Wolaver's Alta Gracia Coffee Porter | Otter Creek Brewing

BA SCORE
88
very good
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
Ratings:
781
Reviews:
254
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
109
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 781 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of JasonTaverner
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of cyclonece09
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Smells of coffee, not surprising for a coffee stout. Tastes of coffee with slight hints of chocolate. Beer is very lightly carbonated goes down great for its medium/heavy body. Overall, a very good beer.

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Photo of db12
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of IndyDad
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of jaxon53
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of agentli
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of ajzy
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of JVSerpico
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of jkane101
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Odouls15
4.41/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

Served in a bottle lured into a pint glass.

Jet black beer with almost no head.

Very strong coffee aroma, with just a whiff of vanilla. First taste is a very strong coffee flavor, with a good mouthfeel. Aftertaste is coffee with notes of vanilla. As I worked my way to the bottom, the vanilla notes got stronger and the beer opened up a little bit.

Overall I found this to be a delicious treat , and I would definitely buy it again. Knowing that they used all organic ingredients also made it a better experience.

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Photo of yaksurf
4/5  rDev +2%

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

A - Jet black with some consistent but thin off-white head, and scattered lacing.

S - Coffee grounds dominate the smell, followed by some dark chocolate and roasted malts, finished by some alcohol.

T - Big time black coffee up front, followed by roasted malts and a touch of semi-sweet chocolate on the back. The flavors are balanced out very well, which makes this a sessionable porter.

M - Medium bodied, moderate-to light carbonation. Definitely not watery, but not thick either.

O - Pretty impressed by the flavor and smell of this beer. Also love the fact that it's USDA Organic. Awesome!

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Chris_Mac
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Very nearly black, minimal head

S: Strong Coffee

T: Surprised by the carbonation, malts mix and balance nicely

M: Bitterness comes in late, but doesn't stay. Light and easy to drink.

O: Unique, multi-faceted beer with beautiful smell and appearance.

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of DasPuma
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First of all, if you like coffee, especially darker roasts, you're almost guaranteed to like this beer. Pours almost pure black with a nice tan head. The head dissipates rather quickly though and I did not get much lacing at all, the only downside to the appearance. Smells almost exclusively of coffee and hints of vanilla. Taste is the same as the smell but also has the smokiness you would expect in a porter. Overall a great porter with exceptional smoothness. I've always been a fan of Otter Creek but this was the first time I have had one from Wolaver's. This one definitely maintains the standard. Very drinkable!!

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Photo of Omnium
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours totally black, thick 2 finger caramel head, and decent lacing going on too.
S - Toasted grains, roasted coffee beans, caramel and fresh bread malt, a tinge of chocolate and vanilla.
T - Very balanced and smooth coffee flavor, you get a mild bitterness that sets well in the mix amidst the nice roasty malts and beans, a hint of vanilla in the finish, but it could be a little more bold overall.
M - Creamy texture and well carbonated, lingers on your palate just right.
O - While not the best coffee porter out there, this is very balanced and smooth, It does have one of the best mouthfeels Ive ever noticed in a beer, but it needs to boast those coffee flavors just a little more.

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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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