Brewery: Funky Fluid
Style: Porter – Baltic
Other Notes: Coconut flakes and cocoa nibs
Brewer Description: (from bottle) We’ve put Leviathan, our Imperial Rye Baltic Porter with coconut and cocoa nibs, into Pedro Ximenez sherry barrels. The outcome exceptionally full of flavour chocolate monster, enriched with sherry notes, bringing to mind dried fruit and muscovado sugar.
My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.13
My ratebeer.com rating: 4
Intro: A 330ml red waxed bottle, with a best before date of 30th December 2023. Poured into what I guess is a water glass (being all that I could find at the hotel late at night).
Appearance: Poured a dark cola brown in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Coconut, milk chocolate, dark fruit, raisins, prune, with maybe a hint of vanilla.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, dessert like, chocolate, raisins, prunes, coconut, vanilla.
Mouthfeel: Rich, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: An enjoyable sipper that was rich, but surprisingly not too sweet. Although the barrel influence didn’t seem too apparent, there was lots of good coconut, chocolate and dark fruit notes.