Wee Heavy Coconuts
The Bruery

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Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Ranked #14
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,175
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 5.26%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
38
From:
The Bruery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  3
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Wee Heavy CoconutsWee Heavy Coconuts
Notes: Bourbon barrel-aged Scotch-style wee heavy ale with toasted coconut, walnut, and cinnamon.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 38 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Shaneb818:
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Shaneb818 from California

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 29, 2017
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JonB25 from Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 24, 2019
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this in a flight at the Bruery in 2016. 3rd beer in the flight.

Pour was brown/amber color, 1/3" off white/beige head. Aroma lacked the peat/earth combo of most beers in this style, instead, came at you with bourbon, coconut, nutmeg, cinnamon and maybe some other American spice rack accoutrements.

Taste was nice and smooth, mouth feel not being hot was nice. Carbonation was better than expected, sometimes brewer's go all in on having a flat wee heavy. Vanilla here where it wasn't in the nose. Bourbon melded well with coconut. Kind of makes proprietors chasing seem silly. Impressed on the softness, its a fun beer to sip on if you like coconut and bourbon. Amount of coconut is high, making the head retention even more impressive. Smooth toffee notes throughout.

For whatever reason, the flight info sheet from the Bruery said this was 13.5% instead of the 12.5% listed here and on the can. Seems just as much old ale/English barleywine if not more than wee heavy, but perhaps that is why I liked it so!

Apr 22, 2020
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 31, 2019
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2beerdogs from California

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 03, 2018
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drewone from California

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 20, 2016
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A bright off white head that is creamy and foamy with okay retention. The color of the beer is medium brown color with some mahogany hues. The clarity of the beer is opaque.

N: Coconuts, spice, toasted malt, peat, sea, earthy, yeast, bread, tropical, molasses, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, and some milk chocolate,

T: chocolate, coconuts, toasted malt, cinnamon, earthy, yeasty, bready, citrus, molasses, brown sugar, honey, vanilla, sea water, and toffee.

M: Carbonated, chewy, full body, and sticky.

Overall: it seriously taste like a mounds candy bar with cinnamon. I was grinning something fierce drinking this beer. I really enjoy the mounds candy bar and to get it in beer form was just pure joy. I really enjoy drink this beer and could drink it all night long.

Aug 13, 2016
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GRG1313 from California

4.1/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 09, 2016
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pants678 from California

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 09, 2016
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Daniellobo from District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Mar 04, 2019
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kmanjohnson from California

3.89/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aug 10, 2016
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jeff1973 from California

4.72/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 24, 2016
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tbone1384 from Wyoming

4.76/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 07, 2016
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shoegueuze from California

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 03, 2016
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 22, 2017
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BucannonXC5 from California

4.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Type: 2-liter growler
Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve snifter glass
From: The Bruery in Placentia, Calif.
Price: $30.00
Purchased: Aug. 7, 2016
Consumed: Aug. 8, 2016
Reviewed as: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Misc.: Growled on Aug. 7, 2016

Had a taster of this on a recent trip to The Bruery, actually on an awesome brewery tour. Had already planned on getting it as one of my tasters, but it was so damn good. Happy to have the chance (thanks to Chris) to pick up a growler of it for $30. The next day (today) I was wondering why I needed two liters of this and I hoped it was as good as I remembered. Here’s to a taste of heaven.

Poured a medium brown cloudy color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki tan frothy head which thinned out quickly. Very bad watery lacing. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled a delicious mix of coconut and cinnamon up front. Also some roasted scotch notes, toffee, sugary caramel, nutmeg, brown sugar, hints of light molasses, dark fruits and chocolate. A bit like an Almond Joy. Just awesome. (Smell - 4.75)

Tasted pretty much as good as the nose, getting that mix of coconut and cinnamon. Also toffee, caramel, nutmeg, brown sugar, light molasses, milk chocolate and lightly roasted scotch malts. Could not taste the 13.5 pct. ABV. Just fantastic. (Overall - 4.75)

Medium body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming, sugary finish. (Feel - 5.00)

This was basically one of the best beers I ever had. So flavorful and tasty, just awesome. (Overall - 4.75)

4.70 | 100 | A+

Aug 10, 2016
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EyePeeAyBryan from Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Jul 11, 2016
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redfox405 from California

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 09, 2016
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 06, 2018
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aaronyoung01 from New Mexico

4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 17, 2016
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warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 17, 2016
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kmoen from California

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 05, 2016
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BAsbill from California

4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 01, 2016
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Lucnifter from California

4.07/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 15, 2016
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Jul 26, 2019
Wee Heavy Coconuts from The Bruery
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 38 ratings