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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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1,128 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,128
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 20.83%
Wants: 5
Gots: 58 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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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)
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

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
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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.