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Hawaiian Coconut Porter | Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square

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Hawaiian Coconut PorterHawaiian Coconut Porter

Brewed by:
Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
Alberta, Canada

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by biboergosum on 02-16-2012

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by Alberta_Beer_Guy:
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

20oz pint, the current February seasonal, and the cheap Wednesday special at the downtown Edmonchuk location. Ice cold to the touch - naughty, naughty, naughty!

This beer appears a clear, dark reddish-brown cola hue, with one overly hefty (yet again!) finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly beige head, which wisps away rather quickly, leaving a span of mountain arete profile lace around the sides of that solid-ass shaker glass.

It smells of lightly roasted, gritty caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, a bit of earthy anise, somewhat creamy coconut milk, and plain earthy, weedy hops. The taste is more well-toasted, bready caramel malt, brown sugar, cafe-au-lait, fleshy, nutty coconut, wan milk chocolate notes, and a sturdy leafy dryness. Consistent, to be sure.

The bubbles present as a tad prickly, but settle down soon enough, what with their gentile frothiness, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and more or less smooth, only the roasted character posing a threat, and it seems to be off in a corner, um, someplace. It finishes well off-dry, the malt maintaining more than a few chocolate notes, amongst some burgeoning lactic sourness, and a general earthy dryness.

A decent, agreeably flavoured porter, more complex than I had really expected. Once the too-cold serving temperature abated, the flavours opened right the hell up, the coconut flowered and what not, and it made me actually consider wanting another, the true litmus test of a beer's worthiness, at least in this lowly scribe's world.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A decent porter but there was no discernible coconut in either the nose or the palate. As a regular porter this would be a nice beer, but it failed to deliver the coconut.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was expecting much but was underwhelmed. There really was not much going on here to separate this Porter from most others - despite the promised cocunut.

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Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wordemupg
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 22/11/15

A dark cola liquid with enough clarity to see half way under the large mocha foam that has decent retention leaving a few patches of lace

S lots of coco powder, faint coconut, leafy, earthy, has some hard to place fruity notes, and some sweetened cold coffee

T a little char I didn't really smell, some milk chocolate, what I imagine tanning oil would taste like lingering in the background but that's better then it sounds

M lighter side of medium but very soft and creamy, just a little slick on the palate, coconut and chocolate linger

O nice light and drinkable porter, mild coconut, nice dark roast working for it, nothing mind blowing but a well priced bomber worth a try

Enough going on to please but could use a little intensity, that being said I have no regrets and for under 7$ a bomber I could see myself grabbing another

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Photo of artemh
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Beervana
3.82/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So...having enjoyed the Maui Brewing version of this style in (relatively) recent memory, it's hard not to compare... That said, this is an enjoyable rendition of the style. It pours deep brown-black with a tuft of rapidly receding tan bubbles. The smell is quite agreeable and understated - chocolate syrup and faint coconut - just enough to know what you are getting into. Tastewise, this is all about the roasted malt, subtle coffee, and a very agreeable coconut to round out the experience. I'm thrilled that I gave this one a chance - it reminds me of warm nights on the lanai, listening to the ocean.

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Hawaiian Coconut Porter from Brewsters Brewing Company & Restaurant - Oliver Square
3.72 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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