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Cacaonut | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cacaonut is a special treat. A rare and secret blend of several different barrel aged beers that we've pulled from our cellar along with toasted coconut and cacao nibs from San Francisco's TCHO.

The inspiration for this beer were the unique flavors of a chocolate dipped coconut macaroon. After polishing off a few of those dense, sweet and delicious, coconut treats, Patrick started thinking through the flavor profiles of some of our favorite barrel aged beers, deciphering a way to replicate the luscious qualities of that favorite treat. Spice, rich toffee, cocoa and tropical notes blend deliciously and delicately in this newest barrel aged addition to our collection.

Added by thirdeyevision on 10-09-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
263
pDev:
28.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
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Gots:
23
Trade:
5
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Photo of stakem
1.66/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Throwing down some very abridged notes since its widely known that this is infected. I recently opened this with friends just to see.

It appears clear copper in color with no head formation. It smells comically of sauerkraut - very tangy abd vegetal and not in a good way.

It tastes sharply sour with faint coconut and vanilla essence fighting to be found. Light in body with light carbonation, it is to be avoided.

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Photo of Kegatron
2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of JoshBrews
4.02/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
2.19/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2013 Bottle.

A: Bittersweet chocolate, some malt sweetness, followed by moderate off-sourness.

A: Brown color with a slight amber hue, totally clear with a very slight almost nonexistent head.

T: Light bitttersweet chocolate, mixed with malt sweetness that has a slight buttery (DMS) note, followed by an off-sourness.

M: Full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: The Bruery some time ago informed customers that Cacaonut may be infected and you could return said bottle, if infection occurred. Unfortunately, I forgot I had said bottle and decided it was time to try and just hope it wasn’t infected because it’s long past the window of getting any money back. No dice. Some beers are still drinkable after being infected, this is not one of them.

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Photo of pkalix
2.82/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

thin, buttery. very aromatic with vanilla and toffee; not much cacao or coconut. taste is thin, sickeningly sweet. overall, a disappointment to me. bottle is "2013 Edition".

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1.64/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

750ml bottle into snifter. Bottled 8/12/13.

A: Pours a cloudy woody brown with an uncharacteristically fizzy off-white head that quickly disappeared.
S: Dominating tart notes of infection mixed with strong boozy alcohol make the nose on this pretty rough. Smells of tart berries, rubbing alcohol, caramel and mild leather.
T: Very tart notes upfront of red un-ripened berries followed by butterscotch, coconut, and powdery chocolate. Unfortunately, the finish then turns sour again with notes of lemon and harsh vinegar mixed with sweet caramel, boozy barrel, hazelnut, and candied raisins. There is an infected tartness lingering long after the swallow.
M: Fizzy and distracting infected carbonation, still a ton of boozy warmth, full body, and a very tart, slick and tingly mouthfeel.
O: One of the worst infections I’ve sampled. This beer was a hot mess. It’s too bad, because other than the strong booze presence, the non-infected flavors make it seem like this would have been a pretty decent beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
2.98/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of MNBeerGeek
2.75/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Huhzubendah
2.2/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Burgundy body with a thin beige collar. Aromas of ripe fruit, alcohol. Lime zest and lime juice with overpowering alcohol. Coconut, cacao, vanilla? All lost. Overly tannic and completely out of balance. At least it's super strong and in a 750mL bottle. Can't drink this. Failure.

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.28/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Bruery has the best accidental infections.

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Photo of nathanmiller
2.54/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of akang
2.5/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Opened a bottle, it was infected.

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3.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2/5  rDev -36.5%

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1/5  rDev -68.3%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +27%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +27%

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3/5  rDev -4.8%

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1/5  rDev -68.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -12.7%

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Cacaonut from The Bruery
Beer rating: 3.15 out of 5 with 263 ratings
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