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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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Cranker's Brewery
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SerialTicker on 04-27-2013

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 112
Reviews by Gryphon69:
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3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle
no date

A- Dark brownish black with some slight reddish hues. Kind of clear, not much murkiness. Fairly white head for a dark beer and not much lacing or head, even with a aggressive pour.

S- bottle: some cocoa, caramel, slight hints of coconut. glass: much like the bottle with a bit of boozeiness coming thru but not bad.

T- Coconut is pretty dominant up front with some chocolate, slight biscuit. Not much of what I would consider typical porter flavors. Kind of a different flavor, instead of dark fruit sweetness you get a unique sweet from the coconut.

M- Slightly under medium, not much in carbonation or slickness which kind of gives it a flat feeling and slightly underwhelming

O- Looks nice, smells unusual, not a bad taste, but not one that I could drink much of. The feel left the beer lacking, I can see the bubbles but it felt flat with not much body.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goast8127
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of acurtis
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

This porter is a bit crisp and light for my liking. However, the taste fits the purpose....almost like drinking a mounds. The beer pour a nearly opaque dark with virtually no head and no lace. Overall its ok...I would like more body.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beergorrilla
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jduprey007
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bung
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of acostuhhh
2.32/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Tastes like watered down coconuts. Slighty burnt with some kind of funk or something and way too sweet.

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Photo of JesGee
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of bigaddy
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Drank from the bottle, and poured a shots worth into a shot glass to get a look at the color.
Pours a dark, coffee color. Could be mistaken for a Cola with the light brown thin foam head.
Smell like a dark beer, chocolate, maybe subtle coconut aroma.
Tastes of a mild chocolate, not too strong. Maybe even a light coffee taste. I'm not getting any obvious hints of coconut.
Feels very light carbonation, goes down very smooth.
Overall, as someone who doesn't much care for darker beers I think it's pretty good, and on the light side.

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Photo of docoman
4.21/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very smooth silky feel with hints of coconut.

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Photo of tommy5
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of jrbw3orcl
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quite pleasantly surprised by this beer. Have not been a big porter fan for a few years but this reminds me what I like about porters. Less chewy (much, this one) than a stout and a nice vehicle for other flavors. In this case the coconut comes through nicely without being too sweet and overpowering or, as in other coconut beers I've tried, hardly noticeable.

Well done Cranker's.

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Photo of minterro
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Stacker66
5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of Badger6
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of BlueMoon10
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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Fifth Voyage Coconut Porter from Cranker's Brewery
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