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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

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Added by ypsifly on 10-21-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,828
Reviews:
545
Ratings:
1,798
pDev:
18.79%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
408
Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.37/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Dark, dark brown, passes no light. Almost no head, minimal lace.

S: Vanilla and sweet malt.

T: Leads with vanilla, that carries through the beer. The sweet malts come in after the vanilla and carry to the end. There is a mild roasty note that underlays the beer after the initial hit of vanilla, and that carries almost to the end. There is a maltiness that lingers after the finish.

M: Heavy feeling body, with a soft feel. Some carbonation, but not prickly.

O: A decent vanilla porter, but not great. This is a sweet, mildly roasted, vanilla porter, which is truthfully just not my style, but I'm glad I tried it. It was enjoyable, to taste, but I really think to get into it, one needs to be a fan of this style.

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5/5  rDev +44.5%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - pours a dark brown color with a small cream colored head with a small amount of lacing. This is the only disappointment of the beer, but by no means terrible.

S - as expected a strong coffee smell with sweet vanilla. Can tell that there is some complexity to the beer.

T - excellent taste of vanilla at first followed by a cream taste and finishing with bitter coffee. Kind of resembles a cream soda taste. Good balance but just a little too sweet.

M - medium bodied and very smooth slightly dry.

O - terrific beer mostly because of its complex taste. One of my favorites!

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.42/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a goblet glass

Dark Black color with a very small ring of white foam along the edges of the glass.

Scents of vanilla and some caramel with a little bit of malt.

very light Vanilla flavor on the tounge with a nice porter malt for the taste.

Light in the mouthfeel with a little bit of bitterness and a slight amount of nuttiness.

Decent beer, but nothing to write home about.

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Atwater Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery
Beer rating: 3.46 out of 5 with 1,798 ratings
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