Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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3.63/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Alta Gracia pours a very, very dark brown color. There's very little light shining through but it's still not quite black. The foam is a full finger thick and a lighter shade of khaki or vanilla. The foam fades and leaves behind a medium amount of lacing.
The aromas are a mix of coffee and espresso with maybe a little bit of vanilla or mocha too? I expected a sweeter smell from this porter, but it smells cleaner and drier, more like the nose of a coffee stout.
Flavors are obviously dominated by the rich coffee, but much like the nose it reminds me more of a stout than a sweeter style porter. The Alta Gracia is very smooth, almost silky, and easy to drink. It's not as bold as a big coffee stout or 'breakfast' stout, but definitely more dry and complex than what I typically think of in the average porter.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2012 23:25:06 | More by TheCorkStopsHere
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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 579 ratings.