#AroundTheNorthIn80Beers day 35
Beer: Tonkoko Milk Stout
Brewer: Brew York
Tonkoko has apparently been described as “liquid Bounty” because of the coconut infusion.
With a recipe that includes tonka bean, vanilla, coconut and cacao, this could be interesting.
The coconut is definitely a strong part of the smell.
I love a milk stout as much as the next man who loves milk stout, but there’s a reason the little Bounty bars always get left to the end in those tubs of chocolates.
First taste is a little disorienting. It’s not until the aftertaste that anything definite comes through for me.
I guess I’ll need to try more...
I’m honestly a little underwhelmed. Normally, I will love a milk stout and I do appreciate an effort to put a twist on it, but if I am brutally honest, this one I could take or leave. What a shame, I’ve been looking forward to this.
Still, it’s a not unpleasant stout but I was hoping for better.
Where in the North?
In the heart of the proud county of Yorkshire, York, is a stunningly beautiful walled city, sitting on two rivers, with a fantastic Minster and pedestrianised shopping streets that are always a pleasure to walk, whether or not you’re in the mood for buying.
Visitors should check out The Shambles, a beautifully preserved Medieval street.
Find out more: https://www.visityork.org/
Fun fact: York is reputed to be Europe’s most haunted city, with more than 500 ghosts in the city centre.
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