animal8788 (32) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a medium amount of light-brown head. The nose has a smooth vanilla smell, a little sweet. It has a creamy texture and tastes just like cream soda. Tastes like cream and coffee in the aftertaste. “Refreshingly different. It needs to be a change of pace beer,” – Brad. Kind of sweet in the aftertaste, I wish it was a little more bitter right at the end.
ryderbik (10) - Junction City, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, caramel, roasty, leather, vanilla,
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Aroma of chocolate, coffee, maple syrup.
A smooth, dark porter that pours a decent head, clean palate, roasted malt qualities.
Solid mouth feel with a strong vanilla, chocolate flavor.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got some roasted malt and vanilla in the aroma.Pours very dark with a medium tan head.Vanilla and coffee are in the flavors.Mouthfeel was a little thin with a hint of chocolate in the finish.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark ruby brown. White head is razor-thin but stays around for quite a while and leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is faint and basically vanilla and toffee without much else. Flavor is a buffet of vanilla, toffee, dry grain, lots of chocolate with a persistent raisin-like essence lingering on the back of the tongue. Surprisingly well-layered after the aroma suggested this beer would be tedious and one-dimensional. Medium-thick and creamy palate. A pretty impressive offering from a brewery that usually doesn’t excite me.
BuckeyeBoy (2327) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap At OC Boise. Pours out a very nice black topped with a with tan head. Aroma of vanilla along with a vanilla tast. This is the first vanilla beer I have had it was not to bad.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured a dark black with a white head. Aroma of malt and hops. Taste of very vanilla and hops.
bendz1 (87) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not a great brew, but a good one to try. Hints of Chocolate and Coffee but dominataly vanilla flavored beer. Very dark in color with a tan head.
valpoaj (594) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a traditional black porter color with a short, quickly dissolving tan head, leaving some lacing on the glass. A pleasant aroma leads to an intense vanilla flavor immediately upon tasting. This porter leaves a nice chocolatey/vanilla aftertaste and is pleasant on the palate. Would like a bit more of an alcohol flavor to a porter, however. Contrary to a large portion of the posts here, I found the vanilla flavor quite impressive; if you’re gonna make a flavored porter, no reason to half-ass it, and Breckenridge definitely didn’t skimp on the flavor...on a short side note, I have noted strong differences in flavor from bottle to bottle (have had 3-4 bottles of this beer...would be interesting to try on tap)
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer pours black with little to no head. This beer is quite strong on the vanilla. A little to strong if you ask me! I can taste the roasted coffee and chocolate in this thing but it gets overpowered by the vanilla... This would have been a much better beer had the vanilla not overtaken the chocolate and coffee’s. I still like it though. Cheers!