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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

705 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 33
Gots: 77 | 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: 705 | Reviews: 243 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Fievel
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fscottkey
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: [4.00] The beer looks black - but is a really deep ruby red when held up to the light. The pour forms a 1/2 finger khaki head. The head dissipates quickly leaving some tan traces on the surface. The beer has a born on date of 11/03/14. The bottle lists a lot of organic ingredients and the origins on the coffee beans - but not the ABV. C'mon guys it is like 4 characters of text x.x%

S: [4.50] Boom! It is a coffee bomb. In your face with the coffee. I can't get any other notes on the nose. I am not complaining - just observing.

T: [4.25] The taste follows the nose. Big burst of coffee up front. However, it then slides into a malty sweet flavor - without the coffee. The coffee makes a subtle return on the aftertaste.

M: [3.50] The body is a bit thin and watery. It is a lower ABV beer and I think that shows most here.

O: [4.00] I really like a coffee forward stout. This fits into that category. They were not shy with the coffee flavor. The main gripe is the watery mouthfeel. It is hard to avoid on a low ABV porter. Overall I really like this. I would like to have it again.

Photo of SABERG
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NJBeer265
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danno48
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikexw
4.07/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of braican
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jren
3.08/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I feel the taste was average but it was very thin tasting to me.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a very tasty coffee Porter! If you're big on that strong coffee taste in a beer you will really like this one! It's delicious!

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigRizz62
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jminch
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hurricanes56dan
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dodge408
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottle says 102714. Pours a very dark ruby red (almost but not quite black - hold it up to a strong light) with a one-finger tan head. Not much lacing to speak of.

This is one smooth porter. Maybe it's the vanilla, but there is no roughness to this at all. The predominant impression is, of course, roasted malts and coffee - but there's a definite sweet undertone and just a hint of chocolate. Moderate carbonation. Full-bodied and almost oily mouthfeel.

Really enjoyable.

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nealw09
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent blend of a roasty porter with a real solid coffee note. Wonderful balance, and one of the best, most natural coffee additions I have had the pleasure of trying. All-around outstanding brew.

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

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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.