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Brewed with organic roasted barley and chocolate malts for a rich, dark and robust flavor with an infusion of organic vanilla beans and coffee from the Dominican Republic farm community Alta Gracia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 Presentation: It was poured from tap at the Buffalo Brew Pub and served in a standard pint glass. Appearance: The body has a very dark brown look with some lighter dark amber/light brown high lights coming through the glass. Visibility is good and the beer is topped off with a small light tan head that fades quickly leaving just a light ring of foam. This makes very minimal slick lacing. Smell: This is the highlight of the beer. It has lots of wonderful roaster coffee notes in the nose with some milder dark chocolate and dark maltiness for backup. Taste/Palate: The flavor is more subtle and brings a light medium bodied roasted coffee flavor and dark maltiness to the palate. It has a good balance and pleasant bitterness with some mild dark chocolate and mild hops in the background. On the tongue there is mild carbonation which gives it a very smooth, creamy and mostly slick feel. Notes: Overall it is a good average Porter with a great aroma and easy drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

1/27/2011: Wolaver’s Alta Gracia Coffee Porter (ale brewed with coffee and vanilla beans)... Aroma: Coffee beans [green] and some sort of plant that I remember the name of at the moment... Appearance: Very deep, dark brown color; fine, creamy beige-colored crown. Flavor: COFFEE with a bit of residual sweetness and vanilla; Palate: Medium; average body. Overall: Good, but coffee is way too forward.

12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks Tom! Rating #187 for this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1414) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Aroma of coffee. Pours an inky black with a rapidly dissipating tan head and no lacing. The taste is bitter. Dark roasted coffee, with hints of chocolate, fruit, and vanilla. The bitter coffee aftertaste lingers. Medium-light body with medium carbonation. Mouthfeel is rather watery. :-( Sadly, BIG coffee flavors negated by watery mouthfeel. Having said that, it was still an enjoyable bitter porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6420) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Pours near black with a rich tan head and a coffee aroma. There is a medium-bodied roasted malt, chocolate and coffee flavor with a vanilla finish. A bitter watery, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Imaena (1817) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2013
GSB Bottle: Tasted like carbonated day old iced coffee. Revolting. One of my least favorite coffee beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5806) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
bottle, $1 .. . pours a deep almond skin .. medium head, lacing is pretty good .. . some coffee grounds, coffee tin, and empty espresso cup .. . really really fizzy mouthfeel .. . no thanks .. . .
...ahh dang! the waffles got stuck together..
that’s what good waffles are ’posed to do..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilHarmstead (19) - Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2013
As a lover of coffee and a lover of beer, I usually avoid mixing the two. However, this is a great beer. A little sweet but a nice way to shake up a night of drinking IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tympanic (168) - New York, New York, USA - APR 17, 2013
On tap (!) at Whole Foods in the Time Warner Center, NYC. I wasn’t supposed to be there. I think I was supposed to be somewhere else. I had two of these and walking out of Whole Foods Market with a prominent buzz is like a strange early morning dream.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2013
UPDATED: APR 4, 2013 Poring this the beer appears dark, but light does shine through the glass making the brews complexion dark ruby brown. It has a tall tan foamy head that soon dissipates. Beer smells strongly of coffee, a little vanilla, and some sweet hops. Taste like dark coffee, as opposed to other Coffee porters their is no milk or sugar added here. The vanilla is very slight and nice. Seems to have a decent hop presence that mixes in with the bitter coffee flavor. Pretty light in term’s of body, it is not a thick porter. Drinks well. -Fish!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (894) - Vermont, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Had on tap at T.I.T.S., Cambridge, 7:23 pm for $5.50. Not bad. To pint it pours a purplish-mauve dark charcoal brown with a trim off-white head not even a fingernail in length. Aromas of kilned malt, coffee beans, molasses, and sea salt -- straight up. Tastes the same. A little earthiness detected by swallow. Coffee extremely prominent.

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