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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

586 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 30
Gots: 29 | 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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RHB33

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

06-17-2014 22:43:48 | More by RHB33
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whatsgoody

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2%

06-15-2014 14:56:03 | More by whatsgoody
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KevMo84

California

3/5  rDev -23.5%

06-07-2014 07:57:43 | More by KevMo84
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev +10.7%

Alta Gracia Coffee Porter is a beer I am very anxious to taste as Porters are my current favorite style, I am a coffee fiend, and an advocate of all things organic. It's appearance is lovely and suitable, a deep oily brown with a 1/4" tan head of suds siting on top. I found the aroma to be very very sweet and fresh, definitely a pleasant surprise. A vanilla aspect is dominant and there are hints of roasted malts and coffee beans in the background. The flavor itself is filled with creamy, sweetened coffee, toasted grains, and the slightest sweet citrus touch as well. I'm impressed in regards to the coffee flavor - how it comes through and the quality of it. This is a very balanced beverage, it has a light and silky mouthfeel, and is the perfect summer libation for those who shun the season's typical choices.

06-07-2014 06:08:47 | More by Neorebel
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-01-2014 18:57:26 | More by jbaker67
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

05-28-2014 22:13:17 | More by Durandal_777
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ChrisinRI

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2%

05-08-2014 13:35:59 | More by ChrisinRI
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WiserBud

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

05-08-2014 01:13:56 | More by WiserBud
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jl2414

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

05-06-2014 00:42:52 | More by jl2414
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patrick802

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

05-04-2014 19:24:16 | More by patrick802
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

04-30-2014 01:54:15 | More by JimmyAloysius
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%

04-29-2014 19:23:04 | More by atrocity
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

04-29-2014 17:53:27 | More by ramrod666
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dtomes

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

04-05-2014 02:44:08 | More by dtomes
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illpass78

Maine

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

12 oz. bottle poured into a stout glass.

Appearance: Pours a deep brown with a very short tan head that disappears quickly. Not much lacing.

Aroma: There's vanilla, coffee, hazelnut, dark chocolate, some lactose-like notes, and minimal hop bitterness. Smells good.

Taste: Now this is a darn good porter. Vanilla and coffee dominate the taste. The coffee really comes through in a delicious, full-bodied way. The taste is closer to actual black coffee than most coffee porters and stouts. This is really terrific; bitterness on the finish is perfect.

Mouthfeel: The depth of body is spot-on.

Overall: Excellent coffee porter. One of the best I've had of the style. Another win for the breweries of northern New England.

03-29-2014 04:17:07 | More by illpass78
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Mediocre_Ninja

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-26-2014 00:34:05 | More by Mediocre_Ninja
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BumpyAZ

New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -0.3%

Coffee is obviously the star of the show here but it comes across well balanced in both aroma and taste. The aroma hits upfront with coffee but is quickly balanced by a creamy, slightly sweet vanilla scent that nicely tones down the bitterness of the coffee. Maybe a slight hint of chocolate in there too. The taste essentially echoes the aroma note for note, maybe just a tad more coffee in the taste though. Mouth feel is medium to slightly full bodied , a bit of creaminess, nicely carbonated.

03-25-2014 02:00:42 | More by BumpyAZ
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clfrost

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.5%

03-24-2014 11:54:22 | More by clfrost
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BigFatOgre

Rhode Island

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%

Not much of a head on this one and a light lacing on the glass. A nice, dark, practically black coloration. I can smell the coffee and vanilla. Taste is excellent, much like the scent, Coffee with a hint of vanilla and very light on the alcohol taste. A bit of a mocha type aftertaste. Delicious.

03-24-2014 01:45:04 | More by BigFatOgre
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blameo

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

03-21-2014 00:07:16 | More by blameo
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-17-2014 21:20:01 | More by Gatch
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

03-16-2014 15:16:22 | More by Fettpopps
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-15-2014 19:30:16 | More by tmbgnicu
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Botulizard

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2%

03-13-2014 01:18:33 | More by Botulizard
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Dreamer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-08-2014 21:38:01 | More by Dreamer
Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.