Coconut Porter - Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Coconut Porter
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86
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 6.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: clayrock81 on 08-18-2013

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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 5
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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think this was a new beer and if so they should keep it in rotation more. Poured a blackish body with good head and minor lace. Easy to drink and had a dry finish, the aroma and taste is mostly a milky sweetness thanks to the coconut and if you like your porters a little more sweet than dry/balanced, then this is a good one to go for. Slightly chewey, medium to full bodied, I will say there are a little bit of roasted malts in this beer but it's mostly a sweet porter so no complaints from me.

Photo of jayfro70
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at On the Rox at a Hardywood tap takeover.

A - Very cloudy. Almost like a chocolate milk/coffee combination. I've never seen a beer from HWP this cloudy, and I think it may have been the tap, and not the beer. I could attribute it to it being poured from a cask, but I had another HWP beer later in the evening, and it was very cloudy as well, and that beer has never been cloudy in the past when I've had it.

S - Nice nutty, sweet smell. Some chocolatey notes

T - Very nice taste. Quite balanced. More roasty and choclatey notes than coconut, but there is a smoothness that I think comes from the coconut.

M - One of the better mouthfeels that I've had from a HWP beer. Smooth, not too carbonated.

O - Overall, this is a very nice beer. I would like to try it again if I can find it on tap somewhere else or in bottle. I'm not sure it was poured properly as I've never seen another beer from HWP with this appearance.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Rustico, Alexandria.

Brown body with a soapy beige collar. Light chocolate, roast, coconut. Mild to medium sweetness. Smooth on the palate. Pretty good.

Photo of Slack
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Black and opaque with slight brown on the edges and in the 1/4" of head.

Smell is malty with a mild sweetness and coffee. No discernible coconut but am smelling, oddly enough, sun tan lotion.

Taste is a myriad of mild flavors, roasted coffee, malt, vanilla, and coconut. The finish is somewhat bitter.

Mouthful is medium and smooth with light carbonation.

Overall this is a nice porter. The flavors were balanced but the drawback was strength in those same flavors.

Photo of cjgiant
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap (nitro):
Pours black or near black, foamy head with the nitro does what it's supposed to, look nice and lace the glass.
Nose when still cold it lightly nutty with an impression of coconut more so than a distinct coconut scent. Warmth brings a little chocolate into the fold, and another sweetness that I am interpreting as more coconut, like flaked, sweetened coconut from a bag.

Taste is chocolate candy, with some coconut notes to make me think of Mounds (definitely far from being as sweet as the candy bar, of course). Mid taste begins to taste like an oily dark nut, Brazil comes to mind. There's a light woody, earthy taste that comes on late and finishes the beer.

This was a nitro pour, and the feel was smooth, light on carbonation. There was also the impression of being a tad watery, sometimes also caused by the lack of CO2. The end was fairly dry, actually.

An okay offering. The coconut does seem like much more of an accent Thani expected. Wonder how a non-nitro might be different.

Coconut Porter from Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.