Sunny Side Up - Little Amps! (Coconut And Vanilla Beans)
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,113
Ranked #4,766
4.19 | pDev: 9.07%
Dec 21, 2021
Jan 08, 2016
Notes: Sunny Side up aged on 3lbs per 31 gallons of toasted coconut chips.
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Rated: 4.56 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2021
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Al's of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA.

This one pours a very dark black color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like very roasty coffee, sweet creamy coconut, dark fudge, sweet and earthy vanilla, and milk chocolate.

Sunny Side Up was one of the original banger coffee stouts, and it's nice to revisit a new variant of it. The coconut plays very well with coffee, as it so often does, adding a creamy sweetness to a rich, roasty, and dark chocolatey coffee character. The vanilla is not as strong as the coconut or coffee, but it does add a nice slight dimension.

This is medium bodied, creamy, and nicely thick, with no real booziness and a nice drinkability.

I kind of knew that this was gonna be delicious when I ordered it, and I most certainly wasn't wrong.
Aug 23, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by Budlum from Maryland

Aug 21, 2021
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Reviewed by Rifugium from North Dakota

3.03/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
On tap at Pinocchio's.

I've had several versions of this beer over the years, and it just doesn't seem to improve at all. Appearance is fine enough, dark, stout-like. Some roast in the aroma, light coffee and ash. No coconut or vanilla whatsoever in the taste, just pretty much the same as the regular version...roasty malts, coffee grounds, fusel alcohol. Kind of stale and bland overall. Thin body for the style, and just really not very good overall.
Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania

Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 4 by rspauldi from Texas

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 4.99 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Apr 13, 2016
Rated: 4.15 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania

Apr 07, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by halo3one from Georgia

Apr 06, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania

Apr 03, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

Mar 30, 2016
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Reviewed by SHerninko from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Draft from tap @ The Beer Store - Malvern, PA
Solid stout base. Alcohol is hidden. Just a great base stout, solid. The coconut and vanilla are mild and subtle but do add another layer of complexity (or the only complexity) to this stout. May be a bit thinner on the tongue as the only negative.
Mar 29, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania

Mar 28, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by whatname from Pennsylvania

Mar 24, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

Mar 22, 2016
Rated: 4.27 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Mar 18, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 13, 2016
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Thanks Kirb for sharing this one with us. Poured into a snifter from a crowler purchased about a month ago and kept refridgerated the entire time. It pours black in color with no head and some faint spotty lace.

It smells of sweet chocolate, coffee, earth and vanilla. The taste also has earthy coffee, bitter bakers chocolate and the faintest amount of toasted coconut that you likely wouldnt even know was there without prior knowledge. Some vanilla provided a sweetness to the brew that is not noticeable in the base beer.

This is full bodied with very light carbonation. Its a decent brew, I was just expecting more coconut.
Feb 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Alieniloquium from Florida

3.04/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
32 oz. crowler. Black body. Smell is coconut. Light vanilla. Nutty. Some chocolate. Weird vegetal aroma. Taste is also a little disappointing. Coconut. Coffee. A little astringent. Bitter and nutty in the back end. Less vegetal, but still a little lacking. Medium heavy. Sweet. Meh.
Feb 09, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4.29 by jshusc from South Carolina

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

Feb 07, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by HeartofMiami from Florida

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 4.41 by maljay26 from Florida

Feb 06, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Houser from Pennsylvania

Feb 03, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.06 by Dave_Treat from Virginia

Jan 31, 2016
Rated: 4.82 by StormKing47 from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

Jan 26, 2016
Rated: 4 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by ldhughes3 from Louisiana

Jan 23, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Jan 22, 2016
Rated: 4.49 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

Jan 19, 2016
Rated: 3.83 by Lucular from Maryland

Jan 18, 2016
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Reviewed by KYGunner from Kentucky

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This tastes like chocolate covered coffee beans with a dash of coconut and vanilla. The coffee is strong up front but it allows the chocolate to completely surround the palate. This drinks very light and easy. Very enjoyable.
Jan 18, 2016
Sunny Side Up - Little Amps! (Coconut And Vanilla Beans) from Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 45 ratings