Scary Joy
Skookum Brewery

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Skookum Brewery
Washington, United States
American Brown Ale
Ranked #50
Ranked #8,709
4.16 | pDev: 3.85%
Aug 04, 2022
Feb 16, 2017
Coconut/Vanilla Imperial Brown Ale aged in bourbon barrels for 15 months.
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Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Aug 04, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 14, 2022
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pitch brown viscous opaque brown in appearance, with a light brown cap. Bourbon coconut with an emphasis on boozy molasses, brown sugar and vanilla for the nose. Taste is more monotone with booze and barrel starring, caramel, coconut and molasses are strong too in a second wave. Thinner body, warm verging on hot, burns a bit, decently smooth though with strong coconut boozy bite to be the lasting impression. A little refinement would take this to the next level, but as is it is a fun dessert brown
Jun 07, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by cherche from Washington

Jan 23, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by 7irondave from Massachusetts

Apr 08, 2020
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Reviewed by matts2896 from Connecticut

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
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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Reviewed by StoutSnob40 from California

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.29 by Ajlvt from Washington

Sep 07, 2019
Rated: 4 by Birdlegs from Washington

Dec 23, 2018
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Reviewed by LiquidAmber from Washington

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.21 by rab53 from Washington

Feb 21, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Feb 17, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Feb 16, 2017
Scary Joy from Skookum Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 13 ratings