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RATINGS: 1341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (244) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
12 oz Bottle. Pours a dark, rich amber. Aroma is almost overpoweringly sweet. Taste is definitely dominated by vanilla. Where are the chocolate/coffee notes I crave? Interesting idea, but it just doesn’t work for me.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barnoloid (239) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2014
This is a eminently drinkable porter, a real ’go-to’ light choice when my palate is worn out from hoppier offerings. A smooth, malty and almost creamy porter with that delicate touch of vanilla on the backend which gives this a little sweetness.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rjwhite41 (47) - osceola, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2014
12 oz bottle poured into an imperial pint. Dark brown to black although light can get through. Very little head, slight lacing. Smells of roasted malt and butter. Tastes of vanilla, milk chocolate, roasted malt and light generic hop bitterness. Body is a bit thin. Overall, unremarkable, not bad but will not buy again.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (886) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
This porter poured a deep amber/red colour with minimal, tan coloured head. Scents include vanilla, roast, caramel and toast. First swig is roasty with flavours of light vanilla and caramel. A little sweet with low carbonation. Finish is sweet with malt flavours lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctomson (24) - - NOV 15, 2014
Nice porter. Pours dark with little head. A nice vanilla porter smells great on the pour. Very little hop and super smooth. Taste great easy drinker.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
crownroyalist (1) - - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
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2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Diablokev (153) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
The aroma is light malt caramel, the color is a walnut brown with a thin cream head. The taste is light with a stronger aftertaste of coffee. The beer is easy to drink, and overall not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2323) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
12oz bottle - Aroma - vanilla, light chocolate Appearance - dark brown body, 2-finger tan head, average retention, nearly no lacing Mouthfeel - light mouthfeel, light carbonation, silky mouthfeel Flavor - heavy vanilla flavor, milk chocolate, touch of coffee but vanilla is the focus Overall - solid vanilla flavored porter. Breckenridge succeeded in creating something tasty and chock full of vanilla flavor. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1708) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
Draft at Fado. Slightly hazy dark ruby pour that started with a good amount of off-white foam that left lace. The vanilla flavor here feels much weaker than anticipated. Aroma has a slight undesirable medicinal quality (possible that is just due to this pour being at the top of a keg on a newly cleaned line). Clean darkish malt flavors. Some cocoa. Nice drying wood tannins. Bit of a hoppy spice bite as well. Ultimately still not a winner for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (917) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a medium bubbled tan head. Low retention and only very few spotty liacings left in the glass. S: Strong caramel malts. The vanilla bouquet is just adorable. Notes of cocoa and chocolate. Dark dry fruits, moka coffee and earthy yeasts. T: Sweet upfront. Notes of caramel malts toffee, cocoa, coffee, chocolate vanilla, dry dark fruits. Very mild hops bitterness. Earthy yeasts. M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Vanilla and cocoa in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Smooth and easydrinking Porter. Recommended

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerBaby (81) - , Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
I found this to be an unexpected surprise! Got it at my local Publix in a bottle. The taste is a warm vanilla, mixed with a chocolate and well bodied mouth feel. Very nice tan head when poured. More of a yeast flavor than a hoppy flavor, which suits me very well as I am not a hop freak. Has a bit of alcohol flavor, which for me, is a bit of a down side, but not so much of one that it turns me off of it. If you allow it to "breath" a bit, the flavor comes out more. I would love to buy this again, however, this was the last 6 pack that Publix had! (sigh) I’m sure I’ll find it again.


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