Atwater Vanilla Java Porter | Atwater Brewery

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Atwater Vanilla Java PorterAtwater Vanilla Java Porter

Brewed by:
Atwater Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ypsifly on 10-21-2006

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of bcostner1
1.73/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

A: dark brown, thin fizzy head. Transmits light.

S: sweet vanilla cake batter/frosting. Nothing else.

T: bad. Super sweet, sugary cloying vanilla. No coffee whatsoever. Tastes really artificial. Like a rubber band dipped in vanilla and sugar.

M: thin, watery, not satisfying at all.

Bad beer. Would never have again. Too bad...a vanilla java porter done correctly would have really been a great brew to try.

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

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4/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Photo of MidwestMaverick
2.19/5  rDev -33%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I don't know how they did it but they snuck 6% alcohol into something that tastes more like soda pop than beer. Which in itself isn't such a turnoff, but the flavors seem so fake and off. So much promise in the name, so little delivery. Though my wife (who doesn't really drink beer) loves it, so that's a plus.

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5/5  rDev +52.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +30%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.04/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Ah, one of the first bottles I ever bought at a Total Wine during my NoVa days has come here to the Midwest for me to try again. Let's do this shit: It pours a clear midnight sienna topped by a finger of khaki foam. The nose comprises vanilla, light buttercream, light toasted caramel, and a hint of marshmallow. It's not that things smell off, they just smell somewhat artificial, somewhat ill-fitting. I dunno. The taste holds notes of light roasted malts, fake vanilla, light vinyl, and a twinge of toasted marshmallow. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a thinly fluid feel. Overall, this stuff has definitely gone downhill since I first tried it those few years ago. It's overly thin, thoroughly artificial, and even a bit plastic-y. Quite a downer, folks...

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
3.27 out of 5 based on 1,784 ratings.
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