Something a little different…Fall Edition

November 11th, 2008 by katie

In our continued quest to drink only great beer, I bring you Breckenridge Brewery’s Vanilla Porter. This beer is delicious and though it is available year round it is especially nice in the Fall: while it’s still warm enough to enjoy a cold beer yet the crispness in the air makes welcome this beer’s creaminess and notes of chocolate and vanilla. If poured, it is a beautiful dark chocolate color and smells of vanilla and roasted nuts. I don’t consider this beer especially sweet, it is still beer after all, however it does have a smoothness that I don’t taste in many porters. There is hardly a trace of bitterness; just easy drinking, deeply flavored beer with a creamy, rich mouthfeel.

What’s for dinner this week?

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6 Responses

  1. Rayrena

    Sounds like a great way to end a meal!

  2. Kristen

    Hmmmmm – I’m not a big beer fan, unless it is like hard cider or something, which I guess isn’t beer, but put the word vanilla in something and I’m intrigued! May have to get hubby to buy this just so I can have a tiny sip!

  3. noble pig

    Just the name makes me want to drink it.

  4. Atiyah

    I wonder where I can get this in Maryland. I love anything flavored vanilla.

  5. Frank

    That one sounds pretty good! I’ll have to visit my local fine beer purveyors to see if that’s available back here in Chicago.

    Atiyah, I recommend taking a look at the offerings from Dogfish Head Brewery in Rehoboth or Falls Church. They have a stunning line products, namely, Raison d’etre, and Aprihop, for sweeter, vanilla-ish beers. Not cheap, but worth every penny.

  6. Scott

    From your description, this sounds like a beer I’d really enjoy! I don’t think i’ve ever seen it in the NYC area though. 🙁

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