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RATINGS: 1483   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 Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. A vanilla kiss in a rich, dark sea.

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3.4
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Had on tap. Pours black with a red tint. Medium body with a roasty chocolate malt flavor. HUGE vanilla finish.

2.4
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Too much vanilla and not enough porter. The bland, boring vanilla overpowers the porter flavors. I dont’ like flavored beers to begin with, but I was hoping this would change my mind. It didn’t.

2.8
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Fairly dark brown with red tin; still clear enough to be illuminated by light; tan head. Aroma does have a presence of vanilla to accompany the roast. Taste is actually medium-bodied andreflects the aroma but with a heavy maltiness. I have to say that I’m a bit disappointed with this beer. I was expecting a heavy vanilla flavor and almost creamy body. Unfortunately the vanilla flavoring was bland and wak and the body was too light. When I drink this beer I think about the potential it could have and it saddens me.

3.6
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bottle: Black as night, large foamy sand colored head, fairly nice lacing.   Nose is spot on with Tapioca Pudding.   Pale roasted malts, sweet chocolate, and HEAPS of vanilla on the tongue.   This probably has the most vanilla I have ever tasted.   Not a big Porter, but certainly unique, and quite sweet (but not cloying).   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Vanilla oriented chocolate malt finish.   This is a definite dessert beer.   Very little hop presense, moreso the chocolate malt and vanilla.   Pretty tasty...


3.9
cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2007
A full bodied beer... aroma has a combination of vanilla and chocolate... a really nice tasting beer combining the heavy porter with light hints of vanilla that at first may be too overwhelming... but in the end are mighty fine and dank.

3.9
awood (4) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2007 does not count
Good, full bodied palate. Pleasant taste that transforms as the beer warms (becomes much hoppier as it apprached room temperature). Rather liked the vanilla essence that seems to me to be stronger when the beer is cold.

3.5
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours a clear dark mahogany with a thin-lacing wispy dark tan head. Aroma has some sweet vanilla and milk chocolatey malt Body starts with a sweet caramel malty and sugary vanilla flavor with a mildly bitter finish. Decently balanced and interesting brew.

2.4
shaunhardy (1) - Shelby Township, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2007 does not count
I didn’t much fancy this beer cold. With the very first drink, I was taken back with an unsatisfactory liking but as it sat for a few minutes, the warmer it got the better the taste. I believe the vanilla needs to stick a bit more in order for it to really be appreciated.

3.5
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
deep cola colored brown body, soapy tan head that fades off very fast. nose is alot of malts, not nearly the vanilla i was expecting, but the flavor more than made up for it....sweet chocolate is complemented on an almost even level with huge amounts of vanilla. i cannot think of any other vanilla flavored beer that actually had this much vanilla in it. the sweetness isnt cloying and holds through the after taste very nicely. a thoroughly enjoyable beer

2.8
holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours ruby brown in color with a tan head. Nose of definitely vanilla, brown sugar, and .. raisin bran flakes. It kinda tastes like rasin bran flakes too, chalky, vanilla, a little funky. There’s a touch of alcohol and spice in the back of my throat. Bah, i was right when I said I wouldn’ be having any good beers tonight.


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