Koko Buni
Creature Comforts

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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #10
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,639
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 8%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
244
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94
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Presentation: 12 oz. with the canning and best by dates printed on the bottom. Served in a Rastal Craft Master glass.

Appearance: The two finger, tan colored head stays around for a while and leaves behind a lot of thick lacing that covers the entire glass in big rings and patches. It's a rich, dark brown color that turns a very dark amber when held up to light.

Smell: There's strong, sweet, caramel and milk chocolate aromas right up front. That's followed up by some coffee beans and roasted malt right after.

Taste: It's a rich, roasted flavor of fresh coffee beans, dark chocolate and roasted malts at first. That's followed up by some sweeter notes of milk chocolate and brown sugar. The coconut shows up in the aftertaste as it goes down.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy with a robust body but it's not extremely thick or syrupy. 

Overall: A great tasting beer with a texture that's just right. 

May 08, 2020
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Roguer from Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good head production, although it is short lived. Nice lacing.

Nose is swarming with notes of coffee (in particular, bitter, grainy dark coffee), toffee, coconut, and chocolate. Caramel, cola, and dark fruit round out the profile.

Chocolate, coffee, and caramel lead the way on the palate (a new "Three Cs" perhaps). Coconut adds accents, and toasted coconut blends with toasted malt on the back third in a harmonious union. All of the toasted malt of a robust porter, along with mild red grape notes, but a wonderful accent from the flavor adjuncts. Very bitter back third and finish, mostly from the roasted malt, cacao, and coffee.

Medium-to-full bodied, really thick for such a relatively low-ABV brew. Still quite lively.

Jan 12, 2020
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ATL6245 from Georgia

4.82/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Appearance: Jet black, clear, excellent fluffy tan head with good retention
Aroma: No hops, chocolate/cocoa upfront and prominent. Hints of roasted malt, coffee and coconut.
Flavor: Big chocolatey flavor with coffee and hint of coconut. Moderately sweet with some bitter baker's chocolate.
Mouth-Feel: Silky smooth. Full bodied and soft. Moderate length finish. Very mild bitterness that fades quickly.
Overall: This is an excellent milk porter. One of the best. Very smooth and velvety. Nice combination of chocolate and coffee aromas and flavors with chocolate being up front. But this will not be too sweet. Perfect Saturday morning porter. Creature Comforts knocked this one out of the park.

Dec 06, 2019
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a pint glass. Dark brown color with a large tan head. The foam had great staying power and left nice laces.
Aroma: faint toasted coconut and lots of milk chocolate, not much roast or coffee.
Taste: milk chocolate, faint coconut, faint coffee. Sweetness from the coconut and lactose, but not too much.
Feel: silky smooth and full-bodied. Slightly below medium carbonation.
Overall: excellent milk porter. Up there with my favorites in the milk stout style.

Apr 22, 2018
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The pour is a dark milk chocolate color, edging toward black, with a voluminous tan head. Aromas of char, coffee, and cocoa. I am now salivating.

The taste is a big porter chocolate milkshake - subtle char, a bit more coffee, and a heaping helping of cocoa, with a mouthfeel that is the slightest bit spritzy, as a porter should be. Just a fantastic representation of the style, IMHO.

Apr 02, 2018
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BEER88 from Washington

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much coconut and subtle chocolate, but it was a very solid roasty porter! Medium body that coats the palate, not chewy! I would rate it higher if I got the coconut/more chocolate like the can says!

Mar 11, 2018
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: deep brown, tan head, some lacing
S: lightly roasted malts
T: sweet, combined with roasted for a delicious experience
F: creamy, good mouthfeel
O: one of the best porters I’ve had

Feb 20, 2018
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jadpsu from Georgia

4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, deep dark brown with a huge brown head and exceptional side glass lace with good retention.

AROMA: Burnt malts, coffee molasses.
TASTE: More of the same, creamy syrupy and thick on the tongue.

Porter is a style that I find I like but not a style that I ever have interest in having more than one.

Feb 18, 2018
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oldleadbelly from Georgia

4.7/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I sampled this one at the Last Resort in downtown Athens on my wedding day dinner celebration. The waitress brought me a frosted pilsner glass to pour the beer in, however not a big deal. It poured milky, creamy smooth with a dark coffee color foaming to a light roast coffee colored head. The smell was an intoxicating aroma of chocolate and coconut --- it honestly made my mouth water. The taste reminded me of some previously enjoyed milk porters from Left Hand, Oskar Blues, et al. Still a good porter and I'll purchase it when and where available. The last time I encountered Koko Buni was in a local convenience store known for their random and unusual (for the kind of store it is) finds.

