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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 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 (5223) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2006
Strong aromatic vanilla on the nose. My mouth is salivating already. Dark molasses in color with a nice light tan head, although not too long lasting. Full body vanilla bean flavor with a sweet syrupy mouth feel. Warm after taste. Some might think this beer is too sweet, but I’ll definitely get this beer again & again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2006
The 12 ounce bottle poured a clear, deep reddish brown beverage with a small fizzy head that did not last very long but left some lacing on the glass. The aroma was interesting to say the least. The major contributors were dark chocolate and roasted malt but there was a subtle contribution from the vanilla. The body was medium full with a soft carbonation and a somewhat smooth, creamy texture. The flavor starts off decidedly sweet with the vanilla presence obvious. A slightly bitter roasted grain character comes out in the middle and lasts through the medium-long finish. They did a nice job of not overdoing the vanilla thank goodness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Pours very dark, nearly black, with a tan head. The aroma is overpoweringly filled with vanilla. The taste provides some other subtleties - some malts, some chocolate - but mostly more vanilla. Hop presence is virtually nil. The after-taste is sugar and vanilla.

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