Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
Ratings: 1,034 | Reviews: 443 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by BDIMike:
2.9/5 rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Pours a dark brown, black color. It has a tan head that dissipates immediately.
Smells very nice of a strong vanilla flavor. Very strong coffee smell as well. A bit of chocolate at the end.
Taste is somewhat strange at first. A bit of a chocolate taste mixed in with vanilla and a little coffee as well. All of the flavors kind of hit at the same time and confuse me.
The mouthfeel is somewhat thin for me for a porter.
Drinkability is not very good on this. Even if one liked this, I couldn't see drinking many more than one of these. I just don't think the tastes really come together on this beer.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2008 01:03:16 | More by BDIMike
More User Reviews:
3/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Opaque dark brown to black. You could view an eclipse through this and your retinas would survive. Medium tan head with a bit of lacing.
Medium roast coffee and vanilla aroma with a hint of earthy malt.
Flavor is mostly vanilla with some coffee and roasted malt. Low hop bitterness and no obvious ethanol.
Light, thin body with medium carbonation.
I really wanted to like this -- porter, coffee, vanilla -- what's not to like? But the overall impression is too thin and watery. Also the vanilla seems somehow artificial. When I tried my first bottle I was underwhelmed so I waited a week and tried another bottle, this time letting it warm some. That helped a bit but I'm still disappointed by the thin body and not enough complexity.
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 23:30:54 | More by myelo
3.06/5 rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Poured a dark black into a standard pint.
This had very little smell...Looking for some vanilla here. Just a hint. Nothing else.
No head whatsover. It looked thin and, after the first sip, mouthfeel coincided with the look of this brew.
The taste...Not much vanilla (slight) or coffee. Mildly bitter in the finish. Pretty weak.
Serving type: on-tap
04-04-2014 22:50:33 | More by BeerDazed
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 1,034 ratings.