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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Atwater Brewery

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Ratings: 1,456
Reviews: 505
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 18
Gots: 206 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: ypsifly on 10-21-2006

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On another day, I might have found the vanilla flavor to be too overpowering. The vanilla taste is really, really predominant. Still, it works and as my numerical ratings indicate, it is a beer that adds up to more than the sum total of its parts. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure of the conditions under which I would order it again.

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Growler filled this morning at Frugal MacDoogal in Nashville. Good carbonation. Nice aroma. Decent head & lacing for a porter. Lives up to its name with a lot of vanilla in the nose & aftertaste. Just a little more sweet than I would prefer but is probably exactly what was intended. My wife really likes this beer.

Paired with a Room 101 conjura magnum cigar that was a very good pairing.

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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 1,456 ratings.