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RATINGS: 1462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2007
I had heard great things about this beer before I tried it. Granted, I heard them from people who do not know that much about good beer, but still, you get my point. Wow, were they wrong. You might as well have just given me a vanilla been and told me to chew on that for awhile instead of having this beer. That is not to say that it is not well-crafted, it is for the most part, however there are issues in the body (thinness). My problem with the beer is that it tastes so much of vanilla that the nut and chocolate flavors get blown away and you are left with a vanilla bomb. If you have ever drank vanilla extract on accident you might know what I am talking about. If you liked it, then you should probably drink this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
smhncabot (310) - Cabot, Arkansas, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Draft. No head or any lacing. Aroma was vanilla, roast and tiny hint of toffee. Taste was a little roast, toffe/caramel (maybe hints of dark fruit) turning mainly to semisweet vanilla. Finishes dry light bitter with some mineral (soy) and dark malt astringent. mouth is fizzy and thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with so so lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt and mega Vanllia aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. sweet vanilla flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration. interesting idea....but my expectations were not met, needed more Pazaaazzz!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Pours a deep mahogany brown w/ a medium semi creamy froth that recedes to a fine silky canopy and full lace that clings. Aromas of vanilla malts. Medium nectar w/ soft residual effers. Big vanilla rootbeer flavors. Not much roast or any other porter flavors to speak of. Finish is only lightly bittered. It’s a sweet brew. I would put this brew in the fruit beer section. As a porter, not interested.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - FEB 24, 2007
Enjoyed this on tap @ the Smokehouse in Cowlumbus for my friend Aaron’s birthday (in Novemeber I think). It was one of the brewpub’s "guest" offerings. Nose of vanilla, malt, and molasses. Vanilla becomes dominant as brew warms. The brew is dark brown with ruby highlights. The creamy tan head leaves light lace. The front is roasted malt with light acidity. The grainy toasted finish is bold. The full body is soft & dry. The finish feels clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown, with a thin tan head. Farly heavy malt aroma, with sweet vanilla aroma. Very heavy, almost syrupy. Sweet and malty, with a definite chocolate and vanilla flavors. Very smooth and rewarding. Too heavy for more than one though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
charliehemlock (14) - fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Drinkable, plenty of vanilla flavor but not overwhelming. Would highly recommend, and would try again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padron4KM (799) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2007
12 oz bottle. There’s a place on the lable for the bottled on date to be notched, but it’s not.

Dark brown with ruby hues. Thick tan head and nice lacing.

Aroma is vanilla cake and a touch of molasses.

Flavor is a lot like vanilla coke with some blackstrap molasses thrown in.

Ok, but I don’t think I could drink more than one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2007
Tap at Kahootz: Dark brown with no head. It doesn’t have many of the familiar characteristics associated with porters like the charcoal, deep roasted flavor. This was akin to having a vanilla coke. It leaves an extemely sweet, sugary flavor in your mouth. In my opinion, it isn’t robust enough to be called a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2007
Dissapointing, expected more vaniila flavor. Another average Breckenridge.

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