- My Rating: [B+], I gave it a (3.5 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Luminescent Chocolate Coconut Porter – Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, 5.8% ABV – 650ml., (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft beer)
on the front-left side label:
“The bio-luminescent jellyfish of Deep Cove are well known for unexpectedly lighting up the dark waters with a phosphorescent glow. This porter has the power to do the same for beer drinkers who are looking for a flash of the unexpected that won’t soon be forgotten.
Tasting notes: warming and sweet, toasted coconut, rich chocolate, light roast malt, deep mahogany colour.”
- Style: (flavoured – coconut, cocoa nibs) Porter
- Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
How much: $6.30 – 650ml., February 2016
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: definitely drinkable
Visual: Pours jet black-brown without much head, thing ringed micro retention, spread out singular steady micro streams along the perimeter.
Nose: rich malted barley, light burnt toasted. (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: crisp, background licorice numbing, half slick-thicker
Mid-palate: light tingly, chocolate, (lvl-5-sweetness), background light sour, roasted barley malt
Finish: cola, brown sugar-coconut, cocoa nib nutty exhale, roast coffee exhale, lingering roasty chocolate
Summary: Surprisingly complex with distinct layered flavours and smooth transitions. It could be slightly less sharp and creamier, but definitely one of better porters I’ve had in a long while.