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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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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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olbubba

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

09-07-2012 22:14:21 | More by olbubba
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kneeland

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I may have a new favorite beer. I had been wanting to try a coconut beer, so I picked this up real quick when I saw it.

It doesn't have a lot of coconut flavor, but I was okay with that. It has an overall great porter taste. Goes down smooth, not quite creamy though. I'm not sure what the 'toasted' part means either.

I love the appearance. A nice darkness, like a chocolate stout. And a good lacey but foamy head that sticks around the whole time.

I will definitely buy this again

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 17:01:16 | More by kneeland
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +25%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 23:46:02 | More by tdm168
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ElCaholicRacer

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 19:54:33 | More by ElCaholicRacer
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up on the suggestion of the distributor at the store. I figured, "What the hell" and picked up a single bottle.

This brand also offers an orange blossom beer that I saw everywhere while I was in Florida.

I poured this beer in the vacation tulip (I only have one down there). It had a nice, black color. It wasn't very thick, though. I would almost say that it was akin to a black IPA in texture. There was also some very light foam that didn't retain for very long.

Off the top I got roasted coffee, but there was no coconut. On my first taste I would say that this is a very good porter on its own. Just at the end of each sip I could pick up the coconut. You get a decent amount when you pull air across the beer or swish it in your mouth.

Overall this is a very drinkable porter. I'm not sure that the coconut gives or takes anything from this beer. I would recommend picking up a six pack of this. I have never heard of Thomas Creek before, but the next time I am in Florida I will try more of their stuff.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 21:32:09 | More by ummswimmin
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DarrellK

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.6%

01-21-2012 22:41:12 | More by DarrellK
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ckollias

Maryland

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark black hue with a 1-finger white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving no trail down the glass.

S: Chocolate malt aroma with hints of toasted malts.

T: Similar to the smell there a good chocolate and toasted malt aroma that is sweet and smooth.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Delicious porter – but where is the coconut?

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2012 01:49:48 | More by ckollias
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OldTime

Georgia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

07-13-2013 03:10:57 | More by OldTime
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chris1919

Florida

4/5  rDev +17.6%

03-16-2014 00:09:05 | More by chris1919
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yaksurf

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-03-2013 20:05:25 | More by yaksurf
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-25-2012 09:02:57 | More by carrollmel7
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discdueler

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%

06-17-2012 02:55:54 | More by discdueler
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thatskinnytjkid


4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-23-2012 17:25:55 | More by thatskinnytjkid
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mzeld

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-22-2013 04:57:12 | More by mzeld
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kirkse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

10-11-2013 02:19:56 | More by kirkse
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Amedlin18

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

07-07-2013 20:00:41 | More by Amedlin18
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CJS

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

10-28-2012 21:59:54 | More by CJS
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

02-23-2013 04:53:34 | More by mccallisters_dali
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HamGlade10

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

04-27-2012 23:45:34 | More by HamGlade10
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jschott75

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

01-06-2014 01:07:09 | More by jschott75
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

09-10-2013 04:16:44 | More by Nolen12
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

12-04-2013 01:36:45 | More by BeerBeast
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pschie1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

06-04-2013 23:27:47 | More by pschie1
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Johnny_Duck

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

10-29-2013 12:23:55 | More by Johnny_Duck
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a growler of this from Greens in Columbia on Piney Grove. Only $6.99 for the whole growler so it was worth a shot.

Pours exactly like Coke or Pepsi; dark color color with tea colored highlight, highly fizzy, head disappears as if it were trying to flee from the cops after robbing a 7-11, and there is no head. No lacing either. Perhaps the coconut oils make this one look like Pepsi?

Aroma was quite pleasing for a porter. Rather on the roasted side, hence the American classification I suppose. Robust and roasty with not a hint of coconut (or any nut for that fact).

I suppose I get a little coconut in the flavor but I am not sure. It doesnt taste like coconut but there is something amiss underneath all of the robust and roasty grains, which I love by the way. Maybe I have Coke on the mind but this seems to have a bit of cola flavor too.

Who knows what the hell is going on here. All I know is that this is a decent coconut porter without the coconut. Very thin body and dry as a virgin, but not a bad American porter. Drinks easily enough and I cant imagine this growler would be too much.

Serving type: growler

08-30-2010 19:04:48 | More by SaCkErZ9
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OBP Toasted Coconut Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
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