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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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1,109 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,109
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 20.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ypsifly on 10-21-2006)
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GRPunk

Michigan

3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap poured into a pint glass.

A- It poured a dark brown, nearing black, with red hues at the edges and about a 1 finger, tan head that slowly fell to a nice lace.

S- It had a definite vanilla aroma mixed with spent coffee grounds, and some chocolate scents in the background.

T- The vanilla flavor seemed a little forced (almost seeming unnatural) in this one and resulted in an overly sweet beer. There were some coffee notes too, but it was overwhelmingly vanilla.

M- The mouthfeel was a little thinner than I'd generally expect from the style

D- It's not bad as an after-dinner drink as I had it. I wouldn't want to drink one before a meal or more than a pint or two in an evening. It may not be the "best" porter I've had, but it's far from the worst.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2008 23:18:24 | More by GRPunk
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Appearance Looks like black coffee, minimal creamy slightly tan head

Smells like a vanilla java coffee drink, very good smell. Has some chocolate smell rolling around in there also.

Taste is very good! Vanilla lots of it! Java coco bean. Roasted malt. Burnt caramel ,

Mouth feel Slightly medium light , lots of tiny bubbles . Good beer mouth feel . after taste is pleasant , Kawfee. Vanilla sweetness coats your lips ,sorta sticky.

Overall I would buy a six pack of these for sure again. It is an easy drinking beer, Great for all us third shift Zombies who crave a beer with our breakfast. I think this is my second or third porter style beer, It would be a great beer to introduce to someone who has not Tried a Porter or a stout Before because it is pretty solid but not too overpowering in the flavor department which can turn some people off.

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S - Strong vanilla, slight coffee and chocolate

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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
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