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Breckenridge Stranahanís Barrel Aged Vanilla Porter
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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9951) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2011
On tap at Breckenridge BBQ poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of whiskey, oak, dark chocolate, carmel and light vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of whiskey, carmel, vanilla and dark chocolate with a smooth lingering whiskey finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wchesser (1197) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2011
On tap at Rackhouse Pub, Denver. No head. Thin watery body and mouthfeel. Clear watery edges with caramel brown core. Iíve always liked Breckís Vanilla Porter and think of it as a standout among their otherwise average line with evenhanded use of vanilla. The whiskey blows all other balancing elements of the beer out and leave you with a bourbon vanilla bomb. Like a vanilla coke with Jack Daniels where the ice has all melted. Yeah, not that good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zizzybalubba (1449) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Sampled at the Paramount Cafť Beer Festival, pre-GABF on September 28, 2011, Denver, CO. Dark brown pour with very little head. Light whiskey and vanilla aroma with light chocolate in the background. The whiskey brings the vanilla to the front of the flavor and is a very nice addition. Medium bodied. A very nice improvement on the standard beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2011
GABF 2011. Pours black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is vanilla, hot whiskey, roast and chocolate malt. Flavor is malty with moderate peated whiskey, light sour mash, oak, and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Poured dark brownish black at Rackhouse Pub, aroma had big sweet vanilla, chocolate, toffee, some coffee, roast in there, smelled very tasty like a vanilla chocolate milkshake almost. Taste disappointed a bit, was a bit watery and tastes were a bit weak, but notes of vanilla, some bourbon adding to that vanilla, some oak, chocolate, toffee and coffee, finishing roasty.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1063) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
All I can say is wow. Whiskey vanilla nose that just pops out of the glass. Black red color with great ephervescents. The palate stays clean without bein too weighted down. Could almost be drunk on a warm day but great for cooler weather.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4287) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft during Great COntenders 2011. Clear dark ruby brown with a dense khaki head. Rich aroma of milk chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, Irish creme, and smooth oak. Amazing aroma, the likes of which I canít do justice with words. Taste has some dominant whiskey tones, but without any of that palate ruining booziness or heat. Lovely restrained whiskey flavor with a ton of vanilla and a big fat dose of milky chocolate, with a mild oak tone. Just incredible.


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