Kooinda Full Nelson - Kooinda Boutique Brewery
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
4.05/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Bottle purchased for me by @LaitueGonflable. Cheers!
Pours very dark, almost opaque, with touches of crispy crown at the edges. Head is huge and frothy, a deep tan-brown colour. Lacing is wiry and spidery—it looks lovely. Not that thick and heavy in the body however, and there's minimal visible static carbonation.
Nose is lovely and hopped up with gorgeous hoppy aromas. The Sauvin comes through beautifully, giving a wonderful tropical passionfruit character. This mingles weirdly with a touch of roasted coffee—the green, sharp hoppy character and the mellow dark coffee and chocolate is an awesome blend. This may be the best smelling IBA I've had.
Taste is more roasty, but with a pronounced clean green bitterness through the centre. Roasted coffee, charred grain, with a lightly acidic, fruity passionfruit character underpinning it. It's quite bitter, because both the hops and the roast add their own bitterness. Very light body still. I'm waiting for an IBA with a big, heavy, chewy body. Not this one, though.
Very drinkable and very pleasant, if a little crazy. The IBA is meant to be a weird concoction, a blend of odd characters that clash and meld. Nelson Sauvin works so well in this because it has such a clean and biting freshness that it's almost the most unlikely hop to put in a black brew. That's why it works.
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2011 06:47:40 | More by lacqueredmouse
4.2/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This brewery definately doesnt try things by halves and it pours a jet black kola hue with decent carbonation that leaves behind a frothy coffee two finger head and heaps of lacing,the smell is mocha,fruit salad and dark grapes,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and very smooth with tastes of dark grains,bitter white grapes,stonefruits and finished with a mouthpuckering bitterness and overall a very pleasant drop from this brewery and would buy it again without doubt,keep on doing what your doing guys like your style.
Serving type: bottle
06-29-2011 12:53:21 | More by ADZA
Kooinda Full Nelson from Kooinda Boutique Brewery
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