Vanilla Java Porter (VJP) | Atwater Brewery

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Vanilla Java Porter (VJP)Vanilla Java Porter (VJP)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ypsifly on 10-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,189
Reviews:
550
Ratings:
1,823
pDev:
18.73%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
418
Trade:
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Photo of tylerjin
3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zopiac
4.01/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Smells like oversweetened coffee with too much vanilla creamer. Tastes like vanilla coffee. Very interesting.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whiplash308
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer really adds onto the list of breakfast beers. It’s like if some older woman you spent the night with woke up before you, and made you an espresso with vanilla yogurt to the side. It’s spontaneous, and that’s a good thing.

L: Has that dark ruby color to it all, and very espresso like.
S: Mild aroma, yet fairly obvious as to what it is. Nothing but vanilla bean, and watered down coffee beans.
T: Vanilla flavour mutes the coffee flavour, balancing each flavour very well.
F: Super smooth, like a baby’s right arm.

Overall, it’s lovely with breakfast, or around a fireplace. Enjoy at room temperature for authentic experience.

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Photo of dexterk1
3.62/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned April 2018; drank 5/22/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a huge tan head; frothy tree-rung lace.

Vanilla extract, cream & mild milk chocolate notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Vanilla extract, cream & faint metallic notes in the flavor.

I love vanilla, but this cheapskate version should have you running for a regular, traditional porter. Permanent pass.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueTomorrow
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ElleMills
4.83/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jmar25
3.84/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobstockwell
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Calraven
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gsquared12
4.39/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.74/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of labisch
3.56/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregSemenza
3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of namasaya
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KennethBeer
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NigeyD
3.71/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KurtKilgore
4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.96/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.09/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very session-able porter. It pours dark brown with little in terms of head. The aroma is very lager-ish, with not much in terms of toast or burnt grains. The taste is similarly mild, but with a nice nutty and bitter coffee finish.

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Photo of pat61
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: bright dark brown under a lacy 2" medium tan cap with good retention

S: starts with a strong vanilla smell. About half of it blows off revealing dark coffee with some support from medium low malt aromas and low hop aromas.

T: has a slightly bitter dry grainy coffee start and ends vanilla sweet with some traces of dark fruit. Coffee and vanilla tastes dominate.

F: creamy with a medium body and carbonation

O: a good one bottle at a time dessert beer but it is a bit too sweet and the vanilla a little intense for this to be a beer to drink all evening.

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Vanilla Java Porter (VJP) from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.47 out of 5 with 1,823 ratings