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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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3505) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Nice rich aromatic smell. Tastes and smells very similar. Rich subtle vanilla taste. Fairly easy to drink for quite a dark beer. Decent, I thought, but I havenít had but a couple other porters.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Given the ingredients, I would expect more aroma out of this beer, which is disappointing. Good appearance and the flavor is what makes the beer. Other than wine and mead, I have never tasted such a great presence of vanilla. Not overpowering either, just right. The aftertaste is almost like drinking the milk after eating a sugar cereal. Kind of weird. Overall, the uniqueness of this bear is what makes it worth having. Keep drinking it to avoid the soggy cereal aftertaste. Then have another!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle from Capones. Pours brown with ruby edges and an average size tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate malts, and vanilla extract. The flavor is vanilla, sweet, and roasted chocolate malts. good brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Medicinal lilac aroma. Very heavy but soft mouthfeel. On the sweet side with cola and vanilla flavors but not quite sweet enough to highlight the vanilla. Finshes with lingering chocolate. Overall, a bit like a malted and not much more complex than that.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours, quite dark with a ncie dark head, malty aromas, very strong vanilla taste, I felt like I was sucking on vanilla bean most of the time. I would have prefered a little less vanilla taste, and more dark chocolate malts but hey thats my opinion. maybe a bit more structure on the palate too.

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