Creemore Springs Mad & Noisy Coconut Porter – American Porter at 5.6% ABV

Creemore Springs Mad & Noisy Coconut Porter American Porter at 5.6% ABV (C$3.83 at NLC Stavanger, 473 ml, packaged on 1-Oct-2018, acquired 20-Nov-2018, reviewed 20-Nov-2018)

Appearance: clear deep brown with slight relief around the margins, one finger of fluffy beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap and ring, spotty lacing. (3/5) Aroma: roasty malts, chocolate, light nuts. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light metallic. (6/10) Palate: medium body tending slightly thin, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium bitter slightly metallic finish. (3/5)

Definitely far too light in the body for the style: flavours like this work best with a thick, chewy beer. In addition, there’s a slightly metallic edge in the finish, that I suspect is exacerbated by the thinness of the body. Worst of all, though, is the pretty much complete absence of coconut! I understand that some people don’t like coconut (those people are wrong, by the way) but presumably they wouldn’t be the target audience here in any case, so why not actually have some coconut flavour? I’d probably have scored both aroma and taste higher had there actually been any perceptible coconut – but there wasn’t. (12/20)

6/10 #ryansbooze

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