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RATINGS: 1351   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 Breweryís Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.


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2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Murrow (71) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Bottled. Pours amber brown with quickly receding tan head. Aroma is mellow and smooth with hint of chocolate, but with a bit of mustiness, sort of like a wet dog. Flavor is slightly tart fruit with mild bitterness, finishing with a little roast malt. Watery mouthfeel, light bodied. Lacks complexity and is quite malt-poor for a porter. Didnít notice any vanilla. Forgettable brew.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oly (46) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Roasty notes (vaguely chocolate) and vanilla in the aroma, but the in the taste the vanilla is stronger than the porter. Mouthfeel is thin. Solid session beer. Throw a scoop of vanilla ice cream in when you have about 4 oz left and enjoy an amazing porter float.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (397) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma of vanilla and coffee light body very nice coffee roasted flavor and vanilla, but not overpowering. Nice clean drinkable porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AKORN (186) - Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Pours amber in color with a lacing of off-white mini bubbles. Roasted malt, sweet straw and mild chocolate aroma. slightly sour with mild roasted malt, mixed with vanilla and a small amount of bitterness taste. Very Good session beer!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierMeHoos (159) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On tap at Park Tavern, Navy Yard DC. A dark brown, but clear appearance. Aroma of dark chocolate is most prevalent, but some coffee and vanilla. Taste is similar to aroma, but coffee fades by middle of the tasting. Finish is mildly bitter with all chocolate and vanilla. Palate, medium bodied. Overall, the vanilla sets this one apart from other porters.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stoned99 (118) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from Winooski Beverage Warehouse. Aroma: roasted malt, vanilla, pure black chocolate . App: dark brown with red tint, minimal beige head. Taste and palate: creamy medium body, medium carbonation, light bitter finish. Overall: An ok porter. I enjoyed the vanilla and chocolate taste. I also enjoyed the creamy taste. Could be way more bitter and maybe more complex.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCaptMatey (106) - Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Poured a dark ruby/amber to brown colour with a thin white head. Aroma is of subtle notes of yeast, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste is fairly sweet and smooth with elements of roasted, caramel, coffee, and herbal malt flavors with the titular vanilla quite present. Medium bodied malty beverage with light carbonation and little bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loubar (79) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop. Deep amber/red with minimal, tan colored head. Nose of yeast and faint vanilla. Taste is pretty much as you would expect in a porter except with a little bit of added vanilla. Itís malty, light and smooth with low carbonation. Little bitterness. Nothing earth shattering. I like it because of its low ABV.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bennetporter (51) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Pours from a bottle with a dark red-hued color, a light khaki head. Aroma is a nondescript faint caramel. Taste is a nice, but a little overly subtle coffee vanilla combo. Mouthfeel starts off a nice round, full body, but thins out on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/6/2014. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toasted bread, light coffee, cream, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and vanilla notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toasted bread, light coffee, cream, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, toasted bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice balance and robustness of dark/bready malts and vanilla flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is a very good vanilla porter. All around good robustness and balance of dark/bready malt and vanilla flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shanebrews (194) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
The beer looks the part of a well crafted brew. Is this a great porter? Eh, not really. It is a good vanilla porter. The vanilla is present but balanced and really pleasant on a colder day.


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