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Milk Porter - Kooinda Boutique Brewery

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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 21.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kooinda Boutique Brewery visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ADZA on 08-18-2012)
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pin

Australia

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

09-24-2012 00:44:33 | More by pin
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SmashPants

Australia

3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a pretty boring label. Just looks to me like the start-up labelling of a new brewery, which is fair enough.

Appearance: pours an almost oily, thick jet black with a wonderfully thick one-finger creamy head with great retention. Reasonable lacing.

Aroma: not really much here to be honest. You can smell the milk / chocolate that gives the style its name, but it is so tame as to be a bit hum-drum.

Taste: again there is minimal flavour going on here - some milk chocolate, a touch of dark fruits. Not bad, just not overly exciting.

Aftertaste: the taste fades away pretty quickly. I wouldn't mind so much as it is a sessional beer, but the price is completely prohibitive.

Mouth feel: I think half the problem is stemming from the light- to- medium body with moderate carbonation. This could have been a much better beer with a heavier body.

Overall: a reasonable start at the milk stout, but it really needs a heavier body to bring the flavour through a bit more strongly. What really erks me though is the price. I am so tired of the number of 'new aged craft labels' popping up in Australia and being sold at ridiculous prices. Take this one for instance. Not a bad beer - but nothing to write home about - and it is AU$90 a case of 24 x 330mL bottles. I wouldn't put it any further ahead than CUBs Sheaf Stout, and yet it is almost 80% more expensive. Why, Australian craft scene, whyyyy?

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 11:12:40 | More by SmashPants
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Vanz

Australia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

01-27-2014 22:33:58 | More by Vanz
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-27-2014 09:30:40 | More by dmorgan310
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.33/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black with a large, growing head.
Nose shows chocolate, roasted malt and nutty notes.
Flavours focus mainly on 1-dimensional roasted malt, but include some sweetness, presumably from lactose.
Too highly carbonated.
Not bad, but a bit too sweet and plain.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 10:06:04 | More by CrazyDavros
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dansmcd

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, dark brown with a light brown foamy head.

S - Coffee, chocolate and hazelnut praline.

T - Very roasty but very sweet also. Mocha, nutty chocolate. Tasty after dinner.

M - Medium carbonation. Chalky, dusty body. Pretty well executed.

O - Yeah, it's pretty one dimensional but perhaps a good starter dark beer for newbs. Very accessible.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 08:44:03 | More by dansmcd
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ADZA

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark kola hue which leaves a three finger bubble laden khaki head and lacing everywhere,the smell is dark cocoa,roasted malts,a touch of coffee and herbal hops,the mouthfeel is medium bodied and taste starts off sweet with hints of dark cocoa,mocha,roasted malts and finished with a herbal bitterness and overall its above average and easy enough to drink but nothing memorable cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2012 11:09:15 | More by ADZA
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

07-10-2013 11:21:17 | More by KalanM
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danieelol

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly thin black which almost hints at turning brown around the edges but never quite gets there. Solid head and lacing. Yeast chunks at the bottom fail to appetise.

Smell is yeasty with very prominent notes of aniseed. Get a bit of welcome sour yoghurt. Some carob. Dark fruits. Almost funky, manurey. Roast.

I feel taste is an improvement on aroma. Solid milk/yoghurt, some chocolate, dark fruits. Roast.

Mouthfeel is a little thin and astringent. I guess that's to be expected given the ABV.

This is a solid offering with a few flaws. Worth buying.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 09:31:20 | More by danieelol
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Rwalford74

Australia

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

01-12-2014 07:41:28 | More by Rwalford74
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sbart518

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

09-30-2013 14:55:03 | More by sbart518
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joecast

Australia

4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

08-29-2013 11:13:50 | More by joecast
Milk Porter from Kooinda Boutique Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.