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RATINGS: 1382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 Breweryís Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUN 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Black pour with a moderate sized light tan head, decent lacing and retention. Aroma is vanilla with light chocolate and caramel. Medium to light body with a caramel/vanilla type sweet finish. Another vanilla bomb.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Poured from a bottle. Had a dark reddish color. Had very little smell to it, which was surprising. Taste was of dark chocolate, coffee and light vanilla. Also picked up a molasses taste. Was actually a little more watery than I prefer for porters.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2007
bottle: pours a clear light brown with a small off white head. aroma of vanilla and roasted grains not very strong but pleasant. a very pleasant taste that is not to strong like the aroma it is vanilla upfront and some roasted grains in the back (chocolate and coffee that is very week). the palate is very smooth and a very easy drinking porter. everything is quite light though.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
obguthr (4389) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2007
Very light aroma of vanilla and cherry. Pours clear, dark reddish brown, with a medium off white head and decent glass coating. Earthy, mossy flavor, but not strong. Faint vanilla and hop finish. There are some good flavors with this beer, but someone needs to turn up the volume a bit and bring them out more. Itís just a little weak.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 Bottle pours an opaque black/brown. The was no head. The aroma is of rich dark malt and there is atouch of sweetness. The flavor starts sour and movers to sweet dark malt finishing with a sweet vanilla flavor and some alcohol kick. Strange, not bitter enough and too sweet for my taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 13, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of hopscotch. Thanks, Eric! Pours a dark, reddish-brown color; light tan head with web-like lacing. Sweet, vanilla and nougat in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: cheap vanilla character (like oak chips) in a roasted malt and milk chocolate base; pleasant sweetness and vanilla bean creaminess, in an otherwise uneventful porter; slightly oily and viscous. Creamy, vanilla bean and milk chocolate finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Pours a nearly black hue with a nice white head that clings to the glass with all its might Coffee milkshake aroma gets my mouth watering in anticipation. While I donít usually dig vanilla in beer, this example is rather enjoyable. Thereís enough chocolatey flavors in this one to balance out any extract like vanilla flavor that I usually associate with vanilla brews. I actually found this one to be quite enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Pours a ruby/brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose is of roasted malts, toffee and vanilla, but is somewhat muted. The mouthfeel is full-bodied, creamy and soft with a fairly clean finish for a porter. The flavor is roasted malts, vanilla and cocoa with a pleasant roasted finish. Having been pretty disappointed with the Breckenridge offerings that Iíve sampled to this point, this one was a pleasant surprise. If you love vanilla, like I do, give it a try.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3491) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 12oz bottle-Dark brown almost black body with a nice tan head and an aroma of a pale lager with a slight hint of malt. Taste of vanilla with more vanilla and a hint of malt on the back end. A nice flavored porter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
donovan1983 (61) - Capitol Heights, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head that diminishes somewhat rapidly. Aroma has a very present vanilla scent as well as chocolate and roasted malt. Very unique aroma. Flavour is sweet, with a heavy vanilla flavour as well as sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and some hops. Carbonation is just right and mouthfeel is pleasant, but a little thin. Finish is somewhat astringent with subtle chocolate and nut flavours that disappear quickly. Itís an interesting brew, just that Iím a little underwhelmed by it as I have been by many of the Breckenridge brews Iíve tried so far. Still, itís a decent brew and Iíll be perfectly happy drinking the rest of the 6-pack.


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