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Coconut Joe - Papago Brewing

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 16
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Papago Brewing visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bigbelcher on 03-01-2009

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.
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Ratings: 64 | Reviews: 14
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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.

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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.

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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...

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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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.

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