Wolaver’s Alta Gracia Coffee Porter

Formerly brewed at Otter Creek Brewing
Style: Porter
Middlebury, Vermont USA


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RATINGS: 251   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.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JayR70 (4) - - MAR 12, 2013 does not count
soooooo smooth. They worked with the coffee owners on the taste to get it just right.....a little vanilla.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cfries72 (1) - Winooski, Vermont, USA - FEB 1, 2012 does not count
Great Beer, very drinkable, always refreshing. Can be drank by itself or with meals. Not an overpowering coffee taste, is rich and smokey with a thick porter flavor. Compare to other coffee porters is much more lively flavor with a kick. More natural flavor, color and aroma. Alcohol content is normal for coffee porter

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with relatively little head on it. Nose has some very strong coffee notes to it, as you would suggest. Feels and looks very thick and goes down smoothly. Great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - FEB 25, 2011
Wolaver’s Alta Gracia Coffee Porter is a brown-black ale with a coffee-colored head. It thins to an even foam and leaves thick sheets of lacing on the glass. It has a huge fresh ground coffee aroma with notes of chocolate and vanilla. The soft, chewy medium body leaves the mouth clean and dry. There’s lots of coffee in the taste. It’s lightly bittered. The hops are hiding beneath the coffee-- everything else is too, really. It’s well balanced and pretty mellow with lots of coffee coffee flavor. You want coffee? Here you go. This is quite sessionable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sciencedude (62) - USA - JAN 8, 2012
Very tasty beer. Pours dark brown to black with a thin tan head. Easy to drink by itself. Rich roasted coffee flavor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kirk36 (223) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Coffee aroma forward, a bit watery but ok it's a porter. Good coffee beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hef1985 (20) - cheektowaga, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Pours from bottle brownish red with a light brown head. Aroma is a blend of coffee and chocolate.Texture is smooth but not overly syrupy, especially for a porter. but Initial taste reinforces the aroma with a roasted coffee and chocolate blend. Finishes with a pleasant coffee aftertaste on the palate that lingers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhilHarmstead (25) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrhopsbeertalk (306) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2013
This beer captures my ideal coffee porter aroma to perfection. The vanilla is detectable, but far more subtle. The flavor follows suit, but fails a little as a touch of harsh bitterness from something like the coffee or dark malts outweighs any sense of sweetness. Likewise, the thin-ish palate suffers as an impulse develops to re-taste the beer to wash away the finish. All in all, I did enjoy the beer, but I think there’s a need to intentionally sweeten with something like lactose or soften the bitterness added by the coffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3328) - 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.

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