Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
4,217 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 -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep dark ebony brown. Just barely able to see thru. Less then a fingers worth of head dissipates down to a very very thin layer of lacey head.

S: Very mild aromas here. Hint of coffee, vanilla and maybe some toasted malt.

T: Vanilla taste is noticeable, actually smooths out the normal Porter flavor that usually bites. Bit of caramel and chocolate; almost tastes like a 3 Musketeers bar. Alcohol is noticeable at the end but it goes well with the flavors.

M: Light carbonation, smooth creamyness on the palette with a nice after taste linger.

O: Very nice Porter, everything balances well and it lacks that sharp bite that most porters have with their burnt and bold flavors.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up in Michigan (can't remember which store) in April 2012

A- Almost completely opaque brown pour with a touch of red highlights. Three finger soapy short lived light tan head. Lacing is sticky sheets of goodness.

S- Roasted malt, a touch of fresh brewed coffee and a touch of vanilla. It's a little lacking in aromas, but what is there is nice.

T- A big punch of vanilla followed by a nice dark chocolate and brown sugar sweetness. Fresh brewed espresso and a touch of licorice.

M- Medium bodied, little heavier than most porters and I really like that. Carbonation is spot on.

O- I'm a sucker for vanilla in my beers and this is no exception. I would have liked a more distinguishing nose to it but everything else was exemplary.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.64/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass. There is just about no head atop a dark nearly black body.

The aroma has some sweet malt with notes of molasses.

The flavor is sweet and slightly syrupy, with maple notes. This comes off as being too sweet with a lingering aftertaste.

This is light bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel.

Eh, this isn't terrible, but I probably won't ever get it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
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 -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 4,217 ratings
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