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RATINGS: 1479   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Brewerys Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.

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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjholla82 (3) - Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2008 does not count
This was my very first try at a vanilla porter, and i throughly enjoyed it. The scent of vanilla is prominent in the first smell. The pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. The taste is strong vanilla, with a hint of chocolate with roasted malts.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PorterFiend (8) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2008 does not count
Still the best vanilla porter Ive tasted. Ive had it in the bottle and on draft, and I was amazed at how well the bottle holds its own. Pouring this ones 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: theyre right. Youll also find some chocolate and coffee in the flavor; the vanilla compliments both nicely. The finish isnt too long for my tastes, but Ive talked to some people who thought it lingered. Its not the lightest beer in the world, but I am repeatedly suprised that its not as heavy as it looks. Then again, Im a sucker for porters.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
donteatpoop (127) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Poured a beautiful dark brown with a nice off-white head. Smelled of dark malts and vanilla. The taste was, as expected, vanilla. It was really smooth, the taste was great. You cant always be sure when you see vanilla but Breckenridge made good use of the flavor. Thick and creamy in the mouth, went down smooth. Very drinkable. Pour me another, please. Serving type: on-tap

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdmhawk (31) - Bettendorf, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2008
pours dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. aroma is sweet malty with notes of coffee and vanilla. taste is strong vanilla with some chocolate with roasted malts. some alcohol present at finish

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2008
This wasnt all that bad, too be honest I wasnt expecting much. Sweet desert beer that went down smooth. Not too thick, I was able to take down 2 bottles. Probably not a high enough ABV, but it might get too big then.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (11000) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle, thanks to unclemike. Pours a see thru dark reddish brown. Small tan head. Aroma is vanilla and mabye even a hint of bourbon in the nose. Flavor is pretty rich...vanilla, bourbon, malty, and smooth. Some sweetness would make this a beer that I could only drink one per sitting, but I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle @ home. Pours in ruby with a light vanilla aroma with some metallic chocolate and coffee malts. Flavor is big vanilla nose that dominates everything. Follows up with some mild malty flavors. Medium-light body with medium-heavy carbonation. Slightly sweet but off balance. Definitely different. One trick pony.

3.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Extremely dark brown color......opaque. Thick, fluffy head......mild malt aroma, with a hint of sweetness. Noticeable vanilla flavor up front, but not overpowering. Pretty smooth mouthfeel. Taste of vanilla continues in the back, balanced by notes of mellow roasted malt.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours very dark brown, thin head. Nothing unique about the smell. Tastes slightly like coffee. The vanilla flavor is noticeable, but not particularly strong. Would have been better if it came through more. Not a good beer to drink on its own, but I imagine it would pair perfectly with a slice of pie.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
firstdraft (7) - USA - MAY 15, 2008 does not count
Im a Porter fan but Ive never had a Vanilla Porter before so I had to give this a try. It was good wasnt great but was drinkable or as the bottle states partakable. Nice aroma little bit coffee/cocoie smell. Nice dark brown with a mild head. Flavor was different I have to say that slight cocoie taste was there along with the smell, then there was the vanilla flavor. But I kept waiting for something else that never showed up? Hard to explain. Didnt have the body of most of the Porters Ive had. Not much of a finish either. Like the bottle says its partakable. Visit my blog at http://tulsafirstdraft.blogspot.com/


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