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RATINGS: 1157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our Coconut Porter is a classic robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. It then finishes with flavors of toasted coconut and hoppy spice to balance the finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
12 oz can from HiTimes and Odeed! Thanks Jake! Been wanting this one for quite a while! Nose of chocolate, light coconut, vanilla, and flowery hops; hazy dark brown with a medium tan head; flavor is a light coconut note, chocolate, mild bitterness; slightly thin body with a slithly bitter chocolate finish. Tastes better than it smells!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2008
Thanks to ajm for his generosity. Pours a watery black from the can with a tan head. Loaded with coconut on the nose with flavors of tapioca, mild cocoa, and vanilla in the flavor. The only thing this beer is missing is body -- that and some time in a rum barrel would make this incredible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Smells creamy and roasty with notes of milk chocolate and slight lactic tang. the beer sits pretty damn dark, with a healthy looking tannish brown head. Roasty, Creamy, Malty, Chocolaty flavors. I’m not sure i taste the coconut, but im starting to think i can see it’s influence. Its decent and can’s are cool vessels, but is it anything special? No. I think it would be better with a firmer hop presence...and I dont usually say such things.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22872) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 Can at GABF 2008. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and perfumed aroma dominated by coconuts with roasted notes. Sweet and roasted flavour dominated by coconuts. Roasted finish. Way too sweet for me. 6-4-5-3-10 Draught at Mikkeller Bar. Black coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and coconuts. Sweet and roasted flavour of coconuts and dark chocolate. Roasted finish of coconuts. 8-3-7-3-15

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2008
12oz can. Before this the only coconut beer I’ve had is a homebrew (mine) so I don’t have too much to contrast with this one. Pours a fairly light brown/black with lots of red highlights. A big tan head forms but the retention is lacking and eventually it leaves completely. Aroma is coconut upfront backed by tobacco, chocolate, and maltiness. The normal porter stuff is there and nice but the coconut is upfront. I would call the coconut component subtle but it is certainly very noticeable and not under done. Taste is the same as the aroma, a little watery and the body is a little thin. A fuller body and more creaminess would do this beer good. This is good though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
From a 12oz Can. Charcoal black colored pour with a creamy froth of beige head. Aromas of toasted coconut and chocolate; german chocolate cake. Coffee, roast, and some gooey caramel. The coconut actually overwhelms the malt a bit in the nose, giving it a bit of a stringy, grainy aroma. Medium-light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a soft, creamy texture. Flavors of coffee and roast up front on the palate, followed by a softer, vanilla coconut note. Gets roasty again in the finish, along with a mildly spicy licorice flavor. The coconut flavors are clear and well-integrated into a decent porter base beer, which certainly isn’t lost. Highly drinkable. More malt complexity would be nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
Black with a tan head. Aroma is roasty coconut, light coffee like flavor and chocolate. Taste is a malty toasted coconut, with a nice balanced roastiness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
Can from Joey @ South Bay. I am surprised this is a porter - very whispy in color, thin in body and SO unusually flavored. Seems more at home as a Fruit Beer because this is simply unlike any Porter I have encountered. The usual roasty, coffee, buttery notes take a backseat to the coconut which is juicy, caramelized, and morphs into a banana on the finish. Most drinkable porter I have had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
black body with red highlights.nice brown head.i pick up coca,chocolate,coffee,and coconut.nice full mouthfeel in a lower alcohol beer.simply awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3392) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Can; poured an extremely dark brown/black with a small, light brown head. Just a really fantastic aroma. Familiar roasted malt and caramel elements; but the toasted coconut really adds some nice dimensions. Coconut, fruit and nuts. Some hints of vanilla. Flavor wasn’t as quite dynamic, but it was still really good. Roasted malt with some coconut-fruitiness. Both rich and quaffable for the style. Very good for the style, and the aroma is elite.


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