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Wolaver’s Alta Gracia Coffee Porter



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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our winter seasonal brew, Alta Gracia Coffee Porter is made in cooperation with the Vermont Coffee Company using 100% certified fair trade, organic coffee from the Alta Gracia farm in the Dominican Republic. Alta Gracia Coffee Porter is an exceptionally smooth and flavorfully complex beer that is surprisingly true to the porter style. The hint of vanilla brings out the sweetness of the dark-roasted Dominican coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Voodoo (400) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a deep, dark brown with a slight off white head......aroma is roasted moist coffee grounds.....taste is a creamy smooth intro with a moderate coffee flavor with only a slight bittering finish. Quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6215) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
En fût. Pinte dégustée chez Vermont Tap House (Williston, VT) au coût de 5,50$. Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de vanille. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café torréfié avec une pointe de vanille et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #6156)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerathon (1413) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
About as much coffee you can pack into a porter with its ABV and not be overwhelming. A bit creamy, not overly bitter, smell of fresh brewed coffee and roasted malts. Quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hershiser2 (1289) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Smells of dark chocolates, coffee, possibly some dark fruit. Cheap dark chocolate candy, coffee, raspberry. Maybe? It certainly tastes like it to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raymow (915) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
bottled - coffee and vanilla flavors. Nice creamy finish. Taste is really good. Nice color and aroma too. Very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (527) - Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Very dark brown with brown head. Lots of pleasant coffee and a hint of vanilla in the aroma. Medium body, roast malt and vanilla. A lot of coffee flavor, a ver nice light/medium roast coffee flavor. Lots of vanilla lingers in the finish. ---and the coolest cap ever!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schwarzbart (70) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a one finger, light brown, creamy head. Color is black with mahogany edges when held up to the light. Stringy, soapy lace. Freshly ground coffee aromas. Medium body and creamy smooth. Tastes of coffee beans, faint vanilla, sour acidic notes in the middle and some fruity hops at the end, but the hops don't last long before the coffee takes back over. Overall, I like how the coffee is most dominant, but the porter quality is still there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (359) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2015
The pour is a cola brown/maroon with a huge tan head that sticks around a long time. Stale coffee detracts from a classic porter roasted aroma. A little better in the flavor, sweet and chocolate flavors join the coffee and roast aromas. The body is a little thinner than I would prefer in a porter, but it is refreshing in its own way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8281) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Coffee and 70% cocoa allusions get together in this classic, friendly Coffee Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the brown-edged black.
-There is nothing surprising in this brew, but everything is competently executed and pleasant to drink.
-The soft carbonation makes the malts and coffee more prominent.
-This isn’t too sweet, nor is it too light-bodied.

On tap at Vermont Tap House.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (783) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Well done. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Creamy coffee aroma, Taste follows suite. Smooth finish.

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