Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery
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Reviews by motorhed:
3.6/5 rDev +7.1%
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
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 1,114 ratings.