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Coco Jones | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by barleywinefiend on 06-27-2010

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Photo of benbjb
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of hopburster
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Patrickd
4.86/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dave_ivan
4.83/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A very nice Porter, with only a fleeting hint of coconut. I have had it many times in a 22 oz. bottle, and Black Raven recently released it in 12 oz. cans. Very drinkable, as evidenced by the speed with which the 6-pack disappeared from my refrigerator. Coco Jones has some attributes of a stout, perhaps a little hoppier than some porters. Very good value at less than $5 for a 22oz. and around $9 - $10 for a six-pack.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dionito
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of CascadeConan
4.74/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

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Photo of NWer
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
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.

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Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. The head is a creamy tan, the body is a very dark opaque brown. Aromas include faint dark fruits, semi sweet dark chocolate, and mild toasted coconut. The flavors include the same notes. The mouthfeel is smooth and foamy, with mild carbonation.

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Photo of bushcat
4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not heavy at all. Good flavor. Lighter colored. Great porter, definitely not as heavy as stout.

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Photo of Eighty
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of strongaf
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of iKrystin
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a very deep brown with good carbonation and nice sirty white head

S: Plenty of coconut, roated malt and chocolate

T: A nice balanced flavor from beginning to end. Starts with a smooth coconut taste which brings out some chcolate, roasted malt and milky flavor. Not overly done on the coconut.

M: Nice, smooth and milky, good carbonation.

D: Oh yeah.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of cavanzant
4.38/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark reddish-brown. Breakfast roast coffee flavor and sweet, molasses aroma. I don't like coconut enhanced beers....but this one is delicious. Shared it with my friend that really goes for "coconutty" beers, and they love it. The coconut is there, but just barely.

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Photo of NMMcCune
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drinkin-beeers
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The best coconut porter ive had to date. A solid ported enhanced with coconut, NOT overpowered and washed out by the coconut. Would highly recommend, one of the best beers on my Washington trip.

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Photo of MrFuster
4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dshansen1184
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of ScreamForMe
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Coco Jones from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 116 ratings
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