Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter
Caldera Brewing Company

Toasted Coconut Chocolate PorterToasted Coconut Chocolate Porter
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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #68
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #7,160
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 8.17%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
117
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Caldera Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Toasted Coconut Chocolate PorterToasted Coconut Chocolate Porter
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Spikester from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark brown with three fingers of tan head. Some splotches of lace.
Smell is toasted malt molasses coffee chocolate.
Taste is dark chocolate molasses some cherry coffee a hint of coconut.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation. The finish is mildly dry and bitter.
Overall a tasty porter. Mine was about four months old.

Nov 14, 2019
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kemoarps from Washington

4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep ruby brown body that catches corners of garnet in the light. Lighter than appeals to me for a porter, but not crazy. The head is gorgeous though in its silky ashy manilla self. Some larger soapy bubbles interspersed amongst the velvety foam. Decent retention. Minimal lacing, though.

Nose delivers on the promise of the label beautifully. Nutty toasty coconut husk and a rich rounded cocoa/fudgy chocolate run this.

Flavour also manages to deliver here, though slightly drier, less sweet and rich. Initially a high drinking chocolate note with a slip slide of toasted malts that melds directly to the nutty toasted coconut husk. Finish comes in with some nice coffee bitterness and nods towards the drier ashier side of porters/stouts, though is not without a little sweet bulge as well. I appreciate that this approaches the theme with nuance rather than just being a diabetes bomb of overwhelming candied coconut and sweet milk chocolate like a liquified mounds bar (I can get behind those too, but I get so tired of the 'just toss a bunch of sugar in there and the people will love it!' approach that seems so pervasive these days. It feels like the beer equivalent of a Michael Bay movie: a bunch of big loud noises without actually emotionally earning any of it... just all sizzle and no steak).

Body is smooth with a thin stickiness to it and heavy carbonation. Tastes like it could be a good couple of percentage points higher in ABV than it actually is, for which I ding it a little bit.

Overall glad to have finally pulled the trigger on one of these, and I love coconut, so I dig this.

Apr 29, 2019
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Ninjakillzu from Washington

4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The body is a dark brown with a finger tan head. Aromas consist of dark chocolate, fresh and toasted coconut, and coffee. Flavors are the same. Medium bodied with low carbonation.

Feb 23, 2019
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NickSMpls from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A rich dark pour, not quite opaque. Dense head, slow to fade. Nose is dark chocolate, not too much else. Taste of chocolate again with a background sweetness from the coconut. Rich smooth, almost oily mouthfeel with a nice lingering finish. It took us a while to get to try this -- just short of a year,but the beer seemed to age well.,

Dec 30, 2018
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mntlover from Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown small bar pour head. Smell toasted malts and coconut, light coffee and coco. Taste is the same toasted coconut, makes light chocolate and coffee notes. Finish light coffee, coconut and herbal hop kick. A solid Porter.

Sep 10, 2018
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown to black with a ruby tinge when held to the light. Quite opaque. Topped with a finger and a half of beige head.

Smells of chocolate, coconut, molasses, malt, and soy sauce.

Tastes of chocolate and coconut, rich, slightly sweet, and very smooth.

Medium, velvety body, with a little smooth carbonation.

Got in Redding, drinking here Aug 23rd, 2018. Excellent brew.

Sep 10, 2018
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SpeedwayJim from New York

4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22oz. capped bottle into Night Shift stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Nose is delicious. Hints of toasted coconut, cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, lactose and coffee. Deep and much richer than the 6.2% ABV would suggest. Beer opens smooth milk chocolate, cocoa powder, lactose and coffee with milk. There's some overtones of toasted coconut but I'd like a little more. Finishes lightly tart and roasty. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and foamy and aggressive going down. Lingering, sticky finish. Very drinkable.

This is actually really enjoyable despite the somewhat muted flavor in some respects. Worth trying.

Apr 14, 2018
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archyquaffer from Montana

4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy, sticky pale tan, long lasting head. Dark brown color.

Aroma- nice, 4+ salted caramel, chocolate, also in flavor, along with coconut (fresh from shell, not like Mounds bar). Burnt sugar, molasses, funk? Toasty. Flavor-interesting 4+. Smooth and creamy, easy drinking. Bittersweet finish.

score 4+

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2017

Aug 25, 2017
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avalon07 from South Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick consistency. There was an inch of off white, creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A good aroma of chocolate, malt, coconut, and coffee.

T: Tasted of some roasted malt notes, a fair amount of coconut (could have used a little more), a good shot of chocolate, a hint of coffee and light hops in the finish. A decent flavor that's a bit uneven in spots. Some of its ingredients (like the advertised coconut and chocolate), could have used a little push. Still, pretty tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a super smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This beer has its rough spots, but it's oddly drinkable. Worth a look.

