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Fifth Voyage Coconut Porter - Cranker's Brewery

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Fifth Voyage Coconut PorterFifth Voyage Coconut Porter

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 17.68%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cranker's Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Alextricity on 04-27-2013)
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3/5  rDev -13%

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5/5  rDev +44.9%

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3/5  rDev -13%

TasteTester, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Poured into a perfect pint glass; thanks, Darren!

A: Black with a tan one-finger head that lingers. Great lacing.

S: Chocolate and coconut do a jig.

T: Follows nose with a very pleasant hybrid of chocolate and a smooth vibe of coconut. The aftertaste is kinda weird with an almost astringent feel. I would've loved actual coconut particles like BCBS Proprietor's Ale has.

M: Light to medium with light carbonation.

O: Would've been better with stronger carbonation. Overall, a decent sipper. Pairs well with cheddar and a chocolate chip cookie.

brewskifan55, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +23.2%

CDubbs75, Aug 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a snifter

A - This is a very dark beer. Even when held to the light none comes through. It is topped with two inches of tan head the quickly recedes.

S - There is a lot of chocolate. Every now and then I get whiffs of coconut.

T - The flavor is focused on the chocolate aspect. I do taste some roasted malt, but the chocolate dominates. The coconut is very subtle.

M - Full

O - I had this beer on tap at Crankers and the coconut was more apparent. It almost reminded me of German chocolate cake. So, I bought a six pack there thinking that it would be fresh. The coconut seems faded in the bottled edition leaving me mildly disappointed. I still enjoy the beer, but the coconut that set it apart for me was lacking.

buschbeer, Aug 08, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. No date.

A: Dark black, brownish hues at the edge where a little light passes. Aggressive pour, almost no head, slightly off-white, receded fast to a ring at glass edge.

S: Coconut, with some cocoa and caramel. Booziness is apparent, but not overwhelming.

T: Coconut, chocolate, and some biscuity malt. It's a porter, but not typical of the style, sweetness is not a pronounced as a typical porter.

M: Medium bodied, minimal carbonation starts prickly but quickly flattens.

O: Overall decent beer. Aromas are different for a porter, leading to a different flavor...though not bad to behold. Not sure this is a beer for large quantity consumption, but it is not bad.

Badger6, Jul 17, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coconut, caramel, toast, brown bread, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of dark/roasted malt and coconut notes; with solid strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, coconut, toast, brown bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light earthy/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, caramel, coconut, toast, brown bread, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice flavor robustness with solid complexity of dark/roasted malts and coconut flavors; with a good malt/coconut balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready moutfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good coconut porter. Not a whole lot of complexity but there is a good amount of coconut presence well balanced with the dark/roasted malts; and it is very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jun 29, 2014
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ThreeFishes, Jun 24, 2014
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3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a very deep brown, almost black in the glass with a huge tan-brown thick head. The smell is malt dominate as you might expect from a porter, deep roasted notes like chocolate and burnt coffee come to mind. If I really use my imagination I can maybe smell some coconut. The taste reflects the same, ordinary porter with a slight off-flavor at the end with the burnt-ness that I would guess is the coconut. Not feeling it. Mouthfeel is full bodied with minimal carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer but not one that I would go back for either.

gmfessen, Jun 09, 2014
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Fifth Voyage Coconut Porter from Cranker's Brewery
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