Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
1.68/5 rDev -50%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1
GLASS: Shaped Pint Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 50 degrees
Pours almost black. Two fingers of loose coffee colored foam form and then dissipate very quickly. Lacing is minimal.
Definite coffee notes are present. Sadly, it smells like a cup of Folgers, not a big dark roasted coffee shop cup. The vanilla is also present, although less so. It smells artificial. Slight hints of roasted malts.
The whole thing has a sort of 'metallic' smell too it.
No, sir. I don't like it.
Burnt coffee beans dominate the taste. There is also a 'fake' sweetness to it, that destroys whatever chance this beer may have had. The vanilla is nowhere to be found. There seems to be a bit of hops sourness here, also. This brew is way out of balance.
Very light, waterey body. Not at all what I want from a stout, of any kind. Way too thin.
As this is now a drainpour, I'm going to say that the drinkability is non-existent.
Unless they change the recipe, I hope to never have this beer again.
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2009 19:33:04 | More by coldmeat23
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.