Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by StarlightSeraph:
3/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: A murky dark brown, with a half-finger of tan head. The head lingered for quite some time, despite there not being very much of it. Good lacing.
Smell: Vanilla, roasted malts, and some kind of chemical astringency.
Taste: Surprisingly bold flavored - a strong mixture of roasted malts and vanilla. A little bit of coffee flavors on the back end - they really come through in the aftertaste. The vanilla and chemical sweetness dominate, however, almost to the point of being cloying. As the beer warms, it only gets sweeter. There's an unpleasant astringency throughout as well.
Mouthfeel: Nice and creamy, but carbonation is a little high.
Drinkability: This beer has potential, but just ends up way too sweet. The vanilla/chemical flavors dominate. One was plenty, and it was tough to finish it.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2009 21:49:40 | More by StarlightSeraph
More User Reviews:
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 1,116 ratings.