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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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
grundsow (81) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Danny1217 (81) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2013 A somewhat typical porter, but with a strong taste of vanilla. The vanilla gives this beer an interesting taste and a nice aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joverton85 (80) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
where is the vanilla? really just tasted like any other generic porter. small head and weak body. smell nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grizzle (80) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Bottle -> Imperial pint glass. Great aroma: sweet and malty. Pours a deep, rich mahogany, with a 1/2 to 3/4 inch khaki head, which disappears perhaps quicker than a porter head should. Zero lacing to speak of. The vanilla is successfully infused with the chocolate, caramel, nut, and malt notes, producing a roasted sweetness. The body is a thin-medium, with an oily slickness as it rolls off the tongue and down the hatch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2010
An admittedly deliecious thought, this brew seems to have crossed into stout territory. I wasn’t able to detect the hop that would separate this beer from stout and porter. Strong coffee and light vanilla aftertaste. Bad batch? Will try again...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
moseefus (79) - Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - NOV 12, 2007
I remember this being better on tap than out of the bottle, but I may just be fooling myself. Flavor is a very light vanilla, only caught it at the very end, the coffee, malt and hops covers it up quite well. Flavor was average, the hops left it bitter on my tongue, perhaps putting it in at the end of the boil would have helped. nothing remarkable and I definitely wouldn’t buy this again, would get Youngs Double Chocolate.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fsquirrel29 (79) - Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Very disappointing. I really like porter beers and I typically like vanilla flavored things, but I found out I don’t like "flavored" beers. It looked really nice in the glass and maybe that got my hopes too high. Of course I finished the beer, but I will not buy this one again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
joesf35 (78) - Margate, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
No apparent aroma stands out. Pours light carbonation and reddish black with a beige head. Taste is vanilla, caramel, chocolate, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 9, 2012
Medium dark caramel color no head. Rich caramel nose with a little oak like sweetness. Very sweet molasses oak vanilla finish with a respectable porter in the background. Very light on the hops. Sweetness outlasts the hops on the finish. Good. Worth drinking. ---That dog will hunt!

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