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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

717 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 33
Gots: 83 | 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: 717 | Reviews: 244
Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of founddrama
2.71/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

LOOK: Rich brown with some red hues. About a finger's worth of light tan head when poured into a shaker glass.

NOSE: Coffee. Just coffee.

TASTE: I'm just getting coffee. That's the one and only note here. It doesn't complement any other flavors, it's just the only thing there.

FEEL: A much lighter body than I'd expect for something billed as a porter. Maybe it'd work if billed as a brown?

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of speedothong
4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ArtZan
3.54/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuhndog
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of OntheLambic
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of abkayak
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.