Toasted Coconut Porter
Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC

Toasted Coconut PorterToasted Coconut Porter
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #1,140
ABV:
5.25%
Score:
78
Ranked #45,599
Avg:
3.33 | pDev: 18.02%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
117
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Toasted Coconut PorterToasted Coconut Porter
Notes: Toasted Coconut Porter is a brown porter that’d be a great beer on its own is even better with a subtle toasted coconut character that complements the dark grains wonderfully. A complex and exotic potion that’s an easy drinking, refreshing tropical elixir.
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 117
Photo of Billolick
3.53/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can..

Pours out dark and cocacola like, mini madness head and no lacing left behind.

Sweet cola sniff

On the palate, it’s dark malts, yes more cola, perhaps a hint of coconut...meh, middle of the road at best, a lot of better “porters” out there.

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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Title alone made me think this might be something special, the taste, well...

...The most endearing quality of this beer is its scent - strong coconut and malt that mixes together quite well. But besides that? Well, the look was a very dark brown with little head and no staying power with a mouthfeel was that somewhat watery across my tongue. The taste was the weirdest aspect - I really couldn't pull out any coconut notes and the whole thing had a funky deal to it. (Maybe I got a skunky batch? Or maybe I should have drank it closer to its canning date - June 2018? Who knows?) Overall, this was okay, nothing really to write about here, but something I might try the next time I see one and it's canning date is way more recent than what I tried with this one.

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Photo of Donaltman3
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes a lot like a lighter Yeungling black and tan. Pour is about the same. Smell is light as well. Beer is as dark as I was expecting, not black, but a dark root beer brown. I find this hard to call a porter. The toasted coconut is misleading, taste is dry with more toffee and a little smoke. Beer is good though. Finish is crisp and clean. Not really what I was expecting by the name and can design, but not bad beer either.

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Photo of stephens101
3.86/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

IPA'd to death while on vacation and was looking for something a bit different, but not weighty. Then came along a coconut porter. How fortuitous.

Poured shiny black with very little froth.

Nutty and toasty to the nose with accompanying notes of coconut, gum and faint chocolate.

Sweet gum, coconut, vanilla and faint notes of dark chocolate and pine coat the palatte.

Light to medium in body.

A subtle porter that won't weight you down but won't bore you to death either. ...and really, not as bad as all that.

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Photo of bushwack
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love Mounds candy and was expecting something as such being a porter with coconut. This is now where close to what I experienced. Sour and bitter yet clean, one could also say this is refreshing for a dark brew.

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Photo of chinchill
3.26/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can with a June 2017 canning date.
Looks good, with a clear copper-mahogany body topped with a good head.
Overly thin body with good, medium carbonation.
This is an OK porter with minimal coconut, especially prior to the aftertaste, and a poor selection of hops.

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Photo of ZAP
1.71/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

L-Medium Brown...no head...flat looking....cloudy...

S-No much...light rotten eggs...

T-Very, very light coconut impression combined with a brown ale like base..the base flavor is unimpressive and the coconut adds little..

F-Thin...a little fizzy...

O-Poorly made beer that sounds good but in reality is not worth buying more than a single (out of curiosity) of.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.34/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On draft, pours as hazy amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma is wonderfully malty. Taste is a caramelly sweet malt-forward. There are interesting other flavors, but I'd have to be persuaded that coconut was one of them, perhaps toffee.

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Photo of HalfFull
2.05/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass, Deep amber perhaps thought surely not dark. Smell is light caramel and perhaps a touch of coconut if you have the right mindset with warming. Taste follows suit with a lightly chewy texture. Lacking in classic porter character as for malt delivery by a longshot. A hot and humid market for sure, so tweak a recipe but don't just make shit up. An enjoyable beer in a sense but comical as a porter.

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Photo of mooseisloose
4.04/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As I am a lover of porter I pick it up where ever I see it, this being a recent score, let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get wafts of sweetness and roasted malts. Pours to a barely translucent deep brown with a three finger multi sized bubble head. On the taste this brew is a nice roasted malt with the oiliness of coconut and coconut and dark chocolate flavors with a twang of bitterness for good balance. A unique and flavorful brew that goes down smooth and at 5.25% ABV can be sessioned at will.

