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Coconut Joe - Papago Brewing

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Coconut Joe
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 14
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Papago Brewing visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cousin to Elsie's, Coconut Joe matches the bite of roasted coffee with a hint of coconut sweetness on the finish. Our most popular dark beer, and approachable for light beer drinkers.

(Beer added by: bigbelcher on 03-01-2009)
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BRadStudios

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

11-03-2013 01:49:32 | More by BRadStudios
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-08-2014 19:37:46 | More by LXIXME
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.13/5  rDev -23.8%

The third of three contracted out stouts and porters by Papago, enjoyed on tap at the Papago bar. A story in coconut. Black with off-brown head. No lace noticed. Tasted industrial, added coconut. Smelled nice though. Average at best mouthfeel. Some lactose.

02-07-2010 22:49:33 | More by Sammy
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turfy

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%

Received a growler of this courtesy of Phelps. Thanks Zach!

A - Poured a dark, dark, oily brown, almost black. One finger dark tan head that gradually dissipated into a thin film and then solid ring. Not much lacing.

S - Mocha chocolate milk! Strong cocoa and coffee aroma with a hint of coconut. Very nice!

T - Taste follows the nose, with overtones of chocolate and coffee dominating. Did not get the strong coconut flavors of previous reviews. Enjoyed the blend of flavors followed by light, lingering bitterness.

M- Light to medium body and light carbonation.Somewhat thin if you anticipate the mouthfeel following the richness of the aroma, but I think it lends itself to the high drinkability of this beer. This goes down very, very easy and is not filling for a stout.

O - I enjoyed this brew a lot. I thought the coconut would dominate but found the coffee/chocolate flavors and aromas dominant, which is not a bad thing! This is one stout to enjoy if you get the chance.

08-27-2011 01:05:37 | More by turfy
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-19-2014 15:45:01 | More by trevorpost
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bca115

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-06-2013 04:36:40 | More by bca115
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Kirby


4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-28-2012 22:30:36 | More by Kirby
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +4.9%

Poured from tap into pint at Papago in scottsdale. Pours a black as night color with some slight off white head. Smell is fantastic. Lots of pure coffee, with some slight roasted malts and a nice dose of coconut. Really fantastic aroma.
Amazing pure coffee flavor, some roasted malts, milk sweetness and finished huge with lots of coconut...really tremendous on the coconut but works really well.
Its about as smooth as can be, easy drinker, and just leaves you wanting more. This is a great brew...

03-06-2013 02:13:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +1.7%

This review used to be from notes taken at the bar, but the review was lost in the recent data crash. This one is from memory.

Had this at Papago Brewing. Poured into an English pint glass from tap.

5.0 A: Quite a looker. Typical stout, super black color. Two fingers of the creamiest head I've ever seen, which is tan/cream in color and had great retention and tons of lacing.

4.5 S: Chock full of coffee. This was the most coffee I've ever gotten from a beer. At first I didn't pick up on the coconut because it blends in so well, but after a few more snifts I did notice it and it gets stronger as the beer warms.

4.5 T: Absolutely delicious. It tastes just like a carbonated bitter cup of black Joe. Really, it does. The coconut isn't as strong in the taste. In fact, most of it is lost.

3.0 M: Light-medium body. This could be much creamier. This is the only bad aspect of the brew. The mouthfeel just flat out sucks.

3.5 D: Picture perfect looks, awesome smell, and very tasty, but the drinkability suffers a hell of a lot from the mouthfeel.

10-06-2009 04:56:54 | More by DavoleBomb
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Kryptonight

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-28-2013 21:53:31 | More by Kryptonight
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

10-16-2012 00:20:26 | More by crobinso
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

03-12-2014 23:52:27 | More by Lelampp
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Bobhoya

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-21-2014 19:03:20 | More by Bobhoya
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udouche

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

01-24-2013 17:51:57 | More by udouche
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

10-19-2012 23:02:06 | More by IpeeA
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bigbelcher

Arizona

4.47/5  rDev +8.8%

On cask at the Arizona Craft Brewers Festival. No head, was gravity fed, not pulled from a beer engine. Color was a dark black color. Aroma was extremely high on the coconut, some people thought it smelled like suntan lotion. Flavor was much higher on the coconut than on the coffee but it was an extremely drinkable beer and some of my friends commented that they thought it was the best beer at the festival. I would have liked to have had a little bit more coffee aroma but the taste was really yummy.

03-01-2009 17:32:53 | More by bigbelcher
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-09-2013 05:28:37 | More by orangesol
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GreatBloomer

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.7%

04-07-2014 18:41:34 | More by GreatBloomer
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Phelps

Arizona

3.85/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured from a growler, brought home to Vegas for Thanksgiving.

Looks: sable. Just toeing the line between dark brown and black, the beer's completely opaque yet doesn't appear too thick. A fizzy half-finger head the color of cinnamon quickly fades into nothingness, leaving a microscopic ring of bubbles and zero lacing.

Smells: like an almond joy. Sweet coconut, dark chocolate, a bit of mild coffee. Very nice.

Tastes: like fresh coconut. The sweet coconut that comes in, say, an Almond Joy is sweet and roasted; this isn't that kind of coconut. The flavor here is more akin to the meat of a real coconut, freshly cracked open and scooped out with a spoon. There's also some earthy hops mixed with lightly bitter coffee beans. It seems both full-flavored and light, which may be a result of the clean finish. As it warms, roasty coffee and tangy chocolate rise in power while the coconut falls off slightly.

Feels: smooth, but just a bit light in body. Moderate, tingly carbonation tickles the tongue, while the crisp finish again makes the beer feel lighter than you'd expect.

Drinks: easily. Though I'd like the beer to have a little more oomph, the flavors aren't overbearing, the feel is nice, and the beer goes down quickly.

11-25-2010 20:00:30 | More by Phelps
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gleemonger

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-13-2013 22:26:00 | More by gleemonger
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307x

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-07-2013 23:15:06 | More by 307x
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bcm75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-11-2014 20:19:33 | More by bcm75
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

On tap at the pub, 2/1/12.

A-pour is a dark cedars brown with a thin ring of off white head and a little bit of lacing.

S-smells like a coconut with a nice mild roast behind and an almost lactic sweetness. On the whole this reminds me of a donut and I love donuts.

T-as u would expect or at least hope. Coconut with a nice base beer behInd it. Sweetness is nice but not overdone. Good coconut notes.

M-medium bodied, good carbonation

O-really nice beer. Glad I stopped in.

H V

02-02-2012 02:31:44 | More by sholland119
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bschinelli

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

03-28-2012 01:11:50 | More by bschinelli
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Coconut Joe from Papago Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.