Brewery Lane Series: Imperial Vanilla Porter Aged in Rum Barrels

Colorado
United States
Brewery Lane Series/ Imperial Vanilla Porter Aged in Rum Barrels by Breckenridge Brewery
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20
Description 

In a stronger rendition of our renowned recipe, the Imperial Vanilla Porter is the latest creation coming from the beloved barrel room on Brewery Lane. Powerfully robust flavors and a strong alcohol content define its distinguished imperial nature. Relaxing in rum barrels for 55 days, the beer soaks in both the subtle sweetness of rum and the savory vanilla flavors from fresh bundles of Madagascar vanilla beans. Roasty aromas make way to a smooth, rounded decadence that gives you pure luxury in a bottle.

Profile

ABV: 
10.7%
IBUs: 
28
Served at: 
42 - 45º
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
95
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
19 / 20

Brewery Lane Series: Imperial Vanilla Porter Aged in Rum Barrels by Breckenridge Brewery is a Imperial Porter with vanilla aged in rum barrels and is being evaluated as a Wood Aged Beer (category 33A in the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines). Wood aged beers typically display a harmony between the wood and the base style, optionally flavored with spirits from the previous contents of the wood. This beer is a higher gravity version of Breckenridge Brewery's Vanilla Porter and was aged in rum barrels for 55 days.

This porter pours black, clear but almost opaque, with a medium light brown head. The aroma is of moderately strong chocolate and coffee with lighter smoke, vanilla and alcohol. The body is medium-full with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel and a light warmth. The flavor is very rich and complex with flavors of chocolate, smoke, vanilla, toasted oak, dark rum, toffee, caramel and coffee. The beer finishes with a light bitterness leaving a rich and complex finish of sweet chocolate, caramel, vanilla and toasted oak.

Rich, complex and strong, this beer is every bit as good as advertised on the label. Definitely seek this one out!

 

Brewery Introduction

Back in the 1980s, our founder Richard Squire was your typical ski bum – with one significant difference. He had a knack for making extraordinary home brews. For years, only his closest friends were able to enjoy his creations, but it didn’t take long for Richard to realize that his talents... Read More

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