Gran Sport Porter | COOP Ale Works

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COOP Ale Works
Oklahoma, United States
coopaleworks.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.94%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of johnnyd10vt
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My all time favorite Oklahoma beer! A practically perfect Porter. Awesome malt and coffee flavors.

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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 dbarny76
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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 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 BeerzMcKenzie
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Danielr26
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of 4balance
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of gwguest
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jmbranum
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mighty fine. Excellent porter, maybe leaning into Stout territory.

Inky black with a generous tan head. Toasty malt aroma.

Flavor is rich and earthy. Dry. Definitely some coffee and cocoa. Toasted bread. A tinge of mollases maybe (reminds me of Bridgeport's Stout) Lingering aftertaste.

Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied. Very drinkable.

A great porter. With just a little more something (not sure what) it could be extraordinary.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Hmhmurphy
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ElJoebo
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've now tried this one cold (White Owl Pub) and at nearly room temperature (McNellie's). If it's served to you cold. Let it warm up. The flavor doesn't start to open up below 50. Cold is a very one dimensional coffee porter flavor. But let that bad boy sit and it's got a little bit of everything.

The warm tap takes a 5 glass pour because of the gigantic head on this thing. The cold tap only takes 2 glasses. Either way, you'll be waiting when you order this one. But once it collects itself, it's a big, thick, hearty drinker. Damn well worth the wait.

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Photo of DelMontiac
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered at James E. McNellie's Public House in downtown Tulsa, OK, 01/25/14.

Deep dark brown/black topped by two fingers worth of very creamy light brown head. Monumental lacing on the glass. Looks great.

Smells great too - notes of milk chocolate, toffee, and darkly toasted bread.

Gran Sport may be the best tasting porter I've had to date! It's richly layered in milky chocolate, vanilla, sweet English toffee, dark roasted malts, and freshly-ground coffee beans. Amazing flavors.

Super smooth full body. Thick, creamy, sticky, and all that is good. This is perfection in feel. Easy 5.

Would take this over many of the highest ranked beers on BA. Must have more.

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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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Photo of coldriver
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at McNellies OKC on 12/3/2011. Pours a near opaque black with mocha colored head. One whiff and you know you're in for a treat with this one - serious coffee and chocolate aromas give notice that this porter means business. Flavors are just as intense but not overdone and very well balanced with just a hint of smoke to go with the roasted coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is creamy smooth. I've been impressed with everything I've tried from Coop and this porter is outstanding. Only dissapointment is that I don't believe they bottle it (or can it in Coop's case) as I'd sure love to take some home.

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Photo of Decker
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 wallbj
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 Bosoxfan20
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taken in at room temperature at TapWorks in Bricktown.
A- Deep brown, not quite black with a thick, mocha colored head of about 1 finger. Average retention with some really sticky lacing.

S- Big coffee and chocolate notes here. Lots of roasted aroma as well.

T- Good job of following the nose. Lots of coco again. Some coffee. Sweet with some unexpected bitterness in the finish. I'm not agraid of a hop presesnce in my porters. Delicious flavor and terrific balance!

M- A very solid feel to this porter based on the abv. Mid to full body. Creamy...almost beefy. Just the way I like my porters. Dry finish is also nice. A true highlight of this beer is the mouthfeel.

O- This beer was magnificent. Chocolate carries the flavor torch, but not to be totally outdone by other intense characteristics. Would certainly have again and hope to see it on tap each time I visit OKC.

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Photo of coedwards
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pastramionrye7
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of czillmer
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Gran Sport Porter from COOP Ale Works
4.14 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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