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RATINGS: 1414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2007
The pours a somewhat opaque brown with red highlights, the head is light tan, creamy and 1 inch in height, as it rapidly dissolves, the lacing forms a thin but complete covering of the glass. Nose has a nice malt sweetness, backed by burnt toast, caramel, and the unmistakable aroma of Vanilla, quite pleasing to the schnozzle. Start has a nice malt profile; the vanilla adding a bit of sweetness and a touch of bitterness, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish has a benign acidity, the hops and vanilla adding both sweetness and a bit of bitterness, a drinkable beer, pleasant to the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2007
I liked the balance of the flavor of the porter and the nuances of the vanilla...I would recommend this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joverton85 (80) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
where is the vanilla? really just tasted like any other generic porter. small head and weak body. smell nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear, very dark brown with a small beige head. Roasty choco-malt nose, vanilla and milk chocolate (read: cheap milk chocolate). An initial bitter bite trails off quickly, replaced by sweet milk chocolate and vanilla extract flavor. Body is firmly on the thin side, which kind of leaves an impression of Nestle Quik. Overall, I award this a resounding "eh".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cellardoor (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Poured from a bottle, had virttually no lasting head but leaves a nice layer of foam down the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. The vanilla is very pronounced in the aroma and taste. After warming a bit the vanilla become rather strong and almost offensive. Still good beer all around

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a mid-to-dark brown. Smallish tan head quickly dissapates. Aroma of vanilla with hints of cocoa in the background. Initial mouthfeel of vanilla as well, but it quickly fades into a a sourish malty taste. Interesting take, but I don’t see myself drinking this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. No date on label. Pours a deep dark mahogany with very little beige head. Nose is very coffee like with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and roastiness. Kind of thin in body and with a hidden carbonation that is fairly intense once in the mouth, as well as slightly chalky at times. Flavor is chocolately and roasty with some nuttiness. There are vanilla flavors kind of over the top of everything else. In the finish there is some ashiness along with roastiness and light bitterness. Maybe a hint of cola too. Slightly overdone on the burnt malt flavors and maybe on the vanilla as well even though I do like them. The cigarette ash is a bummer though. Not bad, not quite right, but not bad. I think I’d try it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Where is the vanilla? Oh, there it is upon sampling this fine brew. Flavor is spectacular but leaves a sour aftertaste that I easily overcome.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (289) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
12 oz Bottle. Pours a dark, rich amber. Aroma is almost overpoweringly sweet. Taste is definitely dominated by vanilla. Where are the chocolate/coffee notes I crave? Interesting idea, but it just doesn’t work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Medium brown color with small lacing type head. Light roasted malty aroma. Taste is sweet with light vanilla and roasted malt. I think this is well done unlike some vanilla flavored brews that taste like vanilla extract.

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