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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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Ratings: 1,350
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 20.29%
Wants: 16
Gots: 140 | 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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3.4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AndrewShore
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Poured a dark black body with a thin tan head.
Aroma has a roasty malt smell to it.
the taste has a nice vanilla taste followed by some roast notes and a little chocolate.
the mouthfeel is a little weak but overall very tastym

Photo of dbl_delta
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Juleshick
4.25/5  rDev +25%

I've had really good experiences with this beer, despite reviews about poor quality control. This is a nice rich beer with a great coffee after taste that isn't too overpowering.

Photo of BryantForestry
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of PiyushAgarwal
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Had the same experience as DannyMick131. The first bottle I opened was pretty awful... extremely bitter and turned me off the beer..(almost was tempted to just chuck the 6-pack but that would be an abuse of alcohol. Realized I still had 5 left today, so opened a 2nd one and this one was much better. Lack of quality control I suppose? We'll see how the rest turn out.

Tastes like a vanilla infused dark roast (almost overburnt coffee really..) but otherwise it's alright.

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of jrborchert74
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of rogacks
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

I was pleasantly surprised.

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Lightman
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Sarah257
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of DannyMick131
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Eh. 1 out of the first 5 of the case was bad, like rotten milk bad. The bottle seemed sealed if I remember correctly, but it was off by far. I had a few that tasted pretty solid. Another go at the case on a different night had me pour out 3 of them because they seemed flat/tasteless. Of the ones that seem ok, the mouth feel is a bit watery. Vanilla extract is prominent. Coffee? I don't taste much coffee, maybe it is the base and the vanilla is up front, I don't know. I am concerned with what I feel is a lack of consistency bottle to bottle. If I didn't waste so many already, I'd probably return the case, although I have never had to do that before. If I had to give advice, I'd say avoid it. The best I have tasted in this category is Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter. Breckenridge Vanilla Porter is also solid, but no coffee there.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of rangahy
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Pretty good for a coffee porter. I'm usually not a coffee beer guy. I like coffee and I like beer, but usually the two shant mix. This is a decent malty beer, goes down smooth. My one complaint would be the lack of ...robust... flavor. It was in the single digits with a nasty wind chill. I could have had something a bit more warming.

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1.2/5  rDev -64.7%

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,350 ratings.