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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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1,122 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 450
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 20.83%
Wants: 5
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)
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Perhaps it's not the world's best balanced porter, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it and as a Canadian with rare allotments of border crossing beer cache, not at all sad to have a bought a 6 pack.

Pours a thin cola colour, as other reviewers have suggested, but has some head and is sufficiently carbonated to be a decently drinking beer despite the thinness. Aroma is pure vanilla and caramel, although I distinctly remember a coffee bitterness in earlier bottles that I can no longer find in this ~3 month old remainder. The flavour is also not particularly well balanced, but a lovely dessert beer with great vanilla and caramelized malt notes. It is sweet, but that makes the mild bittering hops more distinct and it has a pleasant finish - no syrupy sweetness in the end.

Have never been to Atwater, but hope to make a stop on next beercation in that area.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 01:01:06 | More by hopsolutely
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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.