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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: 1,232
Reviews: 459
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 20.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 93 | 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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Swane, Sep 15, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.8%

hopnado, Sep 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a brown head that dissipates quickly. Smells of coffee, not much else. Tastes of coffee with some vanilla and very slight berry. Beer is light/medium bodied, good carbonation, great finish. Overall an above average beer.

cyclonece09, Sep 14, 2014
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nineworldseries, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

hoppy91, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -11.2%

This beer is ok

McMatt7, Sep 12, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev +1.8%

simplejj81, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, deep, dark, almost opaque black color (except for the few speckles of red highlights) with two full fingers of oat-meal-colored head that slowly dissolved into a lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Lots of toasted malt, imparting notes of freshly baked dark bread, mixed with lots of roasted coffee, caramel, and of course vanilla.

Taste: A lot like the aroma. Very strong notes of toasted malt, roasted coffee beans and vanilla, followed by some good caramel-like sweetness. Not much in the way of hops, or any bitterness from the coffee. Quite tasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. Pretty smooth as there’s hardly any carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 5.5% there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a pretty tasty beer. Good flavors of malt and coffee and vanilla, all nicely balanced into a pretty tasty beer. Nothing spectacular, but recommended to try once for any porter fans out there.

Jeffreysan, Sep 11, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -3%

misternebbie, Sep 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

Black pour with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Very mild vanilla aroma. Flavor has a nice creamy vanilla flavor upfront backed by a little coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. Light bodied and fairly thin for a porter with medium carbonation. As the beer warms a light roasted malt bitterness comes through as well as a little more chocolate. Good flavors but would be better with a fuller body.

Karibourgeois, Sep 10, 2014
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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 1,232 ratings.