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 (14838) - 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 (5219) - 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 (6517) - 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
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
highibus (774) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.