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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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1,098 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,098
Reviews: 449
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 20.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 53 | 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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timherremans

Indiana

1.83/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

A vanilla java porter... sounds good.
Well, in the case of this ale from Atwater Block Brewery.. it was not.

"A robust porter made with chocolate and coffee malts. We then add the finest coffee and vanilla to our award winning brew which is sure to please!"

With that little bit of info right on the bottle, I had to try it.

I do not know how "the finest" ingredients were used. It was just not crafted with care at all. It was WAY over carbonated, so much, that it was not possible to pour. So, I drank mine out of the bottle.

The initial taste overwhelms you of a burnt instant coffee. Not pleasant at all. I could pick up a little bit of chocolate, vanilla, and malt, but I had to search long and hard for it. The bad coffee taste really hits you every drink and does not want to dissipate.

Bummer.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2011 04:02:04 | More by timherremans
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S - 12oz bottle poured into tulip

A - Dark brown, nearing black, little to no light passing through, medium brown head

S - Strong vanilla, slight coffee and chocolate

T - Vanilla is strong up front, just a little trace of coffee and some bitterness that is reminiscent of dark bitter chocolate

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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,098 ratings.