Breckenridge Remarkable Vanilla Porter

Breckenridge Remarkable Vanilla Porter

Just getting home from class. One more week down. Earlier today I mapped out the rest of my classes. Looks like I’ll be done in the Fall of 2012 unless I decide to take more than one class at a time. Slow and steady wins the race, right?

Came home, had a light dinner, and turned on the Bruins game. Now it’s beer time.

Breckenridge Remarkable Vanilla Porter

The beer of choice is one I’ve been wanted to try since WAY BACK when Silvio first reviewed it.

This stuff has a good reputation from what I hear, so I was excited when I found it at my local liquor store a few weeks ago.

Breckenridge Remarkable Vanilla Porter

The brew has nothing special going on in the looks and smell department. Standard looking porter. Standard roasted malt smells. Not picking up any vanilla yet.

Once inside my mouth cavity, the first thing I notice is the smoothness of the beer; it leaves a silky feeling in there.

Flavors are roasty and sweet. I’m slightly disappointed that I’m not getting more true vanilla flavor. I was expecting that “sniff’n on the ‘nilla extract bottle” feeling. Oh, the vanilla is in there, but it’s not in your face. Honestly, it’s probably a good thing as it could get overpowering.

As the beer warms the flavors and aroma become more complex. If you buy one of these, give it 15-20 minutes to warm up before drinking.

This is a VERY good porter. My belly is happy.


Breckenridge Remarkable Vanilla Porter

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

4 thoughts on “Breckenridge Remarkable Vanilla Porter”

  1. Ooh… super jealous of this one. It’s now on my list of “beers to try when I leave the West Coast” because I’ve never even heard of this brewery out here.

    I am a giant porter fan and subtle vanilla can be a great fit. I’m actually participating in a porter tasting this Thursday I think, and hopefully we have something that represents the vanilla-flavored porters there. Maybe Ballast Point’s “Victory at Sea”?

    Hey that reminds me, does LIBA have any suggestions for “top porters that absolutely have to be included in any tasting of the style”? Lay it on me.

    1. Royce:

      Looking through the list of porters we have reviewed, I realize that we need to review more! The Kona Pipeline Porter is the only standout I see from what we have reviewed.


  2. I’m surprised to hear you didn’t get any aroma from this – I remember being surprised by the strong coffee smell. Otherwise, I couldn’t agree more with your review :)

  3. I just encountered this beer very recently. I was very (pleasantly) surprised by it. Even better: it’s under 5% ABV. I’ll be having that one again.

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