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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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1,097 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,097
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 20.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 50 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ypsifly on 10-21-2006)
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Florida9

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Very dark brown, almost black, in color, yet still visibly clear. Forms an enormous light tan head that slowly reduces to a small, but stable 1/8" of bubbly head. No lacing.

S: Smells of cola and a strong sweet artificial vanilla scent. Almost like some sort of Vanilla Coke knock-off. There is some roasty malts in the mix, but the artificial vanilla dominates.

T: Cola, chocolate, coffee, and that sweet fake vanilla. Thinly flavored, finishes quick and watery. Leaves a sweet saccharin aftertaste in the mouth.

M: Thin to medium in body with heavier carbonation. Thin for the style. Very low bitterness.

O: Simply not a very good beer that I didn't even bother finishing. Reminds of a mildly alcoholic cola with it's sweet, fake taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2011 02:11:24 | More by Florida9
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S - 12oz bottle poured into tulip

A - Dark brown, nearing black, little to no light passing through, medium brown head

S - Strong vanilla, slight coffee and chocolate

T - Vanilla is strong up front, just a little trace of coffee and some bitterness that is reminiscent of dark bitter chocolate

M - Medium body, not too light, bordering on medium/heavy

O - A good, solid beer. I'd love to put down a sixer of this stuff. I would definitely buy it again.

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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,097 ratings.