Brewery: Funky Fluid
Style: Porter – Baltic
Other Notes: Rye whiskey barrel aged coconut & chocolate Imperial Rye Baltic Porter
Brewer Description: (from bottle) We’ve put Leviathan, our Imperial Rye Baltic Porter with coconut and cocoa nibs, into Jim Bean Rye whiskey barrels. The outcome: exceptionally full of flavour chocolate monster, but smoother around the edges, with the pronounced peppery character typical of rye whiskey barrels.
My rating: 4-
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.05
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9
Intro: A 330ml gold/dark yellow waxed bottle, with a best before date of 30th December 2023. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A dark cola brown colour with absolutely no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, coconut flakes, whiskey, oak, with peppery spice notes.
Taste: Sweet, chocolate, roasty, coconut, vanilla, whiskey, oak, and a peppery spicy finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: While the aroma and flavours were on the whole enjoyable, it was a touch too sweet for me, even as a sipper.