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Barrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 220
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-29-2011)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

BEER REVIEW #500!

Reviewing the Bourbon Barrel Aged Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter, a collaboration between San Diego area homebrewer Ken Schmidt, Stone Brewing Company and Maui Brewing Company. The name of the beer is pretty evocative of what it is.

Score: 91

Summer 2011 vintage caged and corked bottle, one of 672 produced. Served in a stemmed taster glass and enjoyed on 11/07/13 at the Chicago Craft Beer Lover's event hosted at The Beer Temple. Huge shout out and thanks to beeradvocate user Chi81 for bringing this surprise treat, one that I have long wanted to try and since given up on ever ticking. Review is from iPhone notes.

Appearance: Pours a soda color with minimal head off the pour that totally settles. Oily legs, but poor lacing/retention. 3.5/5

Smell: Roast, coconut, cocoa, light oak and light molasses. A dash of fruity oxidation, which melds nicely with the other complexities of the nose. No single character, not even the coconut, takes the center stage here; all are well balanced in proportion to each other. 4.25/5

Taste: The toasted coconut flavor is not nearly as prominent as I expected it to be, but still there to a nice degree. Also present is a mix of chocolate, brown sugar and light oak. Really nice integration of the components, but the flavor is not very bold. Traditional bourbon flavor featured in bourbon barrel aged stouts/porters is virtually non-existent. Coconut flavor grows a little bit when I let the beer sit and warm in the glass. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Slick mouthfeel. Good balance, with a light sweetness. 4.25/5

Overall: A lot more subtle in flavor and delicate than anticipated. I enjoyed this, but imagine it has faded over the past two-plus years.

Cost: $25 for a 500 ml bottle.

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A - Pours a very dark brown, with a brown 1 finger head that fades rather quickly. Comes back when swirled, but no real legs on this one. Maybe decreased head retention due to ageing?

S - Bourbon, vanilla, and dark chocolate. One the second sniff, I'm getting hints of black licorice.

T/M - The taste is amazing, matches the smell very well. Woodsey bourbon barrel and vanilla assult my palette. Very faint coconut flavor, but no noticable macadamia nut. Medium-heavy mouthfeel, slightly under carbonated, possibly from the age.

O - An amazing barrel aged beer for sure! No alcohol heat on this at all, and the flavors really develop as it warms slightly. Glad I had the opportunity to purchase this, but sad it's gone now.

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Barrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.