Window Seat
Baxter Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #176
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #11,237
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 9.39%
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
222
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Baxter Brewing Co.
 
Maine, United States
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Wants
  12
Gots
  64
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a thinnish looking deep brown color with a small cap of white foam that dies fairly quickly leaving a collar behind and some faint lacing.

S - Roasty with coffee up front, a bit nutty, sweet coconut. Smells pretty much as advertised.

T - Coconut is up front in the flavor profile with the almonds close behind. Coconut gives the beer an overall sweet impression. Coffee is in back and solid in the base beer along with some mild chocolate, trace hop bitterness.

F - Body is on the thin side, not quite watery though...carbonation is a light/medium intensity and fizzy.

O - I generally like the coconut porters that I have tried and this is no exception. I think the Maui example is the best, but this one definitely satisfies. Nice easy drinking porter for a winter session beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Can. Pours a dark brown. Light enters the beer leaving crimson edges. Head is tan and frothy. Head lasts and leaves lots of lace. As a coconut lover, I always get hyped when a beer can deliver the goods. The first sniff is brimming with coconuts. Some toasted almonds. Some chocolate and a roasted malt. The flavor is a coconut dream as well. Yes! Lots of coconut meat, toasted almonds, roast, coffee and cream. Medium bodied with a softer carbonation. Baxter quenches my coconut thirst. This is what I expected Maui's CoConut Porter to be more like. Very happy to see this half dozen gang of cans staring me in the eye at the old package store.

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Photo of nimrodblack
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The local brewpub was carrying this on draft as a guest beer. I don't have the palate to generally detect very tiny nuances of flavors added in although the brewers often scream about the whatever-ingredient that is in there that is undetectable to most people. This is not that beer. Very silky smooth and a clear coconut flavor. This was an unexpected treat.

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Photo of seedyone
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Hansome pour. Good looks, not much froth or lacing but the aroma & taste make up for that. I found this to be a very well balanced brew. A true treat for the taste buds. The promise of coconut & almond don`t disappoint.

Their presence are well in tune with the balanced standard porter backdrop. Truth be told they help support the texture that I have found lacking in some porters.

The coconut can be a bit upfront for some, but I truly enjoyed it.

Now if these guys could espresso it up a bit....but that`s me.

Well done.

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Photo of rogacks
2.9/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Tasted like sun lotion... Banana Boat??

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Photo of dd43
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty nice coconut porter, not on par with death by coconut but it's a pretty good substitute given no alternatives. The almond note in the aroma carried into the flavor in a bit of a dusty mouth drying way. Interestingly, the complexity of this beer didn't change very much as it warmed up, I guess I was expecting it to. It's a relatively straightforward drinking experience. Some roasty characteristics, coconut flavor and aroma, astringency and vague nuttiness from the almonds, and that's pretty much what you're looking at.

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Photo of mpmcguire11
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fitzy01
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Draught

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Photo of Stezz420
4.68/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duck2879
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It was like drinking an almond joy

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Photo of Reds76
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gabepesce
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice brew, lots of coconut and almond with out being too sweet.

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Photo of Drel
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickbb
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CTurtle2
4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Like an Almond Joy light and creamy color and amazing taste

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Photo of Uconnelmo
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HeadyRebekah
4.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TBonez477
4.11/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Reckage
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshuaSawyer
3.24/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mageek52
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Strong almond and coconut up front.

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Photo of FrancisM12
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SebastianOwl
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vikesfan93
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Window Seat from Baxter Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 222 ratings