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Photo of Robertf97
4.48/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Below The Radar in Huntsville, AL. If it didn't say coconut in the name I wouldn't immediately recognize it as an ingredient, i.e. it's subtle. Overall one of the best tasting Porters I've drank in my 24 years of craft brew drinking.

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Photo of lwillitz
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12-oz bottle into porter/stout glass

A - 1 (quickly-fading) finger of medium tan over a body of deep brown with ruby highlights

S - slight malt aroma; not much to it at all

T - roasted malts with hints of vanilla and toasted coconut, touch of coffee

M - slick medium body, medium carbonation

O - not much of a head, just quickly-vanishing bubbles; hardly any aroma; taste is too bland for a porter; could use a bit more body as well; can looks interesting, but the contents underperform

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Photo of Myotus
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured at 46°F from a 12oz can (canned on 17Sep15) into a nonic pint glass. Consumed on 30Mar16.
LOOK Pours with two fingers of khaki foam that dissipates into a half fingers worth within 40 seconds. Dark brown in color (my first experience with a Porter that isn't black and I don't like it) with a ruby tint. There is a moderate amount of small, rising bubbles. Lacing is thin and nearly non-existent.
SMELL: Mild aromas of toasted coconut are backed by subtle sweet chocolate and coffee aromas along with hints of vanilla and bitter roasted malts.
TASTE: Mild toasted coconut flavors first step onto the palate and are immediately trailed by subtle sweet chocolate flavors. The taste so far is nothing to get excited about. It doesn't get any more exciting as subtle vanilla and coffee flavors roll out. Subtle tin and bitter roasted malt flavors finish off the taste profile as all previous flavors grow slightly weaker.
FEEL: Light-bodied and subtly carbonated. Goes down smooth. Finishes with a subtle dryness.
NOTE: Not a terrible beer, but by no means is this good, either. This was mediocre at best due to the fact that it was practically watered down. A great gateway beer, in my opinion. Give your Macro friends one of these, then introduce them to some great Florida Porters from Funky Buddha or Cigar City.

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Photo of IrishLace
1.78/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 1 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

This beer is AWFUL! It says it's a porter and that is a gigantic lie! It's not even beer let alone a porter! When I first cracked open a can of this 'beer' and poured it into a glass I had to do a double take because for a second I thought I had accidentally bought soda! It pours just like a can of root beer and has the brownish look of root beer as well. It's highly carbonated so there is no proper head on this porter just a bunch of bubbles. It also tastes like porter flavored soda, with not even a hint of coconut. I'm NEVER buying this beer again.

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Photo of mtbhead
3.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a Left Hand chalice. Had a nice head that dissipated fairly quickly.
Look: like a pale root beer
Smell: very small amount of malt
Taste: waaaaaay more like a brown ale than a porter. But the toasted coconut comes through very nice.
Overall: I kinda like this beer. It's not strong in any sense, but it's well balanced, smooth, and the coconut is perfect. More like a toasted coconut brown ale.

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Photo of MTKATL
1.12/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I'm wondering if the got an infected batch. This was canned 1/15/15 and refrigerated continuously. I was really looking forward to this beer, hoping for a glimpse of something like Last Snow. It pored very thin, and had a sour taste to it. It was as if it was supposed to be a coconut saison or Brett, even. It was definitely not a porter, and had no coconut at all. Very disappointing.

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Photo of EEscobar
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: dark brown
Smell: not much here a small amount of malt.
Feel: thin
taste: very very weak flavor profile. If you try and concentrate really hard you can pick up on some toasted coconut.
Overall: this was a way overpriced six pack. Very little flavor. Watered down. I don't know how you call this a porter.

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Photo of LittleMurphyDog
4.42/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into a tall Pilsner glass. Nice head, short lasting. Nice brown color, sweet chocolate and coconut smell. First swallow is startling when the coconut kicks in, but from then on, this is a fine Porter. Mouth feel is smooth. Would really like to try this on tap--maybe Saturday while in Orlando.

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Photo of jhartley
3.31/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Cuvee glass, dated June 12, 2015.

