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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BLADT (474) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Pours dark, reddish brown. Smell is milk chocolate. Taste is sweet, maybe raspberries. Ends with bitter cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2014
12 oz poured into pint glass. Appears dark brown with finger of off white head. Smells of chocolate and caramel, no vanilla, roast coffee. Tastes of caramel coffee with a hint of sweet and a bit of vanilla. The palate is thin and smooth. Not bad! I just wish for a more vanilla flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Dark red pour with a single finger head. Creamy mouth. Aroma is full of grain and hints of vanilla. Taste is bready. This is kind of like sucking on a vanilla candy. Slightly medicinal. Tons of lace.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
grundsow (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Had high hopes for this beer, but very disappointed. Way too light for a porter, where is the flavor? And the vanilla seemed out of place. Not for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ZacM612 (84) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Aroma has a little vanilla, but there’s something else in there that is not so pleasant. Medium body, a little chocolate, subtle vanilla flavor. Okay, but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GIJOE (574) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Cola brown with a thin off white head. Nose is very faint vanilla, mostly malt. Taste is moderately sweet. Medium body, lively carbonation. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
coldbrewky (1418) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Straight from the bottle at my Aunts 80th birthday party. Nose of vanilla on light cocoa. Vanguard is dark malts followed quickly by the sturdy vanilla flank. Warbles a bit at this point and goes a tad watery then vanilla continues to finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangerred (892) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2014
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear deep, dark brow with a thick one finger light tan head. Extremely good head retention and it also has a nearly solid layer of lacing all the way around the glass. Aroma has loads of vanilla along with caramel, some light roasted coffee and just a hint of smoke. Not bad but it is a little bit on the weak side. Lots more vanilla in the flavor bordering on too much. There is almost a bit of a medicinal note to it that is off-putting. More lightly roasted coffee, caramel, and a bit of smoke. Mouthfeel is pretty light but silky with a pretty good dose of stickiness on the finish. Overall, this beer is definitely drinkable and not bad but is just lacking that something to make it great. Glad I got to try it but not really something I will be seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jayzz (293) - Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2014
This beer almost has it all for a porter... Aroma is strong chocolate and vanilla. Appearance is dark with a lasting cream colored head with significant lacing. Taste is as advertised with chocolate and vanilla forward and throughout. What’s lacking is mouth feel and complexity. But it is a Porter and not a stout... So the lighter side of mouth feel and leaning towards simplicity may be what’s expected. Good easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dliberto (130) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Drank from bottle. Taste has nutty, coffee, and vanilla flavors to it. Sweet, medium carbonation, medium bodied. Not bad easy drinking beer

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