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OBP Toasted Coconut Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery

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OBP Toasted Coconut PorterOBP Toasted Coconut Porter

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 19.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.25% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 08-16-2010)
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Reviews by tdm168:
Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev +28.4%
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.

tdm168, Jan 26, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.21/5  rDev -3%
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.

Billolick, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

chinchill, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of DarrellK
4/5  rDev +20.8%

DarrellK, Jan 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

cjgator3, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of mzeld
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

mzeld, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of wilfonzo
2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

wilfonzo, May 22, 2012
Photo of MegMeg
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

MegMeg, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of kirkse
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

kirkse, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of WillyMac
3/5  rDev -9.4%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of KYGunner
3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

KYGunner, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of Scandoppelganger
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Scandoppelganger, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of kbuzz
3/5  rDev -9.4%

kbuzz, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of ElCaholicRacer
4.22/5  rDev +27.5%
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!

ElCaholicRacer, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of boonejag75
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

boonejag75, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of sammy806
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

sammy806, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Buck_Jones
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Buck_Jones, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

oline73, Aug 31, 2012
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2/5  rDev -39.6%

bespin15, Aug 21, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -32%

ZPB, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of shand
3.4/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

shand, Feb 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

silverking, Aug 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

pmangold, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of neenerzig
3.51/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.


neenerzig, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of SSS
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

SSS, Jul 16, 2013
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OBP Toasted Coconut Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
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