RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A robust Porter made with chocolate malt. This malt Beverage is brewed with coffee beans with Natural Flavor added (Vanilla Extract), and we balance it with U.S. Golding Hops. Our award winning brew is sure to please! Open it!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uvajed (187) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2012
How have I not rated this before mid-2012? I have not had it in years, but Atwaters Vanilla Java Porter is the best tasting substance I have ever put in my mouth! It may not be the best representative of its style, but OMG it tastes good. Aroma of dark chocolate. Flavors include dark chocolate, vanilla and dark roast coffee. This might be the most perfect anything in the history of things! Too bad I only had access to it for a year or two, in variety 12-packs. With Yuengling coming to Ohio, my interstate beer runs have ceased, but maybe I need to head Northwest for one now?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alobar (3734) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2017
Cola brown pour with minimal tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Prominant vanilla flavor with some roasted malt. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (937) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Dark brown, clear, tall, lasting brown head. Intense chocolate, coffee aroma. Full body, aggressive flavor, lean but smooth mouthfeel with low heat and carbonation, lingering and tasty aftertaste. Bitter, very dry, briefly appearing to be sweet. Aggressive roast character, ashy, tastes like roast barley. Beautiful flavors of quality coffee and chocolate, vanilla in the background, obviously added flavors. Even if not very subtle, a great experience. Just wish for a little sweetness, but after all its not a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (2588) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Draft to taster at Cincy beerfest 2017 pour opaque black with thin ecru head. Nose light roast, mild vanilla. Taste red fruit, light roast, hint of vanilla. Light bitter finish. Thin and not much coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1211) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Pours a very opaque black in the glass. Great tasting coffee mocha flavor with a hint of dried fruit and nuts almost like a Chunky bar. Coffee liqueur aroma with a hint of Oreo cookies. Overall, a great tasting beer for the cool weather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (14082) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2017
Bottle at BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival. Pours a dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is roasted malt, vanilla bean, cocoa. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, light dry finish, good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wallaby501 (72) - - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle to glass. Big coffee aroma. Dark, decently thick pour with a nice tan head. Taste is somewhat astringent. Coffee and vanilla are both there but kind of overpowered by that. Nice roasted malts round out the body. Palate is appropriate for the style. Overall just too astringent (probably due to how they incorporated the coffee beans.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jflopsu (1558) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Pours a dark brown with tan head. A vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt aroma. A vanilla taste with chocolate, roasted malts and heavy delayed carbonation. A malt and grain aftertaste - heavy with carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1707) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into pint glass. The appearance is a mdinight black color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is heavy on malt with some vanilla. The taste is mild malt with some coffee and vanilla. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbuzz (829) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Very thick full head. Great mix of chocolate and vanilla flavors. Very low alcoholic aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tsd08460 (1105) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine in Gainesville, VA Aroma: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Tasty

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