Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by RyanLigeia:
2.65/5 rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Pours a very dark brown that is clear when held to a bright light. The head is almost non existent which is a real letdown. When i hear "vanilla java porter" im expecting a thick creamy looking beer with a head that matches.
Smells delicious. Vanilla, coffee, malty. The vanilla smells great in here.
The taste is a little too artificial for me. Its not awful but it definitely has an imitation coffee/vanilla taste that almost seems watered down even. The smell wasn't so artificial so I was expecting it to be better.
Mouthfeel is definitely not thick enough. Very watery for a porter. Low carbonation as well which in my opinion doesnt go very well with a thin body like this.
Overall...hmm...definitely not one of my favorites. Ive had worse though. If they thickened up the body I think it'd do wonders for this beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2012 23:51:33 | More by RyanLigeia
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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 1,122 ratings.