Vanilla Porter | Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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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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Appearance: Clear dark amber color, with a small off-white head, and slight carbonation, with thick lacing ringing the glass walls.

Aroma: Sweet aroma of bourbon, wood, and vanilla, more like a cordial than beer.

Taste: Opens with a rich, woody, vanilla flavor, towards the middle of the taste, coffee notes appear, finishes with sweet chocolate notes.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, quite pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A pleasant, very drinkabable dessert beer, would be most satisfying on a cool autumn day.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a pop-off crown, served in a standard pint tap glass.

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12 oz. bottle poured into a Libby stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with some ruby notes. Not the darkest porter. Minimal lacing and head. Carbonation somewhat heavy.

Aroma: The vanilla is there in noticeable amounts, but it's not overpowering. Dark chocolate, coffee beans and roasted malt are also present.

Taste: This beer has a pleasant, mellow taste that is somewhat similar to black French vanilla coffee. There's some nice roasty notes as well, along with a detectable chocolate accent. Good stuff.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth. Dense, but not thick. Not as light as the light-ish color (for the style) would suggest.

Overall: This is a very nice porter that dark beer drinkers will enjoy. Works best as a dessert beer, I think, because of the vanilla and chocolate notes, though it isn't overwhelmingly sweet. A good find for any fan of domestic porters.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 4,250 ratings
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