Bakery: Coconut Macaroons
The Bruery

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The Bruery
California, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,130
Ranked #3,382
4.19 | pDev: 7.4%
Oct 11, 2021
Aug 10, 2018
Bakery: Coconut MacaroonsBakery: Coconut Macaroons
Notes: Barrel-aged imperial stout blended with a pastry imperial stout with coconut and vanilla added.
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
From a 16 oz can. Pours a thick black motor oil color with a thin tan head with very little lacing. Smell is good chocolate ,macaroons vanilla and coconut. Taste follows nose with the addition of nice whiskey notes, coconut prevalent more, Mouth feel is sweet and syrupy with chocolate and coconut. I just never am impressed with The Bruegel ,had many in the last 15 yees ,i find them overpriced and just average
Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Oct 10, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by mpenske from California

Jul 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can into a snifter
Appearance – The beer pours a pitch-black color with a one finger head of brown thick foam. The head has a great level of retention, fading over time to leave lots of spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is huge of a milk chocolate smell mixed with lots of sweetness of brown sugar and molasses. Along with these aromas comes a good showing of coffee and a large amount of roasted malt and toast. While present, the coconut is rather light giving just a very subtle note. Rounding out the smell is a touch of alcohol and some vanilla, which with the rest, produce a very robust and enticing smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a very big and thick roasty malt flavor that is matched by tons of brown sugar and molasses as well as a decently strong cocoa and coffee flavor. As the taste advances the cocoa flavor starts to incorporate milk and vanilla flavors into its taste, and take on a more milk chocolate like taste. At the same time coconut flavors and some dark fruit tastes of prune and raisin develop, sweetening the brew even more. Toward the end, a bit of bourbon booziness develops, and with a touch of smoke and the flavor transitions that occur, one is left with a big and sweet, roasty and warming taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is very thick and chewy with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the big and rich flavors of the brew the feel is great and makes for a very nice, delectable, slow sipper.
Overall – A nice big and roasty brew with a big flavor. I would have like a touch more coconut, but even that said, this is a nice big and tasty sipper.
Jun 30, 2021
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Reviewed by puck1225 from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is not a bad beer at all, but I think it should be just a bit more. I am not one for silly, overwhelmingly sweet pastry stouts but this needs a little more flavor.

Poured from a can into a tulip glass. Dark brown color with good initial brown head and pretty good lacing. I get mostly dark chocolate on the smell and taste. Some coconut and vanilla bean. Nice beer to try, probably not a repeat.
Jun 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

May 16, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

May 16, 2021
Rated: 4.69 by NodakEric from Minnesota

May 02, 2021
Rated: 3.98 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Apr 01, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by mtbdonn from Colorado

Feb 02, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by JonB25 from Delaware

Jan 17, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by Taenim from New Jersey

Jan 16, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by jbdpsu82 from Pennsylvania

Jan 05, 2021
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Reviewed by John_M from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the Apex today.

The beer pours the expected blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. The nose showcases light dark chocolate, with some underlying coconut, vanilla and coffee. It's nice enough, though a bit simple and light I thought. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this fairly sweet stout, and on the palate, if I use my imagination a bit, there does seem to be a noticeable chocolate macaroon flavor. The chocolate and vanilla really seem to otherwise dominate the flavor profile, and the barrel character isn't overwhelming. Mouthfeel is fairly full, and the 13% abv. is very well integrated into the flavor profile. Obviously, you can tell this is a sizeable beer, but I would not have guessed 13%.

A nice enough beer from the folks at Bruery, though the sweetness is a bit much. Just got a 6 ounce pour at the Apex, which struck me as plenty.
Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A nice, full-bodied, viscous dessert stout. Dark brown, tan head, nice blend of coconut and vanilla underscored by bourbon barrel aging. It's called Bakery, and blessed with a 13% ABV, so it is to be savored after dinner, and before a merciful lights out. Only quibble: Let it lay in the glass too long, and it will get boozy.
Nov 25, 2020
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Reviewed by msf1cnc from California

4.89/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Pours jet black, small head, awesome lacing on a tulip glass.

Taste is imperial stout all the way. Boozy, but not overly astringent. Sweet. The bourbon barrel doesn’t come through, and the coconut is muted.

Great dessert beer.
Nov 15, 2020
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Reviewed by jakecattleco from California

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Can dated 09/25/18 into a tulip glass.

