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RATINGS: 1463   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - NOV 12, 2007
I remember this being better on tap than out of the bottle, but I may just be fooling myself. Flavor is a very light vanilla, only caught it at the very end, the coffee, malt and hops covers it up quite well. Flavor was average, the hops left it bitter on my tongue, perhaps putting it in at the end of the boil would have helped. nothing remarkable and I definitely wouldn’t buy this again, would get Youngs Double Chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2007
Bottle: Sweet, lightly vanilla, lightly nutty aroma; biscuity and bready maltiness over a syrupy, lightly roasty and substantially chololaty base; dead head; yin & yang of chocolate and vanilla; suprizingly good, if a bit sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2007
Though a tad sweeter than I usually go for, this is a highly credible brew. The vanilla presents itself rather subtly in the nose with a touch of smoke swirled through. The palate is a sugary vanilla blended with smoky, rich walnuts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Sampler at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/illinois/frankf Liquors, Frankfort. Light vanilla nose that for once does not overwhelm the base style. Color, though, tends to the light part of the porter spectrum. The vanilla taste does outdo the porter malts for attention, though. But at least it’s pleasant and not overwhleming. Bitterness at the end seems to come more from the vanilla beans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Bottle. I rather enjoyed this porter. The Vanilla adds a nice extra layer of flavor, imparting a touch of sweetness to an otherwise bitter style. The beer itself is a midnight black with an off-white head. It smells of sugar and vanilla with a touch of roasted espresso. The flavor is smooth and sweet vanilla with just a bit of hoppy bite. These guys definitely created a solid quality brew in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2007
I thought this was going to be a bad joke, vanilla in my porter? Quite the contrary, it was a fine brew. Poured a rich black with an aroma of white chocolate that lead to well balanced porter where the addition of vanilla is niether under or overwhelming. Nor is the beer to sweet which is always a concern when unusual ingredients are added. Manages to finish smooth and even a little bitter. Perfect after dinner beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Draft @ the Breckenridge brewpub: Poured a clear very dark chestnut brown with an off-white head. The aroma is of milk chocolate and vanilla with a light roast. The flavor had some roasted malt with an artificial vanilla taste. Semi-sweet finish with a light-medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Draft. Dark body with porter red edges. Very white thin ring of bubbles and a thin film of bubbles. Looks weak and thin. Nose-“brewery” smelling-malt extract, sanitizer, husky. Taste-big tome tootsie roll especially in the after taste, very candy like, good medium bitter, low alcohol, clean crisp finish, a slight hint of vanilla on the finish, leans slightly to the sweet side, medium lactic like malt powder, just a hint of very sweet coffee, overall clean and sweet. I like the overall flavor profile but it is a bit too sweet. Wouldn’t be my everyday drinker, but I wouldn’t turn it down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Lots and lots of vanilla. Unfortunately, not much else. It was good at first, but the more I drank the less I liked it. Needs some more dimension.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2007
The pours a somewhat opaque brown with red highlights, the head is light tan, creamy and 1 inch in height, as it rapidly dissolves, the lacing forms a thin but complete covering of the glass. Nose has a nice malt sweetness, backed by burnt toast, caramel, and the unmistakable aroma of Vanilla, quite pleasing to the schnozzle. Start has a nice malt profile; the vanilla adding a bit of sweetness and a touch of bitterness, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish has a benign acidity, the hops and vanilla adding both sweetness and a bit of bitterness, a drinkable beer, pleasant to the palate.

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