Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by RickS95:
4/5 rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I'm not a coffee drinker, so keep that in consideration when you read this.
The porter pours a rich, dark black color, thin beige head. Earthy chocolate malt in the nose with just a hint of coffee in the background.
Milky smooth in the mouth (if all beers were this smooth, I'd be an alcoholic). Very little lacing.
The taste and finish is very complex. There is almost no hoppy bitterness. An obvious chocolate flavor is present, which is followed by the sour of the coffee...and just when you think it's done, the vanilla bean flavor kicks in.
Like most porters, it was very smooth and easy to drink, and at 6% alcohol, the buzz can sneak up on you.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2008 14:34:57 | More by RickS95
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3.64/5 rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Purchased a single 12 ounce bottle poured into snifter.
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-18-2014 11:13:19 | More by Dr_Bahmbay13
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.