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

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very good

631 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 32
Gots: 42 | 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 dbrauneis
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown (almost black) in color with some garnet red highlights and light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall tan head that reduces to a medium sized patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of coffee beans with just a hint of sweetness.

T: Nice strong flavors of coffee that increase in strength as the beer warms. Lighter notes of roasted malts with some very light notes of sweetness. Light bitterness that fades quickly.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: I really enjoyed this beer but I could see others being disappointed because the flavor is completely dominated by the coffee - as a person that really enjoys coffee, I really like this one.

dbrauneis, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of jjd315
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

jjd315, Dec 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Garlicjosh, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of DonFrap
4/5  rDev +1.8%

DonFrap, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of gcamparone
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Samuel adams pint glass. Purchased in Wakefield, Rhode Island

A- Pours a deep brown, nearly opaque body with mahogany highlights and a thinnish mocha head that reduces quickly and leaves little lacing. Nice head color.

S- Fresh ground coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, and an interesting grassy note in the background.

T- Coffee beans, toffee, with a slight roastyness on the finish. It's an easy drinker.

M- Slightly watery for a porter. Medium carbonation.

Overall quite an enjoyable brew. It's a smooth drinker that demands sip after sip and doesn't really fill you up. I'd buy it again

gcamparone, Dec 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

TimoP, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

CDW, Dec 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

tmars13, Dec 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

agreenman19, Dec 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Rekrule, Dec 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

chasmandocharles, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JohnK17, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of bluejacket74
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle, 102412 stamped on the bottle, not sure if it's a bottled on or best by date. I don't care, I'm drinking it anyway. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention is very good, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells mostly like coffee and roasted malt, along with some bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. Taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but the coffee flavor is more of a sweet roasted flavor (because of the vanilla) than a bitter roasty one. I like it because the coffee is definitely noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, but I think it fits the style well since it's a porter and not a stronger stout. It's also very smooth and goes down easy enough. $8.99 a 6-pack? Yeah, I'll be buying this again.

bluejacket74, Nov 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

YourOnlyMan, Nov 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

stortore, Nov 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

nesarebad, Nov 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

dunix, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

RblWthACoz, Oct 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

ehnahwy8, Oct 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Johncnh, Oct 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

ChickenBugg, Oct 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

MarkSmithVT, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

barneysdad, Sep 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

mellonsm, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

BaconManic, Sep 03, 2012
Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 631 ratings.