Coconut Porter by Crate Brewery

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Beer Name: Coconut Porter

Brewer: Crate Brewery, London, UK

Date Sampled:  27th February 2017

ABV: 4.6%

Serving Type: Can

Location Sampled: Home

I can't tell you much about Crate, other than that they are a brewery, bar and pizzeria based in Hackney Wick, London. I'd seen cans of their Coconut Porter shared on instagram and since I love dark beers and a taste of the tropical, I snapped one up on a recent beer shopping trip.

It pours jet black with a mocha coloured head which does a decent job of lacing.

The nose is dominated by coconut, with hints of coffee and a floral hoppiness.

As you'd hope the coconut also comes through strongly in the taste, not leaving a great deal of room for anything else.

On a dark February evening this lacked something for me; neither offering the depth of flavour or body that'd I'd normally expect in a good dark beer.

However, I think this is one of those beers that could sing given the right stage. I'll probably buy another can of these to try in the summer; taken straight from the fridge and enjoyed on a hot sunny day I think the well carbonated light body and tropical coconut flavour could make this a refreshing winner.


  1. I enjoy Porters and Stouts but am not a huge fan of coconut so I may not give this one a try more then once. Nice write up - Cheers from BTBT

  2. I'm OK with a lighter bodied Stout, and I love coconut, so this sounds great to me!


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