Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter | Otter Creek Brewing

Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee PorterWolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter
BA SCORE
3.94/5
781 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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
254
Ratings:
781
pDev:
12.44%
Bros Score:
3.84
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
109
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 781 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a dark brown color with a concave film of lacing around the glass. The smell had sweet and roasty smooth coffee beans over top of delicate sweet cocoa powder. The taste was mainly sweet through the previously mentioned flavors and lead to a nice rich sweet aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing a silky texture all about. Overall, what a wonderful coffee porter.

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Photo of wonothesane42
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wpreynolds
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digitalflood
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of manfromanotherplace
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
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 +16.2%
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 +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Hearneator
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of koneill1976
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamminJay1986
3.02/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of shoretaxi
3.28/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drunkie
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimberSwanson
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ESPN_Woodsy
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bunta
2.88/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of johnklotter
4.49/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of laurapompeo
3.43/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of doobie77
3.44/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PhillyB
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
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 -1%
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 -3.3%
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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Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 781 ratings
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