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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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78
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1,312 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,312
Reviews: 468
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 20.35%
Wants: 14
Gots: 123 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ypsifly on 10-21-2006)
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2.03/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottled November 2013.

A: Cola reddish-brown; sure it's dark, but it's also pretty transparent for a dark brew, which isn't something I see too much. Fine, frothy, off-white head.

S: Huge vanilla flavors, some coffee comes through too. Maybe a bit of caramel; everything is sweet here.

T: Sweet and thin flavor; tastes like "vanilla beer." It's clearly a beer, but flavors beyond vanilla and some coffee on the finish really aren't coming out.

M: Really thin body, with light carbonation and not much texture beyond a slick mouth coat.

O: There are many better offerings for the porter style; I'll pick one of those up next time.

AwYeh, Dec 17, 2013
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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Not what I expected, but good. Served from a 12-oz bottle into a glass. Smell is sweet, certainly a tad overwhelming in the vanilla department. Pours like a dark cola and feels as such when drinking it. For a porter, it drinks more like an American Lager.

Taste is good, non-offensive or overwhelming. Again, not quite what I look for in a porter. If comparing it to Breckenridge's Vanilla Porter, there is no contest. Still, it is a tad sweet and quite drinkable. I'll probably try it on tap again.

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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,312 ratings.