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Urca Vanilla Porter - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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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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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 39 | Display Reviews Only:
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

12-30-2013 00:10:59 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.5%

12-15-2013 03:18:55 | More by tommy5
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shadlock

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

11-21-2013 23:18:05 | More by shadlock
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timontheroad

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

11-19-2013 05:18:39 | More by timontheroad
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-17-2013 04:41:38 | More by TickleMeTony
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-14-2013 04:37:24 | More by jaydoc
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Stwinchy

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-18-2013 17:36:44 | More by Stwinchy
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Mike

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.5%

10-18-2013 03:12:15 | More by Mike
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-25-2013 04:46:34 | More by MarkyMOD
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.5%

08-02-2013 01:38:15 | More by dvmin98
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RDW

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-19-2013 04:05:01 | More by RDW
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-13-2013 18:07:56 | More by gueuzedreg
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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
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rawfish

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-04-2013 07:13:35 | More by rawfish
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Rayek

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

04-30-2013 17:57:22 | More by Rayek
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bsinger45

Colorado

3/5  rDev -23.9%

04-29-2013 21:20:32 | More by bsinger45
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chugalug06

Colorado

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
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-30-2013 14:15:43 | More by MinorThreat
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cvm4

Mississippi

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.

M - Just what I'd expect from a porter, lighter body & medium carbonation.

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

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 23:11:36 | More by cvm4
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MeisterMayhem

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

03-25-2013 22:55:41 | More by MeisterMayhem
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beerdrifter

Germany

3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up while on vacation in Denver. Dark brown, nearly black pour with a quickly fading one finger caramel colored head with decent lacing. As expected, the vanilla dominates the nose along with hints of coffee, subtle cocoa, and hazelnut. The taste is also dominated by the vanilla along with hints of maple, hazelnut, caramel, coffee, cream, and subtle chocolate. The mouthfeel is incredibly creamy and smooth, but at the same time a bit thin. Overall, I love the fact that the vanilla is very natural tasting as opposed to the artificial taste you sometimes get with vanilla beers. Unfortunately, it's a little too sweet for my tastes, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 16:15:07 | More by beerdrifter
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

02-13-2013 19:13:58 | More by AlaskanYoung
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.03/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small creamy light tan head that quickly goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet perfumey vanilla, some wood and some roasted chocolate malts. Smells a bit like lodgepole pines.

The flavor is lots of sweet vanilla with some roasted malts. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.

Overall, a bit thin and too much sweet vanilla for me. Better than Breck's though.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 05:23:14 | More by Beaver13
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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
Urca Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.