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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2010
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of fresh, roasted, coffee. Poured very dark brown in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, tan/light brown head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Slightly sparkling. Good to very good lacing. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of fresh, bitter, roasted coffee, and nothing else. Medium body. Thin, slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Fresh, bitter, roasted coffee finish is lightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2332) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2010
low abv seems apparent. tasty and creamy with a really nice vanilla and a pretty good albeit weakish coffee flavor. overall a weak brew (not beer) that i enjoy - as a beverage- but not a beer...sorry its not you it’s me. seems like the cream is already in there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown with small off white head. Aroma is earthy with cocoa, coffee, vanilla and milk. Flavors of coffee, vanilla, molasses, cocoa, and soy. Thin body with creamy mouthfeel. Good but not impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7350) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a thick tan head. Coffee overflows on this one, with some chocolate notes as well. Little bit thin, sort of like an iced coffee, with roast, and coffee notes. Long coffee bitterness on the finish. Rather one dimensional, but still tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2009
500th rating! Taste was fantastic of coffee coffee and more roasted coffee. This one poured black with a gorgeous brown head. Taste was all coffee, although the palate was particularly weak, yielding a 1 rating from me. Extremely weak on the swallow, flavor completely dimishes upon the swallow and though the coffee flavors are out of bounds great and forceful on the initial mouth swamp, once down the trach it’s gone. GONE. Which is disappointing because the beer tastes so roasted coffee burnt awesome, but it doesn’t last. A nice beer that I would try on draft, but only for the first beer. Nice, but underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LinusStick (2920) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2009
A nice if not a little plain porter. Aroma was nice. Almost all coffee with a hint of chocolate. Pour was a beautiful deep dark brown with a two finger tan head. Taste was slightly above average. Bitter roasted malt with coffee overpowering. Mouthfeel was pretty thin though the carbonation was great. All in all a decent beer but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Pours almost black with a rocky light brown head. Rich roast coffee aroma with a touch of vanilla and malt. Coffee truly dominates the flavor with a light sweetness. Fairly simple flavor profile, but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2372) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Dark and a touch reddish. Nice tan colored head. Nice rich nose, heavy in maxwell house presence. Palate also bites quickly with coffee, then switches over to milk chocolate and a bit of hoppiness, very nice, a good value and I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1859) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Brown black with a big, dense tan head. Bold coffee aroma , but not overpowering or acidic. Taste is rich, clean, flavorful coffee, with mild chocolate in the finish. Very well executed. $2/12oz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3872) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Pours a tannish looking head over a pretty black body. You got a whole lot of coffee and roasted malts hitting you all over the nose, which of course should not be surprising considering the fact that the beer is named after a coffee plantation. However, unlike the last coffee porter I had (the Kona Pipeline), the coffee here was way more pronounced. The taste of the beer was a tad sweet, again all sorts of loaded on the coffee. The vanilla was a really minor flavor and I am not surprised that some previous reviewers missed it entirely. So is this a beer of a coffee beverage? Overall, it is pretty good, and smooth, but I don’t know how many you could take in one sitting.

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