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Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

Name – Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Country – United States
Type – American Porter

Appearance – Pours an opaque dark brown color.  There is some lighter brown along the edges of the glass.  A very thin off white head was gone just about as quick as it arrived.

Smell – Pretty straight forward with roasted malts and vanilla smells.

Taste – More roasted malts with a nice mixture of the vanilla and a chocolate tastes in there.  A small amount of coffee peaks it’s head out but not a lot.  Slight boozy backing once it really starts warming up.

Lately I have been hearing a lot about Breckenridge from people.  I saw them in Philly and have been seeing their name at places in Central Florida.  So on my latest beer trip to Roy’s Liquors in Fort Pierce I picked this one up.  It’s a pretty standard porter to me with the nice addition of the vanilla to it.  It’s pretty light in body too.  I look forward to having some other things from these folks in the future.

Overall Grade – B

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7 Comments

  • Reply Casey (EvilTwin)

    Got this one in Tampa on Saturday. Look forward to trying it.

    July 26, 2010 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Billy Broas

    I love Breck. Their main brewing location is a mile away from my house where they also have superb BBQ. My favorite by them is their 471 small batch IPA. Might we have to set up a beer trade Mike? I’ve been dying for some Cigar City ; )

    July 26, 2010 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Mike

    @Billy – I saw the 471 while I was at the store that I got this one at too. Just decided to go with the porter instead. Do they have any rarer stuff that they don’t distribute normally? Also I can think of a number of things out in Colorado that I want to try but can’t. Hit me up with your email and I’ll let you know what I can grab.

    July 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Billy Broas

    @Mike – They don’t do a ton of a special releases but I’ll swing by and see what they have. There are better breweries though and I have access to most of them: Great Divide, Avery, Ska, Odell, Boulder Beer, Oskar Blues for example. Let me know if you have anything specific in mind. Hit me up at broaswp (at) gmail.com

    July 26, 2010 at 2:19 pm
  • Reply nate

    Breckenridge makes decent stuff alright, this being no exception. They did a “big” series not too long ago. I thought their “mighty brown” wasn’t half bad.

    July 27, 2010 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply michael reinhardt

    Every time I fly though Denver I try to get this in the airport. Every time it’s out. I’ve had it in the bottle but I’ve always wanted it off the teat.

    July 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm
  • Reply Mike

    They have this in the airport in Denver? I’m looking forward to that then on my trip for GABF.

    July 29, 2010 at 7:54 am
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