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RATINGS: 1468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18695) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie. Pours brown with a foamy, light tan head. Slight roast and mild chocolate in the aroma, mild vanilla fo sho. Light to medium sweet flavor, heavy and almost sharp vanilla, rich bread. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Lightly sweet finish, sharp malts and vanilla, mild roast. The vanilla is too sharp overall, and the beer could stand to be a little sweeter (which might alleviate some of the abrasive vanilla). Otherwise, pretty decent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (18322) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Very dark amber/Brown beer with à nice beige/brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, vanilla, cream, bread, fruit notes, cocoa powder, some figs. Chocolate and vanilla flavor, fruity, creamy, milky, some licorice. Decent but lacking the roaatiness and hops I want in a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (17221) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Tap at the Royal Tavern, Philly - 26/05/12. Very dark brown with a thin off-white head. Roasted malts, chocolate and a vague whiff of vanilla. Perhaps only sensed it because of the name of the beer? Roasted, slightly burnt malts in the taste, a little chocolate, not picking up vanilla. A little thin and on the watery side. Average carbonation. A tad disappointing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a reddish light brown body, clear, with a small, dense, light beige head. The aroma is mostly on the roasted side, with caramel, some chocolate and vanilla. Something strange that I can’t idenfity too. The flavor doesn’t have that unwanted strange thing though, just chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla, and some bitterness. Medium to full body, semi-dry, and plesantly carbonated. Not too sweet neither initially nor in the end. Still, not my favorite vanilla porter in any way, it lacks a bit on complexity, but then it’s only 4.7% ABV. 130819

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled 12oz @Cambridge, 1
Dark ruby, almost opaque color, small beige head. Sticky aroma of cocoa and some vanilla. Medium-bodied. Flavor has cocoa and vanilla too. A bit like essance flavors. Nutty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Breckenridge @ The Ballpark. Sweet vanilla and cream on the nose. Mild roast, milk chocolate, and chocolate malt. Hints of coffee. Flavor is quite sweet. Lots of vanilla, chocolate malt, and milk chocolate. Creamy. Roasted malt, some coffee, and a hint of fruit on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (15804) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
Medium brown colour. Fairly heavy vanilla nose...but not exactly evoking the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar. There’s some light chocolate notes in there as well. Heavy vanilla on the palate, with the slight toastiness of a thinnish porter. Not all that cohesive, either, unfortunately.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Almost black - no head. Roasted, vanilla, grainy, dryness, lactose, chocolate, nutty, light hoppy. Thin body. A bit like vanilla-coke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 Light and smooth vanilla bean nose and mouth feel. Coffee is present also in both nose and taste. It’s light, but I like it lots. Rated 10/15/09 Bottle. Pours black with thin bone white head. Nose/taste of coffee bean, vanilla bean and light chocolate roast. Medium body. Rerated 7/27/12

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours dark brown with a decent light tan head. Aroma of dark toast, but not sure about vanilla. Medium body with sharp, creamy carbonation. Now I’m sure about the vanilla. Pretty present. An interesting variant. Not a style of porter I would chase after.

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