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

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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter
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BA SCORE
88
very good

669 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 669
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 32
Gots: 52 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of jdhilt
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a two finger tan head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights, yeast left in bottle. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Roasted coffee nose and flavor is strong roasted coffee. $1.90 for a 12oz bottle from a Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, ME.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Mini4x
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly good for Wolavers, they don't make any 'wow' beers but this is a solidly great coffee porter, a bit chocolaty very nice overall, hint of raspberry or maybe plum, just a hint though, I got it in a winter mix pack, hopefully I can find it solo.

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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of LeRose
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Twelve ounce bottle poured into pint glass.

Appearance - mahogany brown with reddish tints along the edges. Creamy tan head that did last long.

Aroma - strong smell of medium-roast coffee and a slight hint of vanilla.

Taste - I don't know why but this put me in mind of iced coffee rather than hot coffee. Not a heavy roast coffee flavor, but it dominates. Very slight vanilla component and a nice hint of raspberry on the back of the taste. A little malty sweetness in the background.

Mouth feel - I felt this to be thinner than it should be. Maybe that is why the iced coffee perception. Seemed more refreshing than it should be - thought it light and crisp.

Overall I did enjoy this beer but I feel there are better examples of the style available.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of puboflyons
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 21, 2013.

Handsome looking mahogany brown pour with a modest. soft tan head that lingers and red hues gracing the side of the glass.

The aroma is a delightful array of dark roasted coffee beans, vanilla beans, the slightest of dark fruitiness, and a mild hoppy note.

The body is medium and smooth.

The taste has this unique merging of the dark roasted coffee beans and coffee grinds and a kind of pale malt sweetness with a very low bitterness that drops a hint of its participation in the experience. Very easy to drink

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of WillieFerdonia
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Willie #1 Beer ya'll! If you do not try this you are only hurting yourself & your sheltered tastebuds. This ranks #1 amongst coffee porters in Willie world. The only thing close to it is Willoughby Peanut Butter Coffee Porter and sometimes Sam Smith or Atwater Chocolate. Drinking a Wolavers iz like watching Gary Franklin tossin a no-look to Cory Jefferson ya'll! Take it from Willie... This Organic Purebread is a WINNER!

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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 669 ratings.