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

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very good

664 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 235
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 32
Gots: 51 | 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 Gushue3
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 1+ finger white head with some nice retention and leaves behind some lacing. Some carbonation is visible under the head and above the body.

S Big coffee bean scent and a slight chocolate

T Lots of coffee bean flavor along with some chocolate and sweet malts. Roasty finish thats slightly bitter

M Medium to lighter feel for a porter but not to thin. Medium amount of smaller carbonation bubbles. Wouldn't mind a more robust feel but not bad.

O Nice porter with great coffee flavors.

Photo of Njstoutlover23
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of k06wb01
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of barleyroad
4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice lite coffee brown in color. Smell, wow can you say fresh gound coffee. Strong on the smell and very refeshing to the nose. Taste is a great blend of coffee and beer. This is what coffee beer should taste like. Mouth feel is very clean, not lingering here. Overall this is what a specialty beer should be. Hay pass the cream and the begals. Wow.

Photo of ptshrdn
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of thecheapies
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Next to no head. Dark brown-black with wine red hues through the light. 2.5

Dark sweetened coffee and vanilla extract. Roasted barley and a little licorice. 4.0

Black coffee, vanilla, some residual sugar, black cherry, char, and licorice. A nice semi-sweet porter with a bitter finish. 4.0

Medium in body, lighter in carb. The finish cuts back on drinkability. 3.5

An above-average porter, and all organic to boot. I usually have one a year. You should too. 4.0

Photo of nh2032
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of Vylo
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of vbiliyar
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of Firkin-Bunghole
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Went to an event sponsored by Long Trail/Wolavers at a local restaurant and had a couple minutes to speak with the brewery rep.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.
A:Medium brown color, lighter brown small head with minimal lacing.
S: Coffee, vanilla, roasted malts
T: American coffee very strong throughout beer. Only minimal amount of vanilla and roast present when drinking. No bitterness evident which I was pleased with.
M: Light mouthfeel, but well carbonated
O: Was told since I indicated I prefer porters and stouts to give this one a try. Exceeded expectations. A solid coffee stout that is available year-round. Surpised I walked by this one numerous times before in bottle shops before the recommendation. Will buy again when I'm craving a porter or stout when the weather gets warmer.

Photo of GratefulJack
4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of pogoowner
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of logicalparadox
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of mscott1975
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of JxExM
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of howards52
5/5  rDev +27.2%

Photo of robieobie1
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of greid
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Wizzman
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of thegerm87
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of jsboates
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of atr2605
4.48/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pours black with a sudsy tan head that has very nice retention. Leaves a small lace
S-Big bold fresh coffee and unsweetened chocolate. The coffee aroma is absolutely fantastic. Smells like a freshly brewed cup o' joe
T-Coffee dominates the flavor and has fairly low hop bitterness. Unsweetened chocolate comes in the finish but is quite subtle, and overall the beer finishes quite clean for how much flavor it has
M-medium bodied with a fair amount of carbonation
O-really awesome porter. One of the most coffee flavored-coffee flavored beers I have had. A lot of beers will have the hints of it but this really comes through in the aroma and the flavor but still isn't overwhelming. Great beer

Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
89 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.