Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap (twice!) at the Denver location, 4/15/06: Tan head of tightly fitted bubles on a dark black beer. A "pow" of vanilla aroma. Cookies is in a glass is my first impression ... but superbly delicious. The wife loved it.
rojinn (3) - USA - JUN 4, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazingly smooth and malty. This is a subtle, complex beer with a fantastic finish. Other reviewers canít decide if the vanilla is too strong or too weak. Well I say itís just right. Coffee malt is more apparent than vanilla bean. Trust me, this is a porter you can enjoy all night.
PorterFiend (8) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Still the best vanilla porter Iíve tasted. Iíve had it in the bottle and on draft, and I was amazed at how well the bottle holds its own. Pouring this oneís half the fun: a rich, dark brown with an attractive, creamy tan top. The vanilla flavor is pronounced, but definitely take a moment just to savor the smell. Some other people have mentioned the dark malts: theyíre right. Youíll also find some chocolate and coffee in the flavor; the vanilla compliments both nicely. The finish isnít too long for my tastes, but Iíve talked to some people who thought it lingered. Itís not the lightest beer in the world, but I am repeatedly suprised that itís not as heavy as it looks. Then again, Iím a sucker for porters.
Nsanders (335) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Medium brown in color with little head. Mild aroma does not prepare you for the incredibly delicious flavor. There is a rich vanilla flavor with a nice malty base. There is a light smokey flavor that enhances the flavor. It has a medium-light body with soft carbonation. This beer could almost be called dessert.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter is a dim, dark brown ale with a khaki head that quickly fades to a bubbly ring. The aroma is brimming with chocolate and roast. There is a slight hint of coffee in the nose and the vanilla seems to manifest itself almost as oak. Itís medium bodied, smooth and sudsy. The finish is dry and clean. It tastes much like it smells, but stronger, with lots of chocolate and roast. Thereís a little coffee in there too. The vanilla is not prominent and comes off as oak. Thereís not really any noticeable bitterness or sweetness. Thereís a slight, roasty aftertaste. This is smooth, tasty and easy to drink.
NeoHippie2 (648) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great porter. Lots of roasted malt character with hints of chocolate and coffee. And then there comes the vanilla bean. It really adds a nice complex note to this brew. The vanilla flavor is very present on the palate as well. Finishes rich and long with the vanilla lingering. Solid porter and a very unique brew. well done.
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 Who would have concieved deep in your mind that 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 an extroadinary Porter, with an enigmatic electrical surprise tossed in for good measure, real genuine vanilla bean. It has a vanilla kiss in a fantastically rich, dark sea. I dedicate this beer to zack and cat, may they have many good years of marriage untill they grow sick and tired of each other and die old and grouchy together.
maxwelldeux (2722) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is much sweeter than I expected - the vanilla really comes through. It has very little aroma or head, but a great bitingly sweet flavor.
charule (610) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark pour with light foamy head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Nice sweet malt flavor with vanilla goodness.
hopheadsbrew (142) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost no foam. Mahogany color. Chocolate and vanilla smell. Very pronounced chocolate with vanilla undertones. Medium light body.