OBP Toasted Coconut Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery

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OBP Toasted Coconut PorterOBP Toasted Coconut Porter

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 95
Avg: 3.41
pDev: 19.35%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: mikesgroove on 08-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 95
Reviews by tdm168:
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - dark brown with a short brown head that has good retention

S - roasted malts, toasted coconut, some coffee

T - caramel, toasted coconut, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee-like bitterness

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This is a rather good beer. I wasn't expecting much because the bottle said "Brewed for Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC". I must say I was impressed. First, the coconut is actually noticeable and doesn't get overpowered. Second, the rest of the flavors come together to form a solid porter in their own right. This beer actually has more depth and complexity than I had anticipated. This is probably worth checking out if you see it around.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

12 ounce bottle, best before dating etched on the bottle 09-06-13, purchased and consumed in Florida during a mini vacation visiting granny

Pours darker brown, medium khaki head, moderate in size and retentive prowess. leaves moderate bits of lace.

Lite sugars on the nose is about all I get.

Not on love with this stuff...over carbonated and thin - not getting much coconut,dark malts and cola are what comes to mind...this ones a mess.

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Photo of chinchill
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottles dated best by Sept. 2013 consumed on 2 days in April 2013

Pours clear dark mahogany with a magnificent, durable, creamy tan head.
Leaves a splendid coating of lace.

Aroma: an appealing, sweet and fairly well-balanced mix of toasted coconut and malts with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. The taste is similar, being a bit more sweet than ideal.

Excellent creamy feel with good medium carbonation, but a tad too thin.

O: Well-done Thomas Creek.

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Photo of DarrellK
4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of mzeld
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of wilfonzo
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of MegMeg
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kirkse
3.75/5  rDev +10%

Photo of WillyMac
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of KYGunner
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is an interesting take on a style I love but it showed very little life with a very light coloring and little to no mountable head.

The scent was absent of coconut but a nice dry chocolate and Smokey barley aroma was easily detectable.

The flavor was mostly a smokey, roasted barley and a light touch of chocolate but there seemed no sweetness or coconut. The taste I did get was nice and easily drinkable.

The feel was exceptionally crisp and seemed a summer take on a porter I just wished the coconut would have been more evident.

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Photo of mmink27
3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Scandoppelganger
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of kbuzz
3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of ElCaholicRacer
4.19/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My wife picked this one out. Poured into a pint glass from a bottle from a 6-pack purchased for $9.99 from City Beverage in W-S. Some have said that the coconut is absent from both aroma and taste, but we discovered it in both. The aroma is very roasty as a good porter should be. The toased coconut is there, although subdued. Also, a slight coffee note. The appearance is a used motor oil black with not quite a finger head, and minimal lacing. The taste is quite nice, very smooth. More coconut here, but still subtle, and lots of roasted malts. Overall, a great brew that my wife and I enjoyed very much and would reccommend should you stumble across it. Prost!

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Photo of boonejag75
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of oline73
3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Beer pours a cloudy dark brown color with some red when the light hits the edges. There is a half finger finger of off white head that leaves a nice layer.

Smell: Very mild with a hint of caramel sweetness and a touch of roast. I'm getting cocoanut, but it's not strong enough to be sure I'm not imagining it.

Taste: A bit too watery, not a very bold porter. Some roast from the malt along with a touch of cocoanut. Not enough malt sweetness here. The finish is watery with some roast.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thin side with tons of carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I rated this as high as I did because the flavor it does have is pretty good, it's just way too mellow.

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.41/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark amber/ruby brown pour from 12 oz bottle into SAPP with thin beige head; chocolate and coconut aromas - coconut becomes more pronounced as liquid warms; lite porter/malt with coconut flavors; lite, crisp mouthfeel; very good, lite and refreshing, and there is coconut here!

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

Photo of shand
3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a deep brown with a finger and a half of head. The aroma is full of roasted coffee and semi-sweet chocolate, with only a hint of the namesake coconut. The taste is the definition of "pretty good." It's a little watery all around, but offers up flavors of coffee, roasted malts, some grains, and just the slightest touch of the namesake coconut - to the point to where if the label didn't mention it, I'm not sure if I'd pick it up, instead denoting it as merely "something a little different". The mouthfeel is fairly light for a porter, but so are the flavors, and the drinkability is good. It really just is a "pretty good" beer. I enjoyed it, but would I really want another one? Probably not.

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Photo of silverking
3.75/5  rDev +10%

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OBP Toasted Coconut Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
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