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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Vanilla Java PorterAtwater Vanilla Java Porter

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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:
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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tgavrilos

Illinois

5/5  rDev +48.8%

03-14-2013 20:09:40 | More by tgavrilos
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

5/5  rDev +48.8%

07-29-2013 17:09:35 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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still_thedragon

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +48.8%

08-13-2013 00:27:08 | More by still_thedragon
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EZE123

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +48.8%

12-12-2011 05:36:53 | More by EZE123
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Brenden1

Michigan

5/5  rDev +48.8%

03-24-2014 19:40:05 | More by Brenden1
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electtodefer

New York

5/5  rDev +48.8%

01-21-2012 02:53:22 | More by electtodefer
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OklahomeBrewed

Michigan

5/5  rDev +48.8%

03-02-2012 23:54:22 | More by OklahomeBrewed
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cstew31B


5/5  rDev +48.8%

01-29-2013 21:10:51 | More by cstew31B
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mjwierzgac

Michigan

5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A very delicious beer! Very smooth taste, no bitterness. Almost like drinking an actual java. A little filling, but that's to be expected from a porter.A nice social beer or during meal beer. Great work Atwater!!! I look forward to trying more of your craft beers.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2013 16:51:30 | More by mjwierzgac
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Fly_Molo


5/5  rDev +48.8%

05-07-2014 22:52:38 | More by Fly_Molo
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HiLLWiLLiam

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deeelicious is the one word I can come up with when asked to describe this humble brew. Of all the words that can be used to describe a drank, it is the most fitting. This beer gets a ten on the chug-scale (ladies), and the caffeine buzz is delightful. Sip hard....

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2010 01:34:36 | More by HiLLWiLLiam
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Doublicious

Michigan

5/5  rDev +48.8%

02-17-2014 16:08:58 | More by Doublicious
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brkfrnr03

Illinois

5/5  rDev +48.8%

07-14-2014 01:45:04 | More by brkfrnr03
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Tedyjam

Michigan

5/5  rDev +48.8%

09-20-2013 03:03:47 | More by Tedyjam
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Ilafan

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +48.8%

09-19-2013 00:05:48 | More by Ilafan
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_Christina_

Michigan

5/5  rDev +48.8%

07-18-2014 23:55:06 | More by _Christina_
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +48.8%

06-09-2014 01:18:50 | More by MaddDogg84
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americanwolfdrea

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was recommended to me by the waitress and the restaurant I was at. It had an exceptional appearance in the glass, nice deep and robust looking. It had a nice head or tannish foam. I definately detected the vanilla and coffee aromas in it. I liked the way it finished and would reccommend it to anyone wno is a coffee and beer fanatic.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2008 21:12:48 | More by americanwolfdrea
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ryseone

Tennessee

4.93/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Brownish black like mixing all your paints together. With a brown head almost has highlights of red and gold
Aroma: A great caramel malt with a coco sweet glow and some toffee notes and then the bittering hops
Taste: A great thick caramel coffee toffee rush that bashes into a great bittering hops with a clean finish into a thick head very creamy and the vanilla is subtle but present
Notes: A great porter reminds me of Rogue's American porter. And it came from Michigan! Still things can surprise me

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2008 22:58:08 | More by ryseone
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berserker256

Michigan

4.93/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours black with a light brown head. Heavy lacing. Smells just as the name implies. Heavy coffee aroma with a hint of vanilla. Kind of smells like a coffee that has vanilla flavored creamer in it but transformed into a porter. Smells great. And tastes awesome. Tastes likes a perfectly brewed porter with the exact amount of coffee and vanilla flavor that there should be. Not too overpowering and not too faint. But exactly right. It has the consistancy of of thin fizzy milkshake. Very easy to drink. I think this beer's getting the highest rating I've ever given a beer and therefore must be my favorite beer. I have to say that I agree with that logic. This is my new favorite beer... Or at least a tie...

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2008 20:45:14 | More by berserker256
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cet128

Indiana

4.85/5  rDev +44.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my top rated Porters. Some will love it because of the vanilla flavor and others will hate it for the same reason.

I don't enjoy a beer with a strong hops flavor. This beer is low on my hops scale so it is easy for me to enjoy.

On my grade scale, I rate this as a beer I would buy anytime.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2013 13:20:54 | More by cet128
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mwalters

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very pleased with the balance and overall taste of this fine beer. The color is black onyx, yet clear... not cloudy. The smell was very old world, with a hint of espresso. The taste reminded me of some of my first porters that were wonderful and full of mystery. Not real thick mouthfeel, just right.
Very nice beer to drink in the winter time!

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2006 01:00:46 | More by mwalters
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ExpertAndrew

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +43.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite beer i discovered it a few months ago and pick up a draft every chance i get. I am not usually a huge fan of flavored beers but i feel that they nailed this one. It has a nice strong smell and taste of both coffee and vanilla. The appearance is a deep dark color almost that of a strong coffee. I am not totally sure how you would judge mouthfeel at this point but it seems smooth not too carbonated just a nice feel hopefully that is what is meant by this. I would highly rate this beer to anyone. I dont know how it is in a bottle i am trying to find some but on tap it is just great.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2008 02:15:11 | More by ExpertAndrew
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PrXiMiTi


4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

10-24-2012 05:40:22 | More by PrXiMiTi
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +41.4%

09-19-2012 23:16:35 | More by tyleeis
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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,128 ratings.