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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

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

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

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%

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.

02-07-2013 05:23:14 | More by Beaver13
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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
Urca Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.