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!
peterschreurs (95) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Argonauts, Big aroma of chocolate, cocoa, and great vanilla. Taste is similar, light body for a porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
drfabulous (4654) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Vanilla in taste. Thin body. Some of the notes don’t feel so natural. Ok overall.
HIGHB4LL (825) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can thanks to Kaylenn. Appearance: finger tan head, black color, opaque, ok lacing. Aroma: chocolate, vanilla, nutty, earthy. Palate: medium to full body, creamy texture, soft creamy carbonation, finish is slightly dry. Taste: sweet chocolate with plenty of vanilla and earthy malt sweetness, into light bitterness of coffee on the back end. Very nice, good beer, not overly sweet!
theothermatt (275) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ Home. Sweet vanilla flavor. Mouth is sweet, artificial vanilla, cocoa and a sweet finish. As it warms the vanilla becomes a bit more overwhelming and a real heavy sweetness comes forward.
Christpuncher (1792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong aroma of vanilla with a light smokey malt backbone. very bitter finish with some sweet vanilla accents pours almost black in color with a thin tan head. decent beer!
DocJitsu (1183) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Milk chocolate and vanilla nose. Moderately thick mouthfeel. Powdered cocoa and light red fruit.
Danyel (1332) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is strong vanilla, very sweet, chocolate, desserty. Taste is sweet, medium-full bodied, not overly heavy but has great flavor, medium carbonation. Overall, very good.
kambei70 (762) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of vanilla, baking cocoa, roasted malt, and toasted grain with a dry finish.
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kathouse (1219) - Nevada, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I agree with other comments that this beer lacks body. However, there is no mistaking the vanilla in this beer. Creamy and dense foam atop the nearly black brew. Vanilla and bourbon notes attack the palate and you can just feel the chocolate as the sip ends. Finish has some phenolic ticks at the end.
bpat2011 (12) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I've had this several times, but I'm basing my rating on my most recent experience.
Bomber poured into two snifters.
Vanilla attacks your nose. I was filled with anticipation hoping that it would be a dark, silky, power bomb of a porter supplemented by sweet vanilla, but I was a little disappointed. Not by a lack of vanilla. That is definitely there. Instead I was disappointed by the light nature of the beer. If this thing were beefed up a bit, it would be outstanding. That's just me though. It's very drinkable the way it is.