Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by chinchill:
3.31/5 rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
12 oz bottle; date notched (bottled) July 2013; from Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids. Served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours very dark reddish-brown, clear, with a bubble and weak beige head. Medium-light carbonation is OK but the body is too thin.
Aroma: unbalanced mix of dark roasted malts and vanilla, with vanilla dominant and coffee barely present. Pretty good smelling nonetheless.
Flavor: follows except with the vanilla seeming even more disproportionate and now this is mildly objectionable. At least it is a natural vanilla flavor. Eventually, the vanilla recedes at bit allowing more coffee and a dose of dark roasted grain to join the vanilla in the lingering aftertaste. Even here, it lacks dark roasted malt flavor, however. Mildly sweet.
O: recommended for fans of dark vanilla ales. Don't expect much coffee aroma or flavor.
Serving type: bottle
01-12-2014 20:10:43 | More by chinchill
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3.4/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottle poured into a goblet glass
Dark Black color with a very small ring of white foam along the edges of the glass.
Scents of vanilla and some caramel with a little bit of malt.
very light Vanilla flavor on the tounge with a nice porter malt for the taste.
Light in the mouthfeel with a little bit of bitterness and a slight amount of nuttiness.
Decent beer, but nothing to write home about.
Serving type: bottle
03-06-2014 23:14:03 | More by timmy2b
3.58/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Had this on tap at Hops and Crafts in Nashville. Pretty nice sweet porter. Roasted malts and strong but not overpowering vanilla notes. I didn't get as much coffee flavoring as I'd expected. Very creamy mouthfeel. Dark brown color with a light tan head. I think a little underrated.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2014 03:21:46 | More by MarkQ617
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
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