Vanilla Porter is an American Porter brewed by Breckenridge Brewery, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in a shaker pint glass from a bottle.
The ale pours a mahogany hue and is topped by a half-inch thick cap of tan foam. The head shows modest retention and leaves behind a coat of residue along the sides of the glass.
A sugary aroma of vanilla dominates the nose and is backed by chocolate and roast malt.
The palate follows the nose by opening with sweet vanilla and a touch of lactose. Chocolate adds to the sweetness and is countered by nut and roast flavors from the malt.
Mouthfeel has a medium body and moderate carbonation.
While its use of vanilla beans isn’t groundbreaking, the Vanilla Porter is well-made and a solid representation of the style.