Atwater Vanilla Java Porter - Beer Review

 

  • Brewery - Atwater Block Brewery
  • Location - Detroit, Michigan
  • Type - Porter
  • ABV - 6.00%

 

Reviewer:

FRITZ

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

3/10

Taste

3/10

Mouth Feel

7/10

Holistic

3/10

Total

23/50

Thoughts

It’s a very dark brown that’s nearly opaque with not much of a head for a porter. The aroma is a little chocolaty. I’m not really a fan. It tastes like rancid Guinness. I will say it has a light feel, which is odd for a porter.

All around not a fan at all!

 

Reviewer:

JOHN

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

1/10

Taste

1/10

Mouth Feel

6/10

Holistic

2/10

Total

18/50

Thoughts

Granted, I’m not a coffee fan, but a beer that’s trying to taste like coffee… NO!!! That’s just wrong. I like the brief smell and taste of vanilla, but then the coffee takes the forefront and I was reminded of vomit. I’m really glad that I didn’t pour a whole glass of this.

I recommend that if you like coffee, or beer, do not drink this rot.

 

Reviewer:

JP

Appearance

6/10

Aroma

5/10

Taste

3/10

Mouth Feel

2/10

Holistic

BLAH (did I mention I don’t like this category)

Total

16/40 (20/50)

Thoughts

Lighter than usual for a porter. Smells more like coffee then a beer. Taste really good if you like day-old coffee with club soda. Mouth feel is much too thin for a porter. This beer makes me feel depressed and I hate it.

I can’t stop crying and its Atwater Block Brewery’s fault!!

 

Reviewer:

RYAN

Appearance

7/10

Aroma

4/10

Taste

3/10

Mouth Feel

5/10

Holistic

4/10

Total

23/50

Thoughts

Not the appearance I would normally expect from a porter but pleasant enough. Nice tight head with a black, though light, body. There is no question this beer is going for the coffee crowd as the smell of coffee smacks you in the face as soon as you start pouring. I am a fan off coffee and very willing to try coffee “flavored” drinks but this falls short as the coffee bean taste is clear but not blended well with the other flavors. Somewhat malt heavy on the tongue with what is almost a cigarette ash after taste.

Atwater clearly tried too hard on this beer and over did the coffee flavoring instead of blending it into a drinkable beer.