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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4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Otter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's - Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter, poured into a Craftgeer snifter.

Look - Pours brown and settles black with a small off-white head that doesn't retain. Good lacing.

Smell - Light roast coffee and vanilla bean. Chocolate and gently roasted malts, not overly bitter or sweet.

Taste - Vanilla and almost a breakfast-style blend coffee. Roasted malts. Some slight creamy chocolate.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Zero booziness with great drinkability.

Overall - I don't want to play it down or make it sound cheap by saying that it tasted like "adult" iced coffee when it's cold, because I mean that in a good way! This was a good solid brew that any fans of porters or coffee should try.

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Photo of BTVflatlander
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Among the season's first bottles, I picked this up this morning's delivery at City Market in Burlington, Vt. I've been a fan in the past, but I never got around to writing a review so here goes nothing.

A: Silky black with a light tan head.

S: Mostly coffee, not much vanilla.

T: Overwhelming coffee, as I remembered. It's almost too overwhelming, but it works for me. Some who don't like coffee as much may find it too much to handle.

M: Adequate, not as full as I'd like, but it's certainly not watery.

O: This is a really good beer--in my opinion the best Wolaver's/Otter Creek offering (excluding Double Dose). If you like coffee, you'll probably like it. That said, I'm always a tad underwhelmed by how unbalanced and quasi-stale the coffee flavor is. I love coffee, so it's okay, but it's not the most balanced or well done coffee beer, either. That said, this is just about $9 a six-pack and, around here, singles of Dieu du Ciel's Péché Mortel are just about $5 each. I'll take Wolaver's.

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