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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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We use over two pounds of real vanilla beans in each seven barrel batch to infuse this brown porter with amazing complexity and a smooth rich flavor. There is nothing subtle about this beer.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2012
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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2014
22oz Bottle brought back from my Denver trip. Clear deep brown and a nice dense creamy light tan head. Sweet cocoa and vanilla aroma. Light bitter chocolate and plenty of vanilla in the flavors. Not exactly robust and fairly light and sweet. Some wet brown paper malt flavors at the end, and I think a little under bittered.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3584) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a dark amber ruby with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong vanilla, roast, and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with rich malt and light sweetness. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (528) - - MAR 30, 2014
Bomber. Chocolate aroma with notes of roasted barley and vanilla. Pours dark brown almost black with a thin, light brown head that dissipates quickly and minimal lacing. Sweet chocolate malt to start with toasty flavor and a hint of coffee. Finishes smooth with a good amount of vanilla. Lacks the rich mouthfeel of most most porters, but still very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (815) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bomber bottle poured a clear deep dark brown hue w/ large fizzy tan. Moderate to bold vanilla aroma. Initial flavor is a light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are vanilla bean, light roast coffee, cereal, and brown sugar. Medium bodied, watery mouthfeel - not thin, and lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle from Argonauts, Big aroma of chocolate, cocoa, and great vanilla. Taste is similar, light body for a porter, excellent!

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
I don’t understand the high rates on this one. Bomber purchased from bubbles in castle rock. Maybe a slight vanilla in aroma and wood. Thinner than water palete. One of rare times I rate a 2 for palate. Not much flavor. Over carbonated

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremyh70 (711) - Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Pours a dark brown with highlights, a finger of tan head with decent lacing. Aroma of vanilla, marshmallow and milk chocolate. Taste vanilla, coffee and milk chocolate with a moderate amount of roastiness. Mouthfeel is watery with a light body and medium carbonation. Needs to have a bigger body and I wanted a stronger porter presence.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BigBodyBenz (44) - Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
The best Vanilla Porter I’ve ever had to date. It had a light to medium body yet came strong with full flavored vanilla and caramel taste throughout. It was almost reminiscent of a cream soda with a amazing beautiful finish. I could drink this porter everyday of the week, I seriously hope they get into making 4-6 packs to enjoy. If you get a chance to try this gem, DO IT!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hamilton23 (608) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours dark cola brown with very little head. Aroma is vanilla, vanilla and vanilla. Taste is vanilla and a bit of cocoa. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but otherwise a very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6639) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Doodler, thanks! Pours a dark bay with a grayish yellow brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong vanilla note with a bit of baking roasted malts. Flavor starts with vanilla but has a good amount of roasted malts in the finish and just a touch of bitter chocolate.


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