Black Sands - Fort George Brewery + Public House
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3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a wine glass, dark brown with a huge fluffy off white head. Smelled of sweet roasted malts, a touch of coconut and a bit of milk chocolate cocoa. Nice coconut flavor without over doing it. The roasted malts and subtle sweetness really help to balance this out. Nice creamy mouth feel, almost like a milk stout but on the thinner side. I guess that makes sense since it's a coconut creme stout. Not the absolute best, but still a really good beer to at least try once.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2014 16:36:05 | More by Davepoolesque
3.85/5 rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 22oz bottle into snifter.
Appearance: Pour is mahogany in color and looks black as it settles into the glass. From the pour its seemingly less viscous/thick than other IS. It forms a huge beige colored foamy head that slowly dissipates leaving a ring around the glass.
Smell: many aromas come in this beer's nose: hazelnut, macademia, vanilla, chocolate, oak and coconut. Too many things going on on the nose may be distracting from the character that the brewer intended. Doesn't seem as balanced in the aroma as it could be.
Taste: Chocolate, nutty, some coconut and faint vanilla. Dark roast coffee flavors surface as well. There's a bitter finish and aftertaste which I don't love - perhaps this settles a bit with age?
Mouthfeel: Pretty solid, not chewy but thick and quite enjoyable.
Overall: Very good brew - I believe a bit of age might sit well on this. I wish coconut was more prevalent on the taste and wish the finish was sweeter rather than bitter. Reminds me about Maui Imperial Coconut Porter.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 18:14:35 | More by HoppySeb
Black Sands from Fort George Brewery + Public House
85 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.