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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Caldera’s Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter will never cut corners. You’ll taste the love with every sip. Real, hand-toasted coconut chips are complemented by pure natural chocolate, creating this complex porter. Smooth and velvety with a pronounced coconut-chocolate aroma, flavor and finish. Huli Pau!


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Milk chocolate aroma. Subtle coconut mixes well with the chocolate notes.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2123) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle. Bronze brown color, creamy foam. Aroma: roasted malts, chocolate, plum, fruit, caramel, nuts, biscuit. Taste: chocolate, a little coconut, cocoa, plum, velvety.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2254) - - AUG 23, 2016
Poured from bomber into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown, nearly black, color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a nice level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great showing of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell –The aroma is big of very strong and nice milk chocolate smell mixed with some other aromas of caramel and roasted malt. While this brew is touted as a coconut porter, the toasted coconut is just a light backdrop smell. But even with that said, with the mix of stronger aromas and a lighter toasted coconut and a little bit of vanilla, one is left with a very enjoyable and inviting aroma overall. Taste-The taste begins with a mix of a toasted malt flavor with a good showing of a darker chocolate flavor. There is a bit of vanilla upfront, which grows stronger as the taste advances and which is also joined by a bit of a toasted coconut flavor which also gets stronger as the taste advances. All the while, the taste sweetens a bit with some flavors of caramel and molasses also hitting the flavor profile. At the end, a little bit of cream and some light grain comes to the tongue, all while a little bit of the sweet and coconut fade ever so slightly, leaving one with a rather smooth, modestly sweet, but very chocolaty and toasted taste to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the rich chocolate, roasted, and toasted flavors of the brew the feel is fantastic and makes for a very enjoyable drinker overall. Overall – This was a very flavorful but not overly sweet and cloying chocolate porter. I rather enjoyed this brew and would certainly recommend it to others, especially those who like darker brews.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
77ships (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
Thank you Dutchdrebus! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2016-1. Dark red amber, creamy tanned head. Nose is chemical, thin vegetable, cacao, boring herbal, thin & fizzy, umami. Taste is thin, very fizzy, poor herbal stout / porter, thin, fizzy, vegetable, umami, coconut is barely there & a bit chemical. Very thin & herbal. Very poor for the style & ingredients. I don’t get the love on here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4440) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Brown black colour, beige head. Aroma of plastic, roasted malts, hint of coconut. Toasted coconut flavour, sweet, malts, chocolat. Very fizzy. Sweet finish, coconut, toasted coconut.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Dark red-brown color, fizzy beige head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, toasted malts, lightly coconut. Taste malts, cocos, toasted malts, sweetish. Average body, thin texture, decent carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5562) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Black colour with a small off-white head. Smells roasty, toasty, some coconut. Tastes toasty, roasty, coconut. Way too thin though, nice carbo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4467) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2016
Bomber from Rakuten. Caldera Toasted Coconut Porter A deep cola black with a minimal beige. head. Lovely chocolate and a great nutty coconut milk aroma, yum. Medium to full bodied with a lush coconut and chocolate flavor. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Antonio369 (146) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
65cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured black with a three finger tan head. Medium carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, coconut, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla. Coconut is lightly present in the aroma. Taste: sweet milk chocolate, some light notes of coconut, caramel, fudge, coffee, licorice, vanilla, marshmallows, bread, raisins, fudge, nuts. Very foamy and creamy roasted mouthfeel. Medium to full body with a roasted bittersweet finish. Very good but I expected a little more coconut in this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markextrae (3717) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
sample, poured a black colour with a small tanned head. nose of rich oily coconut, lactose sweetness, roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, oily coconut, sweet and smooth mouthfeel. nice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3554) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle saved from March. Pours a dark brown with a moderately thick tan head. Nose has roasted malt, toasted coconut and milk chocolate. Palate...nicely frothy with malty goodness up front and then tons of coconut and chocolate. Soooo roasty and sweet malty goodness. Very enjoyable!


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