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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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honkduh

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.5%

12-09-2011 03:35:45 | More by honkduh
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NWer

Washington

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
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

03-28-2014 19:43:33 | More by HoppySeb
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jpbebeau

Washington

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
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kevwcamp

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-08-2013 20:59:20 | More by kevwcamp
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kslsc400

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

06-13-2012 01:44:15 | More by kslsc400
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

01-30-2014 05:53:25 | More by mdaschaf
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punkhim

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

03-21-2012 21:47:06 | More by punkhim
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DOCRW

Washington

5/5  rDev +23.2%

01-25-2014 04:10:25 | More by DOCRW
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CHILLINDYLAN

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2014 17:46:41 | More by CHILLINDYLAN
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TysonA

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

05-12-2013 15:51:44 | More by TysonA
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

01-08-2012 00:50:12 | More by enelson
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Eighty

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

02-24-2014 21:48:18 | More by Eighty
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cestlavie

New York

3/5  rDev -26.1%

03-05-2014 03:04:04 | More by cestlavie
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -50.7%

06-07-2014 13:00:16 | More by ShanePB
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JumpingSpider


4/5  rDev -1.5%

07-12-2012 13:22:09 | More by JumpingSpider
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ChrisPro

Illinois

3/5  rDev -26.1%

01-01-2012 01:52:28 | More by ChrisPro
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ScreamForMe

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

02-13-2013 21:44:36 | More by ScreamForMe
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dionito

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17%

09-26-2012 01:15:56 | More by dionito
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AgentZero

Illinois

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
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

01-24-2014 23:18:14 | More by Kurmaraja
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-30-2013 16:34:18 | More by 510a
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CascadeConan

Washington

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
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

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
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%

03-24-2014 20:43:13 | More by LumpkinBrews
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Coco Jones from Black Raven Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.