Coconut Porter | Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative

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Brewed by:
Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative
Georgia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Keith_R on 08-27-2013

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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark brown, near black body with a lasting, light khaki-colored head.

Smell: A note of the toasted coconut utilized quickly pops out, followed by the more subtle and subdued roast, chocolate, and coffee.

Taste: Roasty maltiness wrapped in toasted coconut -- mocha, chocolate. Medium sweetness. Meager earthiness underneath. Minimal hop character, bitterness. Drying, roasty with very, very mild, lingering bitterness, like unsweetened almond milk.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: A nice concoction that elevated the base Sawnee Mountain Porter.

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Photo of Mattyc88
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Granted, i've only had this beer once - but I had three in the same evening (Yeah, it's that good).

Aroma: The nose on this thing is outstanding, plain and simple coconut deliciousness straight to the nostrils.

Appearance: Pours opaque black with a nice tan/brown head.

Flavor: The flavor of this beer is tremendously sweet, which is fantastic for drinkers trying to get into darker beers. This beer has absolutely no bite, medium carbonation, and a delicious sweet coconut flavor that you'd never expect from a Porter. Personally, I am a huge fan of coconut, but I expected/wanted a bit more of roasted notes to accompany the coconut seeing as it is a Porter.

Mouthfeel: Surprisingly, Light-Medium body with low-moderate carbonation with a creamy silk mouthfeel.

Overall: A great beer, would drink again and again. Definitely a worthwhile try for it's uniqueness and drink-ability.

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Photo of rickcrip76
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a growler from Ale Yeah! in Decatur. I saw it listed as one of the beers on tap and thought to myself "hmmm... porter? and coconut?... this could be really good" and I beelined it straight there after work because I had to try it. It didn't disappoint, but, obviously, you gotta be a fan of the coconut.

A - Dark brown, basically opaque, what I'd normally expect of a porter. Small amount of head and light lacing.

S - Malty and a distinct presence of coconut, what I expected. Maybe a little bit of chocolate.

T - It was exactly what I wanted from this beer. When people say "coconut" you might immediately think of suntan lotion or a pina colada, but it's not like that - the beer is more in line with a Mounds bar or an Almond Joy in my opinion. Malty and toasty at the front. Coconut, nuttiness, vanilla, and toffee dominate the palate. There's a very tiny bit of char/bitter chocolate at the finish. The beer is sweet and I could see how some could say it's too sweet for their taste - but I don't know how else you could pull off coconut in a beer and not have it lean towards the sweet side.

M - Smooth and well carbed but not overly carbed. Medium bodied, very drinkable.

O - This beer delivered exactly what I had hoped it would, so naturally I was not disappointed. I'd certainly drink it again, but it's not something I could drink regularly. I'd like to see them pair the coconut with a milk stout, I think that could have a fantastic outcome. A good winter beer that will remind you of palm trees and tropical places. Well done.

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Photo of TheAdamConners
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap from the brewer at the 2014 HSS Beerfest.

Clear dark brown with sticky patches of lacing.

There's a load of coconut and a bit of vanilla in this beer, giving it a very enticing aroma but leaving it with a flavor that is a touch too sweet (excepting as a dessert beer) and too dominated by coconut {but I love coconut}. Still, a very tasty and easy to drink beer, and a big beer for such a moderate ABV.

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Photo of Mdblub
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a 20 mug at the Taco Mac in Atlanta. The appearance is pitch black with a small tan head. The aroma is rich roasted malt. an excellent beer.

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Photo of Keith_R
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A- black with a tan head, head was retained for a good while, but wasn't as lasting as other porters.

S- smells of chocolate, black licorice, and a good amount of fresh coconut.

T- coconut sweetness on the tip of the tongue fades into roasted flavors as it rest on the pallet.

M- creamy, but not too heavy. A very smooth carbonation profile.

O- A fantastic beer with a great coconut flavor that is both present, but not to overbearing to detract from the malty backbone of the porter itself.

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Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of DerrickW
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of JamesLeung
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jbfarris
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of wcu80
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of KG710
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of GaBengal
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of adip
4.67/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jmikepow
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of wbeaver
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of JNForsyth
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this brew on numerous occasions. It's the most consistently coconuty beer available year round and I love it. Pours deep deep brown. Smells and tastes like a liquid mounds bar. Big coconut flavor, but not cloyingly sweet. Medium-ish + bodied, which I'd say is somewhere between porter and stout.

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Photo of johnnyapollo
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Close to being a stout - heady with an unusual aftertaste.

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Photo of ali1987
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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