Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter | Otter Creek Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
780 Ratings
Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee PorterWolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States
ottercreekbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Unfiltered and unpasteurized porter brewed with Vermont grown organic coffee and aged on organic vanilla beans.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-30-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
780
Reviews:
253
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
109
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 780 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of wonothesane42
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wpreynolds
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digitalflood
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the possibly expired bottle, it pours a dark brown with a short lasting head. The nose exhilarates on the scent of coffee, vanilla and a bit of malt. The mouth enjoys the coffee and vanilla flavor. Yum!

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Photo of AngryDutchman
4.58/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Almost black, ruby when you hold it up to the sun. Lovely caramel colored head, although it dissipated fairly soon.

Dark malts and vanilla. Very promising.

Taste - delicious. Coffee, chocolate nib, roasted barley/chocolate malt and all good things barley.

Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated as it should be.

Top notch. Organic is a nice bonus. Another beer that raises the bar and discourages me from trying to brew my own out of fear of failure.

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Photo of Manny1909
4.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.25/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hearneator
4.05/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of koneill1976
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamminJay1986
3.02/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of shoretaxi
3.28/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drunkie
3.66/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bunta
2.88/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of johnklotter
4.49/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of laurapompeo
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doobie77
3.44/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyB
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good beer with a pretentious label.

Look: Let me address the labeling first. It tells you everything you need to know, but looks like something from Starbucks. A little holier than thou. The beer itself isn't particularly pretty either, no head at all but totally black.

Smell: Dark roast coffee with some bitter chocolate notes.

Taste: Quite strong coffee, again with hints of bittersweet chocolate. Very tasty.

Feel: Full bodied, smooth but not creamy.

Overall: After getting over the packaging and lackluster appearance, this is a solid coffee porter I may return to.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an enjoyable take on a coffee porter. The coffee aroma is robust and overpowers the flavor of the porter a bi. Dark as a strong java with a caramel ribbon. Wolaver used good beans to make this brew. A solid porter for winter.

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Photo of mlockman
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Incredibly strong coffee aroma and flavor that manages to maintain its intensity with each successive sip, though the flavor is admittedly more coffee than porter.

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Photo of DuncanBishop24
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 780 ratings.
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