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Urca Vanilla Porter - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
88
very good

95 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 26
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

On tap at Dry Dock. Heavy vanilla. A LOT of vanilla. Quite nice. Milk chocolate underneath. Medium body. Pretty good, but I expect a bit more from a vanilla beer.

01-09-2013 03:39:01 | More by Thorpe429
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tswater

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

01-08-2013 19:45:39 | More by tswater
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CAcker

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-23-2012 13:33:19 | More by CAcker
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-08-2012 14:03:54 | More by eawolff99
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DrIPA

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-30-2012 01:57:11 | More by DrIPA
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andrewkgray91

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

11-20-2012 18:55:57 | More by andrewkgray91
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gr8dvide

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-10-2012 00:48:49 | More by gr8dvide
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fishguyac

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-08-2012 20:41:11 | More by fishguyac
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GRG1313

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-16-2012 07:21:12 | More by GRG1313
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PthPndr

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-14-2012 17:32:14 | More by PthPndr
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zachary80

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

10-08-2012 00:54:13 | More by zachary80
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tlazaroff

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

Nice moderate vanilla aromas over light mocha coffee. It's a nice aroma over all, and very inviting.

Very dark brown in color with a bubbly, and somewhat frothy tan head with pretty lacing. If anything, I would wish the head would stick around more.

Blasts of vanilla right up on your palate on the first sip. Mid palate is full of a lightly roasted coffee and little bits of chocolate. Bitterness comes through on the finish, but just a little bit. This isn't a sweet beer, it's just really vanilla-y. Dry finish brought on by a crisp medium bodied beer offering medium-light carbonation. It's a great after-coffee beer.

09-08-2012 18:07:47 | More by tlazaroff
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harrymel

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-19-2012 05:20:26 | More by harrymel
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-12-2012 02:34:33 | More by GehenHerzog
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

07-30-2012 00:18:09 | More by Massbmx
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-16-2012 23:29:09 | More by cbcrunch
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carteravebrew

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-15-2012 21:46:04 | More by carteravebrew
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siddhartha

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

06-10-2012 16:36:33 | More by siddhartha
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kojevergas

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -16.8%

1 pint 6 fl oz brown bottle glass with standard pressure cap served into a New Belgium pilsner glass in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a two finger head of fairly decent cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a solid nontransparent black. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy vanilla, some cream, light roast, and a dark malt foundation. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Heavy vanilla, cream soda, some cream, and a dark malt foundation. Some nice layering. Not horribly complex or subtle, but certainly pleasant and enjoyable. It's a nice little beer. I do like it. Well balanced and pretty well built for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Nicely thick for the style. Apt for a porter. Adequate carbonation. Nicely moderate on the palate.

Dr: A nicely drinkable little beer. I like it, but it does need work. It's a nice little Vanilla Porter, and is pleasant considering its aims. I'd have it again. I'm growing increasingly excited about Dry Dock's beers. This was my first, but I look forward to trying more.

Low B-

06-07-2012 04:33:27 | More by kojevergas
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clayton


4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-26-2012 16:29:55 | More by clayton
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-23-2012 18:34:25 | More by steamboatbrewer
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binx

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

05-15-2012 15:42:21 | More by binx
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MumboJumbo

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-04-2012 19:12:55 | More by MumboJumbo
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danwho

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

03-15-2012 21:47:06 | More by danwho
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ChiefPelz

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-08-2012 02:16:48 | More by ChiefPelz
Urca Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.