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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter | Atwater Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ypsifly on 10-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,136
Reviews:
547
Ratings:
1,803
pDev:
18.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
409
Trade:
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Photo of KurtKilgore
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenHoppy
3.96/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.85/5  rDev +11.3%
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 +1.2%
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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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinkel
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
2.56/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Edward_Bailey
3.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Adams
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mltobin
3.46/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet. Bama destroys fsu

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

Photo of itsZachShaw
3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.91/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours nearly black, tan head, looks like an imperial brown ale. The nose has some coffee and a LOT of vanilla.

The taste melds the subtle coffee flavor and the big vanilla flavor to make a beer I'd love to drink around a campfire in the fall.

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Photo of nater919
3.54/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the ornate tall boy can in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This nice porter pours a rich opaque with a nice head of light tan foam that selltes
to a thick ring, thin light pool, and showcases light lacing. Nose of subtle vanilla,
medium strong vanilla, and subtle chocolate notes. Flavors mimic the nose with
light exceptions with moderate chocolate and light toffee notes mingling nicely
with coffee and balanced vanilla with a hint of char and subtle herbal hops. Decent
mouth feel; medium body, medium low carbonation, and a lightly sweet yet balanced
finish touched with vanilla and subtle coffee.

Overall a nicely done porter that is near the equal of the sum of it's parts but one
that finishes a touch watery. Decent but could use a touch of improvement----perhaps
an imperial version. Still good for the style.

Cheers

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Almost completely black,slightly below average carbonation . Maybe just a bit thin feel. Aroma is sweet malt,a little bit of coffee and then the vanilla comes off pretty strong. Taste is identical to smell,sweet but not sugary or too much so with no bitterness. The finish to me was all vanilla. A good dessert/nightcap beer where one is enough

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.48/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Vanilla Java Porter pours black with a small, lacing tan head. Big hints of vanilla, and small hints of coffee. Flavor has a big vanilla taste, with a creamy coffee backbone. Flavors come together in a great way. Good body and feel. Overall, fantastic put together beer; lots of vanilla.

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Photo of Caveworm
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter | Atwater Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's got a one finger thick tan head, spotty lacing, and a profoundly dark brown body.

I'm not really picking up on the vanilla and the coffee is barely noticeable.

Ok now I pick up the coffee and vanilla. Very rich, but too much.

Medium mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll give Atwater Vanilla Java Porter | Atwater Brewery a 4.

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Photo of bbtkd
4.02/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, 5% ABV. Pours medium viscosity and very dark brown, with a one finger tan head. Nose is malt, strong vanilla, cocoa, and coffee, taste follows, with not much bitterness. A bit sweet. Excellent mouthfeel, overall excellent.

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Photo of Btheis13
4.86/5  rDev +40.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Eammon1920
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumbledink
4.26/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vabeerguy
3.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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