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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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77
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1,269 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,269
Reviews: 463
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 20.35%
Wants: 9
Gots: 106 | FT: 3
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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3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

bbsaur, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Good vanilla note on this dark brew

Dontelle392, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

beer_nibbler, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of dmgeng
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Trying to decide if I want to add vanilla and coffee to my homebrew and figured it'd be best to sample a commercial form first.

A - Deep brown color. Slightly cloudy. Light brown head with medium staying power and large bubbles. Medium to light lacing.

S - Muddled porter character with some chocolate, roastiness, and some cold coffee.

T - The beer has a very mixed flavor and not doing it very well. You can tell it is a dark beer from the burnt chocolate and light coffee tones. Its sweet in the middle with the vanilla but it isn't clean and doesn't pop as a good vanilla character should. Mostly the taste of old Folger's coffe is the predominant flavor with some porter flavors after the fact.
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M - Light to medium mouth-feel. Light to moderate carbonation. Not too much body and not very clean on the finish.

Overall, not a very good craft beer. It just seemed dirty and not any delicious flavors came through. Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend this beer.

Glass- Stout glass

dmgeng, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On draft into shaker pint
Aroma of vanilla and coffee
Head removed by bartender: remaining is light brown endings as 2 mm ring
Lacing good – complete rings of tiny bubbles
Body dark reddish brown, clear
Flavor of vanilla and coffee – not overpowering, lightly sweet; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.25, Palate 3, Overall 3.25

Ozzylizard, Sep 28, 2014
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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,269 ratings.