Bavarian Cream Vanilla Java Porter | Atwater Brewery

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3.63/5
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6 Ratings
Bavarian Cream Vanilla Java PorterBavarian Cream Vanilla Java Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States
atwaterbeer.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 02-13-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
6
pDev:
16.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of MacStinson
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A chocolate-y dark brown body with a creamy beige cap of 1/2 finger.

Aroma is 100% imitation vanilla. Crack a cap of it and you'll see they're one and the same. Very slight spiced sarsaparilla behind that.

Flavor is slightly chocolatey, but mostly like a coffee stout with imitation vanilla added at bottling. The flavors have not meshed, the imitation vanilla simply sits on top of a mediocre coffee stout base and reminds me of a beta homebrew.

Feel is carbonated nicely but imo, judging fairly it's overcarbonated for a porter.

Overall, this seems like something that would come out of the kitchen rather than something that would be brewed by a company that distributes. Not all that impressive. Drinkable, but marginally.

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Photo of HardyA
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pajeff
2.43/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Oof. Big aroma of creme soda. Taste like artificial vanilla/creme soda. I didn't really get any coffee. A touch of roastiness from the Porter, but way overpowered by the other flavors. There's a beer in there somewhere - it was just tough to find.

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Photo of Grateful423
4.43/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The look is of that of a freshly brewed cup of joe, but we all know joe doesn't have a head this nice.
This beer really hit me in the sniffer right away with it's decadent notes of a sweet vanilla ice cream, If I may.. followed cocoa, molasses, and coffee. Yet together it all creates something so much more than what I described. A must try if even if coffee is not your thing IMO.
The taste, oh the taste!! Bavarian creme describes it oh so well, just like biting into a boston creme donut but not as sweet and chasing it with a sip of cold brewed vanilla bean coffee with roasted fine brown malts... Hey I'm giving it my best!!
Overall feel is a fine java porter worthy of it's name, maybe give this beer a try if you're into this sort of thing. I feel you'll find something you'll really enjoy. I know I'll be grabbing another one soon. Cheers!!

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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 1/2018. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, vanilla, whipped cream, marshmallow, fudge, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, vanilla, and lactose notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, vanilla, whipped cream, marshmallow, fudge, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, nutty coffee, vanilla, whipped cream, marshmallow, fudge, caramel, brown sugar, toasted brown bread, light herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, vanilla, and lactose flavors; with a nice roasted bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/silky lactose mouthfeel that is great. Minimal sticky hops, chalky roast, or dryness. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a delicious dessert style English porter! All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coffee, vanilla, and lactose flavors; very smooth, flavorful, and easy to drink with the minimally bitter finish. Tastes just like the dessert in every way. Very big creamy lactose flavors; with balancing vanilla, coffee, and malts. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Bavarian Cream Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 6 ratings