intense vanilla flavor followed by a complex blend of flavors including toffee, coffee, roasted malt, and nuts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and well carbonated.

This is a very nice beer. It's complex, balanced, and very enjoyable. The initially the vanilla is so intense and the body so creamy it's like drinking vanilla ice cream. Then, the vanilla settles and the other flavors come to fore where this becomes a very complex, traditional porter. It's definitely worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
3.56 out of 5 based on 4,195 ratings.
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