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Kereru For Great Justice: Wood-Fired Toasted Coconut Porter

Brewed by Kereru Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Upper Hutt, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A smooth brown porter with lashings of wood-fired toasted coconut on the nose and in the mouth. Best served at 8-10°C to release the coconut character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1434) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2016
From a bottle. The coconut is not over the top, the roasted flavours set it off well, delicious beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Draft at Churchkey. Brown color, huge tan head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma is herbal, burnt brownies, light coconut, licorice. Taste has earthy cocoa, sweet chocolate, toasted coconut, light tannins. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7798) - Georgia, USA - FEB 7, 2016
1/29/16. On tap at Craft Bar Grand Blvd. Black pour with a small tan head. No coconut on the aroma and barely any on the flavor. Light char on the aroma, roasted malts, coffee. Charred, ashy flavor, chocolate, coffee, barely a hint of coconut. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
Beige head dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas roast coffee cocoa grassy note malt chocolate sweet coconut the flavours milky rich chocolate and coconut nice touch sweet coffee nutty taste grain the finish delightful tasting porter good notes all round nice sweet finish coconut does it proud

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (198) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 16, 2015
This is a complex porter that changes character with each mouthful, possibly because it was a touch cold when poured. The flavours work without completing with each other. Most striking was the micro-carbonation. It felt like tiny bubbles of living beer rather than artificial gas added in a factory.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2015
went down real smooth n creamy but not much coconut that I noticed poured very dark reddy brown with mild malty toasted coconut aroma tastes good lightly chocolate sweet coffee malty moreish crazy b-grade label

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Very solid porter. Great balance and goes down easily. Just didn’t have enough coconut. Touch up the coconut a notch and this will be very good. Still enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heyden (136) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2015
Dark and viscous pour. Super smooth and easy to drink, fairly low bitterness which suits the idea of coconut. The beer had to warm up a bit for me to taste and smell the coconut which really lifted the beer. Really well made too

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2015
Deep ruby colour with a gibbous crescent of greyish head. There seems to be trails of pinprick carbonation in what I can see in the beer. The scent is clean and of carob (I hate carob), toffee apples and some dusty Dutch cocoa powder. The first sensation is of the carbonation and those gentle aromas manifested as flavours. There’s a slightly astringent bite on either side of the tongue as it settles into a faint unripe apple quality. This sounds like a fault but it isn’t intended to be. There seems to be an intriguing game going on between sweet and sour juiciness and the mellower elegance of the cocoa. In the end, just a trace of flakes of coconut pop out and remind you of that time you were in Rarotonga. An intrigue, this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2014
Toasted coconut dominates. Chocolate supporting. Like a mounds/bounty bar. Taste is similar. A bit of smokiness in the flavor. Nice offering.

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