L: Pours jet black with 0.5 finger of low-density chocolate colored head with limited retention and left no lacing.

S: Could smell barrel aspects a feet or more from the glass. As those lessen then prominent vanilla, subtle hints of coconut underneath.

T: Prominent roasted malt, bourbon, and vanilla, more coconut than in the nose, very light hints of cherry cordial. Plenty of bitterness on the finish.

F: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, syrupy on the tongue and swallow.

O: A nice big stout, but by Bruery standards I find it just middle-of-the-road.
Nov 14, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Sep 27, 2020
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Rated by bret27 from California

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at beer mule.
Fairly Boozy and nutty AF.
Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Sep 16, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by SHODriver from North Carolina

Aug 21, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 09, 2020
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Reviewed by maddogruss from New Jersey

4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this from a can.
A: pours a black body with light, reddish brown hues with think, tan head with excellent retention and lacing.
S: sweet, chocolates s sweet alcohol smell; subtle coconut notes and hints of sweet vanilla as well.
T: very sweet, Coconut, vanilla and bourbon taste with subtle chocolate notes with some sweet alcohol and vanilla notes in the aftertaste.
M: thick, velvety smooth body
O: very solid beer; great imperial stout, great tasting beer. Given everything going in, it’s a very well balanced.
Jun 28, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan

May 18, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Apr 27, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.88/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
This one pours a fairly dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like like stale malt, coconut, pure sugar, bourbon, and fudge.

This sort of thing is usually the Bruery's strong suit, but it falls fairly flat here for me. It just has such a stale and lifeless feel to it. It's extremely sweet - it made my stomach hurt while drinking it. Coinciding with that, there's an intense bourbon bitterness. There's also an insipid stale and chalky chocolate character. I don't get any vanilla, even though it's apparently in there.

This is medium bodied, and pretty creamy - it's at least a bit thicker than the Bruery's usual high octane stuff. It's not drinkable, though.

This is a big old swing and a miss. I don't really have much interest in the Bakery series after trying this one.
Apr 01, 2020
Rated: 4.54 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by stortore from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 ounce can into a snifter. Canned 9/22/18, had 7/6/19.

Pours near black and opaque, with a one and a half inch foamy head with good retention and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of light roast malt, chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, coconut, toffee, light bourbon, some tobacco, light char and molasses. Flavors of chocolate, more bourbon than the nose, malt, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, coconut, some tobacco and char, some raisins. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

This is much better than expected. Very good aromas, great flavors, the barrels are strong enough to balance the sweetness. Really enjoyable, want to try others in the Bakery series.
Mar 24, 2020
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can - split two ways (13% - yeah, at least two ways).
Pours a solid black with 1/2 finger short lived reddish brown head - not a viscous as anticipated on the pour.
Aroma starts with the bourbon - this was clearly barrel aged! Chocolate and vanilla are next on the nose, a little bit of dark fruit, and a hint of vanilla; coconut note appeared as warmed.
Taste does not waver far from the nose - bourbon soaked vanilla, chocolate, a molasses note, again a bit of dark fruits. As the beer warmed the coconut began to creep in and frankly was a nice adjunct without ever overpowering. Remarkably despite the bourbon flavour, I would not call this particularly boozy, and in fact quite drinkable.
Medium mouthfeel - again not as thick or syrupy as I expected - sweet but not overly so, carbonation quite nice, easy sipper. Would definitely repeat.
Mar 15, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by freewill35 from Indiana

Mar 14, 2020
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Reviewed by TreyIsWilson from Michigan

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Decent amount of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate and bourbon.

T - The is coconut, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, almond and bourbon.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft dry finish.

O - Solid pastry stout. The coconut is subtle and doesn't dominate the flavor. Alcohol is well hidden.
Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 3.4 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by dudd from New York

Feb 17, 2020
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Reviewed by Anders91 from California

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: straight up black, with a tan head

Smell: chocolate, coconut, hella bourbon

Taste: follows the nose, really nice blending of the flavors

Feel: smooth and heavy
Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by BdM from Netherlands

Feb 14, 2020
Rated: 4.38 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 4.43 by shehateme from Massachusetts

Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Jan 30, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by odenbr12 from New Jersey

Jan 25, 2020
Rated: 4.27 by rsuarez1982 from Texas

Jan 19, 2020
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