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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 Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stoutloveril (21) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Dark color with quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma is vanilla sweetness with hints of chocolate and malt. Taste is of sweet malt followed by vanilla finish. This is a very unique porter and a welcome winter distraction.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8018) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick tan head with decent retention. The lacing is pretty good, it coats much of the glass. Strong vanilla aroma along with some chocolate and malt. Medium body, smooth with just a bit of carbonation. Flavors of vanilla bean, roasted malt and more chocolate. The finish maintains the vanilla theme, with a nice nutty flavor in the aftertaste. Unlike a lot of Breckenridge beers, I would actually seek this out to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalhead (628) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Poured dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of mild malt,hints of vanilla. I’m not a big fan of porters in general but this caught my eye. It’s "ok". The vanilla is not as upfront as others have noted. Body is thin and somewhat watery. Won’t buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2006
Bottle, pours deep brown/black with a bright white head that dissipates quickly, minor lacing. Aroma of malts, vanilla and molasses. Flavor is strong on the vanilla, with more molasses, and a touch of roasted malts on the finish. Agree with earlier comments about the vanilla being a bit too center stage, and a touch thin. An interesting deviation on a traditional porter but not necessarily for the better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
If you really like vanilla, then this is the beer for you. I found the aroma and flvor a bit distracting, though, and that’s the reason for my lower score. If the vanilla were used as a mellowing agent only, as opposed to taking center stage, then I’m sure I would have enjoyed this much more. Also, the body was a bit too thin for this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
framebender (56) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Had this in place of the winters bourbon cask ale that I couldn’t find at the particular booze store I was at. Not as good. Slight vanilla flavor near finish but hardly anything up front that resembles vanilla - more of just a sweet sugary taste but wouldn’t call it vanilla. Might buy again but wouldn’t recommend to anyone else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2006
Sharp vanilla aroma, with a sharp vinalla taste to follow. Too sharp. The vinalla masks the beer. Not my style, but a very unique beer that would be fun to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle, light roasted malty aroma. Deep dark reddish color with medium tan head. Initial bitter metallic flavor. Mellows to a roasted malty flavor. Slight nutty quality, vanilla is not overly evident. Body is fairly thin. Sharp acidic tinge when it hits your mouth. Taste is best on the end of the duration. An ok porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5232) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Draft at Capital Ale House - Downtown. Nearly opaque mahogany. Small tan head on this. Nose is big vanilla and light chocolate. Some light roastiness. Taste is vanilla, some cola notes, light roasty notes and sweet malts. Body i sticky and sweet with light carbonation and a light overall feel. Ends with sweet malts, vanilla, cola and light brown sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Dark pour with a molasses sweet aroma and a touch of vanilla coming through. Short lived tan head leaving some spots of lacing. Strong coffee aftertaste with a touch of the vanilla coming through with a big of mediciny taste in the final breath.

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