Upon pouring into the glass the head bubbled up like I was pouring a can of Coke! And as quickly as it bubbled up to about 2 fingers worth, it fizzed out (pun intended) and never returned. No lacing to be seen. A thin amount of head returns with a swirl of the glass. When held up to the light it looks like it would be a class of cola! Brown-red color, very thin in appearance.

Aromas of brown sugar/molasses sweetness, a little vanilla and not much toasted coconut until it comes close to room temperature.

Taste is not what I expected upon purchasing this six pack. Although after I poured it and looked at it...it's pretty damn close to what I would expect. This is a brown ale, not a porter which I consider to have a more roasted characteristic than this has. Not getting a lot of toasted coconut until it warms up; after it warms it's a tasty beer, though which is why I rated it pretty high in that category.

Feel. One word: Thin. Not enough carbonation to carry this beer through and what little there is, is like a soda with the sharp burny carbonation you get around your nasal passages sometimes. Needs more.

Overall, this was a fairly middle of the road beer that just needs a little more work put into it to be considered a porter; a little more roasted malts or something to beef it up a little. The toasted coconut aspect is really good and does shine towards the middle of this beer; however it needs something up in the front and in the finish to make this beer shine.

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Photo of S_Nowak
2.37/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I was hoping to like this beer but not having much experience with coconut porters, the benchmark I used was porters (in general) and Window Seat by Baxter Brewing which is another coconut flavored American Porter which I did like.

Can marked "Canned APR/27/15", tasted on 6/13/15.

The look was not a deep as a typical porter. Smell retained a nutty, roast nose with a slight breeze of coconut. The taste was crisp and refreshing but lacked the bolder back that it should have. A very metallic note remained throughout drinking. The hint of coconut kept trying to peek up but primarily stayed back. Despite being a crisp drink, a moderate smooth body was apparent.

Given a 6-pack was purchased, I will end up finishing the rest but it will not be a beer that I buy again. I may instead give a couple to the neighbors.

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Photo of TX-Badger
1.33/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light brown color with ivory head. Pretty much cereal grains on the nose; same for the palate. Light to medium bodied for a porter. I picked up no coconut or toasted coconut.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

"A brown porter that's a great beer on its own, is even better with a subtle toasted coconut character that compliments the dark grains wonderfully. A complex and exotic brew that's an easy drinking, refreshing tropical libation." Brewed in the style of an American Porter. Available year round in 12 oz. 6 packs.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

TCP pours a frothy foam tan-white head over a cherry cola brown body with no visible carbonation. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. The aroma consists of moderate toasty brown malt, a pinch of roast, a touch of coconut cream for sweetness. The flavor is similar although much lighter in body than perceived, with a light toasted grain malt body, lesser coconut., body and sweetness. Texture is slick, silky and modestly thin, and carbonation lends a modest frothiness for a soft crisp mouthfeel. Body is shy of medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly acidic and grainy over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and off characters are minimal. This is my first experience from this brewery and although TCP is fairly drinkable, there isn't enough substance packed into this beer to make a sufficient body to rest on. The coconut angle doesn't come through much beyond the aroma. I'm inclined to recommend other Florida-brewed options as well as more notable American Porters.

Orange Blossom Pilsner LLC's
TCP: Toasted Coconut Porter
3.25/5.00

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Photo of GarthDanielson
3.15/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a vibrant, dark, amber-highlighted brown coloring with a low profile, dense, off-white head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, subtle cream highlights, toasted notes, and a very subtle coconut richness. Smells good, but extremely light. Flavors have a bit more of the coconut, as well as a bit less of the chocolate. Creamy notes help to balance everything out, as well as mute some of the more bitter characteristics. Cocoa and coffee forward, with a cream blend, and the coconut sweet and rich builds quite a bit towards the end of the palate. Smooth, but light bodied, leading into a somewhat muddled aftertaste that just misses the flavor of a Mounds bar. Tangy sweet and slightly bitter linger into the light, slightly frothy, slightly cloying finish.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.52/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger head on a deep amber brown body with good lacing. Aroma includes toasted malts, breads, mild earthy hops and brown sugar. Flavors are mild and include minimal vanilla notes, some toasted coconut, toasted and roasted malts. Medium creamy body and moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink and fairly refreshing for the style. A little simple and it leaves you wanting more coconut flavoring.

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Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 117 ratings