Coconut Porter
Avery Brewing Company

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Avery Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
Imperial Porter
Ranked #138
Ranked #8,305
4.06 | pDev: 8.37%
Nov 20, 2022
Jan 24, 2015
Notes: Copious quantities of coconut coupled with time basking in bourbon barrels complement the chocolaty and sumptuous nature of this delectable porter.
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Rated: 3.71 by howardnss from Pennsylvania

Nov 20, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Nov 21, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Rich notes of chocolate covered coconut, bourbon, oak barrel, dark chocolate, vanilla, toasty coconut, mounds bar, brown sugary sweetness, dark caramel, toffee, dark cherry, roasted malt, with floral earthy herbal grassy hops
May 22, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've seen and heard the rave reviews. I would have to say the coconut was there--just enough, nicely blended. The deep brown pour had medium body, and the fat part of the bottle was tasty, not incredibly complex, but smooth. Oddly, the first sip and the last few sips were boozy, tainting my overall opinion. Was the beer mishandled? Possibly. Definitely a beer I'd like to revisit.
May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
not only is this beer impressive, but the concept of having a barrel aged beer like this on the shelf full time at a fair price was well ahead of its time. this is packed with coconut, has enough bourbon to it without being overwhelming, and is full flavored without being too sweet or forced, delicious, exactly what i would expect from avery in a beer like this. it kind of smells and tastes like a mounds bar, a definite chocolate character in the mix from the grain, which is less roasty, coffee forward, and bitter than i thought it might be based on the color here. some milk chocolate sweetness, dark chocolate earthiness, and evident barrel char give it a desserty character without making it too decadent to drink. a little alcohol in the nose isnt really there in the flavor until it warms up quite a bit, and the woodiness keeps this smooth the whole time. its mature but the coconut is fresh, and the whiskey compliments it well, almost rum as much as bourbon to me, the power of suggestion of the coconut here making it kind of tropical and islandy on my palate. a toasted vibe to the coconut as well as raw flesh, not sure how they did this, but its more complete than in a lot of these. fuller bodied but not overly viscous, and honestly, i could do a whole bomber of this to myself pretty easily, which is rare for this sort of thing. impressive quality and complexity here from avery, this is one of the things they do best, and im glad to have finally gotten around to trying this one, its among my favorites of their full time brews! as good as any barrel aged coconut dark beer out there for my money.
Feb 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sampled from 22 oz bomber into pint glass. A 1" tan head drops slowly with moderate lacing. Color is deep reddish brown. Rich aroma of coconut, bourbon, cocoa, dark roasted malt, earthy hops. Mouthfeel is heavy and viscous with a warming alcohol finish. Flavor of cocoa, dark roasted malt, raisin, plum, bourbon, the coconut is more subdued in the taste than the aroma. Overall: very good to excellent.
Oct 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.1/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
L: Pours a dark brown black with a small tan head and no lacing on the glass.

S: Very strong notes of bourbon, including vanilla and cherry, slight roasted chocolate and malt, but mostly bourbon. Coconut is barely there.

T: Strong bourbon, including vanilla, oak and cherry, some slightly roasted malt and chocolate, a touch of coconut. Bourbon overwhelms everything else.

F: Medium to big body, slick cola like carbonation.

O: The bourbon in this beer overwhelms the rest of the beer.
Oct 02, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Aug 10, 2019
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Reviewed by GunNut37086 from Tennessee

3.39/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
Its impressive dark opaque color with a light to medium tan head looks spectacular. The smell of bourbon overpowers all else, so not very promising to the nose. A medium amount of carbonation and an ideally rich, but not heavy feel gives this porter a near perfect feel.

You can detect the bourbon less in the taste, but it's still there. The roasty malt shines brightest along side a hint of dark chocolate. I was disappointed the coconut wasn't more prevelant. I could barely tell it was there. Yet overall, it was still good.

Bottom line: at $15/bottle I had my hear set on a more noticable coconut flavor. If this were $7/pint, I'd give it a much higher score and call it one of the best porters I've tried.
Jun 18, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by brittanylicious from Indiana

May 11, 2019
Rated: 3.79 by heysuz from Indiana

May 11, 2019
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Rated by Pfishin28 from South Dakota

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Great beer! Love the color and taste. It is very drinkable for a high abv beer!!
May 05, 2019
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Apr 23, 2019
Rated: 3.88 by porterman66 from Massachusetts

Mar 29, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
22oz bottle. Stamped bottling date is '03/13/17'.
Opaque, cola dark brown colored body. Small finger width of beige head, which stays around as an interrupted cap with lots of rising bubble action, and a ring. Leaves behind good evidence of lacing.
Aroma of dark chocolate, coconut, and bourbon barrel.
Taste of roasted malts that express chocolate, with dried flake coconut, and the bourbon barrel that includes vanilla.
Thin to medium mouth feel. Rather smooth and with a little mouth coating. Good carbonation.
Natural tasting coconut adds a flavorful note to this dark porter, aged in the barrel.
Mar 19, 2019
Rated: 4.81 by aleslover from Florida

Jan 15, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Sauced4life from Michigan

Jan 01, 2019
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Rated by 1mrbeer from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The 22 oz. bottle I had showed 10.8% ABV
Dec 30, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Dec 27, 2018
Rated: 4.52 by Bill69 from Pennsylvania

Dec 22, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by antihero404 from California

Dec 05, 2018
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 6/16/17, so 17 months old.

