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Atwater "Vanilla Java Porter"
Atwater Brewery - Detroit, Michigan USA
Porter (ABV 5.5%) (IBU 12)

[Best served in a Nonic Pint glass]

Rating: 3.4/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 6/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

The pour was murky and almost black in color with a large (2-3 finger) light brown creamy head that had decent retention, reducing slowly to a thin cap with some good streaky lacing.

The aroma was a lot like french vanilla coffee with some roasted chocolate malts and a sweet yeast and had notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and dark roasted coffee.

The taste was lightly sweet and a bit bitter with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate from the onset with the finish having a more pronounced bitter coffee taste. The flavor hung around for an average duration after the swallow and had a mild bitter sweet coffee ending.

Mouthfeel was a few shades above medium in body and a tad oily in texture with a good strong carbonation.

Overall a Coffee Porter that has a lot more vanilla in the aroma than in the taste, but all in all it was a nice smooth tasty brew...

Sampled: 5/30/2012

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