BREWER: Thornbridge, Derbyshire
STYLE: Coconut Chocolate Porter
VESSEL: 330ml bottle
Now I’ve had a fair few Thornbridge brews over the last year or so and I have to say they have always delivered and I’ve not yet been disappointed… taste wise that is.
Packaging wise I’ve been disappointed Every. Single. Time.
The whole labelling concept looks flippin’ terrible. It’s not that it’s unappealing and not eye-catching, it’s just s#*t.
The only saving grace for Coco Cocoa’s look is that the pink label is very striking but with one teeny eye movement you’re back to the tacky, crappy and unnecessarily sparkly gold upper label.
Anyway, let’s get to the beer itself.. As I’ve already mentioned this Derbyshire brewery have yet to let me down. I’m especially looking forward to this as knowing that I’m a coconut super fan (if done correctly) and knowing that Thornbridge have never let me down, I could be in for a real treat.
Bottle cracked and poured, what’s the whiff like?
And so to the taste…
Now what I really wanted was a well brewed, soft velvet smooth porter with hints of chocolate and coconut. And I have to say team Thornbridge nailed it!!
The only trouble is…. I didn’t like it.
I really thought the coconut flavour was going to work here as long as it was just a hint… and it was just a hint. But it didn’t work. For me anyway it tasted like a Piz Buin cocktail…and that’s that.
Jymi’s Rating: 50%
Sammy’s Rating: 58%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 54%
MOB review next weekend: SIR TURNAROUND by UILTJE BREWING CO.
MOB SAY, “HAPPY BREW YEAR” x