bpreo (2863) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 18, 2010
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Smells like burnt vanilla extract, looks like candy, tastes like sour milk. Perfect.
EDIT: New label, same great taste. SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is strongly of vanilla beans. There is a faint alcohol smell underneath the vanilla. There is no hop smell present at all. Tastes of vanilla beans and alcohol. Smooth and malty, no hops at all. Decently sweet and not bitter. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and mild carbonation. Finishes with a tingle and lasts decently long. julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Good smelling beer of honey and vanilla. Very smooth and clean on the palate. Flavors are sweet and smooth. Very good beer, even Julie would drink this dark ale. Buy again. HollywoodTKE (2) - Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2012 does not count
I wasn't sure what I was getting into. Then I poured it into my glass and was in heaven. Dark, tasty and the aroma of vanilla coffee. Beautiful small bubbles on top. Deep black color. Easy on the way down. One of my favorites
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DarkAleFan (3) - - OCT 28, 2012 does not count
Breckenridge’s Vanilla Porter, a true taste of excellence: from the draw to the final drop, this Porter is a true testament of craft beers. The initial aroma is that of a warming feel as the scents of caramel and malts seductively dance under your nose. The frothy head atop of the opaque body captures the eye. The initial bitterness associated with a Porter is complimented by the semi-sweet vanilla finish. One of my all-time favorites!
brooks68 (2) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2013 does not count
caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasty, dough, earthy, brown, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, average carbonation, cjeby3 (1) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
Aroma: Very sweet smelling. Strong hints of vanilla.
Appearance: thin line of creamy head off of pour, solid coffee color but still able to see through the glass.
Taste: Great taste. Not too overpowering in the coffee or the vanilla. Excellent balance of flavors.
Palate: Creamy mouth feel, flavors on the tip and back of the tongue.
Overall: Excellent beer. I would definitely seek this one out again for a stout/porter night. Nsanders (1150) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Medium brown in color with little head. Mild aroma does not prepare you for the incredibly delicious flavor. There is a rich vanilla flavor with a nice malty base. There is a light smokey flavor that enhances the flavor. It has a medium-light body with soft carbonation. This beer could almost be called dessert. yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter is a dim, dark brown ale with a khaki head that quickly fades to a bubbly ring. The aroma is brimming with chocolate and roast. There is a slight hint of coffee in the nose and the vanilla seems to manifest itself almost as oak. It’s medium bodied, smooth and sudsy. The finish is dry and clean. It tastes much like it smells, but stronger, with lots of chocolate and roast. There’s a little coffee in there too. The vanilla is not prominent and comes off as oak. There’s not really any noticeable bitterness or sweetness. There’s a slight, roasty aftertaste. This is smooth, tasty and easy to drink.