1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

Not Rated.
Atwater Vanilla Java PorterAtwater Vanilla Java Porter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

1,110 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,110
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 20.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,110 | Reviews: 450 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by chriskozma:
Photo of chriskozma
chriskozma

New York

2.03/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Well this beer certainly sounds good but let me tell ya... it's not. Everything about this beer feels rushed. It's pretty watery for a porter and the flavor is just awful. Some hints of vanilla but it's just so hard to get down with the other awful flavors. Probably the worst beer I've tried in my young beer tasting career.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2008 23:48:18 | More by chriskozma
More User Reviews:
Photo of AdmiralOzone
AdmiralOzone

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-23-2014 22:25:49 | More by AdmiralOzone
Photo of Raduea84
Raduea84


3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-23-2014 00:26:05 | More by Raduea84
Photo of Hrodebert
Hrodebert

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-22-2014 01:54:57 | More by Hrodebert
Photo of Auror
Auror

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-21-2014 23:41:37 | More by Auror
Photo of pschie1
pschie1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-20-2014 23:35:25 | More by pschie1
Photo of _Christina_
_Christina_

Michigan

5/5  rDev +48.8%

07-18-2014 23:55:06 | More by _Christina_
Photo of Dr_Bahmbay13
Dr_Bahmbay13

Michigan

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
Photo of ChaseTheAce
ChaseTheAce

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-16-2014 04:17:06 | More by ChaseTheAce
Photo of BArunnerchick
BArunnerchick

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-15-2014 20:14:20 | More by BArunnerchick
Photo of _morandi_
_morandi_

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-15-2014 03:36:20 | More by _morandi_
Photo of Hockeyplyr3015
Hockeyplyr3015


4/5  rDev +19%

07-15-2014 02:50:48 | More by Hockeyplyr3015
Photo of valkyre65
valkyre65

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-15-2014 01:07:30 | More by valkyre65
Photo of brkfrnr03
brkfrnr03

Illinois

5/5  rDev +48.8%

07-14-2014 01:45:04 | More by brkfrnr03
Photo of gambreeno
gambreeno

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

07-13-2014 17:15:13 | More by gambreeno
Photo of Adrian-Keith
Adrian-Keith


4/5  rDev +19%

07-13-2014 15:00:10 | More by Adrian-Keith
Photo of MrBIP
MrBIP

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-11-2014 21:16:43 | More by MrBIP
Photo of MSCUSN
MSCUSN

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

07-09-2014 00:00:21 | More by MSCUSN
Photo of Slopes44
Slopes44


4/5  rDev +19%

07-07-2014 02:20:52 | More by Slopes44
Photo of TheBeerDad
TheBeerDad

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2014 00:34:58 | More by TheBeerDad
Photo of SheriffBart
SheriffBart

Ohio

4/5  rDev +19%

07-05-2014 05:17:57 | More by SheriffBart
Photo of RobertClevenger
RobertClevenger

California

3.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

S - 12oz bottle poured into tulip

A - Dark brown, nearing black, little to no light passing through, medium brown head

S - Strong vanilla, slight coffee and chocolate

T - Vanilla is strong up front, just a little trace of coffee and some bitterness that is reminiscent of dark bitter chocolate

M - Medium body, not too light, bordering on medium/heavy

O - A good, solid beer. I'd love to put down a sixer of this stuff. I would definitely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 01:24:27 | More by RobertClevenger
Photo of detroitpat
detroitpat

Michigan

3/5  rDev -10.7%

07-03-2014 20:46:36 | More by detroitpat
Photo of BeaverBrew
BeaverBrew


4.25/5  rDev +26.5%

07-03-2014 00:53:47 | More by BeaverBrew
Photo of Jmbbabson
Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19%

07-02-2014 01:27:02 | More by Jmbbabson
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,110 ratings.