Aug 07, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Lacing was sporadic and gleaming around the glass nicely. The smell had the roasty cocoa bean along with some sweet coconut subtly balancing in underneath. Light coffee. The taste was moderately sweet with a nice roastiness to it. Coconut comes back to balance nicely. Light sweet to roasty coffee/coconut aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about closer to a medium on the body. A little more beef than expected from Porters, eh, I’m not worried. Overall, nice Porter for the most part exemplifying all of the qualities of the style and then Caldera taking it and adding the coconut. I’d say its good for what it is. I’d have again.

Jun 28, 2017
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MFMB from Idaho

3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown to black with a small brown head. Nose is of chocolate, coffee and toasted malts. Sort of missing the coconut on the nose. Taste of a dry chalky bakers chocolate, light espresso and roasted malts. Again somewhat missing the coconut. Definitely pick up a tiny bit on the nose but had hopped for more. Medium body, creamy with a dry chalky finish. Good beer but could use a shot of coconut.

Jun 16, 2017
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TruePerception from California

3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Caldera's Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter. 6.2% ABV.

A: Black in the glass. Almost three fingers of tan head. Reddish honey brown in the dimple. Decent sheeting and thin, solid lacing.

S: Light, but distinctive Almond Joy aroma. Hint of char.

T/MF: Very dark chocolate, lightly toasted coconut, and char. Fairly light. We'll see how it warms up...

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle, into a Belgian tulip glass.

May 27, 2017
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hoojAmAphut from California

3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Doesn't have the depth of color I've come to expect from a porter, virtually no head at all. Nothing special to note about the smell. The taste is initially good, though it has a slightly unpleasant after taste. Probably wont buy this beer again.

Mar 13, 2017
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Scotchboy from Idaho

4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber into New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a lovely opaque dark brown bordering on black, with a huge mocha-colored fluffy head.

S: Simply perfect nose of pronounced milk chocolate and subdued coconut.

T: Doesn't pop quite as much as the nose, there are plenty of milk chocolate flavors that aren't artificial. Toasted coconut, cocoa powder, some mocha/coffee bitterness on the finish. Impressions of vanilla sweetness as it warms. At room temp the flavors come together and you get the full taste of chocolate.

MF: Thinner mouthfeel for the style. Good carbonation.

O: After the incredible aromas, the flavors on this one start a bit watery, but as it warms the palate comes together and nearly matches the nose. Good stuff.

Jan 18, 2017
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snaotheus from Washington

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2017-01-08
22oz bottle served in a tulip. I don't see a date. It was brought to me over New Year's weekend by some friends from Medford.

Pours black with a pretty big head, medium to high carbonation. Smell is yeast, roast, and carbonation -- very, very mild. A few more sniffs reveal some chocolate.

Taste is coconut and chocolate! I wasn't expecting that much from the aroma. It actually tastes more like raw, unsweetened coconut milk than the sweetened coconut flakes you cook with (pleasant surprise for me). Chocolate is moderately muted, but certainly present. Not overly sweet (I was concerned it would be).

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly thick. Overall, it's a solid beer.

Jan 08, 2017
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pkalix from California

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

super carbonated! quite thin. the coconut comes through well but is not as dominant as some of the bigger and heavier brews. slight chemical-ly aroma, not as prominent in the flavor. slightly 'roasty' flavor. not a bad brew. not their best as mentioned below me. that would be their Mogli!!! but this is certainly an easy-to-drink recipe.....

Dec 28, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

i love these guys, and this is one of their most delicious beers i have had. huge thanks to my brother for saving this one to share with me! eggshell black in color and luster, with a short but sturdy off white head, bug bubbles and some lace. amazing aroma of fresh toasted coconut, the nuttiness really comes out, but its also super tropical and way in front of the chocolate or the dark malts. it has just a little of that somewhat artificial suntan lotion thing, but its not there at all in the flavor. really really coconut forward flavor, shredded and fresh and sweet, fleshy and awesome with the chocolate, which is both bitter and sweet here, and gives a great depth to the roasted barley base. the toasted element is cool too, its warming and hearty, desserty for sure, but bridges the gap between the dark bitter malt and the sweet tropical coconut flavors. overall a great beer, perhaps a little bit thin in body, its not quite big enough to support all this coconut, but i like it being a little more drinkable too, so its give and take there. coconut is an increasingly common ingredient in dark beers like this, and this is one of the best uses of it i have encountered anywhere! fun beer around holiday time.

Dec 22, 2016
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Marius from Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared at home. Dark ruby-brown pour with a thin tan head. Notes of chocolate, coconut, red fruit, plum, some subtle oak barrel sourness, vanilla. Medium bodied with a high carbonation and a bitter-sweet and warming finish.

