Vanilla Porter | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
BA SCORE
3.97/5
83 Ratings
Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
drydockbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ONovoMexicano on 11-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,271
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
83
pDev:
7.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Photo of VashonGuy
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer has lots of vanilla, some cocoa, and it's on the sweet side. The appearance is normal dark color, with minimal head (from a can). What it didn't have was a lot of beer character. It didn't have much roasted malt character, as most porters would have. The body is on the thin side. Recommended if you like vanilla a lot, but there are much better porters out there.

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Photo of hydrate
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

9/21/17. REALLY strong vanilla nose. Taste is very dry and clean for a port. Definitely not a milk stout. Some bitter finish but not really a chocolate or coffee flavor. What I really liked about it was the strong vanilla scent and the dry, clean, dark flavor which was almost more stout-like than porter. Pint glass from the tap at Trailhead Taphouse & Kitchen, Golden, CO.

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Photo of LukeB
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of locoformavs
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jewellrunner
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LinusBohman
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

L: Black as sin with a sweet chocalaty hue. Lacings on the side and the foam remains as a warm blanket on this nectar of Aphrodite.

S: Roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla and plums.

T: It starts of the same as the smell. The vanilla is more apparent in the taste. There is also a subtle acidity and some sweet liqourice. Aftertaste is of chocolate.

F: Creamy yet not too heavy. It tenderly caresses the palate as it makes it's way towards the throat. Carbonation is apparent but not overwhelming. Kind of hits the spot perfectly for what a porter should offer.

Ov: Very drinkable and unexpecedly complex beer considering the abv. A well crafted brew with a perfect balance that makes it stand out a bit from the overfilled ocean that is todays choice of craft beers.

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Photo of invalid665
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of psmith161
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NocoBeerGuy
4.67/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petersonmatt22
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jack921
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaydoc
3.56/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WyattCBridges
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This is without a doubt one of my favorite dark beers that I've discovered since moving to Colorado. The Vanilla Beans really shine without being overwhelmingly sweet. I'm typically a hoppy beer drinker, but I enjoy this beer just about every weekend.

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Photo of Buannaich
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of R3ason
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice dark brown color, with some very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger light tan head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some vanilla sweetness. The taste is pretty nice, malty, nice vanilla note, sweet. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Vanilla Porter from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 83 ratings
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