EDITOR’S NOTE: I just want to start this article off by saying that I don’t know much of anything about this product other than what it tastes like. I reached out to Atwater Brewery several times via social media and email and never got answers to any of the questions I sent them regarding this beer (how it was made, what’s in it, who roasted the coffee component, etc.). I delayed this review for months due to the lack of response. If Atwater gets back to me with some background information, I will revise this article and post again. Thanks for your understanding – Drew.

Welcome to my Table, here in the corner of this cafe. Today we’re sipping the Vanilla Bean Java Porter, from Atwater Brewery in Detroit, Michigan. Feel free to pull up a chair.


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style: English Porter
alcohol by volume: 4.5%
international bitterness units: 12
color: Black
ingredients: Coffee, Vanilla, ?
stemware: Tulip


Pours black with a thin, but foamy, tan head that dissipates quickly, and forms a foamy ring around the rim of the glass.

vanilla, bitter roasty coffee, metallic, very thin

Light body; chewy mouthfeel; carbonic acidity; clean finish.



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