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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (32164) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of coffee, roasted malt, and tar. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of coffee combined with medium notes of roasted malt and wood, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is solid herbal and coffee. Coffee, toffee and caramelish. Bitter, roasted and dry malty. Ends with a bitter and roasted finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Draft @ Delaney’s in New Haven. Pours a dark brown/black color with a dark tan head. Good lacing. This porter is smooth, but has a syrupy aftertaste on the tongue, like cough syrup. More like a sweet stout, this beer has strong maple, vanilla and cocoa flavors, almost like an Ovaltine taste. Too sugary for my liking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rocbyter (2000) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Strong roasted coffee aroma. Black color with a small brown head. Light and creamy with a sweet coffee flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2011
Bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown with a medium sized beige head. The aroma is fresh ground roasted coffee, light cream, earthy, dark chocolate; better than expected. The flavor has black coffee, light chocolate, mildly sweet, roasted, with decent bitterness. Mouthfeel is too watery and the body too thin to pull off all of the flavors.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Wolaver’s Alta Gracia Coffee Porter is a brown-black ale with a coffee-colored head. It thins to an even foam and leaves thick sheets of lacing on the glass. It has a huge fresh ground coffee aroma with notes of chocolate and vanilla. The soft, chewy medium body leaves the mouth clean and dry. There’s lots of coffee in the taste. It’s lightly bittered. The hops are hiding beneath the coffee-- everything else is too, really. It’s well balanced and pretty mellow with lots of coffee coffee flavor. You want coffee? Here you go. This is quite sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1509) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Pours cola brown, small head. Tons of coffee and some beef jerky on the nose, over just a bit of chocolate. Flavor follows suit. Nice and smooth - tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1635) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Bottle. Very rich predominant vanilla aroma, other ale notes + coffee. Deep brown / black, decent tan head, clear (but dark that it’s hard to tell). The taste brings out the coffee, some finish-- not too strong or too long lasting. Good beer for this type.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Pours a dark brown, near black color. Despite my best efforts, I could only muster about half a finger of frothy light brown head. The head fell pretty quickly, but that’s the way the coffee beer crumbles. 3.5 S: This one is a bit simple due to the overpowering coffee component, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. However, I’d like some of the maltiness get through. 4.0 T: Though the nose is all coffee, the taste is much more complex. Bitter roasty coffee is there at the forefront again, but there’s a rich maltiness backing it up. Good amounts of semi-sweet chocolate followed by roasted barley, molasses, and some graininess. Good. 5.0 M: Medium body. Super creamy, especially for a coffee beer. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth. Great here. 4.5 D: Good, interesting taste and a damn good mouthfeel make this a very drinkable beer. ’Nuff said. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-16-2010 02:23:44

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5058) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 10, 2011
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lingering, light tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, a little chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is interesting, but there’s a little something off. Texture is average. Worth trying.


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