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

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Barrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut PorterBarrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 85
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 8.48%
Wants: 217
Gots: 30 | 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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pastradul

California

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Split the bottle into 2 Stone tulip glass’ Pours a dark coffee brown with a very nice 2 fingers of cacao head over the top that hangs around for a little bit. The nose is a mild bourbon mixed with some very nice medium roast coffee flavors. Actually a bit surprised at ow much coffee is still left in this after aging in barrels for so long. The mouthfeel is good. Just enough carbonation to help bring out some of te smaller notes on the pallat. Lots of coffee, mild bourbon, vanilla/marshmallow in the back with a slight lingering chocolate malt flavor. Over all a great brew for sure and glad to have tried a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 04:18:47 | More by pastradul
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jegross2

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 22:10:20 | More by jegross2
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kodt

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

11-08-2013 15:54:09 | More by kodt
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

10-27-2013 06:56:18 | More by drewone
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

09-22-2013 20:41:15 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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Grant35

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

08-18-2013 07:59:13 | More by Grant35
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Piddmeista

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

08-18-2013 00:54:36 | More by jpaulsen
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California

4/5  rDev -10.7%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Rizalini

Nevada

4.26/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up this bottle direct from the brewery on 6/25/11. Opened on the night I moved into my first house. Popped the caged and corked bottle, and poured into my Deschutes tulips glass...

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 22:57:45 | More by Rizalini
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jvillefan

California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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California

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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estlinska

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -16.3%

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California

5/5  rDev +11.6%

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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

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MarkIntihar

Michigan

4/5  rDev -10.7%

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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6%

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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -10.7%

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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -10.7%

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Barrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
98 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.