Coco Jones - Black Raven Brewing Co.
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4.69/5 rDev +15.5%
Another great offering by Black Raven. Would be up there with the great breweries in the country if more people from around the country had the chance to try them.
I consider myself one of the fortunate few to live close enough to try them whenever I want - which is fairly often.
The Coco Jones Porter is their Tamerlane Brown Porter infused with coconut.
Sublime from the get-go. Appearance dark brown. Head nice brown tight foamy bubbles hang around long enough.
Taste is smooth, milky, coconut and chocolate notes. Bold taste makes for a nice sipping beer in spite of its moderate ABV at 5.9%.
Snagged my allotment of four very limited release bottles to go.
My very good fortune.
12-07-2011 21:34:28 | More by NWer
4/5 rDev -1.5%
Bottle to tulip. In my haste to get a taste in before my baby woke, I didn't give it enough time to warm. Rectified with second pour, where the aroma and taste noticeably improved.
A: Pours a dark, dark brown transitioning to golden/reddish amber translucency at the edges. A quickly-dissipating mocha head with small bubbles stubbornly hanging on throughout. No lacing or legs.
S: Initially disappointing; but only because I find more chocolate on the nose than coconut. I am flashing back to that Hostess Sno Ball® chocolate cake/coconut combo, though.
T: Much like the nose. A balanced Porter through-and-through, but not a knockout, and with no standout qualities aside from the aforementioned balance, and a bit of chocolate [malts] with even less coconut. It's a bittersweet chocolate bar that promises coconut on the wrapper and leaves you wanting a bit more. At least it has alcohol—undetectable at 5.9% ABV.
M: Smooth with pleasant carbonation. A body of substance but far from thick. It just feels good.
I was hoping for more but this was a pleasant drink and I'm looking forward to tasting my other bottles in the future and seeing what I think of it then. The coconut came across as extremely mild to me tonight. Don't drink this one too cold if you get your hands on a bottle.
12-20-2011 05:16:40 | More by jpbebeau
3.83/5 rDev -5.7%
Thanks to ChrisPro for sharing this beer.
A - A very dark brown, almost black, beer that had a nice tannish head that had moderate retention.
S - Slightly roasted malts, undeniable coconut, chocolate. It's straightforward, and has enough going on that it smells solid.
T - Delivers on the coconut promise. It's not a coconut bomb per se, but it has a lot of coconut in there to go with some chocolate and slightly roasted malts. It's not horrible, but I'm not the biggest fan.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O - For a coconut beer, this is a nice little novelty. I'm not blown away by it, but I didn't mind drinking it and it went down easily.
01-27-2012 16:02:53 | More by AgentZero
4.75/5 rDev +17%
Coco is dark, almost black with slight brown hues towards the edge of the glass and possesses a billowing off-white head.
Smell is buttery coconut, sweet chocolate and roasted malts.
First taste is smooth porter up front, I suspect this is a variation of the their Tamerlane Brown Porter, and coconut Mounds on the finish.
The true success of this beer is it's balance, when I ordered I was really expecting a much sweeter beer but everything sits in harmony and the coconut is present but not overwhelming.
I really think this beer could convert people on all sides of craft beer, from the seasoned beer snob to the Mike's wielding soccer mom.
09-23-2010 23:06:08 | More by CascadeConan
4.45/5 rDev +9.6%
Another WA goody sent down from hopburster. You da man Greg.
22oz bottle poured into a Duvel Tulip glass.
A - Pourd a medium to dark brown with a medium tan head. Good retention left on the glass.
S - Chocolate dominates, then some coffee, carmel, vanilla, and coconut decide to show up.
T - Chocolate is really up fron here, followed by some vanilla, then finishes with some carmel-coconut flavors.
D - Light body, fizzy in the mouth, some hoppiness does come through.
O - Very easy drinking and flavorful.
12-27-2011 04:46:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
Coco Jones from Black Raven Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.