Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter
Caldera Brewing Company

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From:
Caldera Brewing Company
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
American Porter
Ranked #73
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,432
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 8.66%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
83
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 21, 2021
Added:
Jul 26, 2014
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  18
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Toasted Coconut Chocolate PorterToasted Coconut Chocolate Porter
Notes: None
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Reviewed by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark brown with a rich foamy tan head. Rich chocolate aromas, a hint of coconut. Rich dark malts. Taste is like a medium bitterness dark chocolate with a touch of coconut that lingers on the finish. There are some floral hops in their as well. Overall this beer is very chocolatey. If that is your thing you will like this, if you aren't a chocolate lover this one may not be for you.
Jul 21, 2021
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Reviewed by dunkel_weizen from Oregon

3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap at a local taproom. Great nitro esque head, rich tan at the bottom that lightens up towards the crowd, great mahogany red color that is still a tad transparent. The nose is a strong cacao porter with a touch of coconut. Taste wise I get hops in the front, a touch of bitey licorice florals, with a middle rich in chocolate and roasted coffee, and a woody coconut finish that ends quite creamy and savory but not too sweet. The body is a touch thin for a porter, but it is crisp, and finishes mid-dry.

Great spin on a porter, and the chocolate and coconut is a good accent that doesn't overwhelm. Good fireside dessert beer!
Mar 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.02 by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by arini10 from Oregon

Feb 06, 2021
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Rated by True_Bodhisattva from California

2.79/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Smell was chocolate and an off putting metallic tang. Taste was chocolate, roasty malt, and not much coconut.
Jan 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.75 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

Nov 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.59 by Anacross from Oregon

Nov 07, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
unbeleavable flavors sweet and chocolate - smooth porter
Jul 03, 2020
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 4.89 by SPE1443

Sep 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by shelby415 from Oregon

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 4.1 by BEER88 from Washington

Jul 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.82 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Jun 29, 2019
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 4.03 by heymikew from California

Jan 20, 2019
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 4.19 by PrynneCabin from Washington

Dec 06, 2018
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 4.25 by Davit from California

Mar 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by JuiceMan818 from California

Jan 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.41 by warrenc from Oregon

Nov 07, 2017
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.47 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Jul 02, 2017
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Reviewed by 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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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.85 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jun 06, 2017
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 3.75 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania

May 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey

May 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.7 by SamuelMiller from Montana

May 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Mar 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Bjlynch83 from Oregon

Mar 21, 2017
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Reviewed by 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
 
Rated: 4.13 by InfernoBoss from California

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.18 by elkinbrown from Tennessee

Feb 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by msumike89 from Colorado

Feb 02, 2017
Toasted Coconut Chocolate Porter from Caldera Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 124 ratings