Gabe511 (9) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz btl. Pours a good dark black. Not a strong aroma but has a sweet sugar and a definate roastiness with a slight vanilla. Flavor is the same kinda coffe roasty taste with some chicory as well. Didn’t get much vanilla out of it, but its slightly sweet. Real light mouthfeel and not as heavy as it looks. Not as good as i hoped.
Dave11899 (16) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured today from an August, 2013 made on date. Appears almost completely dark and coats the glass like a good 1w-20. Aroma is slightly chocolate sweet. Flavor up front is almost Cola like with some acidity/carbonation. Second flavors of chocolate and vanilla... Hard to determine which is dominant. Palate is acidic but not bitter. Bitter effects the next sip. This isnít the case.
Overall great and highly Drinkable fresh. At this age is still good but I feel is less a beer at this point but know that it could and likely will improve from here.
kidmartinek (3216) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black and chalky with a very thin off-white ring. Strong vanilla aroma with a little choclate. The flavor is dominated by vanilla. The body is medium amd the palate mild. I canít taste much coffee except a little bean bitterness on the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy light beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is vanilla, roasted and coffee malt, light caramel notes, some prunes and dates with faint earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt, lightly bitter, vanilla, faint to no hop flavor, dark fruits and a balanced, dry finish. Full body and medium-high carbonation.
hawanna (1767) - GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Tap-House Munich
karamellig, schokoladig, Kaffee, Vanilla, dunkelbraun, hellbrauner cremiger Schaum, sŁffig, so ein bisschen a la Starbucks meets Porter-Brewery.
MrWomey (22) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice surprise : coming out of Detroit it reminds me of a malted soda with very strong vanilla overtones, coffee, and mild bitterness. Medium to slightly heavy body is present with a fair amount of carbonation (so much so that it limits how many of these I would drink). A nice brew and my first (but not last) Atwater product.
BrianPopis (4) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild chocolate/coffee aroma, with a little bit of roasty smell. Dark, clear colour, with a thin caramel coloured head. A little bit strong on the chocolate flavour, but overall very decent and sweet. Very light bitterness and little to no sour flavours. Would do better with a fuller palate. Overall, not a bad beer, but far from being great.
Claves77 (143) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good dark color, but lacking head; appears thin. Robust aroma, not overpowering. Tad weak. Strong vanilla, weak java. Good mix, but lacking back end.
malkyore (108) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
So itís OK. Iíve heard bad things and Iíve heard good things. To be honest I like it. Its just portery enough to satisfy my dark beer craving... Itís got a decent vanilla tone and a lot of coffee. That being said, as far as porters go, this is weak. Itís like drinking a lager, itís light bodied to the point where its kind of strange. That being said, as far as this beer goes, itís pretty good. Itís not spectacular by any means, but its drinkable to the point where if its available Iíd get it again.
jaybes (17) - Hastings, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Am I sucking on a Yankee Candle? Did Atwater just pour Hersheyís Syrup in a Bud Light? This is the worst porter Iíve ever had. Horrible imitation vanilla flavor, and by java did they mean Maxwell House? Very thin mouth feel, with a nauseating aftertaste. My first true drain pour.
ziel (65) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great aroma and appearance. This is a very smooth porter that is very easy to drink.