Thursday, February 9, 2012

Palo Alto Brewing Company Barley Legal Coconut Porter

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Palo Alto Brewing Company Barley Legal Coconut Porter. You had me at coconut.  I’m a big fan of all things coconut and I don’t care who knows it.
 From the Palo Alto Brewing Co. website:” Barley Legal Coconut Porter is a traditional American-style porter with a decidedly untraditional addition of coconut. The addition of just the right amount of coconut gives this porter a velvety smooth mouth feel with just a bit of coconut flavor at the end. A full-bodied porter, Barley Legal pours nearly pitch black with strong aromas and flavors of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and a slight hint of coconut milk. So drinkable it's barely legal.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours pitch black with a large beige head and good lacing.
Aroma: Roasted and chocolate malts, caramel, coffee and coconut.  Smells incredible!
Taste: Sweet and roasted malts, caramel, vanilla, chocolate, vanilla and a wonderful dose of coconut.  Delicious!
Overall: Smooth, creamy and incredibly drinkable Palo Alto Brewing Company’s Barley Legal Coconut Porter is a solid Porter worth checking out. At 6.5% ABV this offering is worth checking out again and again.


Mark Harvey

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