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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2193) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2013
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. It pours mahogany brown with reddish hues and a soft tan head that settles in for the session. Vibrant aroma of dark roasted coffee, vanilla beans, and yes, maybe the slightest dark fruit character. Medium and smooth body. Roasted coffee merges with a biscuit malt sweetness and the mildest of hop finishes. Only vaguely bitter but totally enticing. I wish I picked up more of these.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dan269605 (235) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Looks like coffee, smells like coffee, tastes like coffee. That pretty much sums it up, but as far as a porter goes, at 5% it’s thinner than I like and I could use more complexity in the aroma and taste. As it is, it’s pretty much a coffee bomb, good coffee, but a bit one dimensional.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Greeted by a strong, inviting coffee aroma, darkest brown body that blends with a chocolate and light vanilla flavor. With all the strong aromas the end result this porter’s body was lighter than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gizmo_ber (162) - - DEC 18, 2013
NIce solid roast coffee flavor, goes down nice and smooth. A solid coffee porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2013
A very powerful coffee aroma but more mild on the taste side. That’s okay. It is smooth porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1261) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2013
A nice slight coffee, roast aroma. creamy body. Has a real coffee taste, blended well with the roasty malts. Yum

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Draft. Deep brown body. Tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, vanilla, cream, sugar, chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Thin to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of coffee and cream with seven teaspoons of sugar. Easy drinking, but too sweet and too thin. Aroma is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
EithCubes (5054) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Nose rich in robust, silky coffee, dark with sultry chocolate underpinnings. Mocha and not much roast. Pours deep dark brown that blocks about 80% of admitted light, supports a lacing and rocky tan head. Fat medium body is too sweet, fruity with abundant berry, little bitterness; coffee is smooth but fades away, no real roast, but the chocolate and smooth feel are nice. No vanilla to my taste, wouldn’t even have guessed it if not for the label. Pleasant but ultimately a little plain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jasond612 (281) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12/1/13 $1.99 bottle from RW while watching the fall finale of TWD on a Sunday. Very dark brown with tan head with medium lacing. Smells like fresh ground coffee. Taste is coffee right off the bat that got even stronger as it warmed slight vanilla and chocolate. Medium body with a fizzy carbonation. All in all I've had better and have had worse ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1277) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Pours a deep black with a slickness. Aroma of chocolate and roast coffee. Taste is milk chocolate sweet up front with a touch of roast coffee followed by a subtle hop presence. Very drinkable if not run-of-the-mill. Not usually into Porters, but I would drink this.

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