Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter - Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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3.94/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bottle enjoyed from a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear, molasses-tinged deep brown with a thin layer of mocha-colored head. Head dissipates quickly to a ring, little to no lacing is left down the glass.
S: Chocolate, yeasty creaminess, coffee, roastiness, and a hint of wax. Not as much coffee as I had expected, but quite nice.
T/M: Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, smooth, slightly oily, and lightly carbonated. Carbonation is a little prickly up front, but really just does the bare minimum for this beer. Flavor is a slightly fruity and chocolatey malt sweetness backed by roastiness, leading into a coffee and accompanying bitterness on the finish. Finish is surprisingly light on bitterness and really quite clean and devoid of much lingering character.
O: Far from the coffee bomb that was described by the friend who supplied the bottles, I find that this beer is still quite tasty. The thickness is about right, the coffee and chocolate are well balanced, and there is very little that is unpleasant. That said, it could do for more carbonation and maybe just a little more character... parts of the flavor profile just felt empty.
Serving type: bottle
01-29-2014 08:27:42 | More by jdhowe
4.4/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Not going into a lot in the explanation of this beer. I am not as educated as many of the other reviewers on here so I don't know if I could do this beer justice. I am fairly new to exploring craft beers . This is definitely one of the best I have tried so far. Aroma is amazing almost like being in a coffee shop. I am not a big coffee drinker so if anything I could find fault in is the strength of the coffee taste. It is balanced well with the sweetness of the chocolate and vanilla. Maybe a little less on the coffee and I would say for sure this would have been my favorite to date. Also this is an organic beer for all of those interested.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 02:03:00 | More by Jamey61
4.41/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Strong coffee grinds with a solid backbone of vanilla to balance and not cause the coffee to overpower. As it warms roasted chocolate and dark malts subtly come through.
Opaque dark brown with dark ruby brown highlights at the extremities.
Full thick tan head with a lingering layer of foam just covering the surface and ringing the glass.
Strong rich coffee grind flavor with a solid vanilla backbone that is prominent enough to not let the coffee dominate and overpower the senses.
Aftertaste of rich coffee with lingering hints of dark roasted chocolate and dark malts.
As it warms the dark and chocolate malts just start to come through to add to a more balanced feeling.
High carbonation. Full bodied. Slightly dry feeling appropriate to style.
Excellent adherence to robust porter style with a coffee speciality ingredient. Perhaps reducing the coffee additive just a tad to allow the other dark and chocolate malts to add some slight complexities and improve the balance would make this a perfect coffee porter.
Serving type: on-tap
01-11-2014 05:22:01 | More by Landar
Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
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