Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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Reviews by BTVflatlander:
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Among the season's first bottles, I picked this up this morning's delivery at City Market in Burlington, Vt. I've been a fan in the past, but I never got around to writing a review so here goes nothing.
A: Silky black with a light tan head.
S: Mostly coffee, not much vanilla.
T: Overwhelming coffee, as I remembered. It's almost too overwhelming, but it works for me. Some who don't like coffee as much may find it too much to handle.
M: Adequate, not as full as I'd like, but it's certainly not watery.
O: This is a really good beer--in my opinion the best Wolaver's/Otter Creek offering (excluding Double Dose). If you like coffee, you'll probably like it. That said, I'm always a tad underwhelmed by how unbalanced and quasi-stale the coffee flavor is. I love coffee, so it's okay, but it's not the most balanced or well done coffee beer, either. That said, this is just about $9 a six-pack and, around here, singles of Dieu du Ciel's Péché Mortel are just about $5 each. I'll take Wolaver's.
Serving type: bottle
10-22-2013 18:01:41 | More by BTVflatlander
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4.34/5 rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Alta Gracia Coffee Porter is a beer I am very anxious to taste as Porters are my current favorite style, I am a coffee fiend, and an advocate of all things organic. It's appearance is lovely and suitable, a deep oily brown with a 1/4" tan head of suds siting on top. I found the aroma to be very very sweet and fresh, definitely a pleasant surprise. A vanilla aspect is dominant and there are hints of roasted malts and coffee beans in the background. The flavor itself is filled with creamy, sweetened coffee, toasted grains, and the slightest sweet citrus touch as well. I'm impressed in regards to the coffee flavor - how it comes through and the quality of it. This is a very balanced beverage, it has a light and silky mouthfeel, and is the perfect summer libation for those who shun the season's typical choices.
Serving type: bottle
06-07-2014 06:08:47 | More by Neorebel
Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 581 ratings.