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Kereru For Great Justice: Wood-Fired Toasted Coconut Porter

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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
[8403-20160530] Tap. Roasted coconutty grains aroma. Slightly hazy, cola black-red body with a quick foamy mocha head. Roasted burnt toast grains and toasted coconut flavour has a long boozy aftertaste. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Little Beer Quarter, Wellington, NZ)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
2016-05-30. Very dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of toasted coconut and very lightly roasty malt over sweet malt base. Flavour leans toward sweet, toasted coconut, notes of not quite nutty malt and molasses. Whisper of vanilla. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation suits it. 3+ Pretty nice, subtle. 7/3/7/3/14+ On tap at Little Beer Quarter, Wellington, NZ.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1497) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2016
From a bottle. The coconut is not over the top, the roasted flavours set it off well, delicious beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (20933) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7868) - 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.

3.7
   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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tombutlin (205) - 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.

3.4
   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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3483) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heyden (137) - 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


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