CapFlu (4733) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Thanks Oakes. Deep red. Nose of vanilla and a barleywine. Flavour is good and strong with chocolate syrup and sweet malts mingling. I love the strength and sweetness.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle courtesy of moejuck. Pours a dark brown body with a small khaki colored head. Virtually no retention and very spotty lacing. Nose of roasted malts, coffee grounds, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and some dark fruity esters. Aroma could stand to be more concentrated and bold for my liking. Vanilla bean, chocolate, roasted beans and malts, nuts and caramel make up the flavor profile. Heading towards the back end and through the finish the vanilla picks up a metallic artificial note that is not pleasing in the least. Very sweet towards the back of the swallow as well, losing much of the roasty character from earlier parts of the beer. Medium bodied, very "full" though if that makes sense, creamy mouthfeel, almost like a glass of hot chocolate. Best part of the beer, by a good margin. Finish is metallic, vanilla extract, chocolate, some sour fruits and finishes with a nice jolt of some roasted beans and caramel candy. Could be a good porter without the artificial notes creeping up and the sweetness being held in check. As it is it’s just above average, barely.
graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep black into the glass with very little head. Aroma is where this beer lacks the most, and is made mostly of sweetness. The flavor is really nice with plenty of toasted malts with a nice, but not over the top, vanilla. A nice beer, and for 5.99 a six pack you can’t beat it.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Doboy - thanks Ed. Deep clear mahogany and a mediu, receding tan head. No hint of vanilla here - nit’s up front and in your face (and nose). Chocolate and roasted malt notes barely break through. Very creamy mouthfeel, medium/full body, Sweet caramel flavors dominate, gentle bittering at the finish. Just too much vanilla for my tastes.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First time I have had a beer from Breckenridge. This was a very interesting porter. Mild, sweet aroma. The beer was incredibly sweet with a lot of vanilla to it. I loved the vanilla flavor, and I think it was something a lot of people would enjoy. Very sweet.
morte73 (7) - USA - DEC 14, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Thin head that disappeared quickly. Nice subtly vanilla aroma. Roasted coffee on initial sip, with vanilla aftertaste. If your a vanilla fan, you’ll like this. Averaga porter, but vanilla gives it a drinkable twist.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium brown colour. Fairly heavy vanilla nose...but not exactly evoking the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar. There’s some light chocolate notes in there as well. Heavy vanilla on the palate, with the slight toastiness of a thinnish porter. Not all that cohesive, either, unfortunately.
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jonas (6046) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rich cocoa and vanilla aroma. Red brown, low creamy head. Very chocolatty. Full body, slick mouthfeel. Pure dessert.
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. poured a dark hazely brown. had a smell of vanilla. tasted like vanilla