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Gran Sport Porter - Coop Ale Works

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BA SCORE
90
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Gran Sport is a robust porter marked by its finesse and distinct malt backbone. Aromatic notes of chocolate and roasted coffee compliment the full-bodied mouthfeel derived from a healthy addition of oat flakes. Dark. Roasty. Malty. Splendid.

43 IBU

(Beer added by: bort11 on 05-27-2009)
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Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of russpowell
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at mcNellies, Tulsa

Poured ebony/black with a pinky of tan head, dropped away quickly. Some lacing & head retention

S: Charred grain & cocoa, faded a bit as it warmed

T: Chocolate with hints of chicory up front, plus some herbal hops. A nice mixture of baker's choclate, roasted malt & dryness as this warmed. Finished dry & semi-sweet

MF: Very smooth with medium body

Drank very easy indeed, will happily drink this again, given the chance

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mhaugo
3.58/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce pour into a pint glass.
Appearance: As black as my soul. There was a nice, tan head, but it went away as soon as I started drinking it. All that remains is a thin ring around the border.
Smell: Faint chocolate and coffee aromas. A bit of roasted malt to back it up. Sweet and charcoal-y.
Taste: Very clean and smooth porter. There’s a deep roasted character, but it’s not overwhelming. It’s dry and fades slowly. A bittersweet chocolate flavor emerges as it warms.
Mouthfeel: Silky smooth.
Overall: I like it. Modest at 6% ABV, and drinkable all day. Perfect for the cold weather that seems to be blowing in.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Republic okc. Pours a deep brown with thick head into nonic pint glass. It leaves lots of sticky lacing. Smells like malty chocolate. Taste is very similar; roasted malts, chocolate and some bitter hops. Its surprisingly hoppy for a porter but very good and full of flavor. Overall, a really good porter. Very drinkable and enjoyable. OKC is really surprising me with their brews...

Photo of Sparky44
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of armock
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured a very dark brown color with a tan head that leaves some lacing behind

S - Is of roasted malt that gives off chocolate and coffee scents

T - Follows the nose roasted malt with chocolate and coffee flavors very good

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

D - Overall this was a very good porter that I enjoyed quite a bit I could see myself drinking a few of these in a night worth trying sometime

Photo of StaveHooks
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Main St. Tavern in Broken Arrow.

A - Pours pretty much black with 1 finger of tan head that holds average retention.

S - Roasted malts, dark cocoa, coffee, toasted nuts.

T - Follows the nose but everything is more pronounced. Roasted malt, loads of baker's chocolate, creamy, hints of berry fruit, fresh coffee grinds, finishes dry and roasty.

M - Heavy side of medium body, low carbonation, silky and smooth feel, dry on the finish.

Flavors are full and dense. Great finish and very smooth drinker. A great well rounded porter. Always glad to see this on tap.

Photo of bump8628
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep brown, bordering on black, brew with an impressive rocky head.

The aroma is all roasted malts with notes of burnt cocoa, coffee, and faint smokey charcoal.

The taste is a nice balance of earthy hop bitterness and sharp roasted malts which are reminiscent of raw cocoa, roasted nuts, and smokey coffee. A hint of caramel maltiness also comes through in the background.

The finish is smooth and somewhat dry with a lingering astringency.

Overall, a really nice American Porter. Plenty of roasty character, yet very balanced and drinkable. My new favorite from Coop.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Danielr26
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of stephens101
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Mcnellie's in T-town before the Sonic Youth show. From notes.

Pure black with a quickly fading pure black head that leaves some broken stripes behind. Smells of subtle roasted nuts and malts. Tastes sweet and malty with a nice hop hit in the end. Faint chocolates and notes of black licorice also exist. Medium bodied and well balanced brew from some local favorites.

Photo of OKCNittany
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of tronester
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Midnight black in color with a creamy tan head. Smell is of mild coffee. Taste is pure bittersweet chocolate up front, with an herbal resionous pine hop middle and finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, low carbonation. Drinkability is very good, an excellent porter.

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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taken in at room temperature at TapWorks in Bricktown.
A- Deep brown, not quite black with a thick, mocha colored head of about 1 finger. Average retention with some really sticky lacing.

S- Big coffee and chocolate notes here. Lots of roasted aroma as well.

T- Good job of following the nose. Lots of coco again. Some coffee. Sweet with some unexpected bitterness in the finish. I'm not agraid of a hop presesnce in my porters. Delicious flavor and terrific balance!

M- A very solid feel to this porter based on the abv. Mid to full body. Creamy...almost beefy. Just the way I like my porters. Dry finish is also nice. A true highlight of this beer is the mouthfeel.

O- This beer was magnificent. Chocolate carries the flavor torch, but not to be totally outdone by other intense characteristics. Would certainly have again and hope to see it on tap each time I visit OKC.

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

Photo of Hopswagger
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P:  It was dark in the tavern and the appearance was very light and way too clear. I took a whiff and several sips.  Then called the waitress over to explain that she had poured the Coop DNR and that I asked for the porter. Can't beat a free half glass of DNR. 
The actual porter came and was much nicer with a dark body and gracious chocolate froth on top. 

S:  Robust aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts and black pepper. 

T/M:  Thick chewy body with delicate creamy carbonation. Taste follows the nose with bittersweet cocoa powder, bitter cold coffee, and a touch of dairy creaminess.  Touches of smoked wood, but the palate is mostly chocolate goodness. Finish is creamy with a small hint of cayenne powder in the back and leaves your palate thirsty for more.

O:  Well this is a fantastically well done porter. The chocolate reigns supreme and the bitter coffee, roasted nutty, spiced character brings it all together. Bar keep can I get another? 

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Gran Sport Porter from Coop Ale Works
90 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.