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Window Seat | Baxter Brewing Co.

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3.92/5
Very Good
222 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Baxter Brewing Co.
Maine, United States
baxterbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,530
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
222
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
64
Trade:
0
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4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of PJCarnell
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Maudrey
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Aisha
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin white head that quickly dissipated leaving a light little cap of a film of a head. Lacing was slightly bubbly and somewhat stringy. The smell had some dry coconut, roasty coffee, subtle dry almond/nuttiness with a little bit of cocoa powder here and there. The taste was moderately bitter and roasty through the coffee and then some sweetness from the coconut and cocoa powder. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fine sessionable feel as a porter. Gets pretty dry on my tongue with the roasty to bitterness quality rolling on my tongue. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good porter that I’d have again. Seems like "coconut" in a porter is the in thing.

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Photo of RozzieBoy
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Poured a deep brown, nearly black body. One finger, light coffee colored head with very limited lacing.
S - Light roasted smell. Really didn't pick up the coconut.
T - Definitely a porter after taste.
F - Medium body with a slight dry finish.
O - A decent beer.

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Photo of Bierliebhaber3
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This almond coconut porter pours a black color with a slight ruby tint, a fizzy, slight light tan head, and a fairly high amount of carbonation. The smell is sweet with fairly strong coconut and almond scents. It is a bit artificial, a little bit sunscreen like. The taste isn’t so sunscreen like, but it definitely has a slightly artificial quality. The coconut flavor is most prominent, but the almond flavor is also quite strong and fairly almond extract like. The flavor is sweeter than most porters, but not extreme. The malt notes are almost completely drowned out, but there is a slight roasted grains quality as well. The body is on the high end of medium, but it is a bit lighter than your average quality porter. This is definitely not bad, but it is not a great porter either. It is a nice dessert porter, but I couldn’t drink more than one at a time. If you really want a coconut porter I prefer the Maui Coconut Porter personally.

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4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Walleybeer
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Severymusic
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I'm a sucker for porters and stouts involving coconuts, so this is right up my alley. The can does say "natural coconut and almond flavors added" and that's apparent in the taste but I'm ok with that to a certain extent. Coconuts and almonds are expensive, man.

I drank it half out of the can like an animal and half in an Austin Street glass. But it does look like beer, so there's that. The only thing I didn't really like was a weird iron/metallic flavor in one of the cans. To me, almonds in general don't taste like much but you get the sense that they're trying to get the beer to taste like an Almond Joy. I'd get this again and enjoy it any day of the week.

I haven't tried Death by Coconut yet so I can't compare the two but if you have a chance to get Liquid Riot's Cuckoo for Coconuts, it's by far the best coconut beer I've had, especially on tap at their Portland location.

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4.33/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Window Seat from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 222 ratings