Urca Vanilla Porter - Dry Dock Brewing Co.
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Reviews by session1979:
4.03/5 rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this on tap at the brewery over the weekend. I initially ordered the Imperial IPA but decided to get a sampler so I could try out some of the other beers. Being a dark beer whore I of course tried this one right away and was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it as the style isn't a favorite of mine.
Appearance: Jet black with a slight beige head.
Nose: Chocolate, roasted/burnt hops, coffee and of course a healthy nose of vanilla.
Taste: Lots of vanilla in the forefront followed by roasted barley and coffee. Capped off with a very nice slightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Light in texture with only a bit of carbonation.
Drinkability: Highly drinkable, have a few!
Overall: I tend to stay away from spiced beers but this beer is very well done and although the flavors are all prominent they are all very well balanced. Very nice.
Serving type: on-tap
01-22-2008 21:46:14 | More by session1979
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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...
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2013 04:12:27 | More by russpowell
3.66/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
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
04-16-2013 02:50:21 | More by chugalug06
Urca Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.