Black body with a few brown tones when held up to the light. Small but thick tan head which persists leaving good lacing.

bourbon, molasses, and a little dried stone fruit on the nose.

Well, either the bourbon hasn't mellowed over time, or this one was a stone cold bourbon bomb to begin with. Very warm in the throat. Could not detect any coconut, Chocolate, or coffee notes. Sweet, and a touch treacle. some roastiness as it warms. Also a little slick.

Mouth is close to full, finish slightly sweet and warm bourbon. tongue was beginning to feel a little sore by the end.

Overall, just way too much bourbon here for this palate. If the coconut and chocolate had been able to come through, and the bourbon toned down, would have enjoyed it more.
Nov 19, 2018
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Reviewed by Lucular from Maryland

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Looks pretty good, better than I'd expect for a BBA coconut porter (given that both factors tend to produce less-than-stellar-looking beers). Nice warming bourbon but not overly boozy and still plenty of coconut and roasty, dark malt and chocolate notes from the imperial porter.
Nov 01, 2018
Rated: 4 by jera1350 from Minnesota

Oct 25, 2018
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours out black and has a fluffy foam head. Hints of vanilla and bourbon notes, Silky and smooth with a nice touch of coconut, not overpowering tho, and some milk chocolate and bourbon and vanilla. Some noticeable alcohol. Medium mouthfeel.
Oct 07, 2018
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Reviewed by craftbeersweden from Sweden

4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Released May 4, 2018 at Systembolaget Sweden. Best before the end of 2021.
ABV: 10.1 %

Clear dark brown to black with a two finger, beige, head. A lot of lacing on the glass.

Nose: Beautiful nose of coconut, vanilla, bourbon, oak, molasses, brown sugar, milk chocolate, caramel malt and cookies.
Taste: Bourbon, coconut milk, oak, roasted malt, caramel, dark chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, sweet molasses and also a lot of warming alcohol.
Mouth: Full body. Smooth/light carbonation. Very smooth and creamy mouth. A dry ending.

Fantastic beer! I'm in love!
Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by stephenlee from England

Sep 16, 2018
Rated: 4 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Sep 07, 2018
Rated: 4.34 by DruC4 from Michigan

Sep 06, 2018
Rated: 4 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Aug 20, 2018
Rated: 4 by tazzman from Florida

Aug 16, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by wati47 from Nevada

Aug 06, 2018
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L: Pitch black with some dark brown floaties. The heady is medium, creamy, tan-colored with good retention. Streaky lacing is left.

S: Bourbon-forward--not super boozy, but the rich and barrel-y aspects. Sweet and spicy. Toasted coconut, burnt sugar, oak, vanilla, and cocoa powder aspects follow.

T: Tons of bourbon barrel and coconut. Bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, burnt sugar, and caramel. Bitter cacao, cocoa powder, and smoky charcoal make up the backdrop. Finishes bitter with lingering smoke, coffee, and bitter cocoa notes--as well as toasted coconut and bourbon. A nice warmth follows going down.

F: Medium-plus, well-rounded, well-carbonated, smooth, lightly creamy. Finishes lightly sweet, but dries out with lingering barrel tannins.

O: Delicious. Showcases both coconut flavors and bourbon barrel treatment perfectly. A nice sipper, or delicious dessert beer. Great all around.
Jul 12, 2018
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. had a dark brown / black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of creamy, tan-colored head that quickly dissipated. Not a whole lot of lacing.

S: A nice aroma of coconut, chocolate, malt, and bourbon.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of roasted malt (present throughout), a good shot of milk chocolate, a bit of coconut, and a lot of bourbon (and the accompanying barrel). A much bigger flavor than I was expecting, but in a good way. The bourbon adds an interesting dynamic to this. Grows on you after awhile.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: A very solidly made sipping beer. Powerful and drinkable.
Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Jul 03, 2018
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured with a thick head, mild lacing, dark. Smell is coconut and barrel. Taste is coconut and Bourbon, mild roasty malt notes and chocolate flavors. Slight metallic aftertaste. Feel is warm, sweet, boozy.
Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 4.39 by Heeenrik from Finland

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

May 31, 2018
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Pours fairly dark with appropriate head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, some barrel presence. Vanilla, coconut. Taste is good; nice chocolate flavors, ok coconut, barrel is vaguely in the background. Feel is thin for the style and abv. Overall not great, but good in a pinch and nice to see on the shelves year round.

Bomber, no date but at least 1 year old
4.25 rating
May 19, 2018
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