Scary Joy
Skookum Brewery

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Skookum Brewery
Washington, United States
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #64
Ranked #9,408
4.17 | pDev: 4.32%
Jan 23, 2021
Feb 16, 2017
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Notes: Coconut/Vanilla Imperial Brown Ale aged in bourbon barrels for 15 months.
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3.75 by cherche from Washington on Jan 23, 2021
4.24 by 7irondave from Massachusetts on Apr 08, 2020
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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by matts2896 from Connecticut

First, big bourbony oak and vanilla against a backdrop of barleywine-like toffee and caramel. Then, without warning, intense coconut builds, eventually fading into an oaky finish. Sweet toffee lingers long after the sip. A very thoughtful use of barrel and coconut

Mar 17, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StoutSnob40 from California

Pours a typical brown ale color, but in the glass, it seems more like a dark barleywine. As it warms, vanilla exploded. At first, it's the oaky vanillin from from the barrel, but the true vanilla lingers at the end. Drink this at 50-degrees!

Jan 11, 2020
4.29 by Ajlvt from Washington on Sep 07, 2019
4 by Birdlegs from Washington on Dec 23, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a patchy brown head that dissipates to spots with a slight ring around the glass. Aroma of mild dark toasted malt, light vanilla and almonds. Flavor is semi-sweet, lightly toasted malt, a little molasses, coconut, almond and vanilla. Medium bodied with somewhat light carbonation. A great imperial brown ale with a good balance of the ingredients it's conditioned on: coconut, almonds and vanilla; all clear notes, but nothing really dominates. Starts lightly sweet, but is not a sweet ale, although the coconut and almond give that impression. ABV well covered. It does have some Almond Joy character which is a pleasure. A bit undercarbonated, but enjoyable.

Oct 31, 2018
4.21 by rab53 from Washington on Feb 21, 2017
4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington on Feb 17, 2017
4.21 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on Feb 16, 2017
Scary Joy from Skookum Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 10 ratings