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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aaronh2012 (92) - Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Tastes like a very neutral dark ale with a bit of vanilla extract. It doesn’t taste bad, but it leaves a lot to be desired.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 1, 2006
Poured like water, dark and very carbonated. Huge head. Smell was light with a little hint of vanilla. First sip blanketed my mouth with vanilla and alcohol. Too much for me. Burnt, coffee bitterness after taste. The after taste also lingers in your mouth a little bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2006
Very little if any aroma,really have to search for it,finally snagged a grain and vanilla molecule or two,WOW,you don’t have to search for the vanilla in the taste,hits you like a hammerpretty much overwhelming everything at firsta little malt sweetness and roastiness sneaks in eventually. This is your porter if your into vanilla

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2006
Deep dark brown, almost black. Thin tan head. Appetizing chocolate cake aroma, with an emphasis on vanilla. Big vanilla flavor and quite sweet. Nice body but rather cloying. Quite saccharine in finish. If it was drier and the vanilla was toned down I would like it better. Nice looking 19th century elixir label.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle - beautiful vanilla aroma - one of my favorite flavors and aromas. A touch of chocolate is also in the nose. Fairly typical porter appearance - black/brown body with a beige head. As I said, I love vanilla, but I’m not sure about this beer yet. It has a huge vanilla taste all the way through the swallow. Could use more chocolate to balance. It is really just too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2006
bottle. Aroma: Roasted malt, toffee, nuts, and vanilla. Was hoping for a bigger vanilla punch. Appearance: Medium brown in color with soft red highlights. Very light tan head was nice and creamy looking with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Mild roast malt, toffee and nuts, a touch of anise, and vanilla. Again, I was hoping for more vanilla. It’s there, but doesn’t shine through the way I would have liked. Also, the vanilla tastes like an extract not a real vanilla bean flavor. Palate: Medium-light bodied and watery. Moderate carbonation. Overall: Disappointing. Was expecting the vanilla to shine here. It didn’t, and unfortunatly nothing else in the beer did either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2006
(06.06.06) 12 oz brown bottle from DiCarlo’s, Mundelein, IL. Poured opaque black with small tan head. Fruity vanilla aroma. Medium bodied porter that starts with light malt sweetness and pronounced vanilla flavor. Finished with light malt fade with lingering bitterness. Vanilla aftertaste. Vanilla, vanilla and more vanilla. Vanilla flavor overwhelms this beer, making it taste more like a cream soda than a porter. Though drinkable, I would not care to try this beer again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StLsportsfan (66) - Hazelwood, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2007
It should be a vanilla, vanilla porter. Some roasted malt in the nose when the vanilla isn’t there (hardly ever). Unfortunatly it is too sweet...a shame because the porter is decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
12oz bottle. Deep Brown, with a thin white head. Aroma is weaker than i expected; vanilla is most prominant, with notes of cocoa and roasted malt. Tasty up front; the vanilla balance out the roasted malt nicely. However, i found the finish a bit sour and unpleasant. Good potential; I’d try it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2007
Big vanilla nose, brown body with tan headm quickly left. Nose is vanilla, almost a fakeness to it. Taste well... There is vanilla, and choclate, almost like a milk shake. Odd, not nearly as good as I thought it would be. Mystery 2.0 thanks to SHP555!

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