daknole (10100) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
hopscotch (9956) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
adnielsen (9891) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hopdog (9570) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
GT2 (9177) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom Winston-Salem. Poured a deep cola ruby with a medium tan head leaving some sheety to spotty lace. Aroma of fake vanilla, diet Pepsi, sacchrine. Taste is all diet soda, metal, and finishes with lemon iced tea. Wow this was bad.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 1. Sampler at the Breckenridge Brewery 2220 Blake Street, Denver 08/10/2008
Small white head. Mid brown coloured and a little fruity with a vanilla flavour. Crisp dry and slightly bitter roast finish.
2. On Tap at the Breckenridge Brewery 2220 Blake Street, Denver 13/10/2008
Slightly sweet aroma. Dark red coloured a little rich and smooth on the palate with some dryness in a crisp vanilla flavoured finish.
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
crossovert (8680) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Meilby (8651) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.