God Damn Coconut Pigeon Porter
Spiteful Brewing

God Damn Coconut Pigeon PorterGod Damn Coconut Pigeon Porter
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American Imperial Porter
Ranked #207
Ranked #10,423
4.02 | pDev: 5.47%
Spiteful Brewing
Illinois, United States
God Damn Coconut Pigeon PorterGod Damn Coconut Pigeon Porter
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 49
Photo of FBarber
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black, shiny, and completely opaque. Thin tan head dissipates quickly.

Aroma has roasted dark malts, cocoa, hints of sweet vanilla and toasted coconut.

Taste follows the nose with notes of roasted dark malts, some bittering hops, some toasted coconut that does take on a bit of a beachy like flavor. Cocoa and chocolate come through.

Feel is super smooth, easy drinking, semi-drier finish. Mild carbonation.

Overall this is a nice variant on a great porter.

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Photo of dukeandduke
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12/3/18 ($6.26 16oz can purchased at Vas Foremost) poured into pint glass. Dark brown pour, light off-white head. nice roasted malt and coffee aroma, coconut as well. Solid roasted malt and chocolate taste, coconut backs, nice blend. Milky smooth mouth feel, carbonation light. Very easy drinking, overall excellent pour.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2018 can

Wouldn't guess coconut if i had this blind. The base porter is great with big roasted malt, caramel malt, dark chocolate, light bitterness, fruity yeast esters, hint of coconut maybe

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A really well put together sweet porter. Roastiness on the nose and taste profile. Coconut feel is quite muted surprisingly - almost more a hint of coconut than anything. Creamy, almost milky smooth mouthfeel. Very decent.

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Photo of Bung
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If I'm reading right from when this was added, the six months of age have done this well. The bitterness has been cut, coconut is more of a nutty accent. Great viscosity to it, drinks easily yet nicely coating.
To me the regular and the raspberry were a bit too heavy handed with the hops for me, this cuts that out.

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Photo of spacecake9
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours very dark with a tan head.
S - Very nice coffee aroma.
T - Outstanding coffee flavor, one of the best I've had in a beer.
M - Smooth and creamy.
O - This is an outstanding coffee porter. But I could not taste any coconut at all so I had to take points off for the flavor. I see they made a coffee version and I can't help but wonder if it was mislabeled.

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Photo of BigRedDog
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black with a lighter beige/tan colored head. Head dissipates quickly leaving a small rim around the edge of the glass. Some lacing.

Smell is coconut upfront melding into a lighter vanilla and roast character.

Taste follows the nose, with the roasty notes coming to the forefront. Nice coconut flavor burst on the tongue followed by some mild vanilla and semi sweet chocolate.

Mouthfeel is dialed in nicely for a porter. Robust enough to be slightly viscous, but thin enough to not feel heavy,

Overall a great beer with a nice mild coconut smell and flavor. They didn't overdo the coconut, but it is nice to see that it is actually present.

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Photo of larryarms847
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown and sits black in the glass with a thin layer of khaki carbonation and gentle lacing.

Roast, chocolate malt, and some faint sweet coconut.

Roasted chocolate malt and sweet coconut all the way!

Medium-heavy bodied, light carbonation, light roastiness and smooth as hell.

Overall, the coconut aroma is a bit lacking, but more noticeable in flavor and provides an excellent smooth creaminess to the mouthfeel.

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Photo of stortore
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Good looking pour, a clear, dark brown, with a small head and some light lacing. Smells of roasted malts, chocolate, some coconut. Taste follows the nose with the malts and the chocolate. Sweet. Same very good, reliable, Pigeon Porter base as all the other variants. Pleasant bitterness on the back end. Unfortunately, I don't recognize any coconut taste. Might be my buds, maybe yours will find more. Good body, has a nice mouthfeel.

Good beer, certainly worth a purchase. I really like the base porter. but overall, it ranks closer to the bottom of the series to date, for me.

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Photo of Duff27
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice lacing that coats the snifter. Body is a dark brown.

Sweet whiffs of coconut, which is nice, but I don't get a whole hell of a lot else.

Coconut is not as pronounced in the taste as it is in the nose. Slight roastiness before the coconut hits.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side but it is still very creamy and full, if that makes sense.

Quenches the coconut itch if you are a fan of those types of things. Thanks egrace84 for the share!

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brownish black, with creamy tan foam that leaves concentric circles of lacing in the glass. Long lasting surface coverage.

Aroma is fairly lacking in the coconut department, sadly. Allowed to warm and poured a second time, still fairly muted. Served cool around 45-50 degrees. Some typical carob chocolate roasted malt of the base Porter, but that's it.

Thankfully there's plenty of toasted coconut flavor, which meshes nicely with the roasty dark chocolate of the base. Dry roasty aftertaste, mild bitterness, initial mild sweetness that fades quickly into dry bitter chocolate. Light to medium bodied with a fairly creamy texture. Overall it was pretty good but not my favorite of the pigeon Porter series.

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Photo of blankenhoney
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber from batch 223, poured into a nonic pint glass today, 2.23.15.

This is a nice take, and a notable improvement, on the base God Damn Pigeon Porter.

A: Pours a nice, rich dark cola shade of brown with a 1-finger khaki white head.

S: The nose is loaded with rich, sweet, and creamy cocoa powder; a good deal of toasted almonds and coconut; a root beer or cola sweetness; and roasted, woody malts. Very nice.

T: Delicious and restrained coconut presence throughout. It opens with sweet milk chocolate and a touch of coconut, then opens into bitter, faintly spicy root beer or cola. It finishes with a healthy dose of sweet, toasted coconut. A big change from the base porter, which is on the hoppier and more bitter side of this style. Flavors are mild and satisfying. Really really tasty.

M: As smooth as smooth can be, and the epitome of medium-bodied. The coconut really rounds out the base porter, making for a smooth and endlessly drinkable porter.

O: Great stuff. As long as you're not expecting a Prop-level of coconut intensity, you won't be disappointed. Lots of coconut complements, and doesn't overwhelm, all the classic porter elements. Would bang again.

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Photo of SeanBond
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had high hopes for this, and they were (mostly) dashed.

My girlfriend loves anything with coconut (I'm pretty into coconut-forward stuff as well), so I figured I'd grab a bottle of this for us to share. I was recently very impressed by Malevolence Mexican Caliente, so I figured I'd give Spiteful another go.

The beer pours like a pretty standard porter--Dark, but not incredibly opaque, relatively thick but not like motor oil. The smell is roasty with a little bit of smoothness on the end.

We both take a sip, and both agree that there isn't much in the way of forward-coconut taste here. The beer itself is very solid; a nice roasty porter, but the coconut only asserts itself by mellowing out the beer and making it more creamy on the finish (very smooth finish).

If you're in the mood for every easy to drink roasty porter, grab this. Don't go in expecting loads of coconut, because you're going to be disappointed. Either way though, definitely a solid beer, although not up to my expectations. 4.15/5

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God Damn Coconut Pigeon Porter from Spiteful Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 49 ratings