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Coconut Joe - Papago Brewing

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Coconut Joe
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 14
Gots: 3 | 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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theleechster, Dec 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Wow!Perhaps one of the best tasting stouts I have ever had.

Poured a deep brown with good carbonation and tannish head. Nose is big coconut and coffee, hints of roated malts and cocoa. Taste is unbelievably smooth and balanced. Coconut and coffee blend well. Mouthfeel is creamy, coconut and cocoa, roasted malt, medium bodied but not husky enough for a stout, more of a porter. Drinkability, over and over again! Bravo.

barleywinefiend, Oct 28, 2009
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MarkyMOD, Apr 22, 2012
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4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

bigbelcher, Mar 01, 2009
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4.31/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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...

DrinkSlurm, Mar 06, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to FooFaa for procuring this growler in Arizon and sharing it with brewslut and myself.

A - Poured an oily black liquid with a slim but creamy burnt tan head that diminished to a few dots of retention and some stringy lace.

S - The aroma of this beer is utterly amazing and just oozes coconut awesomeness. Blending coconut, coffee, chocolate candy, toasted malt and milky sweet malt, the nose of this beer just reels me in.

T - Sweet coconut and chocolate candy with a hint of coffee and earthy hop bitterness, the latter of which is really pronounced in the backend. Flavor is indeed sweet, but balanced wth bitter notes and plenty of toasty malt in the finish.

M - Medium bodied, although a bit thin and watery overall. Fair amount of bitterness with plenty of residual sweetness on the palate.

D - Fantastic coconut-infused brew with an exquisite balance of sweetness, coffee bitterness and chocolate. Great stuff... need more!

ffejherb, May 06, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Growler straight from Papago poured into a pint glass the same night.

The head is a little less than a finger high and tan in color. Fades a bit but manages to stick around for a decent time. Lacing is moderate. The beer's color is black.

The aroma is of huge and wonderfully bright coffee (probably the most coffee I've ever smelled in a beer), loads of coconut, amaretto coffee creamer, lighter roasted malts, and light and sweet milk chocolate. The more I sniff this, the more I think it smells really freaking great!

The taste does not disappoint. Big bitter coffee notes, like straight black coffee mixed with wonderful notes of sweet coconut and hints the amaretto creamer from the nose, as well as roasted malts, and milk chocolate. Let's just say I'm almost done with my first glass before I even get to the mouthfeel section...time for another pint!

The mouthfeel is nice and drinkable to say the least. Consistency is light-smooth, carbonation is light-medium, body is light-medium, and the finish is very smooth with a lingering bitterness. For a milk/sweet stout, it's pretty nice but could use a little heft.

Overall I think this is definitely one coffee stout that all should try, and I don't just say that because I'm a homer. I hate the term homerism and I feel that I maintain a pretty objective point of view when rating beers from AZ. Even so, Coconut Joe is just one of those darn good beers that I'd recommend to stout and coffee lovers alike. A great take on a coffee stout, IMO!

matttttYCE, Dec 19, 2011
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4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

DavoleBomb, Oct 06, 2009
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4.15/5  rDev +2%

EyePeeAyBryan, Oct 06, 2014
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Coconut Joe from Papago Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.