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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's

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BA SCORE
88
very good

577 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 29
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Unfiltered and unpasteurized porter brewed with Vermont grown organic coffee and aged on organic vanilla beans.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-30-2009)
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Reviews by chilly460:
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chilly460

Virginia

3.55/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours the color of rootbeer, dark brown with an auburn tinge to it. Somewhat cloudy. Off white head dissipates quickly to a thin skim on the top. No lacing to speak of.

S: Nice sweet fresh brewed coffee aroma. Get a bit of vanilla bean in there as well, supported by a chocolatey malt aroma.

T: Taste just didn't live up to the aroma on this beer. The coffee flavor is watered down, it's there but it's more of a background flavor then being prominent. The sweeter chocolate
tone is there as well, but again it's just not that prominent, and the vanilla is completely absent. Bit of acidic bitterness as well.

M: Came across as quite watery to me, thin, and had some prickly carbonation.

O: It's an OK tasting beer, but well off of the quality I've had in other good porters, not to mention the better coffee porters.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 14:15:20 | More by chilly460
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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.