Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

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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  rDev -18%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

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2.3/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty bitter. Vanilla is very subtle and buried in the bitterness. Not bad, but not as distinctive as I hoped it would be.

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/6/2014. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toasted bread, light coffee, cream, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and vanilla notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toasted bread, light coffee, cream, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toasted bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malts and vanilla flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a very good vanilla porter. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and vanilla flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +13.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +29.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Deep dark brown, almost close to black. Thin head that leaves quickly until just a thin layer left. Decent lacing. Aroma is malty with just a hint of vanilla, not as much vanilla as I expected. But of course I do not see any bottling date or drink by date. This beer I am sure is alittle older, as I have seen it on the shelf for some time. Taste is nice and smooth with a nice blast of vanilla and a Three Musketeers Like taste, interesting. Very drinkable and smooth, light bitterness, roasted malts and lot of sweetness upfront. Feels good going down, coats the tonque and is a little thick on the palate. Overall, a well balanced, lighter porter.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 4,269 ratings