OBP, the creators of Orange Blossom Pilsner and OBP Squared, as well as the folks at Thomas Creek Brewery. This is an OBP recipe, but brewed at Thomas Creek. I picked up a couple bottles during my first-ever visit to Bottle Revolution in Raleigh. It's a cool place with a good selection. Check it out when you get a chance.
Anyway, back to the beer...
|Style:||American porter, brewed with coconut|
|Serving Type:||12 oz. bottle, poured into a snifter|
|Carbonation:||Ample. Small bubbles near head.|
|Head:||Dense, khaki-colored, quickly dissipated|
|Aromas:||Strong and roasty. Coffee is most prominent with coconut, caramel and cream notes|
|Flavors:||Dark roasted coffee with a touch of coconut. Light, earthy hops.|
|Feel:||Aggressive up front, smooth middle, dry finish|
It's good, but not spectacular. The coconut flavor is a decent complement for a porter. If you have the opportunity to pair this with a sweet dessert, especially something creamy or vanilla, definitely do that. I bought two bottles, and I'll likely try pairing the other one with a carrot cake ice cream that I have.