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

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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee PorterWolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

578 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 578
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 philbe311:
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The slightest of heads, possibly a quarter fingers worth, of audibly fizzy tan colored head quickly fades leaving a swirling vibrant lacing comprised of bursting bubbles... A deep dark brooding brown color that leaks in a bit of light which helps display inviting ruby red colored highlights... Upon very close examination some very small bubbled rapid carbonation can be seen...

S - A great nose, dominated by coffee... Not being experience with Alta Gracia coffee, I can only say that this smells of fresh harvested high-quality coffee beans... Some roasted malts... Perhaps some very faints of caramel, toffee, and maybe even vanilla...

T - Freshly brewed medium roast Latin American coffee... Roasted malts... A hint of caramel... Some faint choclate notes... Perhaps some vanilla notes on the deep finish... Quite tasty...

M - Medium bodied... Lots of fizzy carbonation... A bit of a burnt texture... Even though this one seems a bit dry, tThe finish is surprisingly "juicy..."

D - A wonderful marriage of coffee and beer... Deep, rich, and slightly sophisticated... After a not so favorable Otter Creek experience early on in my beer geekdom, I was leery of trying other OC/W offerings, but this one more than restores my faith... I'm happy I invested in a sixers of this and recommend it to either beer or coffee lovers (but hopefully both)...

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 02:24:52 | More by philbe311
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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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