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

670 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 237
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 32
Gots: 53 | 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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Photo of Gperson
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Not overwhelming, but strong flavors. Is what it says.

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4.52/5  rDev +15%

Photo of Belittle
4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

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3.84/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of schoolboy
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm pretty sure I've a some stuff from this brewery before and they were competent. This too.

It's brown with a little fizz and hardly any lacing. The aroma is good but not strong - coffee and roasted malts. Nice.

The taste similarly is a nice balance roasty coffee but a little weak on the Porter malts. The finish is sweet and clean.

This a quality product and reasonably priced.

Photo of themind
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

This is a fantastic, organic, non-GMO beer. Has a nice coffee taste and aroma and I would absolutely purchase this again. Just a great porter!

Bottom Line: Organic never tasted so good!

Photo of Mike099
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of bubseymour
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

One of the most coffee forward beers I've ever had. A light stout but despite the extreme coffee nose and taste it was well balanced. No ashiness, roastiness. Also minimal chocolate. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of yuenglingade
4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.8/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of TheWillMitch
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of TimZebGir
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

A: (3/3) dark brown almost black with thin dry brown head
S: (9/12) pretty strong coffee with some roasted malt, vanilla is noticeable, but not as strong
T: (16/20) very clean but flavorful profile: coffee and vanilla mingle but the bitter coffee seems a little stronger
M: (4/5) pretty light bodied for a porter, about as close to a soda as you can get with such a dark beer, but I think that’s mostly because of the carbonation
O: (7/10) A good, solid beer, and pairs nicely with most desserts, especially if you’re not looking for a death-by-richness experience.
39/50

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of rjp217
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of scotorum
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's tulip.

a: Opaque black with slight ruby highlights at the bottom when seen through light. Half finger thick tan head receded to thin patchy surface foam and spotty lacing.

s: Slight cold black coffee. Vanilla takes over as it warms.

t: Black coffee and dark smoky malt with some light hop bite. Slightly bitter finish later leavened by increasing vanilla notes

m: Light to medium, ok body, smooth, some carbonation tingle.

o: A very good coffee porter, well balanced and pleasant, especially after the vanilla kicks in and mellows it out. The best of the few organic brews I have had.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.