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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Ratings: 1,784 |  Reviews: 540
Photo of mdfb79
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of chewy6935
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Dave2234
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of breakingbland
3.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer poured an opaque brown with hardly any head.

There wasn't much aroma. Some berries, coffee, and malt were detected.

The taste is primarily of molasses and dried dark fruit. The vanilla doesn't come out alone but instead blends nicely with the other flavors. The aftertaste is sweet with slight hops.

The body is medium-light to medium and has a nice "roundness". The carbonation came in at the medium level.

Overall, this is a smooth beer and would be good for dessert or BBQ. I'd get it again.

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Photo of Synergy87
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of jera1350
3.61/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thinner black. Ring of foam around the glass. Nose is mainly vanilla extract with some malty sweetness and molasses. The flavor is good, but watered down. Blend of coffee with sweet malts and vanilla extract. Some roastiness on the finish. The body is quite thin also which detracts from the overall beer. Not bad, but needs body.

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.25/5  rDev +30%

Photo of TurnpikeCraftBeer
4/5  rDev +22.3%

Photo of beerme626
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of M1A2
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of CMUbrew
3.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Dark brown-black in color. Small khaki head forms briefly before fading to a ring of foam.

S: Really light coffee and roasted malt.

T: Fairly bland initially, but with a lot of warning the coffee and vanilla actually comes out. Not bad, but could be much more pronounced.

M: Pretty thin and a bit watery.

O: A mediocre offering that could really be amazing with more body, coffee, and vanilla.

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Photo of mte1972
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Lionhawk
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of marcb105
3.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of MSL94
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of stencom1
3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of MKrauss
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4.5/5  rDev +37.6%

Photo of ColdWaffles
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of GRBLUE12
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of sansho
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev +7%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, dark mahogany brown with just a hint of light penetration. Nice, fluffy, dark tan head. No lace at all but retention is pretty good.
Smell is toast, baking chocolate, malt, nuts, coffee, vanilla. Good balance.
Taste is coffee, toasted (burnt really) malt, nut. Finishes a shy but otherwise good.
Medium bodied, lightish effervescence. Drying. A decent brew but not not great.

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