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RATINGS: 1320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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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 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - FEB 28, 2007
I had heard great things about this beer before I tried it. Granted, I heard them from people who do not know that much about good beer, but still, you get my point. Wow, were they wrong. You might as well have just given me a vanilla been and told me to chew on that for awhile instead of having this beer. That is not to say that it is not well-crafted, it is for the most part, however there are issues in the body (thinness). My problem with the beer is that it tastes so much of vanilla that the nut and chocolate flavors get blown away and you are left with a vanilla bomb. If you have ever drank vanilla extract on accident you might know what I am talking about. If you liked it, then you should probably drink this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Tap. Pours dark brown with a decent sized tan colored head. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malts. Flavor is vanilla, some roasty malts, little else. Palate is medium to light, on the watery side, medium carbonation, vanilla-y finish. This is so one dimentional. Vanilla tastes almost like flavoring, not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours ruby brown in color with a tan head. Nose of definitely vanilla, brown sugar, and .. raisin bran flakes. It kinda tastes like rasin bran flakes too, chalky, vanilla, a little funky. There’s a touch of alcohol and spice in the back of my throat. Bah, i was right when I said I wouldn’ be having any good beers tonight.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31086) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown/amber with light brown head. Slight roasted malt with a whiff of vanilla. Chocolate and vanilla. More a cookie than a beer. Not bad as such, just different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma is vanilla creme, with egg nog, light chocolate. Very sweet flavor- some butterscotch- may be some diacetyl? Tons of vanilla flavor with cream, toffee and loads of sweetness. Slick and creamy mouthfeel. Too sweet and wierd for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2008
bottle aquired from a trade with The_Captain. thanks Mark. pours almost exactly like Coca-Cola, a very deep brown with a bubbly off-white head. smell is mostly malt with a little bit of vanilla and maybe a hint of oatmeal. flavor is hard to describe , a bit of toasted malt with some vanilla and a bit of some unidentifiable chemical. finishes with a bittersweet chocolate flavor. it is decent but it is nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
firstdraft (7) - USA - MAY 15, 2008 does not count
I’m a Porter fan but I’ve never had a Vanilla Porter before so I had to give this a try. It was good wasn’t great but was drinkable or as the bottle states partakable. Nice aroma little bit coffee/cocoie smell. Nice dark brown with a mild head. Flavor was different I have to say that slight cocoie taste was there along with the smell, then there was the vanilla flavor. But I kept waiting for something else that never showed up? Hard to explain. Didn’t have the body of most of the Porters I’ve had. Not much of a finish either. Like the bottle says its partakable. Visit my blog at http://tulsafirstdraft.blogspot.com/

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2008
12oz. Pours boarding on black with a tan head. I can’t get over how much this smells and tastes like cross between a black cherry and cream soda. There was some black cherry in the nose as well as a few notions of roasted coffee. This was borderline offensive chilled, much more palatable as it warmed to room temperature. I still felt like the vanilla was more of an afterthought and was not well integrated with any sort of roasted malt that I think would have balanced out the vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christian (11056) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Vanilla and chocolate in the nose of this brown pour. The dark brown is topped with some mocha colored foam. Light roasted flavor with just a touch of vanilla.

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