Kereru For Great Justice: Wood-Fired Toasted Coconut Porter | Kereru Brewing Company

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Kereru For Great Justice: Wood-Fired Toasted Coconut PorterKereru For Great Justice: Wood-Fired Toasted Coconut Porter

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Kereru Brewing Company
New Zealand (Aotearoa) | website

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chinchill on 01-11-2014

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by chinchill:
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4.38/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Fork & Brewer in Wellington.

Clear but deep, dark red coloration.

Fabulous aroma: rich, complex and highly appealing with caramel, toasted coconut, and a hint of pinot noir barrel. A hint of red wine in the flavor too where the toasted coconut is unmistakeable but not overdone. Very good sweet/bitter balance. Complex and dynamic flavor mix.

O: an excellent porter with wood-fired toasted coconut. A very big beer for 4.5% ABV! Highly recommended.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dansmcd
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pete_IV
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SmashPants
3.46/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: first had a 75mL sample at Beervana, then purchased one from New World Wellington - a standard, big 500mL brown bottle with a decent craft label.

Appearance: pours a very dark brown tending towards black. Quite solid, with a half-finger beige head that stops at a solid cap.

Aroma: there is some coconut, but also lots of roasted coffee with some cocoa. Plenty of aroma for a porter, which is a nice change.

Taste: unfortunately the coconut drops away, to be replaced predominantly with that roasted coffee flavour. The coconut is still there, but way in the background. Still not a bad porter, but I definitely wouldn't say it should be called a coconut porter - far too demure.

Aftertaste: still with the roasted malts and not all that much else.

Mouth feel: pretty good - moderate to heavy in body with a moderate, fine carbonation. Decent.

Overall: this was KererĂș's offering at Beervana for the 'Anzac Biscuit' challenge for the upcoming 100th anniversary of Gallipoli. Personally I preferred Behemoth Brewing's Brave Bikkie. Still, not a bad porter at all - just missed the mark on the 'Anzac Biscuit' thing.

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