OBP Toasted Coconut Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery
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Reviews by tdm168:
4.25/5 rDev +26.5%
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.
01-26-2013 23:46:02 | More by tdm168
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3.21/5 rDev -4.5%
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.
03-28-2013 20:24:30 | More by Billolick
3.69/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
04-19-2013 21:21:17 | More by chinchill
3.48/5 rDev +3.6%
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.
12-02-2013 00:10:05 | More by KYGunner
4.22/5 rDev +25.6%
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!
01-20-2012 19:54:33 | More by ElCaholicRacer
3/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
08-31-2012 00:59:04 | More by oline73
3.4/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
02-28-2012 03:53:47 | More by shand
3.51/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured into a pint glass. Pours a very dark amber/brown color with deep ruby highlights when held up to the light. Colorwise it is certainly a bit too light for a lorter methinks. Slightly off-white/tan head is about 1/2-2/3 of an inch thick when first poured. Settles to a medium sized ring lining the inside of the glass along with some slight bits of foam settling on the beer's surface. Pretty good lacing. Aromas of coconut, vanilla, a hint of cinnamon, and some caramel malt. The aromas need to be stronger overall though, to my nose there just wasn't much there. Flavors of vanilla and coconut along with what could be hints of chocolate and coffee followed by some caramel malt notes. The flavors do come more as the beer sits and warms up a bit. No real discernible hop flavors to be found here. Has a crisp, frothy and creamy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Too thin bodied for a porter for sure. Not bad, but needs improvement.
06-18-2013 04:02:56 | More by neenerzig
3.5/5 rDev +4.2%
I was expecting a little more...
A-Dark brown with a weak head
S-Almost none, I smelled the alcohol with slight caramel malt
T-Subtle coconut, malty, with an after-taste of coffee
M-Carbonation is good, nothing of note really
O-Nothing to write home about, but a decent porter
07-16-2013 20:40:07 | More by SSS
OBP Toasted Coconut Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.