Bakery: Coconut Macaroon | The Bruery

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Bakery: Coconut MacaroonBakery: Coconut Macaroon
97 Ratings
Bakery: Coconut MacaroonBakery: Coconut Macaroon

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Barrel aged imperial stout blended with a pastry imperial stout with coconut and vanilla added.

Added by jeff1973 on 08-10-2018

User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 97 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of JamieDuncan
4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bubseymour
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stakem
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pounder can into a tulip appears black in color with a full wall of webby khaki lace.

Aroma is strong with coconut, oak, coffee roast, earth, anise and chocolate.

Taste has a raw oakiness upfront with vanilla and coconut sweetness, some minerals/earth, chocolate and anise.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Its ok.

 325 characters

Photo of woodchip
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdfb79
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: dark, dark brown with ruby highlights when held directly to sunlight. A tan head forms to 1-finger that fades quickly to a collar. Thin when poured. The body definitely lacks the velvet viscosity of other BA imperial stouts.

Aroma: coconut, bourbon and alcohol. The coconut is light as if it’s all coming from the barrel and none actually from the coconut itself. The aroma is light given the style.

Flavor: sweet initially which transitions to coconut (from the barrel) then to toasted coconut. The vanilla is very light and far from being a headlining flavor. The finish is sweet but far from being overwhelming. Roast in the finish and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: light-heavy. A bit lighter than my preference but enjoyable nonetheless. A sipper.

Overall: Good but not great. Disappointing compared to my expectations. The flavors are on the lighter side given the style a barrel aging.

 900 characters

Photo of durlta
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First beer from The Bruery out of a can; pours jet black color but not much of a head as the glass was not ideal so I gave it a 4 anyway. Smells like the overall description: a barrel aged stout with coconut and vanilla added to mimic a Girl Scout cookie. Comes off like a sweet stout or milk stout with the chocolate and light bourbon in the nose.

Tastes of chocolate, molasses, toffee, syrup, chocolate chip cookie dough, bourbon, mild vanilla, coconut, almond, oak, biscotti, cocoa powder, faint soy sauce, minerals and that malty barrel sweetness. No burn or barrel aged heat for a 13% ABV brew, it’s a lot smoother than it should be. It gets sweeter as it warms with hints of coffee and booze peeking through. The coconut does not dominate like a Girl Scouts Samoas cookie, but this brews to me hits the mark for what it’s trying to accomplish. I wish more bourbon barrel presence came through but I enjoyed it as is.

 927 characters

Photo of ThickNStout
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 8.99. Canned 10/25/18. Served in a Bruery teku. Enjoyed 12/2/18.

Pours jet black with a tall cap of tan froth. The head recedes gradually, leaving a loose collar and a couple trails of lace where the initial head rested.

Smells of roasty malts, dark chocolate, coconut and bourbon.

Flavors are a smooth blend of boozey and sweet. Bourbon-drenched dark chocolate coated coconut macaroon, booze-infused vanilla-kissed oak, cooked caramel cream and some roasted coffee. This goes down with an ease that belies the 13% abv.

Full, creamy feel with fluffy carbonation. The aftertaste has a cooling alcohol effect to complement the chocolate macaroon and cooked caramel notes.

It feels strange drinking a big Bruery barrel aged imperial stout from a can but no less satisfying. Bakery may not have as much coconut character as I’d prefer but is a delicious stout that I might have to buy more of.

 954 characters

Photo of Bammer21
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirSage
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very large bourbon nose when poured chilled. As it warms up the bourbon subsides into sweet vanilla, nutty and malt flavors. At 13% and being barrel aged I expected a large boozieness to be present to my satisfaction it was not. Drank with a beautiful desert sweetness the font holds the big macaroon flavor with vanilla and the subtle coconut more present tward the finish.
Drank with @osorojo

 394 characters

Photo of Keananmichael5
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBeast
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Felt like it was caught between worlds. One sip it pulls you into a vortex of a bakers kitchen, coconut, cookie dough, vanilla, baker's chocolate, brown sugar, whipped cream, raisin, and light cinnamon. The next sip brings you into a dark void of bourbon, malt, dark roast coffee, and wood. Together these taste combine for a stout that has some much going on, but the identity feels a little lost. So ratings wise it was tough, because I really like all of the flavors, and especially some of the combos in various sips, but the sum overall left me wanting more.

