Coconut Porter
Broken Compass Brewing

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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #27
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,656
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 7.01%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
48
From:
Broken Compass Brewing
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  10
SCORE
92
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 48 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Parmesan from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L:. Pours a thick black with a medium tan head that is quite fizzy and alive.

S:. Fresh coconut intermingles with roasted malt and chocolate. The coconut smells very inviting.

T:. Fresh roasted coconut and chocolate mix with roasted malt to make a very tasty beer.

F:. Thick to medium body, smooth carbonation.

O:. I really like the coconut in this beer, it doesn't taste artificial like some coconut beers.

T:.

Apr 13, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

coconut stouts and porters have proliferated like crazy over the past few years, and they are often real hit or miss. i totally love this one though, its as good as any, and i love that it doesnt rely on a bourbon barrel to make it delicious. this is up there with the coffee beer as the best of what broken compass brews. slick shiny black, radiant even in the globe under a half an inch of thick creamy tan head. aroma of sweet nutty coconut abounds, natural and delicate, but strongly dosed. none of the artifical suntan lotion thing a lot of these fall into, and a perfect roasty malt base to compliment. really balanced in the nose, bittersweet chocolate, honey, and subtle coffee are all present. the flavor is really driven by the coconut, toasty and warming, tropical in a way, and really well out in front of any dark malts, which serve more of a support role in this one. bitterness from the malt is low, so residual sugar is more obvious here, but the beer being so flavorful and smooth, as well as low in alcohol helps it never seem to heavy. it warms up a little funny, i liked it more at serving temperature than ambient, coconut really takes it over then, but i love the flavor either way. there is a great richness and depth to this, and a wonderful relaxed but substantial mouthfeel. awesome recipe and execution, another standout from these guys, who are easily my favorite brewery in their area these days...

Jan 09, 2017
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery in Breckenridge. Dark brown, ok head. Aroma is toasted coconut, nice. The flavor is heavy coconut, some porter, very good. Overall it is not as good as the early batches of Death by Coconut and maybe that is due to the lack of chocolate, either way it is a very good beer.

Jun 04, 2016
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CO-Bloom from Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap from the brewery (yesterday)

L- Initially it looks pitch black but when put up to the light you get more of a dark, dark brown as some light passes through. Had a good tan head that remained for a while. Left a decent bit of lacing.
S- You can really smell the coconut which was a really good sign because the other coconut porter's I've had have very little coconut in the nose and unfortunately with them, the taste followed. However, with this one it legitimately smells like a mounds bar! Dark roasted malt, and toasted coconut really shine through.
T- Follows the nose and tastes like a liquid mounds bar. Starts with sweet coconut, dark chocolate, roasted malts giving a little bit of coffee and there is a hint of hops to balance it out. There is a lot going on, however the star (as it should be) is the coconut - which I was told that the brewers use 150lbs of organic coconut that they toast themselves. This definitely shows in the beer you don't get any chemically flavors from an extract or flavoring that some other beers can have ( Breck vanilla porter)
F- the mouth-feel is medium. Very easy drinking, well carbonated - the coconut definitely gives it a bigger body than what I was expecting, which was a pleasant surprise, given that it is only 4.8% ABV. I look at it as quite an achievement, since I have had some watery porters that are much bigger beers.
O- This is one of the most (if not THE most) satisfying, "session" beers I have had - and just one of the best porters I have had. Much better than Maui Brewing's interpretation (IMO). Absolutely loved this beer!

Apr 28, 2015
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Wowcoolman from California

4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

growler the achievement- the coconut adds fullness to the mouthfeel. Had from a growler busted out by DCLAguy11. Nice coconut character blended with roasted malts. Highly drinkable and enjoyable session beer.

Apr 09, 2015
Coconut Porter from Broken Compass Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 48 ratings