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RATINGS: 1380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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Who would have thought deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grew the perfect ingredient to build an extraordinary Porter in Colorado? An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of a classic Porter, with an enigmatic surprise thrown in for good measure, real vanilla bean. Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle Dec 2007, thanks to Josh. Pours a deep warm brown, nice color. Smells nuanced and malty, sensually sweet. Slight alcoholic notes that make the aromas and flavors highly reminiscent of vanilla extract. Yet the malt is there too. Creamy chewy silky mouthfeel. An interesting, appealing treat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6001) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle. Rich cocoa and vanilla aroma. Red brown, low creamy head. Very chocolatty. Full body, slick mouthfeel. Pure dessert.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2007
bottle. poured a dark hazely brown. had a smell of vanilla. tasted like vanilla

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma is vanilla creme, with egg nog, light chocolate. Very sweet flavor- some butterscotch- may be some diacetyl? Tons of vanilla flavor with cream, toffee and loads of sweetness. Slick and creamy mouthfeel. Too sweet and wierd for me.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (749) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Pours a deep deep mahogany. Caramel and vanilla nose. Intense vanilla flavor, and that is a good thing. It seems just right. Very smooth and palatable. My favorite vanilla porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Draft: This poured a dark brown with a small amount of thick head. It had the aroma of roasted chocolate covered peanuts. The taste was a thick vanilla coffee. This had a nice vanilla finish to. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badinplaid (106) - USA - NOV 28, 2007
Wonderful coffee and chocolate undertones. Pours deep dark brown, workable head. Vanilla finish is interesting. Worrh a try.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpjuart (1093) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Rated 8/26/07. 12 oz. bottle courtesy of ’Naka. Pours dark black/brown with no head. Nose of coffe, vanilla, malt, and a hint of alcohol. Good porter taste. Not strong in the coffee department. Nice hops, and then a vanilla finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown; no more than a halo of foam despite aggressive pour. Interesting aroma of smoked almonds. Shockingly non-roasty/porterlike flavor… toasted pecans, hickory smoke, sweet cherry… vanilla character emerges at the end, like freshly sawn green oak. Coppery finish with restrained bitterness. Chewy, buttery texture…”fatty” describes it best. Hazelnut/coffeeish aftertaste and an unusual, back-of-throat wasabi burn. Pretty lame as a porter, but fascinating as an uncategorized specialty beer. Total score would have been at least a full point higher had this been classified as a Scottish ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Dark brown beer with average tan head. Subtle vanilla aroma and flavor. Fairly dry. Has more of a bitter coffee flavor than the vanilla I was expecting.


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