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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11470) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium dark chocolate and coffee flavor with medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (4382) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Location: Pint at Copper Mine Pub, 1/25/11

Aroma: The nose is medium sweet and roasty, coffee, some chocolate
Appearance: It has a dark brown color with a decent beige had and some lace
Flavor: The taste is mid sweet as well, coffee and malty notes mostly, light bitterness
Palate: The body is medium (leaning toward the full side) and somewhat creamy, avg carbonation
Overall Impression: Overall this is a fairly solid porter, drinkable and thirst quenching, well-made enough, just very solid stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HighlanderOne (1046) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2011 Poured from bottle. Aroma of coffee grounds and licorice. Coal black with persistent tan head. I’m getting strong coffee, along with vanilla, Sambuca, smoke, banana flavors. I don’t like coffee, so I’m struggling with the flavor. Porter-like feel. Bitter aftertaste. Well done, but not for me. Makes an interesting black and tan.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcwik (1) - , New York, USA - JAN 12, 2011 does not count
Bottle, pours jet black with a espresso head, full body, strong slightly sweet coffee aroma, taste like it smells. As a coffee lover I thoroughly enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1367) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours a black color with a tan head. Aroma is almost all of coffee with some roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavor is the same as the aroma. Pretty much coffee and that’s it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2582) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Medium sized tan head, decent retention and lace. Nearly opaque, black, some ruby edging.Nose is roast, black coffee chocolate and light smoke. Body is almost medium, light carbnonation, sorta thin. Roast and coffee flavors, some sorta vegetal matter, minty notes, weird, caramel, milk chocolate. Dry roasty finish, organic funkiness i guess?? Bottle from statelineliquors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Slightly viscous, deep brown, smaller head... Aroma is of clean black coffee with not many discernable underlying tones... Coffee also very much dominates the flavor... A little thinner than expected, slick, medium bodied, very one dimensional...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a very thin tan head that faded to a few bubbles. Low carbonation. Aroma is strong of coffee/espresso and very little else. Flavor is also strong of coffee, but there is a bit of the vanilla beans coming through. Palate is smooth. Vanilla lingers on the tongue along with the bitterness of the coffee. No ABV listed, but I would guess that it is higher than average. Flavor improved as the beer warmed up. I ended up enjoying this more than I thought that I would when I first started. Actually a decent coffee porter...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2010
On tap at Cloverleaf. This is a coffee lovers beer. Perhaps the strongest coffee flavor in a beer I have ever had... and I have had a lot of coffee beers. Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Has a straight coffee taste with some chocolate notes through the finish. A medium creamy mouthfeel. Too much coffee for me... but I am sure coffee drinkers will love this brew.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
cheap (4389) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Looks like cold coffee, no head. Big and black. Smells like cold coffee. Big dark bitter thickish palate. Some muild sizzle, generally. Goes flat near the end of session. Lots of vanilla with the coffee. Seems fairly strong. Bitter imperial finish. A little coarse for a porter, eh.


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