Dec 20, 2016
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ClavisAurea from New York

3.61/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A bit thin for my taste. The coconut is less pronounced that I would expect. There is a slightly off-putting and strong roast character (I know that American Porters should have a lot of roast but it is the dominant flavor). Not a bad beer but I think it could use some improvement.

Dec 17, 2016
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a very dark brown, nearly black, with a mocha colored head

Smells like high quality milk chocolate, roasted malt, slightly sweet toasted coconut, and a nice coffee aroma, even though there's no coffee added. It's very evocative.

This is really deftly done- the toasted coconut flavor is really nice, but does not dominate. The roast character is light and warm, with great chocolate flavor, and as mentioned above, a really expressive coffee flavor. This is super drinkable, but tastes more strongly flavored than the ABV would suggest.

This has a very creamy mouthfeel, deceptively rich for the lower ABV, with a good level of carbonation.

This is a sneaky good beer- you don't hear many people talk about it.

Oct 29, 2016
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown with little light transmission in the glass and a fine, two finger khaki head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet dark toasted malt, chocolate and coconut, pretty much as expected from the label; immediately made me think of a Mounds Bar. Flavor follows with lightly sweet dark toasted malt, toasted coconut and milk chocolate, nice chocolatey finish with slight hops and residual coconut. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. This porter really delivers on its label: a reasonably robust porter with both good chocolate and coconut flavors, both nicely balanced. A little on the sweet side, but not much more than a typical porter. Nicely done, I liked this a lot.

Sep 23, 2016
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arizcards from Arizona

3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber at the Belmont Station in Portland this past Saturday for $6.02. No visible bottling date.

Beer poured cola brown with a cola like tan head that was a tan although big at first dissipated quickly.

Nose is chocolate and hints of coconut.

Taste has hints of chocolate, nutty, with a nice mix of coconut sweetness. The malt bill is small and the hopping enough to keep the cloying sweetness at bay.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and not overly smooth.

Overall this is a tasty beer that is definitely a dessert beer that is best shared with a friend.

Aug 26, 2016
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown, nearly black, color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a nice level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great showing of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell –The aroma is big of very strong and nice milk chocolate smell mixed with some other aromas of caramel and roasted malt. While this brew is touted as a coconut porter, the toasted coconut is just a light backdrop smell. But even with that said, with the mix of stronger aromas and a lighter toasted coconut and a little bit of vanilla, one is left with a very enjoyable and inviting aroma overall.

Taste-The taste begins with a mix of a toasted malt flavor with a good showing of a darker chocolate flavor. There is a bit of vanilla upfront, which grows stronger as the taste advances and which is also joined by a bit of a toasted coconut flavor which also gets stronger as the taste advances. All the while, the taste sweetens a bit with some flavors of caramel and molasses also hitting the flavor profile. At the end, a little bit of cream and some light grain comes to the tongue, all while a little bit of the sweet and coconut fade ever so slightly, leaving one with a rather smooth, modestly sweet, but very chocolaty and toasted taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the rich chocolate, roasted, and toasted flavors of the brew the feel is fantastic and makes for a very enjoyable drinker overall.

Overall – This was a very flavorful but not overly sweet and cloying chocolate porter. I rather enjoyed this brew and would certainly recommend it to others, especially those who like darker brews.

Aug 24, 2016
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

$ 7.98 (Including tax) for 22 oz bomber ($ 0.363/oz) at Warehouse Wines and Liquor, Danbury, CT
Undated bottle at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma roasted malt, chocolate
Head initial pour very carbonated, large head (Maximum 8.4 cm; slow, controlled pour), light brown, creamy with rocks, diminishing to five mm ring and head
Lacing – none
Body dark brown/black, opaque; sediment in bottle
Flavor chocolate, not picking up any coconut; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation bordering on fizzy

I’m disappointed by the lack of coconut aroma and flavor as well as the over-carbonation.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.75, Palate 3.5, Overall 3.25

Jul 02, 2016
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sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pouring a cellar temp 22 oz bottle into a snifter. The beer pours a rich chocolate color with creamy tan head of 2 cm foaming up even with a gentle pour. The foam fades slowly to a sturdy edge layer.
Aroma is malty through and through with dark chocolate, roasted notes, and a bit of brown sugar and hints of coconut. Appealing scents on a fairly sweet smelling beer. No hops on the nose to speak of at all.
First sip reveals a slightly thinner body than expected and silky smooth texture with very fine carbonation that tingles across my palate on each sip.
Flavor is sweet chocolate and some brown sugar mixing with a bit of coconut and finishes with a dose of roasted malt. No hop presence that I can pick up and the booze is well hidden even though this isnt a high octane brew.
Definitely a sweet malt forward beer that I enjoy and Im glad to have tried it, seems like a pretty solid brewery.

Mar 26, 2016
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 117 ratings