Monday, August 4, 2014

Coconut Porter

When my friend Lindsay came back from a recent business trip to New Hampshire she brought me back a couple a growlers of beer from a brewery that was local to the area she was visiting.

I have the bestest friends, I swear!

As a Clinical Applications Specialist, she has to the opportunity to work with physicians from various facilities. Sometimes she works with them enough to become friends or at least a little friendly.

She was going to the cafeteria on day to pick up a spot of lunch and asked the doctor she was working with if he'd like something. He asked her to grab his usual tuna fish sandwich.

She picked up a couple sandwiches. When she got to the checkout counter the Asian cashier asked if the tuna sandwich was for the hot doctor.

Lindsay was like, "Yeah, he's pretty good looking, I guess."

The cashiers says, "No. The hot doctor."

Lindsay's like, "He's okay. Not really my type, though."

The cashier says emphatically, "Hot, HOT."

Suddenly, a light bulb turned on over Lindsay's cute little head. Oh!! She realized that the cashier was saying 'heart' not 'hot'. Whoops.

Anyhoo . . .

Lindsay, brought me beer from Seven Barrel Brewing which is located in Lebanon, NH. A coconut porter, to be more specific.

Mmmm, sounds good! I couldn't wait to bust into that bad boy!

Coconut Porter (4.7% ABV) poured a rich dark brown with ruby highlights topped with a dense mocha colored head.

The aroma was low key roasted malt with a metallic twinge.

The taste, frankly, was disappointing. For a porter it was watery and thin. It was lacking the flavors I would expect from a dark roasted malt beer - specifically coffee, cocoa, etc. But there was nary a hint of coconut. There was an off flavor I couldn't put my finger on but there was a definite metallic aftertaste.

Great concept. Unfortunately, it looked way better than it tasted.

So sad.

Overall: phooey

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