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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2007
Draught at ladies night at the brewery - only $1 a pint!! Not the most inspiring porter but perhaps one of the most unique and interesting iíve tried. Dark, but not black, apperance with light head. A light vanilla aroma along with the dark malts. Initally tastes like a weakish porter them BAM there comes the vanilla which i found slightly overpowering. Not the greatest combo of flavours in my opinion but an interesting beer. Not one i will return to in a hurry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2007
This does have a very strong vanillia finish and I LOVE it. I think itís a perfect blend of the two. If you donít like vanillia, this is not your beer. As far as the porter side goes not sure how it would stand on itís own without the flavoring, but I guess that doesnít matter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Had on tap. Pours black with a red tint. Medium body with a roasty chocolate malt flavor. HUGE vanilla finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Too much vanilla and not enough porter. The bland, boring vanilla overpowers the porter flavors. I dontí like flavored beers to begin with, but I was hoping this would change my mind. It didnít.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Fairly dark brown with red tin; still clear enough to be illuminated by light; tan head. Aroma does have a presence of vanilla to accompany the roast. Taste is actually medium-bodied andreflects the aroma but with a heavy maltiness. I have to say that Iím a bit disappointed with this beer. I was expecting a heavy vanilla flavor and almost creamy body. Unfortunately the vanilla flavoring was bland and wak and the body was too light. When I drink this beer I think about the potential it could have and it saddens me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle: Black as night, large foamy sand colored head, fairly nice lacing.   Nose is spot on with Tapioca Pudding.   Pale roasted malts, sweet chocolate, and HEAPS of vanilla on the tongue.   This probably has the most vanilla I have ever tasted.   Not a big Porter, but certainly unique, and quite sweet (but not cloying).   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Vanilla oriented chocolate malt finish.   This is a definite dessert beer.   Very little hop presense, moreso the chocolate malt and vanilla.   Pretty tasty...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2007
A full bodied beer... aroma has a combination of vanilla and chocolate... a really nice tasting beer combining the heavy porter with light hints of vanilla that at first may be too overwhelming... but in the end are mighty fine and dank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
awood (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2007 does not count
Good, full bodied palate. Pleasant taste that transforms as the beer warms (becomes much hoppier as it apprached room temperature). Rather liked the vanilla essence that seems to me to be stronger when the beer is cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours a clear dark mahogany with a thin-lacing wispy dark tan head. Aroma has some sweet vanilla and milk chocolatey malt Body starts with a sweet caramel malty and sugary vanilla flavor with a mildly bitter finish. Decently balanced and interesting brew.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shaunhardy (1) - Shelby Township, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
I didnít much fancy this beer cold. With the very first drink, I was taken back with an unsatisfactory liking but as it sat for a few minutes, the warmer it got the better the taste. I believe the vanilla needs to stick a bit more in order for it to really be appreciated.

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