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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

686 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 32
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-30-2009

Unfiltered and unpasteurized porter brewed with Vermont grown organic coffee and aged on organic vanilla beans.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 686 | Reviews: 238 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Syncro-Vox
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of osant37
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MCImes
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this beer closely reminds me of surly's cacao bender only it comes in a 6 pack! if you're not ready for the vanilla I can see why some people might not love it, but I think it is restrained enough to still be very good. overall the base beer is good too. it's a little too sweet to be perfect in my book, but still very good. I will buy it again.

Photo of Juice14
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ardeer
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaymus
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svendozen
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BobMessina
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Niedzws
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BillCheck
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jschwamb
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Immortale25
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Bottleneck says 102714.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch dark tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind

S- Bold coffee aroma that's slightly sweet and has some light vanilla, chocolate and caramel notes. Medium roastiness.

T- A little sweeter than the aroma lets on with the coffee being more complementary to the overall flavor rather than being the driving force. The malt roastiness is also pretty middle-of-the-road providing a good backdrop for the coffee to play off.

M- Standard porter feel with medium carbonation and a fullish body.

O- An above average coffee porter that I'm glad I purchased a full sixer of since it satisfies my coffee beer cravings without breaking my wallet. Recommended.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: deep brown; - a touch of ruby at the edges; less than a 1 finger light brown head that receded to a thick cap; OK lacing;

S: roasted grains; coffee grounds;

T: follows the nose; light bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: coffee grounds is not a flavor I want;

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3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of griffey123
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thadream
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.