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Toasted Coconut Porter - Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC

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Toasted Coconut PorterToasted Coconut Porter

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 55
rAvg: 3.04
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kylehay2004 on 05-05-2013

Toasted Coconut Porter is a brown porter that’d be a great beer on its own is even better with a subtle toasted coconut character that complements the dark grains wonderfully. A complex and exotic potion that’s an easy drinking, refreshing tropical elixir.
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Reviews: 8 | Hads: 55
Reviews by Mikecap:
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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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2.37/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was hoping to like this beer but not having much experience with coconut porters, the benchmark I used was porters (in general) and Window Seat by Baxter Brewing which is another coconut flavored American Porter which I did like.

Can marked "Canned APR/27/15", tasted on 6/13/15.

The look was not a deep as a typical porter. Smell retained a nutty, roast nose with a slight breeze of coconut. The taste was crisp and refreshing but lacked the bolder back that it should have. A very metallic note remained throughout drinking. The hint of coconut kept trying to peek up but primarily stayed back. Despite being a crisp drink, a moderate smooth body was apparent.

Given a 6-pack was purchased, I will end up finishing the rest but it will not be a beer that I buy again. I may instead give a couple to the neighbors. (821 characters)

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4.09/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into a tall Pilsner glass. Nice head, short lasting. Nice brown color, sweet chocolate and coconut smell. First swallow is startling when the coconut kicks in, but from then on, this is a fine Porter. Mouth feel is smooth. Would really like to try this on tap--maybe Saturday while in Orlando. (315 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev n/a

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3.66/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.6/5  rDev n/a

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3.5/5  rDev n/a

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4/5  rDev n/a

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3.28/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.15/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, dark, amber-highlighted brown coloring with a low profile, dense, off-white head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, subtle cream highlights, toasted notes, and a very subtle coconut richness. Smells good, but extremely light. Flavors have a bit more of the coconut, as well as a bit less of the chocolate. Creamy notes help to balance everything out, as well as mute some of the more bitter characteristics. Cocoa and coffee forward, with a cream blend, and the coconut sweet and rich builds quite a bit towards the end of the palate. Smooth, but light bodied, leading into a somewhat muddled aftertaste that just misses the flavor of a Mounds bar. Tangy sweet and slightly bitter linger into the light, slightly frothy, slightly cloying finish. (808 characters)

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3.4/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.31/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Cuvee glass, dated June 12, 2015.

Upon pouring into the glass the head bubbled up like I was pouring a can of Coke! And as quickly as it bubbled up to about 2 fingers worth, it fizzed out (pun intended) and never returned. No lacing to be seen. A thin amount of head returns with a swirl of the glass. When held up to the light it looks like it would be a class of cola! Brown-red color, very thin in appearance.

Aromas of brown sugar/molasses sweetness, a little vanilla and not much toasted coconut until it comes close to room temperature.

Taste is not what I expected upon purchasing this six pack. Although after I poured it and looked at it...it's pretty damn close to what I would expect. This is a brown ale, not a porter which I consider to have a more roasted characteristic than this has. Not getting a lot of toasted coconut until it warms up; after it warms it's a tasty beer, though which is why I rated it pretty high in that category.

Feel. One word: Thin. Not enough carbonation to carry this beer through and what little there is, is like a soda with the sharp burny carbonation you get around your nasal passages sometimes. Needs more.

Overall, this was a fairly middle of the road beer that just needs a little more work put into it to be considered a porter; a little more roasted malts or something to beef it up a little. The toasted coconut aspect is really good and does shine towards the middle of this beer; however it needs something up in the front and in the finish to make this beer shine. (1,571 characters)

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Toasted Coconut Porter from Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC
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