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Coco Jones - Black Raven Brewing Co.

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89
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 9
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 06-27-2010)
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4.75/5  rDev +17%

dionito, Sep 26, 2012
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Photo of NWer
4.69/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

NWer, Dec 07, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

jpbebeau, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

kevwcamp, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

kslsc400, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

punkhim, Mar 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

DOCRW, Jan 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

CHILLINDYLAN, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

enelson, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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2/5  rDev -50.7%

ShanePB, Jun 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JumpingSpider, Jul 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -26.1%

ChrisPro, Jan 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

ScreamForMe, Feb 13, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

AgentZero, Jan 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Kurmaraja, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

510a, Mar 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

CascadeConan, Sep 23, 2010
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4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

HuskyinPDX, Dec 27, 2011
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Coco Jones from Black Raven Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.