xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - SEP 2, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from sampler pack purchased at a little Italian market in Kenosha, WI. Poured opaque black/dark brown (slight ruby tint as well) with medium sized beige head. Vanilla aroma is very strong with some nuttiness and sweet dark malt. Flavor is very sweet with roasted malt, vanilla beans, red fruits, slight coffee, but very much flavored water in taste. While mostly medium bodied and creamy, the palate takes on a more syrupy charecteristic as it warms up. Overall not really up my alley, and almost sickeningly sweet.
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black in color, heavy vanilla aromas. A nice twist on the rich porters. Went down cool and milky, with the vanilla taste you would expect from the silky aromas. I enjoyed this very much.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
opaque dark brown, wispy beige head, touch of lace, dry dark chocolate aroma, sweet chocolate and strong vanilla flavor, a bit of cloyiness from the vanilla sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
TURDFERGUSON (4010) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank this one a couple weeks ago, but never entered a rating. This was pretty much your run of the mill flavored porter. Vanilla is noticeable in the nose and flavor. Kinda thin mouthfeel. Not a huge vanilla beer fan so this was not my favorite. Next.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 28, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Talk about vanilla. This beer poured a dark brown with a tan head. Had an overwhelming taste of vanilla. Could not enjoy, because vanilla was so overpowering. Some hints of coffee, burnt malts. Finished like you would think, VANILLA.
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was suprisingly really good. Extremely smooth to drink and had a light vanilla and chocolate notes. KInd of a lactose sweetness hidden in the background of this one. Not that bad overall.
nearbeer (4070) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque brown-black with a medium and lasting head. Aroma is chocolate sauce with vanilla ice cream. Flavor is vanilla coffee and cocoa powder. Medium-bodied; slightly dry and tingly on the finish.
GlenVargas (144) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The label of the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter (bottle) reads, "remarkable" and "partakable." I’d say that’s fair. It might have been a little thin, not quite as much roast as other porters, but that vanilla was so tasty. Of course, the vanilla is a little divisive, but this beer was an unexpected smash hit for me.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. This porter poured a very dark brown color with light mahogany highlights showing through the edges of the glass. A thin, tan head quickly faded away, leaving some light lace. The aroma of the beer included roasted malts and some light vanilla notes. The flavor was full of vanilla, followed by light roasted notes and also some chocolate. The vanilla is very strong, but it doesn’t overpower the other flavors. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with light carbonation. I really enjoyed this beer. About the only complaint I could find was that the body was a little bit thin. Very sessionable!!
SSSteve (3919) - - AUG 18, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
clear brown with a small tan head. aroma is weak with light notes of sweet milk chocolate. body is extremely thin for a porter. vanilla is up front with light sweet chocolate. tastes more like a cream soda. highly carbonated. palate is just all wrong.