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Coconut Porter - Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative

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Coconut Porter
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Keith_R on 08-27-2013)
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body with a lasting, light khaki-colored head.

Smell: A note of the toasted coconut utilized quickly pops out, followed by the more subtle and subdued roast, chocolate, and coffee.

Taste: Roasty maltiness wrapped in toasted coconut -- mocha, chocolate. Medium sweetness. Meager earthiness underneath. Minimal hop character, bitterness. Drying, roasty with very, very mild, lingering bitterness, like unsweetened almond milk.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice concoction that elevated the base Sawnee Mountain Porter.

ChainGangGuy, May 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +17.1%

TheAdamConners, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of chinchill
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap from the brewer at the 2014 HSS Beerfest.

Clear dark brown with sticky patches of lacing.

There's a load of coconut and a bit of vanilla in this beer, giving it a very enticing aroma but leaving it with a flavor that is a touch too sweet (excepting as a dessert beer) and too dominated by coconut {but I love coconut}. Still, a very tasty and easy to drink beer, and a big beer for such a moderate ABV.

chinchill, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Mdblub
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Mdblub, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of Keith_R
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- black with a tan head, head was retained for a good while, but wasn't as lasting as other porters.

S- smells of chocolate, black licorice, and a good amount of fresh coconut.

T- coconut sweetness on the tip of the tongue fades into roasted flavors as it rest on the pallet.

M- creamy, but not too heavy. A very smooth carbonation profile.

O- A fantastic beer with a great coconut flavor that is both present, but not to overbearing to detract from the malty backbone of the porter itself.

Keith_R, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Mattyc88
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Granted, i've only had this beer once - but I had three in the same evening (Yeah, it's that good).

Aroma: The nose on this thing is outstanding, plain and simple coconut deliciousness straight to the nostrils.

Appearance: Pours opaque black with a nice tan/brown head.

Flavor: The flavor of this beer is tremendously sweet, which is fantastic for drinkers trying to get into darker beers. This beer has absolutely no bite, medium carbonation, and a delicious sweet coconut flavor that you'd never expect from a Porter. Personally, I am a huge fan of coconut, but I expected/wanted a bit more of roasted notes to accompany the coconut seeing as it is a Porter.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly, Light-Medium body with low-moderate carbonation with a creamy silk mouthfeel.

Overall: A great beer, would drink again and again. Definitely a worthwhile try for it's uniqueness and drink-ability.

Mattyc88, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

100200300, Jul 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DerrickW, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jbfarris, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

thatoneguymike, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

KG710, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Zach136, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of rickcrip76
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a growler from Ale Yeah! in Decatur. I saw it listed as one of the beers on tap and thought to myself "hmmm... porter? and coconut?... this could be really good" and I beelined it straight there after work because I had to try it. It didn't disappoint, but, obviously, you gotta be a fan of the coconut.

A - Dark brown, basically opaque, what I'd normally expect of a porter. Small amount of head and light lacing.

S - Malty and a distinct presence of coconut, what I expected. Maybe a little bit of chocolate.

T - It was exactly what I wanted from this beer. When people say "coconut" you might immediately think of suntan lotion or a pina colada, but it's not like that - the beer is more in line with a Mounds bar or an Almond Joy in my opinion. Malty and toasty at the front. Coconut, nuttiness, vanilla, and toffee dominate the palate. There's a very tiny bit of char/bitter chocolate at the finish. The beer is sweet and I could see how some could say it's too sweet for their taste - but I don't know how else you could pull off coconut in a beer and not have it lean towards the sweet side.

M - Smooth and well carbed but not overly carbed. Medium bodied, very drinkable.

O - This beer delivered exactly what I had hoped it would, so naturally I was not disappointed. I'd certainly drink it again, but it's not something I could drink regularly. I'd like to see them pair the coconut with a milk stout, I think that could have a fantastic outcome. A good winter beer that will remind you of palm trees and tropical places. Well done.

rickcrip76, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of summerlightning
5/5  rDev +17.1%

Simply the most velvety, silky, creamy porter I have had. Once at the brewery, once at McCrackens and once from Wise Owl Gowlers. Delicious each time.

summerlightning, Aug 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

OldTime, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Georgiabeer, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

TGriffing26, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

R2-BEER2, Jun 19, 2014
Coconut Porter from Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative
91 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.