The revenge of the Bounty; no longer will it remain left in the bottom of the tub of chocolate, for now it is a delicious beer. First choice!
A pastry stout made to be rich and smooth with loads of coconut thrown into the fermentation to give it a tropical twist.
The Bounty has long been bottom of the favourites list of chocolates, with dark chocolate and coconut just not resonating with the masses. With this though, Buxton are aiming to reverse the negative image of Bounty and make it a star. In the beer world, at least.
The smell is largely sweet, with a lot of sugary richness in the aroma that has a hint of coconut to whet your whistle for what's coming.
The pour is quite thin as it's only 6% and as a result, the body is pretty light too. But what it lacks in body, it makes up for in flavour with lots of coconut undertones running right the way through the beer combining well with the decadent sweetness of the pastry stout.
The balance is good and the low carbonation makes it very smooth and morish, especially if you're a fan of coconut flavours anyway. The aftertaste is subtly coconutty, with a flavour that's not too overpowering but strong enough to really add something.
To quote my Wife: "what's with the cannabis leaf?", and once she said that, I couldn't un-see it. I think it's supposed to be an explosion of coconuts, either that or coconut trees from the perspective of the coconut looking down?
Either way, it's an interesting can design. Even though i'm not sure what it is supposed to be, I really like it.
The combination of green colours and shades with the brown coconuts makes it a little dark, but the bright centre and light lettering provide good contrast which helps it to stand out a little.
If Bounty's are your thing, and beer is also your thing, then you really should add your name to the waitlist on Honest Brew. This is a rare example where both members and non-members pay the same price - a measly £3.19. You can barely even buy a Bounty with that, these days.
Alternatively, you can buy it in packs of 6, 12 or 24 from the Buxton Brewery site itself, with discounts if you buy larger.