Friday, February 3, 2012

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter ....

From coffee to vanilla - for a second porter, I am trying a Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery.  It is brewed with the addition of vanilla beans from Paupau New Guinea and Madagascar.  The twelve ounce bottle shows 4.7% ABV.  IBUs are listed at 16 on the web site.

Tonight's beer poured with a smaller, lighter brown head.  The color appears to be a darker brown that lets through some red-tinted light when held up to a light.  Aroma - another one that hints at coffee when your nose is in the glass.  For strength, I would say this one is a medium.  There is some malt, then the vanilla hits your taste buds on the last part of the sip.  It's not a cloying or sweet vanilla, but it is there a little stronger than I expected, reminiscent of spice or herbs.  The aftertaste leaves a little of the herbal/spice note from the vanilla on your tongue.

Breckenridge Brewery
Denver, Colorado

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