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
Ratings:
1,789
Reviews:
545
Avg:
3.28
pDev:
20.73%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
403
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,789 |  Reviews: 545
Photo of Gkruszewski
3.52/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Darrin_Smith
4/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrJuengling
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into pint glass. The appearance is a mdinight black color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is heavy on malt with some vanilla. The taste is mild malt with some coffee and vanilla. A good beer.

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Photo of Tjb14
3.44/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jimpyle48
3.7/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from bottle

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Photo of chris826
3.4/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Leoherrmann9
2.81/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jeranbrews
3.05/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A - 10 month old. Virtually no head. But a few scant wisps of dark khaki bubbles. Dark vanilla dr pepper brown body. Little carbonation 3

S - strong vanilla and malts. Like. 50s malted shake. Hints of fresh brownies. 3.5

T - sweet crystalline. Brownies in the beginning. Flat mild malt vinegar in the end. Error Java not detected. 3.0

M - a bit of acidity and sting. Little maltyness. 2.75

D - more of a milk Stout than a porter. I'm not a coffee guy and even I can tell this has no Java. Vanilla too is there but subdued. Too sweet. 2.75

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerma
4.04/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can't believe this is rated so low! Thought it was a nice porter with coffee and vanilla hints!

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Photo of JamesGrove
3.71/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.34/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AtrumAnimus
4.37/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very dark black to brown that is impenetrable o light and has a nice tan head that settles a bit quickly leaving a modest lacing down the glass.

The nose is a hint of cascade with some fructose, raisins, vanilla and dark chocolate and maybe a hint of very ripe dark cherries.

The taste is delightfully rich with hints of coffee, vanilla on the front followed toast, grass, pine resin and skunky marijuana with a bitter finish.

The mouthfeel is rich and just right for a porter.

Overall an exceptionally good porter and perfect for the fall season. I just love a great porter on a cool night.

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Photo of harpus
2.75/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.03/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kiwilikethebird
4.57/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of talbotjf99
3.84/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.54/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crobinso
3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of porters4life
4.3/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmd88
3.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.51/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
3.63/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
3.28 out of 5 based on 1,789 ratings.
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