Oct 08, 2017
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mothmanscott from Georgia

4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear deep brown producing 3+ fingers of dense, frothy, somewhat lasting, deep mocha head that recedes to leave scattered splashes of splotchy, wispy lace. A coffee dipped Mounds candy bar in a can is a short but very apt description. Shares similarities ​with Oskar Blues Death by Coconut but less robust without the roasted nuttiness of that brew. Aroma is coconut heavy, creamed coffee, cocoa, toasted dark bread & brown sugar. The taste is sweeter than the nose indicates, expressing itself as coconut, coffee, cream, cocoa, dark bread, caramel/molasses & a little char. Fronted by coconut, coffee & cocoa with roasted & burnt malt notes coming in after mid-sip becoming more discernible in the finish, dwindling to a malty, toasted coconut, coffee& cocoa aftertaste. There is a nice balance between bitter & sweet in the finish but rapidly fades in the aftertaste. No alcohol presence in either nose or mouth. Mouthfeel is medium bodied but slightly thin for the style with moderate carbonation but even so is creamy, smooth & lightly chewy. Delightful.

Mar 13, 2017
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hiphops from New Jersey

3.18/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

looks like cola light brown foam.
smells like roasty malts and bile.
taste like metal.
thin body nice sweetness rounding it out lingering coffee notes.
they may as well have stood around eating the coconut while this brewed.

Feb 27, 2017
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can. Pours near black with tall khaki head, crackled lace coats the glass. Coconut, coffee and vanilla with nutty sweetness in the aroma. Tastes just like it smells, lots of flavor in this porter, like a dark milk chocolate coconut candy bar. Would dive into this one again.

Feb 24, 2017
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iheartmyTHO from Georgia

4.51/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is probably one of the better porters I have had. Lots and lots of chocolate and coffee flavor. Actually, a lot of the coffee flavor. I didn't taste much of the toasted coconut. I would have liked that flavor to be a bit more prominent.

Feb 12, 2017
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Breaming with bold coffee flavor, the Creature Comfort brewers come out of the gate swinging. And with the underpinnings of a toasty, chocolaty, nutty porter to support all those supplementary ingredients, the beer never overwhelms, but never underwhelms as well.

Bold roast coffee leaps out of the glass well before the nose nears, nor before the ale catches the eye. Boldly brown, tawny bronze at its margins, the aromatic beer builds a loosely knit, large honeycomb structured column of froth. Along with the coffee, the beer's chocolate, coconut and vanilla additions are apparent to the nose. Tasting of German chocolate cake with a strong coffee weave frames the initial impressions in taste.

As the middle palate opens, the sweetness of malt lifts and the complementary spices begin to grip the tongue. Overt coffee is fully in control while the more moderate chocolate flavors are a bold extention of the toasted malts that are readily apparent in the beer. Vanilla and coconut grace the tastebuds as caramel, heavy whipping cream and a soft tropical nutty impression. Coffee finishes the taste while its bitterness is earthy and moderately spicy.

More porter and coffee-like, the beer sounds as if it's going to be a "Mounds" candy bar, but those dark ale and coffee bean influences dry the taste, sharpen its bite and suppress the sweetness so that the porter is not forgotten and the coffee stands tall.

Feb 10, 2017
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Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours thin black with nice foamy tan head great lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Coffee beans, vanilla, dark chocolate, toffee and molasses.

Taste - Nice flavors of roasted malts, coffee beans, vanilla, bitter chocolate and just hints of coconut.

Feel - Medium body well carbonated very good consistency

Overall - A very good porter solid flavors if I had one complaint it would be more coconut flavor.

Jan 28, 2017
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can poured into snifter

Black liquid, two finger frothy taupe foam cap , good lacings

Aroma of chocolate, coffee,

Taste of roasted malts, coffee, coconut, chocolate

Suds up when sipping, roast malts taste lingers, mouthfeel is a little lighter than other porters

Good beer

Jan 14, 2017
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Jason from Massachusetts

4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, sample from the brewery.

As dark as its going to get, nice looking lace on top. Smells and tastes of chocolate, coconut, coffee, burnt toast, vanilla, molasses, & brown bread. Some sweetness, lots of body and lots of roasted character. Quite the robust Milk Porter, flavor additions are well placed. Very fond of this brew.

Jan 12, 2017
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acmurphy696 from Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Koko Buni delivers a taste that its looks and aroma promise. It almost like drinking a cool, refreshing mocha. I'm still trying to figure out the border between porters and stouts because this one is close to crossing over.

Dec 31, 2016
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OompaMentor from Georgia

4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft poured at brewer. Nice carbonation, nice head. Cocoa nibs and coconut are evident to nose and this follows with taste on palate. Medium body, well balanced. It's not First Snow but it's damn close.

