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OBP Toasted Coconut Porter - Thomas Creek Brewery

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73 Ratings
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 18.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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Photo of SSS
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
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
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +19.4%

OldTime, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of cfh64
3.25/5  rDev -3%

cfh64, Jul 10, 2013
Photo of Amedlin18
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Amedlin18, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of mzeld
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

mzeld, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of neenerzig
3.51/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Eric

neenerzig, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of pschie1
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

pschie1, Jun 05, 2013
Photo of ToddHolder
3.25/5  rDev -3%

ToddHolder, May 24, 2013
Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev +10.1%
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 TheBeerAlmanac
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of yaksurf
4/5  rDev +19.4%

yaksurf, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oxblood with loose taupe head.
Toasty nutty malts with some milk chocolate.
Whole wheat toast, an acidic malt bite, cocoa nibs and some earthy hops.
Vague (imagined?) coconut finish and dry roasty linger.
Light, clingy, fizzy, a bit thin.

It says brown porter but it might as well say English brown. No hops, no coconut. Sweetens up and gets more "portery" as it warms.

Another easy-drinking version of a dark beer by a Sun Belt brewery. Maui need not worry.

StJamesGate, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Billolick
3.21/5  rDev -4.2%
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 ZPB
2.25/5  rDev -32.8%

ZPB, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of mccallisters_dali
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

mccallisters_dali, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Thedrizzle, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%
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
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

jucifer1818, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a murky dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced steadily, down to a thin film and large collar with good streaky lacing.

The aroma was kind of sweet with a definite lactose sugar scent with some roasted grain malts and a doughy yeast and had notes of vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee and a very, very light hint of coconut.

The taste was lightly malty and a tad sweet with a decent chocolate presence early on, and then became slightly milky with a does of coffee, a bit of vanilla and a hardly noticeable hint of coconut at the finish. The flavor was short lived and faded very quickly from the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and rather watery in texture with a mild carbonation.

Overall this brew was tasty, but rather thin for a Porter. Although I believe calling it Toasted Coconut is kind of redundant, as it is barely noticeable in the taste or the aroma...

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KajII, Nov 27, 2012
Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +19.4%
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?

ckollias, Nov 05, 2012
Photo of CJS
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

CJS, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of kneeland
4.35/5  rDev +29.9%
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

kneeland, Oct 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Scandoppelganger, Oct 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

boonejag75, Sep 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

olbubba, Sep 07, 2012
OBP Toasted Coconut Porter from Thomas Creek Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.