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RATINGS: 1454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
morte73 (7) - USA - DEC 14, 2007 does not count
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (14838) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2007
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6517) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle. Rich cocoa and vanilla aroma. Red brown, low creamy head. Very chocolatty. Full body, slick mouthfeel. Pure dessert.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JustinBennett (67) - junction city, Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2007
bottle. poured a dark hazely brown. had a smell of vanilla. tasted like vanilla

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (774) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2007
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2007
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.

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