dfinney23 (1840) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of vanilla along with chocolate, figs and brown sugar. Really opens up as it warms a bit.
fletchfighters (1136) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- deep, dark, murky brown, or near black. Looked sort of nitro really. No head at all just a bit of film here and there. To me the weakest part of the beer.
S-- Vanilla bean, chocolate, and more vanilla. A little muted at first but good vanilla notes.
T-- Rich vanilla. Beans and Extract taste though they used beans with this. Chocolate and coffee in the background. Very nice taste and how the coffee and chocolate play off the vanilla.
M-- Touches of coffee acid in the mid and back palate. Vanilla at first, followed by chocolate and then coffee. Like how it builds to coffee. A little bit sweet but workable. Medium feel and medium high carbonation.
O-- Good desert beer. A little sweet at times but a good vanilla porter. Liked it a lot.
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours cola brown with thin off white head. Nse with light vanilla and brown sugar. Medium bodied and smooth with light toasty malt, vanilla bean, mild cinnamon and brown sugar. Decent.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Dry Dock. Heavy vanilla. A LOT of vanilla. Quite nice. Milk chocolate underneath. Medium body.
sonnycheeba (3773) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with average, fizzy beige head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, milk chocolate, earthy hops, figs, and light coffee notes. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting hops and dark fruit esters; vanilla notes throughout with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation with low warmth.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bomber from Tipsy’s in Littleton, CO. Pours dark brown with a moderate head, even at high altitude. Aroma is intoxicating, a mix of familiar smells including hot chocolate (marshmallows and allow) and vanilla cola. Once it hits the lips, the real vanilla beans take center stage before fading into milk chocolate and finishing with a light charred malt bitterness. This was my first Dry Dock brew and I’ll surely be back for more!
Pailhead (5076) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, roast, and vanilla. It pours a dark brown with some orange highlights and a small beige head outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of MILK chocolate and caramel. The finish has moderate vanilla and a touch of roast. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation and a somewhat thin mouthfeel.
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear dark amber brown with a almost a deep ruby hue. The aroma is pleasant natural vanilla with just the right sweetness in the nose and almost a tinge of booze at the end. The flavor of the vanilla is the same, rich and naturally sweet on top of a body a bit too carbonated for my palate, but light and smooth overall.
decaturstevo (5215) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Borwn pour with tan head and lace. Roasted malt, brown sugar, and vanilla aroma. Sweet vanilla, chocolate, and light sour malt. Swet finish and much vanilla. Medium bodied with good carbonation just a hinto thin.
robertjm (776) - Albany, California, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(trade w/adnielsen) 22oz btl - Single finger thick tan head. Dark brown body. Very distinct aroma of vanilla. Same with the flavor. Nicely blends with the chocolate malts. Not overly bitter. You can tell the difference between a real vanilla, and extracts that some places use. Vanilla does fall off in the aftertaste, allowing a light bitterness. Nice extra in a trade!!