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RATINGS: 1423   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (10771) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle, thanks to unclemike. Pours a see thru dark reddish brown. Small tan head. Aroma is vanilla and mabye even a hint of bourbon in the nose. Flavor is pretty rich...vanilla, bourbon, malty, and smooth. Some sweetness would make this a beer that I could only drink one per sitting, but I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
Draft... GABF ’06... Clear copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose is a medley of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. Well-balanced flavor with chocolate, vanilla and mellow bitterness. Light-bodied and thin with easygoing carbonation. Lots of sweet vanilla in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
Courtesy of Fonefan. Dark brown with a red hue and a nice head. The vanilla aroma is very clean and nice, and I also find notes of roasted malt and a little coffee. The flavour has a vanilla-sweetness, notes of roasted malt, light coffee and a roasted bitterness in the finish. It’s a nice vanilla porter, not cloying as many other vanilla porters/stouts, and it has a lot of flavour in spite of the only 4,7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10159) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Tap @ Denver location. Brown appearance with a brown head. Potent vanilla syrupy, roasted chocolate malty aroma. Syrupy, vanilla, dark chocolate malty, s’more flavor. Not bad but kind of syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10105) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roasted and toasted nuts, chocolate, and lighter vanilla. Tastes of vanilla (more than the aromas), chocolate, lighter roast, and nuts. Body a tad on the thin side.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle 355ml @ Motel Room, Motel 6, Kingman, AZ
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla plus something strange. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate and vanilla finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick tan head with decent retention. The lacing is pretty good, it coats much of the glass. Strong vanilla aroma along with some chocolate and malt. Medium body, smooth with just a bit of carbonation. Flavors of vanilla bean, roasted malt and more chocolate. The finish maintains the vanilla theme, with a nice nutty flavor in the aftertaste. Unlike a lot of Breckenridge beers, I would actually seek this out to try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charleston. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, caramel, light vanilla and a hint of malt vinegar. The taste is rich roasted, toast, ashy, earth, wood, salted caramel, burnt notes and liquorice with a dry, roasty finish. Run of the mill porter. So-so.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9741) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Old rate. This is a solid vanilla porter. It isn’t over the top but it delivers what it’s name calls for. Re-rate. 355ml bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown with a smaller foamy off-white head. The smell is odd, a bit of hazelnut and lots of vanilla, and also a tanginess that is almost infected-smelling, but I guess it comes off maybe as raspberry. Flavor is again tangy, but in a more cream soda type way, definitely alot of vanilla, cola flavor, raspberry. Not much roastiness aside from a bit of cocoa, more like a brown ale. Rating bumped down a tad.

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