Honorary Girl Scout: Samo'nut Cookie

Honorary Girl Scout: Samo'nut Cookie, Pontoon Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
37 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Bursting with flavor, the caramel bomb packed in this cookie in a can gives off notes of toffee and buttery caramel alongside the wave of toasted coconut and chocolate. This Milk Porter will make you feel like you're eating a real Samoa!

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
29
Served at: 
50 - 55º F
Judges Review 
Michael Bury's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
37 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

Honorary Girl Scout: Samo'nut Cookie by Pontoon Brewing is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (2015 BJCP Category 30A) with the additions of lactose, coconut and chocolate all in a porter base. Not surprisingly, it’s an inky black beer with clarity that can’t be determined. No head formed even during a vigorous pour.

The aroma reminds me of a Mounds bar with moderately high milk and dark chocolate, rich caramel, vanilla and supportive toasted coconut. No hops are present and neither are any esters from fermentation.

The flavor follows the aroma with rich chocolate and coconut with restrained toasted malt. The caramel alongside the semi-sweet finish gives the beer a dessert-like character that's not cloying in the slightest. Well attenuated with a medium-low body, it’s a relatively easy-drinker that has lingering dark chocolate and coconut. No hop elements noted; very low bitterness.

Another solid beer from Pontoon that approaches a dessert status but stops short with its lower body and solid attenuation. It being a porter and not an imperial stout definitely helps in that manner. If you’re looking for a something to satisfy a late night craving without the propensity of cavities, Honorary Girl Stout is a good option.

Brewery Introduction

What's the Pontoon Lifestyle? It's a way to embrace Southern leisure with a fresh, modern exuberance. It's that sweet lookin' party platform on the horizon, rocking out to your favorite tunes and waving the ol' Red White and Blue as high as she blows! Pontoon Brewing is inspired by the South's... Read More

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