Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter | Caldera Brewing Company

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Toasted Coconut Chocolate PorterToasted Coconut Chocolate Porter
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Brewed by:
Caldera Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
calderabrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by flagmantho on 07-25-2014

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#5,930
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
104
pDev:
8.21%
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Ratings: 104 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of warrenc
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of archyquaffer
4.1/5  rDev +2%
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

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Photo of avalon07
3.86/5  rDev -4%
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.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.47/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of MFMB
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TruePerception
3.52/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of NonicPanic
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hoojAmAphut
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elkinbrown
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msumike89
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Scotchboy
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

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Photo of pkalix
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
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.....

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 104 ratings