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

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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.
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Ratings: 717 | Reviews: 244
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4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle says 102714. Pours a very dark ruby red (almost but not quite black - hold it up to a strong light) with a one-finger tan head. Not much lacing to speak of.

This is one smooth porter. Maybe it's the vanilla, but there is no roughness to this at all. The predominant impression is, of course, roasted malts and coffee - but there's a definite sweet undertone and just a hint of chocolate. Moderate carbonation. Full-bodied and almost oily mouthfeel.

Really enjoyable.

Photo of d_brommer_nh
4.34/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nealw09
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent blend of a roasty porter with a real solid coffee note. Wonderful balance, and one of the best, most natural coffee additions I have had the pleasure of trying. All-around outstanding brew.

Photo of Syncro-Vox
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of osant37
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

this beer closely reminds me of surly's cacao bender only it comes in a 6 pack! if you're not ready for the vanilla I can see why some people might not love it, but I think it is restrained enough to still be very good. overall the base beer is good too. it's a little too sweet to be perfect in my book, but still very good. I will buy it again.

Photo of Juice14
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Shaymus
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svendozen
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BobMessina
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yancey82
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
4.29/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.71/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timmy2b
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Niedzws
4.65/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ItsBeer4Me
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BillCheck
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jschwamb
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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