Vanilla Java Porter (VJP) | 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

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Added by ypsifly on 10-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,224
Reviews:
550
Ratings:
1,823
pDev:
18.73%
 
 
Wants:
37
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418
Trade:
2
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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Coel
3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tre1994
2.94/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chicagoish
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Bogdawg
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jagada
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kinggimp
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of liquorpig
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.61/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Timc32
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

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

Photo of nicholas2121
4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Atwater Vanilla Java Porter brewed by Atwater Brewery,with an ABV of 4.80% This American Porter pours out a nice deep brown color with a nice light brown head. This Porter kinda looks like cola, not saying that is a bad thing. I really like the color of this brew. There is also a decent amount of lacing to this Porter, it sticks to the glass well. The smell of Atwater Vanilla Java Porter, rich with roasted grians and malts. There is also a nice amount of sweetness and coffee in the smell of this porter. Some mild notes of hops in the smell as well. This is one inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is bold with flavors. You pick up on some nice mild sweetness of coffee and roasted grians and malts. The body of Atwater Vanilla Java Porter is light to medium. Was kinda hoping for something more heavy, but it is a good drinking brew. I do enjoy how smooth this brew goes down. There is nothing overpowering about this porter, it has a super nice balance to it. If you are looking for a dark brew with a smooth body to it look this one up. The mouth feel of Vanilla Java Porter, is roasted coffee, smooth, bold and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Atwater Vanilla Java Porter a 4.50 out of 5. I would definitely buy this brew again. Atwater Brewery, did a real nice job with this one.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tmryan21
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tambolina
5/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. It feels like waking up on a winter morning to the smell of coffee and then walking into a cozy kitchen & then remembering that it's Saturday or Sunday and you don't have to leave the house for anything at all. It's just a comfortable beer. My absolute favorite!

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and decent lacing. Smells of roast malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of alcohol, slight sweet malt, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roast malt, hint of caramel malt, hint of alcohol, slight sweet malt, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Overall, weak in body, not a great blend, decent complexity, but average in totality.

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