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Gran Sport Porter | Coop Ale Works

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Gran Sport PorterGran Sport Porter

Brewed by:
Coop Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gran Sport is a robust porter marked by its finesse and distinct malt backbone. Aromatic notes of chocolate and roasted coffee compliment the full-bodied mouthfeel derived from a healthy addition of oat flakes. Dark. Roasty. Malty. Splendid.

43 IBU

Added by bort11 on 05-27-2009

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Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 91
Reviews by Hopswagger:
Photo of Hopswagger
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

P:  It was dark in the tavern and the appearance was very light and way too clear. I took a whiff and several sips.  Then called the waitress over to explain that she had poured the Coop DNR and that I asked for the porter. Can't beat a free half glass of DNR. 
The actual porter came and was much nicer with a dark body and gracious chocolate froth on top. 

S:  Robust aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted nuts and black pepper. 

T/M:  Thick chewy body with delicate creamy carbonation. Taste follows the nose with bittersweet cocoa powder, bitter cold coffee, and a touch of dairy creaminess.  Touches of smoked wood, but the palate is mostly chocolate goodness. Finish is creamy with a small hint of cayenne powder in the back and leaves your palate thirsty for more.

O:  Well this is a fantastically well done porter. The chocolate reigns supreme and the bitter coffee, roasted nutty, spiced character brings it all together. Bar keep can I get another? 

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More User Reviews:
Photo of OKbrew89
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. Dark as can be brown with reddish head that dissolves slowy and leaves lacing. Smells of roasted malt and bitter cocoa. The roasted malt hits immediately with a balanced amount of chocolate on the finish. No bitter after taste or noticeable alcohol taste. Medium body with light carbonation. Good porter that is great in coldish weather and still good even when it isn't cold.

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Photo of socon67
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of pastramionrye7
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mlockman
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An incredibly good porter, while not overly complex on the palate, it is smooth, tasty, and easy to drink. Personally, this was my favorite of the Coop Ale Works' lineup that I tried during my time in Oklahoma.

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Photo of russpowell
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at mcNellies, Tulsa

Poured ebony/black with a pinky of tan head, dropped away quickly. Some lacing & head retention

S: Charred grain & cocoa, faded a bit as it warmed

T: Chocolate with hints of chicory up front, plus some herbal hops. A nice mixture of baker's choclate, roasted malt & dryness as this warmed. Finished dry & semi-sweet

MF: Very smooth with medium body

Drank very easy indeed, will happily drink this again, given the chance

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Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Elevenb4g
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GFish
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Danielr26
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of EagleTalon
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours to a generous tawny head and nearly opaque black color. Moderate lacing. Aroma is nondescript dark specialty malts and roasted coffee beans. Flavor is an assertive but enjoyable blend of black malt, espresso and chocolate with a significant backdrop of domestic hops. Mouthfeel is medium but a tad bit prickly. Overall, this is a very good American Porter that could arguably pass for a stout.

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Photo of Basoos1
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ocelot2500
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep ebony color with a tight, off-white head that leaves bits of lacing.

Smells of coffee and cocoa along with some char.

Tastes of deep roasted notes. Notes of cocoa and coffee lead off along with a bit of brown sugar sweetness. Some nuttiness and dark fruits come through in the middle. Some roasted bitterness comes next along with some herbal notes. Finishes fairly dry with a slight lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a good, smooth porter.

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Photo of Bradrey5
3.37/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ArtZan
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jaydoc
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of czillmer
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of TBoneJones
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fairly dark pour. Malty roasted aroma. Delicious porter, with milky/ roasted charry oats, hints of cocoa. Feels medium- thin, nice and slick with a pleasant aftertaste. Such a robust beer. Of the few porters I've tried, none were memorable, except for this one.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Republic okc. Pours a deep brown with thick head into nonic pint glass. It leaves lots of sticky lacing. Smells like malty chocolate. Taste is very similar; roasted malts, chocolate and some bitter hops. Its surprisingly hoppy for a porter but very good and full of flavor. Overall, a really good porter. Very drinkable and enjoyable. OKC is really surprising me with their brews...

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Photo of B-Land
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dovers
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Flatbottom
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of fastfwd
4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm a very poor reviewer of beers... I get a kick out of reading these reviews though sometimes and trying to see if I can catch any of what others are tasting.

All I can say is that basically, this is an incredibly solid porter. Maybe one of the best that I've had from a local brewery anywhere I've been.

Sorry, that's about as much as I can say. LOL It's defiantly full flavored and not to be missed.

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Photo of kylejohnson03
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really fantastic Oklahoma beer, without a doubt this is my favorite year round porter available in the state. Poured with a fantastic looking two finger mocha colored head, the beer is a deep brown, almost black in color.

Roasted malt aroma, mild coffee, cocoa, all of the usual suspects. The flavors all work together perfectly, coffee in the beginning, touch of sweetness, and then bitter chocolate finish.

The mouth feel is medium, smooth and creamy, with just a light-medium amount of carbonation.

Overall, a really fantastic beer! Doesn't get enough recognition in this state, it's overlooked by some of the other heavy hitters in COOP's lineup. But drink this beer one time and you will see that is has the goods to stand on it's own.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look - Great dark color with good head and great lacing.
Smell and taste - Good sweet toasty smell and taste with slight coffee accent and a good sweetness too.
Feel - Smooth creamy full body beer with light carbonation that works for this beer.
Overall - Pretty good porter. If I lived in OK I'd get this beer often.

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