 580 characters

Photo of bret717
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 10/25/18, Reviewed 11/25/18

Poured from the can into a tulip after sitting for about 20 minutes out of the fridge.

Look- pours ruby-hued dark brown and appears black in the glass; tall light brown frothy head dissipates slowly leaving islands of foam; sporadic lines of lacing

Smell- Chocolate, toffee, toasted coconut and caramel, all pretty much in equal measure; bourbon mild at first but becomes more noticeable as the beer warms

Taste- starts off with bittersweet chocolate which is quickly followed by toffee, coconut and vanilla. Like the nose, none dominate, and they all come together really nicely to make a nice complete whole, if that makes sense. And again like the nose, bourbon is fairly mild at first but becomes more pronounced as the beer warms, but it never becomes distracting. The beer is sweet, but not in a cloying or artificial way, and there's some balance to the sweetness to from a mild roasty bitterness as well as the bourbon heat.

Feel- full bodied, creamy and lush without being syrupy; carbonation is on the lower side, which seems appropriate for this beer; The finish is sweet with a little vanilla and bitterness lingering for a bit

Overall- This is an outstanding pastry stout that does a really good job of combining the various flavors/aromas to make a nice, cohesive whole. That, and the excellent mouthfeel make this one a real standout to me.

 1,396 characters

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

look: very dark brown with cola highlights. Thick mocha head that recedes to a sparse film. Lingering messy lace.
smell: mostly dry mild roastiness with hints of vanilla and bourbon.
taste: big bloom of flavor much richer than the nose. Quite sweet but with loads of vanilla, subtle molasses, and hints of coconut. Alcohol well hidden.

 336 characters

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LazyDog
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kemoarps
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

@2beerdogs gave me this when I was in LA recently.
Crisp espresso-black body with a head that swells initially to cacao brown fuzz before dying quicker than a generation of fruitflies.

Nose has some tiramisu-espresso coffee notes as well as molasses and and baked brown sugar. Maybe even a hint of ginger? Syrupy chocolate big almost cognac-esque booze and a touch of vanilla.

Incredibly sweet off the bat. Condensed milk sweetness quickly gives way to sweet coconut and rich chocolate. Espresso coffee in there and boozy spice. Fudgy chocolate syrup on the finish with more of that big booze and some vanilla pudding.

Smoothe and oily and while it's not that thick, it feels more viscous than it is. Hot hot hot.

This is a big boozy sweet pastry stout. If that's your jam jimmie down on it.
Thanks Derek!

 811 characters

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Type: 16-oz. can
Glass: AleSmith Barrel-Aged Reserve 10-oz. snifter
From: KnB Bistro, Bottleshop & Brewery in Del Cerro (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $9.99
Purchased: Sept. 21, 2018
Consumed: Sept. 28, 2018
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Misc.: Packaged on Aug. 30, 2018

It’s good to see The Bruery canning multiple beers now. Recently picked up Xata in 16-oz. format and then grabbed this awesome beer. Had never heard of it, but can read, “Imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with coconut and natural vanilla flavors added.” No way The Bruery would make a bad BA stout.

Poured a pitch black color with two fingers of khaki tan frothy head. No bubbles underneath. Excellent spiderweb layered lacing. Excellent retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled coconut flakes, milk chocolate, smooth bourbon, vanilla, oak, cocoa, cookie dough and chocolate syrup. Maybe some additional notes of baker’s chocolate from the can. (Smell - 4.25)

It’s not Wee Heavy Coconuts, but this was pretty damn good. Got coconut, milk chocolate, cocoa, smooth bourbon, vanilla, oak, sugary chocolate syrup, caramel and macaroon cookies. (Taste - 4.50)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. (Feel - 4.75)

Just a terrific BBA stout. I’m a sucker for coconut and bourbon barrel-aged stouts, but wow. (Overall - 4.50)

4.47 | 99 | A

 1,370 characters

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Bakery: Coconut Macaroon from The Bruery
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 97 ratings