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

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From:
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,009
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,721
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.07%
Ratings:
45
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 21, 2021
Added:
Jan 08, 2016
Wants:
  10
Gots:
  1
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: Sunny Side up aged on 3lbs per 31 gallons of toasted coconut chips.
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4.56 by Peaches13 from Pennsylvania on Dec 21, 2021
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4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by GreesyFizeek from New York

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
 
4.1 by Budlum from Maryland on Aug 21, 2021
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3.03/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Rifugium from North Dakota

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
 
4.03 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2016
 
4.25 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on May 17, 2016
 
4.5 by calcnerd from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2016
 
4 by rspauldi from Texas on Apr 21, 2016
 
4.99 by reizorc from Pennsylvania on Apr 13, 2016
 
4.15 by Blaze5445 from Pennsylvania on Apr 07, 2016
 
4.25 by halo3one from Georgia on Apr 06, 2016
 
4.02 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania on Apr 03, 2016
 
4.5 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2016
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3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by SHerninko from Pennsylvania

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
 
4.5 by CharlesK from Pennsylvania on Mar 28, 2016
 
4.25 by Casey3236 from Pennsylvania on Mar 24, 2016
 
3.96 by whatname from Pennsylvania on Mar 24, 2016
 
4.25 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Mar 22, 2016
 
4.27 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Mar 20, 2016
 
4.03 by Texasfan549 from Texas on Mar 18, 2016
 
3.9 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania on Feb 13, 2016
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3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by stakem from Pennsylvania

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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3.04/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

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
 
3.99 by Coorsy from Massachusetts on Feb 07, 2016
 
4.29 by jshusc from South Carolina on Feb 07, 2016
 
4.25 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on Feb 07, 2016
 
4.48 by HeartofMiami from Florida on Feb 06, 2016
 
4.41 by maljay26 from Florida on Feb 06, 2016
 
3.5 by Houser from Pennsylvania on Feb 03, 2016
 
4.5 by GDawgs34 from Georgia on Feb 01, 2016
 
4.06 by Dave_Treat from Virginia on Jan 31, 2016
 
4.82 by StormKing47 from Pennsylvania on Jan 30, 2016
 
4.5 by dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania on Jan 26, 2016
 
4 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jan 24, 2016
 
3.82 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jan 24, 2016
 
4.39 by ldhughes3 from Louisiana on Jan 23, 2016
 
4.5 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jan 22, 2016
 
4.49 by XmnwildX12 from Minnesota on Jan 19, 2016
 
3.83 by Lucular from Maryland on Jan 18, 2016
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4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by KYGunner from Kentucky

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