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

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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee PorterWolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter

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BA SCORE
88
very good

579 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 579
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 29
Gots: 29 | 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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Ratings: 579 | Reviews: 223 | Display Reviews Only:
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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

02-19-2014 03:23:10 | More by Oakenator
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-19-2014 01:01:41 | More by Bandi
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

02-18-2014 05:50:34 | More by oriolesfan4
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Mac


4/5  rDev +2%

02-10-2014 05:16:28 | More by Mac
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burkesquires

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

02-10-2014 02:10:18 | More by burkesquires
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PretzelsNBeer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-09-2014 00:59:16 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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-NESTO-

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.5%

02-07-2014 16:15:34 | More by -NESTO-
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2%

02-07-2014 16:12:11 | More by DrunkinYogi
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sachie23

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-05-2014 00:28:37 | More by sachie23
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garuda

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

02-02-2014 18:00:23 | More by garuda
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Dilbert65

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

02-02-2014 01:01:14 | More by Dilbert65
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djgustafson

New York

4/5  rDev +2%

02-01-2014 05:05:19 | More by djgustafson
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jdhowe

California

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
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-27-2014 18:23:36 | More by Thorpe429
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cmq103

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

01-27-2014 01:08:20 | More by cmq103
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-26-2014 01:18:13 | More by bigred89
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

01-25-2014 23:34:46 | More by Bdel34
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ElijahRivera

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-24-2014 02:03:27 | More by ElijahRivera
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

01-22-2014 04:06:05 | More by Ainjyll
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-21-2014 02:20:15 | More by Lurkerson
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Jamey61

Pennsylvania

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
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2%

01-18-2014 17:24:45 | More by ColForbinBC
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

01-16-2014 23:39:41 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-15-2014 00:46:37 | More by SpasmWaiter
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Bitzer

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-14-2014 22:43:15 | More by Bitzer
Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's
88 out of 100 based on 579 ratings.