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RATINGS: 1387   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 Breweryís Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.


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2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
badwhale (391) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a hazy black with a light tan head. Not much scent. Flavor is pretty watery, some vanilla comes through, but thereís just not much going on. Unoffensive, but thatís about all it has going.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
Happy Hour, 25th May 2015: on-tap US pint in the Yard House, Irvine. Very dark beer in a very dark bar, think the head was a tanned affair. Nose is malty, as is the taste: once the beer begins to warm and settle in the glass it gives off subtle esters and flavours hidden by the coldness on serving. Chocolate notes with a vanilla ice cream smoothness ooze out of the beer, very pleasant Porter with enough going on to not need a heavy ABV level.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (1200) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with medium sized spongy beige head, vanilla mocha aroma, medium carbonation, roasted nut taste with vanilla flavor, abrupt finish with burnt aftertaste. Quite a smooth and enjoyable porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nisse666 (4803) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
Draught at Rattle N Hum cons 2015-05-16 New York AP: dark reddish brown, stoty cream beige head AR/F: heavy artificial vanilla, dry vanilla powder, litmus paper

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (78) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle from Hannaford Exeter, NH. Aroma is mild vanilla with a hint of chocolate. A little bit of yeasty bread dough. Appearance is clear, dark magenta--almost black with decent sparkle and only a ring of a head. Taste is strong vanilla, moderately sweet. Palate is surprisingly thin and light bodied for a porter while carbonation is fairly lively--an initial light sting to the lips and then a bit later on the tongue. Finish is pretty average with mix of sweet and mild bitter. Overall, a good choice if you are looking for a really light porter (almost a non-porter) with the appearance and taste characteristics but not the palate.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersmithbacon (84) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Excellent example of a porter. With the added vanilla. Vanilla was present but not overpowering. Light mild roast and a lager like finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
teslatam (4) - USA - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
This porter is very smooth, a little bit chocolatey. Drinkable and will have again. Love the mouth feel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (90) - Arkansas, USA - APR 30, 2015
Pours a dark brown, black maybe. Creamy beige head, but not too thick. All kinds of lacing as I drink it.

Aroma is of dark roasted malt, and coffee, and chocolate. Not really getting much vanilla. Ooh, coming in late, is some hops.

Taste is very clean. I can taste the vanilla, but itís not really bold. Itís more in the finish. I taste quite a bit of chocolate. Itís the typical porter, plus vanilla.

Mouthfeel is medium body. Itís sweet, but not so vanilla. Itís a porter. Very nice. Very inviting. Could use a little more body.

Overall, itís delicious. This is one I would certainly seek out and drink. Itís very tasty. Very drinkable, and yet, not so high in alcohol that it wouldnít be sessionable. Yay!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (412) - Americus, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with white head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Tastes of vanilla, caramel and bitter hops. Very sweet finish. A sweet and delicious beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1529) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
Not bad at all. Strong vanilla flavor. Sweeter than Iíd prefer. But, quite flavorful for the ABV.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (511) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2015
It pours brown with a tan head. The head doesnít leave lacing. The aroma is a bit of nuts, a syrupy smell, and thatís about it. The taste does involve vanilla with a bit of poppy carbonation and roasted malts.


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