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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 Breweryís Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
SudsMcDuff (5660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2006
had at the gingerman in austin , giggity giggity....this beer was made out side the box..STRANGE smell..beutiful look...odd yet strangly delicous, but it goes so down hill after that, i rarely RARELY toss a beer but i had to walk away from this beer, like a thicker flatter sweeter vanilla coke, but if you really like vanilla (which i really thought i did) you might might like it..?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2006
Muddy brown body with a wispy, light tan head. The aroma is molases, vanilla, some cocoa. the flavor is fake vanilla extract, some toffee, overly sweet. Medium body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Great coloration with a slight red tinge. Nose is roast with slight vanillia. Mouth is roasted coconut and walnut shells. Stong medicinal ash and lik-a-stick (vanillia candy). Tounge is oily, with a missmatched drying quality. Much like a campfire marshmallow that is burnt and covered in wood ash, left overnight, and eaten with the morning coffee, while a bear mauls your face.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - AUG 16, 2006
Aroma is vanilla coke, bit of butterscotch and hazelnut. Body is black with ruby tinge, no real head on it. Taste is mildly sweet, with a bit of hazelnut, seems more like a brown then a porter because of the wateriness of it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
If you really like vanilla, then this is the beer for you. I found the aroma and flvor a bit distracting, though, and thatís the reason for my lower score. If the vanilla were used as a mellowing agent only, as opposed to taking center stage, then Iím sure I would have enjoyed this much more. Also, the body was a bit too thin for this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VAYankee (327) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2007
Dark brown body with a small tan head. Vanilla, sweet malty aroma. Smooth vanilla flavor - just a little trace of chocolate malt. Not much distinguishing in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
swk (5) - Athens, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2007 does not count
Disappointing---good color, aroma is mostly coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is a combination of roasted malt/coffee and licorice, with no perceptable vanilla. Tastes almost burnt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2006
In principle, vanilla porter sounds like a good idea, but itís usually porrly executed. Pretty much a black body with a slightly yellowish head. The aroma is light vanilla coffee and not much else going on. The taste is lightly burnt cofee up front with a lot of vamilla in the finish. Itís a little overwhelming with with the vanilla. This could use a little more body and roasted flavors. Maybe they are tyring for a thin brown porter than is dominated by the vanilla, but it does not work for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
presario (4535) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2007 Bottle from BeerandBlues2. Dark brown. Minimal head. Aroma is all roasted malt. No vanilla, all coffee. Flavour is too sweet and way too vanilla. This is not a good idea. I am glad I split the bottle with Poperinge. 2007 had a second bottle and still not thrilled but slightly more appreciated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Ugh. the aroma was good. vanilla and oak and some chocolate. the flavor however is like flat soda, with some vanilla extract and some syrup. ick. sticky mouthfeel.

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