Dec 28, 2016
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.89/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

No label information. Koko Buni is brewed in the style of an American Porter with Toasted Coconut, Cocoa nibs and coffee added. Available in 12 oz. canned 4 packs and limited draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. can to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp foamy head of a medium brown tone over a very dark brown, near black body. Retention is very good and lacing is light and stringy. 4

(Smell) Toasted bread malts, earthy cocoa nibs, lightly acidic coffee and delicate roasted coconut shavings with a moderate sweetness. Much of the bitterness comes from the acidity of the coffee and specialty bill, and the balance is decidedly sweet, in keeping with the presentation of this beer as a milk porter. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with a moderately roasted profile of coffee and cocoa bean up front, a toasted bread and soft caramel midsection, and a clean, lightly acidic coffee bean finish. The coffee comes through most boldly and is a driving flavor in this beer. The chocolate is as well, unfortunately I didn't pick up as much on the coconut as I had hoped, as this would have been the most unique ingredient, but if present, it is simply overshadowed by the richness of the coffee and chocolate. This beer certainly doesn't drink quite as light on the body as a porter is expected to, but that's not a problem for me. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, moderately oily, lightly chewy, mildly dry. Carbonation is light, generating a mild frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Texture overall feels a bit lifeless, nearing flat, I was hoping for something a bit more frothy and "creamy". Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to earthy bitter and acidic. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Another respectable and largely enjoyable seasonal release from the more often than not outstanding Athens brewery. The richness of the chocolate and coffee that go into this beer are very evident in the flavor, alluding to something with slightly more depth than an average porter. I was hoping for a bit more coconut profile, but as it stands, it's likely safer to play this flavor more down than going overboard with it. The texture was very slick without being sticky, but nearing flat for me, and I was hoping for a bit more texture or creaminess for a "milk porter". Overall, Koko Buni is a very solid American Porter but not without its opportunity for growth. 4

Creature Comforts'
Koko Buni Milk Porter
3.89/5.00

Aug 23, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.2/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip. Canned back in December.

A - Poured a nice rather dark brown hue with a good one finger mocha head that fades slowly to leave thin lacing and a nice creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of lightly roasted malts, nice light chocolate, nice dark malts. The coffee is relatively faint and there is absolutely no coconut.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Nice dark malts, good roast on them. The coffee is there faintly, though is tastes rather acrid. A fairly large metallic twang going on. Light creaminess but once again, no coconut.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely creamy, lightly silky.

O - Overall this was a solid porter albeit heavy on the acrid roast, however, the coconut is simply nonexistent. I would think perhaps it is due to the person sending me an old can, but, looking at other reviews they don't exactly glow about the coconut level.

Serving Type: can

Jun 22, 2016
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argock from Virginia

3.62/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can into a clear glass tulip. Canned on 03/01/16 on bottom of can.

A: Slightly murky dark brown with 1-2 finger beige head with good retention and lacing.

S: Fairly strong coffee note right up front with some milk chocolate and dark malt with light roast. Minimal coconut.

T: The flavor is not as cohesive as some other coconut porters I have tried. THe biggest issue is the coffee component, which detracts by distracting from the dessert-like Mounds bar quality this beer otherwise would have. The coffee component is prominent and adds bitterness and roast character that doesn't mesh with the other components which include coconut, milk chocolate, and even dark maltiness with a little sweet fruitness that works well.

M: Creamy with low-medium carbonation with medium body. Silky.

O: I liked this beer but take out the coffee, and I think this could really be something special.

Apr 20, 2016
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manbearpack from Texas

4.18/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark brown with a small cream colored head. At first smell I got lots of coffee and chocolate with a tiny bit of coconut coming through. Taste is very pleasant with a nice mouth feel, lots of flavor in this porter, but its light enough that it doesn't fill you up. Glad I got to try this, haven't had a Creature Comforts beer I haven't liked.

Apr 16, 2016
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imonhiatus from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not a big coconut guy, so keep that in mind. enjoyed from a crave curiosity tulip. classic porter looks...nose boasts subtle coconut, but mostly toasted cocoa. flavor is similar with just a glazing of toasted coconut. the chocolate balances it out making it palatable for a non coconut fan such as myself...coffee is not present at all. in a nutshell, if you dig coconut, you'd like this...if you are like me and loathe coconut, this isn't a coconut bomb, it is present, but the other flavors keep things in check. not my thing cause of the coconut, but decent brew.

Mar 27, 2016
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ThickNStout from Georgia

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 9.99/ 4 pack. No canning date but released 2/16. Served in a Creature Comforts nonic pint glass.

Pours a dark chocolate brown with over four fingers of cascading toast hued head. The foam dies down to a patchy surface haze and fluffy halo, leaving large webs of lace.

Smells of lactose sugars, cocoa, creamed coffee and some faint coconut. Nice.

Tastes of chocolate, milk sugars, mild coffee, some roasty malt, mildly charred caramel and a hint of toasted coconut. A pleasant blend that goes down quite easily.

Creamy, smooth medium body with subtle carbonation. That blend of cocoa, milk sugar, coffee and subtle coconut continues through the finish.

Koko Buni is a right tasty porter with some nice layers of flavor. I'd like more coconut presence but all in all Creature Comforts has done well here.

Mar 26, 2016
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Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 244 ratings