Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Coconut Porter | Avery Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Coconut PorterCoconut Porter
BA SCORE
4.07/5
Exceptional
132 Ratings
Coconut PorterCoconut Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
averybrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Copious quantities of coconut coupled with time basking in bourbon barrels complement the chocolaty and sumptuous nature of this delectable porter.

Added by Prospero on 01-24-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,896
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
132
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
27
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of drummerdwzp
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goosehunter75
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kkmiller76
4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the growler via Country Fresh Market in Beechmont. This rather nice stout
pours a dark brownish black with cola highlights and a nice light head of off white foam
that subsides to a thick ring, thin light pool, and showcases some nice light lacing. Nose of
toasted coconuts, light vanilla, brown sugars, and notes of boozy bourbon. Flavors are on point
with rich bourbon and light vanilla that mingle with brown sugar and toasted coconut and dark malts
that are lightly kissed by oak. Exceptional mouth feel; medium carbonation that is lively for a barrel aged
brew, medium full body, and a rich sweet bourbon and coconut finish.

Overall excellence from a fantastic brewer. Worthy!

Cheers

 702 characters

Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives at the table the color of espresso with a relatively thin but long lived head; spots of lacing abound

Smell: Chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, coffee and cream with a nice whiff of coconut and Bourbon

Taste: Chocolate, brown sugar, caramel forward, with coffee, cream and coconut building, through the middle; the Bourbon is delicate but comes through, after the swallow, and lingers into the finish, along with some vanilla

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: A treat for those who like a nice coconut infused beverage

 569 characters

Photo of Avatar113
3.92/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bottle of Avery's Bourbon Barrel Aged Coconut Porter for $12.99 at The Lager Mill. I've been meaning to try this one and I'm interested to see what Avery can do with this style, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a brown 22oz bottle into a snifter.

A- The label looks good, it goes well with the beer and it's a little eye catching. It poured a nice dark black color that didn't change when held to the light and it had almost a fingers worth of slightly creamy, lightly bubbly and a little fizzy tan head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and it left some patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the bourbon barrels being the first to show up and they impart some nice bourbon, oak and vanilla like aromas that go right into the coconut which impart a pretty noticeable toasted coconut like aroma. Up next comes a noticeable alcohol aroma that goes right into a big chocolate aroma that imparts some nice dark chocolate aromas and towards the end comes the malts which impart some roasted, dark malt and sweet malt like aroma with just a hint of dark fruits showing up in the background. This beer has a good aroma, all the aspects show up enough to make the aroma live up to the name.

T_ The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a lower amount of high sweetness with the bourbon barrels still being the first to show up, but they are lighter this time and not as intense and it goes right into the toasted coconut which seems like it show up just a little more than it did in the aroma and it combines with those same big chocolate aspects to make for a mound bar like flavor. Up next comes a little bit of noticeable alcohol that goes into the malts which show up just a little more than they did in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects. On the finish there's just a little bit of bitterness with some more sweetness and it had a strong coconut and chocolate like aftertaste. This is a good tasting beer, all the flavors make it live up to it's description, and the balance is pretty good.

M- Fairly smooth, slightly boozy, fairly crisp, a little creamy, a little velvety, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a good beer and it's a good example of the style, it had all the key aroma and flavors that I was looking for in this beer to make it live up to it's name and description. This beer had nice drinkability, one or two glasses would be the limit for me. What I like the most about this beer is that it lived up to it's name and it delivered on the coconut, chocolate and bourbon barrel flavors. What I like the least about this beer is that it isn't a little thicker and a little less sweet, those are my only to issues with this beer. I would buy this beer again when in the mood for a bourbon barrel coconut porter and I would recommend it to anyone looking for the same. All in all I was happy with this beer and I enjoyed the fact that it delivered what it said it would. It's not a one of the better Avery beers I've had and it's a good example of the style. Good job guys, I enjoyed this beer, keep up the hard work.

 3,388 characters

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stanale
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Watkinsmike83
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Calraven
4.17/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Psilocybeer
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a bit darker than cola, with a thin head which lasts as a cap. Spotty lacing on the way down.

Smells of bourbon, caramel, light coconut.

Tastes of caramel malts, bourbon sweetness. Mild coconut melds with the whole. Not very roasty or bitter. A touch sweet from the alcohol. Smooth and easy to sip.

Overall, a nice change of pace from the typical BA stout.

 365 characters

Photo of Bitterbill
4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From my 16 ounce Prowler. Pours a pitch black with an inch of tan foam. Smells of bourbon, roasted and caramel malt, hints of coconut. The sweet notes are definitely coming from the caramel and bourbon mix. Tastes of milk chocolate, bourbon, caramel, roasted malt and a touch of coconut. Alcohol is kept in check pretty well. Almost full bodied with perfect carbonation. A treat!

 379 characters

Photo of jaketaz
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkazemi
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dwreck
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the 2017 Decatur Beer Festival.
Clear dark brown body with a fine off white head.
Moderately strong for style. Clear coconut note.
The high ABV was obvious only in the feel.

 185 characters

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 22oz bomber with a born on date of 6.2017

L - Dark brown, 1 finger of head and some nice lacing

S - Chocolate, booze, heat, mint

T - Chocolate, booze, bourbon. Very smooth and extremely tasty!

F - Thin body, medium carbonation, silky smooth

O - A great boozy porter, and subtle. Well done!

 297 characters

Photo of dinomite
4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great porter. Very little bitterness, not overly thick, wonderful flavor.

76 characters

Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent ebony with a thumb of caramel colored head. Nice lacing & pretty good head retention

S: Toastyness, boozeyness, carob

T: Some toastyness, a little Bourbon, dryness & a little carob & just a little vanilla & coconut up front. Dryness, a hint of booze & a little dark rum as this warms & then plenty of toasty coconut, some oakyness also. Finishes oaky dry with toasty coconut & a little booze/barrel presence

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, warming. Carbonation picks up a bit once warm, body thins a touch

Pretty coconutty, fairly complex, the booze isn't prevalent, but is felt

 621 characters

Photo of CoreyC
3.86/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmoore32
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 13.90 (Including tax)/bomber ($ 0.632/oz) at Riverside Liquors, Grand Rapids, MI.
Undated bottle stored at 42 degrees and served at 50 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Bourbon and coconut. The coconut fades but the bourbon stays.
Head – Large (Maximum 4.8 cm, aggressive pour), tan, average density, initially fizzy but rapidly settles to three mm ring fed by effervescence and a partial layer.
Lacing – None.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque, effervescent.
Flavor – Begins with a light touch of bourbon with the coconut coming in at the end. The alcohol is not tasted (11.4% ABV!) but shows up in some post-swallow gastric burn. No hops, no diacetyl.
Palate – Medium, creamy, soft carbonation.

Impression: A pleasing porter, BBA forward, with a satisfying coconut finish. The price point is a bit high, worth trying once, but too expensive to imbibe regularly.

Appearance 3.75, Aroma 4, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4.

 972 characters

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Coconut Porter from Avery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 132 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.