Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 Who would have concieved deep in your mind that 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 an extroadinary Porter, with an enigmatic electrical surprise tossed in for good measure, real genuine vanilla bean. It has a vanilla kiss in a fantastically rich, dark sea. I dedicate this beer to zack and cat, may they have many good years of marriage untill they grow sick and tired of each other and die old and grouchy together.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black. Amazing mouth feel. very creamy. Light vanilla flavor up front followed with light roast.
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a very pleasant aroma. The vanilla scent was there, but isn’t overpowering. Poured from a 12 oz bottle is very dark brown with limited head that dissipates quickly. Has the right amount of vanilla taste. Big problem is its just too watered down. This is my issue with all the Breckenridge brews I have had...the beer just isn’t developed enough. Not a bad beer, but not a good one either.
Tabednar (139) - - JUN 23, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very strong vanilla hint on the nose and an immediate burst of vanilla on the palate the slowly wanes. Slight smoke flavor to balance out the vanilla. Not bad but hard to drink more than one.
illiniphil (139) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mahogany brown with a minimal tan head. Coffee, licorice roasted malts and vanilla predominate. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery. Overall, not a bad beer. I appreciated that the vanilla complimented the beer instead of dominating it. Will buy again.
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dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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!!!
iceman15658 (135) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass. Light black in color with a rather thin off white head. the hint of vanilla is a welcome compliment to the porter style. nice porter
shotgun1431 (134) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brew, allows a little light to make its way through when held up to a lamp. A very small brown head. The aroma is of vanilla and malt. The flavor is nice at first but it leave a nasty aftertaste.
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark brown, thin head. Nothing unique about the smell. Tastes slightly like coffee. The vanilla flavor is noticeable, but not particularly strong. Would have been better if it came through more. Not a good beer to drink on its own, but I imagine it would pair perfectly with a slice of pie.