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RATINGS: 1466   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (798) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badinplaid (106) - USA - NOV 28, 2007
Wonderful coffee and chocolate undertones. Pours deep dark brown, workable head. Vanilla finish is interesting. Worrh a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Rated 8/26/07. 12 oz. bottle courtesy of ’Naka. Pours dark black/brown with no head. Nose of coffe, vanilla, malt, and a hint of alcohol. Good porter taste. Not strong in the coffee department. Nice hops, and then a vanilla finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown; no more than a halo of foam despite aggressive pour. Interesting aroma of smoked almonds. Shockingly non-roasty/porterlike flavor… toasted pecans, hickory smoke, sweet cherry… vanilla character emerges at the end, like freshly sawn green oak. Coppery finish with restrained bitterness. Chewy, buttery texture…”fatty” describes it best. Hazelnut/coffeeish aftertaste and an unusual, back-of-throat wasabi burn. Pretty lame as a porter, but fascinating as an uncategorized specialty beer. Total score would have been at least a full point higher had this been classified as a Scottish ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
norsedoc (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Dark brown beer with average tan head. Subtle vanilla aroma and flavor. Fairly dry. Has more of a bitter coffee flavor than the vanilla I was expecting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2007
Bottle. Pours a cola like brown with a touch of red. Small tan head that disappeared rather quickly. Aroma is slight vanilla, maybe some malts. Taste was vanilla and malt, balanced, but I wouldn’t want another one. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle. Poured deep brown in color with only a hint of red. Smaller off white head. Roasted nut aroma. Taste is INTENSE and authentic vanilla. This is like drinking straight vanilla extract watered down in some beer. The finish is more roasted malts and nuts but the vanilla stays strong, long. This beer is as close to cream soda as beer can come.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Part of a six pack porter sampler from Binny’s Naperville. Glad I didn’t buy the six pack. Dark brown color. Completely non existant head. Dont know if i got a bad bottle, but there was almost no carbonation. Small roasted malt and nutty aromas. Minor hints of chocolate and vanilla extract. Light bodied for a porter and just a pretty weak beer all around. I am probably being generous with the 2.3 rating.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - NOV 14, 2007
Pours reddish brown with small off white head. Aroma has light pine smell along with some distinct sweetness. The flavor is quiet sweet with definate vanilla but little else. The taste quickly disapears and the body is quite light.

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