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Urca Vanilla Porter - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Urca Vanilla PorterUrca Vanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

92 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%


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 zachary80:
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zachary80

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber.

Super dark brown body, little to no tan head fades and leaves only slight lacing.

Aroma of strong vanilla, very sweet, some coffee, a hint of the roastiness but the vanilla is the star here.

Vanilla is at the forefront again, more roastiness and coffee flavors come through than in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, right for a porter, but maybe a little too watery. Carbonation is fine.

Tasty, I would love to try an imperial version of this. Seems like it as is would be better in sixers.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 00:54:13 | More by zachary80
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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

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Urca Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.