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RATINGS: 1429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of wood, chocolate, and vanilla extract. Flavor of vanilla and chocolate. Palate is a bit thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Caramel and molasses in the aroma. Cloying sweet with way too much vanilla flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (11833) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2015
355ml bottle (Beertopia, Nebraska) - thanks Frank!
Deep red, brief beige head settles to patchy scum. Sweetish slightly chocolatey roasty aroma, some dark berry aspect. Fairly simple palate, a little watery, smooth from sweetness. Pleasant dryish roasty taste, cheap chocolate, some vanilla. Finish a little burnt. A bit dull, and very lifeless. Kinda adequate, but very simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (11793) - , 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11772) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle poured a clear, dark reddish brown with a small, diminishing tan head. Aromas of coffee and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cola, coffee, vanilla and a hint of smoke with a dry lingering semisweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 on tap-pours a tan head and black color with red tint. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, dark malt. Nice. OK carbonation. Occasional. *100904 @Kai Goes to China Sendoff thanks EdN-12oz bottle 3.4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11586) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
A deep dark clear brown porter with a thick unctuous moka head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, light c-hops, very pleasing. In mouth, a very nice light porter with vanilla essence, oily mouth feel, light to medium bodied. On tap at Ballpark brewpub 24 Jan. 2009.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Someone told me I should try this, so I am. Bottle from Westpark Wine and Beer in Richmond. Pours dark brown to black iwht a medium head, good lacing and low retention. Aroma of leather, tobacco and caramel. Vanilla is barely noticeable at first in the taste, but grows on you. Also, a taste of caramel and tobacco. Medium body. Astringent. 6/4/6/3/12/3.1

Rerate 7/13/08. Bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Dark brown pour with excellent head retention and lacing. Roasted malt aroma with hints of vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla and a tart fruitiness. Full bodied. Must have gotten a less than stellar bottle before, because this really hits the spot. 6/4/8/4/14/3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (11054) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small mostly dissipating tan foamy head. Aroma is dark roasted chocolate and caramel malt (toast) and leathery yeast with a vanilla nose. Vanilla and dark malt medium sweet flavor that transcends into a medium bitter and acidic drying spicy toasted caramel malt finish. Dark bodied and fizzy-spicy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
from Bier-Bienne - very dark brown - almost black - beer with a poor head retention; deep aroma of vanilla with notes of black chocolate and cacao underneath; medium-bodied, some sweetness before some bitter earthiness; some residual sweetness and long notes of vanilla and cacao again - a nice dessert beer

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