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RATINGS: 1335   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Amber-brown in color with a white-ish head. Roast malt and vanilla aroma and taste.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2140) - 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 (1671) - 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 (891) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Nitro draft! Aroma is a creamy dark malt. Appearance is a dark brown with a tan head. Taste is a sweet vanilla that rolls into dark malt and finishes pretty even. Overall, a good beer that is a classic in my book. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"a nice lively brew due mainly to the good use of vanilla, otherwise not too much to this fairly light but smooth porter. might be boring w/o the beans, but with them, tasty and smells like dessert."

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (415) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Rated from notes taken 7 Aug 2011 -- Quintessential Porter. Easy drinking and delicious. Love the vanilla flavor, very mild and complimentary.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shaggy4 (14) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle pour, thick tan head. Dark appearance, faint aroma, full bodied chocolate tones, creamy finish

4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomebrewTownsend (4) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Nice dark roasted, chocolate, porter, with an amazing smack of vanila. I will say the nitrogen carbonated version is amazing. A much thicker, creamer head which is very vital for something like this. If you get the opportunity to get a nitro version, get it.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gad905 (90) - - SEP 18, 2014
Nitro at Knotty Barrel, San Diego. Dark brown with lasting creamy head, obvs. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roast. Tastes moderate sweet, light bitter light acidity, dry finish. Thinnish but nitro hides it. Alright.


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