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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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HIGHB4LL (421) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: butterscotch, slight and light brown head, clear, dark red-brown color, average lacing. Aroma: chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roast, coffee, hazelnut, Palate: medium-full body, soft carbonation, short sweet finish, creamy texture. Taste: sweet the entire time with the slightest bitterness at the end. Overall, this beer has a nice taste to it, but really is not balanced and is overly sweet after only a few sips; just not enough hops for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbhenry (116) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
This vanilla porter has a very dark color and an average head. It has an undertone of sweetness, and the vanilla flavor is nice. Overall, it is a nice dessert beer, but not a great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Craigshanahan (1) - - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
This is one of the best porters I have ever had. But you must drink it on nitro. I am having it at the Columbia ale house. I highly recommend this porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
"Deep brown with a light dusting of foam. Creamy caramel and fruity aroma, something like persimmon. Nice show there. The vanilla is also fairly subtle in the flavor compared to some other brews, more in the texture and deeper notes than up front, mellowing rather than charging-- which is to say, it’s more like *vanilla* than many "vanilla" flavors. There’s more emphasis on wood and cocoa, with a hint of coffee and smoke, in this taste. It’s like seeing the softer side of a good porter, and could become a good gateway to porter (and even other styles). Not complicated, not excessively bold: gently but firmly good. Just a little sticky, almost medium bodied, just the right amount of carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drtbrewster (40) - Arizona, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Decent porter, not very robust (more malt needed to round it out), vanilla aroma was present but not pronounced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JustPlainLogan (51) - Galveston, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Disappointing. I’m a big fan of the porter variety, but this was too weak to be a porter and had far too many hops for my taste. There was a decent bit of vanilla and a good bit of malt, but the palate was very thin, and it was missing the gut-warming feeling that should be associated with a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndresTM (306) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - DEC 23, 2013
On tap. The nose has faint vanilla and malted barley -- not much coming from the roasted department, except perhaps a little chocolate. The taste is mostly malts and a bit of sweet vanilla, with some hops providing a bit of two-dimensionality. Not much of a mouthfeel for a purportedly dark beer. Weaksauce for a porter, but still a drinkable beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
_zman (6) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Poured like a dark porter but the appearance didn?t match the name, a bit weak although I could taste a hint of vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 Doesn?t really taste all that much like a porter. It?s got some hops and a little vanilla, but pretty weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGuy84 (17) - - DEC 16, 2013
Aroma is more subtle than expected. It is pleasant but missing some of the dark grain characteristics. It is a nice dark cola color with a small tan head that leaves uneven lacing. The vanilla was not as pronounced as expected but it is there. The rest of the taste is a little thin. Overall still enjoyable enough to recommend to people that might be wary of darker beers.

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