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Buxton x J. Wakefield Coral Castle

Brewery: Buxton Brewery x J. Wakefield Brewing
Country: England
ABV: 8.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Coconut Infused Stout

Brewer Description: (from can) Coconut-infused Stout brewed in Buxton, a collaboration with J. Wakefield Brewing, visiting from Miami, Florida.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.7
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.6

Intro: A 440ml can, canned on 26th March 2019 and with a best before date of 26th March 2021. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a half finger light tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, toasted coconut, coconut cream, chocolate truffle and coconut flakes.
Taste: Light roast, light sweetness, creamy, chocolate, coconut, coconut cream, light bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: It drinks easy but I wasn’t too fond of the coconut creaminess aroma and flavours. I would have preferred it if it was more toasted coconuts or coconut flakes instead of coconut cream.

J. Wakefield That’s The Ticket

Brewery: J. Wakefield Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 13%
Style: American Imperial Stout

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout with chocolate, coconut, caramel & sea salt added

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.9
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 750ml bottle with no clear bottled on or best before date. Poured into a MBCC 2018 stemmed tasting glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with only a very thin mocha brown head that stuck around throughout while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel and vanilla dominate with hints of coconut and roastiness. A bit like chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce.
Taste: Chocolate and sea salt are strong, cacao, vanilla, lightly bitter dark chocolate, and hints of coconut, caramel and alcohol poking through.
Mouthfeel: Extremely creamy, full bodied, with low carbonation.
Overall: I thought that the sea salt was too strong. Normally I love caramel salted chocolate, but in this case, the strong sea salt combined with the booze and maybe even the light bitterness just didn’t work together as well as it could have for me.