Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by motorhed:
3.6/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A: pours out jet black with a thin head that dissipates quickly. No lacing at all.
S: this brew is all about vanilla whether it be the smell or taste. I get a tad of coffee notes in the background but mostly the brew smells of vanilla and sugars.
T: vanilla overpowers the other ingredients in this beer. I love vanilla but this is a bit on the too much side. Get some malt backbone on this beer and sweetness on the finish but dont pick up much coffee taste at all. Finishes a bit on the dry side.
M: i think this beer is on the light body side, a lot thinner than i was expecting from a porter. Low carbonation throughout the tasting.
O: i'm a bit biased because i love vanilla but this was an unbalanced beer. Too thin in body, needs more coffee and malt base to balance it out. Not sure i'd buy another 6 pack of this.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2012 20:57:32 | More by motorhed
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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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