Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter | Otter Creek Brewing

very good
781 Ratings
Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee PorterWolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter

Brewed by:
Otter Creek Brewing
Vermont, United States

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.

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Ratings: 781 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of Joecaddie
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of EvoRich
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

Look: Black. No light shines though. Just perfect pitch black. With a gentle pour, not much head in generated.

Smell: Dark roasted coffee. Dark chocolate. This smells like pure coffee. Likely the strongest coffee aroma I've ever smelled in a beer. It might be stronger than the coffee I make in the morning. I'm not picking up much more in the aromas other than coffee.

Taste: The coffee flavor is very upfront, but not as strong in the flavor as the aroma would suggest. Certainly some dark chocolate flavors. I'm not getting much vanilla.

Feel: Very smooth, mild carbonation, and medium-full bodied.

Overall: This was always one of my favorite coffee beers. glad to see it back on the shelves. I say this a lot but, it's a good "go-to" beer.

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Photo of Mattserra6
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of CreightonSM
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%

Very good, but wow, that is a lot of coffee flavor for the non coffee person. Overwhelming coffee kept it from being outstanding.

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Photo of Cook82
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.96/5  rDev +26.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hopheadhiker
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Solid porter base supports extremely well-balanced medium roast coffee with just the right amount of vanilla in the background. Enjoyable nose. Absolutely delicious.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.56/5  rDev -9.2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter from Otter Creek Brewing
3.92 out of 5 based on 781 ratings.
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