Creature Comforts Brewing Company will bring back Koko Buni, its winter seasonal milk porter with toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, and coffee, this December. Koko Buni will be available on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans onsite at the brewery as well as in the Athens and Atlanta markets.
Koko Buni is the brewery’s milk porter brewed with toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, and coffee. The beer is 6.5-percent ABV. The flavors are rich and velvety – perfect for cooler days and evenings. As with all Creature Comforts offerings, a key characteristic of Koko Buni is balance in flavor. None of the flavors are overpowering or fatiguing on the palate.
“We decided not to be traditional with the beer and add some ingredients that play well with the existing roasty and chocolatey flavors of dark beer,” said Co-founder and Head Brewer David Stein. “The result is a decadent porter, yet balanced and not over the top. Each flavor has room to individually interact with your palate, which is always a challenge as a brewer when using so many ingredients.”
Creature Comforts sourced the coffee and a portion of the cocoa nibs used in the beer locally. The coffee is an Ethiopian blend from 1000 Faces Coffee and the cocoa nibs are Ecuadorian from local bean-to-bar chocolatier, Condor Chocolates. In addition, 1000 Faces will offer the coffee used in the milk porter as a limited-edition Koko Buni coffee blend.
Continuing in its effort to frequently work with local partners, Creature Comforts worked with Athens artist David Hale on the can design. The design won CNBC’s Battle of the Beer Labels competition in April 2016.
The coconut and Ethiopian coffee used in making the beer inspired its name. “Koko” translates to coconut in Papmiento, a language commonly used in the Caribbean. “Buni” is derived from the word for coffee in Amharic, the primary language found in Ethiopia.
Koko Buni will be available on draft and in cans onsite at the brewery and in the Athens and Atlanta markets in December. For more information on Creature Comforts visit www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com.
This article originally appeared on craftbeer.com