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Urca Vanilla Porter - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Urca Vanilla PorterUrca Vanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 25
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drumrboy22 on 09-11-2007)
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Reviews by TenHornsProud:
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TenHornsProud

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a tan head that lasts and laces.

Smells of vanilla and malt, almost dairy/milk character.

Has smoky undertones, some nutty character, and, of course, vanilla in the front.

It is smooth and creamy, vanilla ice cream comes to mind, lower carbonation.

This is a good beer with vanilla distinctly in the forefront, but there are some more subtle, smoky aspects that makes this not just a vanilla bomb. I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2011 01:33:48 | More by TenHornsProud
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-14-2013 04:37:24 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to SteveO for this one!

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Minimal head retention & lacing

S: Carob, vanilla & coffee

T: Vanilla & carob, some roastyness & dryness up front. Dryness & coffee, plus more vanilla as this warms. Finishes with roastyness, vanilla, a touch of woody hops & coffee

MF: Medium bodied with smooth carbonation

A drinkable & enjoyable porter, but I've had a few that best it, the best thing about this how natural the vanilla tastes. I've had plenty where it seems like extract is badly added...

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3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
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Great mound of fluffy tan head grown on thin black fluid. Lacing is voluptuous.

Vanilla , smoke, nutty, milky, chocolate. Slightly too hazelnutty.

Thin, sweet, underwhelming. Carbonation is much lighter than I expected. Milky, nutty, vanilla is not in sugary quantities, Chocolate flavor is dry and lasting and well buried in the vanilla. Nuts are nice, just not hazel varieties. (see aroma, too much hazelnut)

Cheers, this one is worthy @ $7/22oz. Recommended for the hazelnut lover.

Serving type: bottle

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours dark brown with light around the edges. The cream tan head dissipates quickly.

S - A refreshing hit of vanilla and light roasted malts.

T - At first it's like a hit of cream soda, just like the reviewer below me. Then the vanilla comes on in full force.

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O - This beer captures the style of a vanilla porter in spades.

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03-28-2013 23:11:36 | More by cvm4
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Urca Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.