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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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very good

707 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 707
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.
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle enjoyed from a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear, molasses-tinged deep brown with a thin layer of mocha-colored head. Head dissipates quickly to a ring, little to no lacing is left down the glass.

S: Chocolate, yeasty creaminess, coffee, roastiness, and a hint of wax. Not as much coffee as I had expected, but quite nice.

T/M: Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, smooth, slightly oily, and lightly carbonated. Carbonation is a little prickly up front, but really just does the bare minimum for this beer. Flavor is a slightly fruity and chocolatey malt sweetness backed by roastiness, leading into a coffee and accompanying bitterness on the finish. Finish is surprisingly light on bitterness and really quite clean and devoid of much lingering character.

O: Far from the coffee bomb that was described by the friend who supplied the bottles, I find that this beer is still quite tasty. The thickness is about right, the coffee and chocolate are well balanced, and there is very little that is unpleasant. That said, it could do for more carbonation and maybe just a little more character... parts of the flavor profile just felt empty.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not going into a lot in the explanation of this beer. I am not as educated as many of the other reviewers on here so I don't know if I could do this beer justice. I am fairly new to exploring craft beers . This is definitely one of the best I have tried so far. Aroma is amazing almost like being in a coffee shop. I am not a big coffee drinker so if anything I could find fault in is the strength of the coffee taste. It is balanced well with the sweetness of the chocolate and vanilla. Maybe a little less on the coffee and I would say for sure this would have been my favorite to date. Also this is an organic beer for all of those interested.

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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 707 ratings.