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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ScipioA (405) - 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 (8987) - 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 (883) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2015
Well done. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Creamy coffee aroma, Taste follows suite. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1604) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Dark brown. Aroma woody coffee, chocolate. Tastes big roasts coffee earth char. Super light body for a porter brisk carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 13, 2014
1.5-inch light-brown dust head, fine, slow-to-fade, aroma is lot’s of coffee (nutty, fairly sweet) cocoa. Flavor is chocolate coffee milk, grain (tastes oaty) oatmeal cookie. Medium body, oily, creamy, moderate soft carbonation. Surprisingly yummy porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1230) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown, minimal tan head. Aroma of coffee and malts (roasted) combined with some vanilla notes. Taste has bitter notes from coffee and some sweetness from malts and some vanilla notes. Drinkable and enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Dark cola. Rich roasted malt and coffee grinds with chocolate and creamy vanilla. Perfect semi-rich body, a little heavier than standard porters. Huge value in this $8 six pack. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - OCT 30, 2014
Draft. Dark cold with a thin mocha head. Tons of nice coffee grinds, with roasted malt, chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Something akin to pretzel in the finish. Slightly thin mouthfeel but substantial enough. Really pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Draft->shaker. Dark brown with lite tan head. Roasted coffee and chocolate malts. Lingering bitterness. Fairly smooth. Decent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle nearly black, forms small off white head of foam that dissipated quickly. Aromas of strong coffee, slight vanilla, some wood, dark chocolate, and burnt malts. The aromas don’t so much shine through in the flavor as one might think. It starts with a light flavour of coffee bean then some chocolate malt in the end with a touch of vanilla. Medium on the palate. Slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Flavours disappear quickly after every sip. Virtually all malt. Strong coffee forward, nice winter type beer.

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