uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
How have I not rated this before mid-2012? I have not had it in years, but Atwater’s Vanilla Java Porter is the best tasting substance I have ever put in my mouth! It may not be the best representative of its style, but OMG it tastes good. Aroma of dark chocolate. Flavors include dark chocolate, vanilla and dark roast coffee. This might be the most perfect anything in the history of things! Too bad I only had access to it for a year or two, in variety 12-packs. With Yuengling coming to Ohio, my interstate beer runs have ceased, but maybe I need to head Northwest for one now?
joejames (284) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black with red hues under strong light. Small, short light brown head, no lacing, no retention. Aroma of vanilla extract. Tastes sweet, no real bitterness, just more vanilla. Light bodied, average carbonation, thin mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of chocolate, artificial vanilla, roasted malt, bad coffee and metallic notes. Not very good.
onceblind (5149) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep dark brown with a thin foamy light beige head. Nice nose of sweet vanilla and dark chocolate tones, with just a kiss of smokey roast. The flavor explodes with dark chocolate and milk chocolate with smokey tones of coffee, caramel, and a wallop of sweet vanilla. Lingering oaked chocolate finish with some roasted sugary vanilla. Pretty swell.
Danyel (1278) - Colorado, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick tan head. Aroma is very vanilla, cloves, chocolate, caramel, baking spices. Taste is full bodied, high carbonation, sweet with a tobacco dry finish, banana. Overall, okay.
jeffbigD (98) - - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich chocolaty flavor. Smooth porter taste with a hint of vanilla. Overall good porter.
krumbum (597) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge aroma of vanilla and roasted flavors. Nice brown with a frothy thin head. Smmoth light coffee with sweet cream. Lasting cream on the pallet. Well ballanced enjoyable.
trapped (1107) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Dark brown with slight reddish tint, very small off-white foamy head, slight coffee aroma, medium carbonation, coffee taste with vanilla flavor in the background, long bitter finish. A good brew!
AdamJackson (3309) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown to lack 1 finger coffee colored head. aroma is straight up vanilla with sweet and roasted aromas. Sweet finish, up front, some chalky coffee tastes.Stale taste but vanilla is redeeming.
BrewBoxer (2360) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Deep black color. Very Java coffee like flavor. Nice to session
Koelschtrinker (11871) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weicher vanilliger Antrunk, wenig herb, minimale Süße. Rund malzig, etwas wässriges Ende. Gut. 11/11/11/11//11
butterbaker (1) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice after dinner beer, with malty, coffee, chocolate, vanilla flavors. Want to try it with brownie sundaes.