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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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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4.2
mhurley (5) - Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011 does not count
One of my favorite beers from Dry Dock. A dark porter with a med-heavy mouth-feel. In the aroma you pick up definite vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is very balanced and not over the top with vanilla so that you can still taste the chocolate and roast.

3.8
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 17/09/2010 Big vanilla aroma. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol. Hoppy with a hint of dryness and bitterness in a full vanilla finish.

3.7
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Brown-orange, tan head. Aroma is tons of vanilla beans, chocolate. Taste is lots of vanilla, chocolate, whole vanilla bean.

3.6
Suttree (6504) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2011
OK, it says "Vanilla" right there on the label, so you know pretty much what you’re getting. And it does not disappoint - great aroma of vanilla (duh) and chocolate and coffee. The flavor doesn’t live up to the aroma, but it’s still very tasty. Really enjoyable beer.

3
cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2011
Tap @ brewpub. Black appearance with a fairly smally brown head. The nose is a very intense hot chocolate packet smell with added vanilla syrup. Mouthfeel is pretty flat and quite uncarbonated. Did they seriously pour Swiss Miss packets into their porter?! Slightly cheap cocoa flavor with vanilla syrup. The dark malty flavor is almost missing after all the added ingredients. It’s not necessarily an unpleasant flavor and I’m sure my girlfriend would drink this by the liters but it’s too much of a kitchen concotion for me.

3.7
BrewDad (5667) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 – Boulder, CO - The Night of Beers…
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin head. Vanilla and dark chocolate aromas. Flavor was a subtle vanilla along with the chocolate and roasted malt. Nice dry finish this was a tasty beer.

4.2
onceblind (10549) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2010 On tap @ the brewery’s taproom on 11/12/10. The chalkboard claimed a 5.5% ABV and 33 IBU. Pours out a nice creamy black with a dissipating beige head. Though it leaves great lacing. Smells like a homemade cookie with more vanilla extract than the recipe called for. Some chocolate in the nose as well. Great medium-full body. Taste hits with roasty malt chocolate, quickly leads into vanilla extract flavoring without the strong alcoholic punch. In all, it tastes like the nose; a very vanilla’d homemade-from-scratch chocolate chip cookie. Sweet and very lovely!

3.8
nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Draft. Pours a nice dark brown color (on the lighter side for a porter though) with a one-finger light tan head and decent lacing. The aroma is HUUUUUGE vanilla. Really in your face. Spices, toast, and chocolate back it up. The flavor is vanilla city, the most vanilla I’ve ever had in a drink other than that one time I drank pure vanilla extract to get drunk as a kid (don’t ask). A little more intense than it should be maybe, but I like it a lot. Cocoa, caramel and roasted malts, nuts, and spices back it up. Rather light on the palate, adding to the drinkability, although the vanilla in yo’ face may detract from the drinkability a bit. I’m a big fan though overall.

3.8
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very dark brown with a medium dark beige head. Has a super strong vanilla and chocolate aroma. This beer is like a hot chocolate without the hot. Delightful chocolate milk flavor with a balanced amount of vanilla. Unlike many beers, the vanilla works very well in this as there is nothing off-flavored or chemical about it.

3
madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2010
11th October 2008. GABF. Clear dark brown beer. Dry and crisp palate. A light porter with the vanilla and lightly toasted malt providing a nice contrast.


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