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RATINGS: 1401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2006
Got this one bottled at the Binny’s Oktoberfest in St. Charles, Illinois. Dark brown pour, nose of chocolate and vanilla, taste of tapioca pudding. This one was unusual.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sample from a bottle at Binny’s "Fall Festival of BEERS." Pours dark, opaque brown. Very stronmg vanilla bean flavor, but I don’t think it was too much. This is what I’ve hoped all of those Vanilla Cream ales out there tasted like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of wood, chocolate, and vanilla extract. Flavor of vanilla and chocolate. Palate is a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slurricane (15) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Bottle...The aroma was very inviting, however the vanilla was as advertised...strong. It almost tasted artificial. Very light and smooth. I would have like the vanilla to be more subtle. a de cent beer though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... Clear copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose is a medley of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. Well-balanced flavor with chocolate, vanilla and mellow bitterness. Light-bodied and thin with easygoing carbonation. Lots of sweet vanilla in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2006 I hear this beer is available where I live (WI), but I had it for the first time during a recent visit to CO. I liked it so much the first time I had it, I brought some home. Pours dark with a rich tan head; looks like a porter should look. Smells nice, and you pick up the vanilla from the aroma. Mouthfeel is what definitely makes this beer. Sometimes when mouthfeel/palate seems like a totally inappropriate question for a beer - but this beer stands out on this dimension. Flavor is definitely vanilla, and upon multiple trials, maybe too much so. This is not the world’s best porter that the good folks at Breckenridge merely added vanilla to. Rather, the vanilla seems to really finish the base beer. Good, but after having a few times, I get how other reviewers have criticized the vanilla flavor as having a chemical taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
snwbrder0721 (5) - USA - OCT 4, 2006 does not count
Seemed like a good idea at first. First few sips were good. Flavor got worse the more I drank. Vanilla seems off, too artificial tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (665) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle poured an inch of suds with a dark tan, creamy composition. Aroma doesn’t disappoint with chocolate malts and vanilla. Colored like Coca Cola. I think the palate is right on; velvety and smooth, but could be a bit thicker perhaps. I would have rated palate 4.5 but went with 5 because I like it :P I would enjoy the vanilla flavor a bit more on the backside, with a sweeter porter, but I think it’s a straight up delicious beer. Easy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown body with a good head. Aroma is nice with chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is bold, but tastes more like vanilla flavoring has been added to the beer, than like vanilla porter. Not a bad beer, but I like it less the more I drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3252) - Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Pours a darp brown with a good, creamy tan head. The aroma is a good mix of chocolate, vanilla (a bit heavy in the flavor), and nuts. The flavor has a slightly unpleasant plastic-like flavor in the finish.

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