Dirty Little Freak | DuClaw Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DuClaw Brewing Company
Maryland, United States
duclaw.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale, first brewed in 2014, takes the traditional American Brown Ale and gives it a sensual new twist – Coconut! This medium-bodied, 5.8% abv brown ale is a feast for the senses from its dominant blend of warm, roasted malt, coconut, caramel, and chocolate flavors barely restrained by a gentle hop bite, to its tantalizingly satisfying finish. But if you submit to our Dirty Little Freak, be warned: there is no safe word.

Added by duceswild on 02-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#29,809
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
712
pDev:
13.44%
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.52/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Single 12 oz bottle purchased from Bottle Shock in PSL.
Pours a nutty caramel color from the bottle and forms a medium brown body in the snifter with a 1/2 finger of grey head.

Coconut on the nose, with hints of chocolate cookie and english brown malts.

Roasted malts come first, with dry cocoa following, hints of washed out chocolate chip, and finally a hint of coconut. Dirty tap water, earthy hops, earthy coconut.

Feel is creamy and electrically carbonated at the same time. Nutty, roasty finish.

Overall, a bit disappointed in this one. Glad I didn't buy a 6 pack.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gspirit
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mxsluis
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium brown, producing 2+ fingers of tan, somewhat lasting, frothy, mocha head receding to a very thin island cap and collar ring to leave splotchy lace. Very reminiscent of Oskar Blues "Death by Coconut" and Creature Comforts "Koko Buni". A weaker version of an Almond Joy candy bar in a can than Death by Coconut. Aroma is coconut, vanilla, cocoa, burnt brown sugar, roast & char. The taste is much sweeter than the nose indicates and expresses itself as coconut & cocoa dominate. Roast, burnt (caramel & molasses) malts, a little char, roasted nuts & a vanilla hint. The balance between bitter & sweet in the finish & aftertaste found in similar beers is not here. No alcohol presence in either nose or mouth. Mouthfeel is low-medium bodied with moderate carbonation, creamy but thin with a little prickle.

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Photo of pirateclem
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty damn good for a brown ale which is not one of my favorite styles. The light chocolate and caramel come through. I’m missing the coconut or it’s hidden but overall good.

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Photo of Craven
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zlyice
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice looking beer. Dark brown almost cola colored with a thick and creamy looking head that is light tan in color.
The initial smell is roasty. But then come small hints of vanilla.
In the taste the coconut comes through first. Roasted coconut. Then some chocolate and caramel with small hints of vanilla. Almost like a Samoa Girl Scout cookie.
The creamy head goes perfect with this and it's a very nice body for the style.
Overall, this impressed me more than I expected. I like it.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueKurenai
2.06/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This had a lot of coconut character, with some chocolate and nougat. It was basically like drinking a Mounds bar. Not a terribly refined brew, but fun to try.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass. from Spring 2017, so little close to 9 months old.

Brown colored body, a little on the murky side. good off white head leaving nice lacing.

aroma is strongly of coconut, slightly sweet, some maltiness.

flavor is also strongly of coconut. very strongly, initially it's interesting and novel, but this palate tires of it a little over halfway through.

mouth is medium, finish is coconut and slightly slick.

overall, definitely a one and downe for me. enough coconut to tide me over for several months.

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Photo of CharlesK
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of postal
4.39/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmokySignals
4.08/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dudd
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.49/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is brown,sort like flat cola soda. Feel is similar to flat soda,a little fizz on the finish. Aroma is a mix of raw and roasted coconut as well as some milk chocolate. Taste follows the aroma but with a touch of vanilla. Was a little too flat and candy like,perhaps a decent dessert beer

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Photo of mcrawford
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown, held it to light to see how clear it was(I could read the logo on the other side of the glass) more of a dark red than brown in color.
Smells sweet, vanilla, chocolate, some coconut, caramel, and a bit of sweet roasted malt.
Taste follows, I didn't see anything about vanilla but for me it's there. I get more coconut in the taste than on the nose. Sweet chocolate, caramel, sweet malt are there too.
Feels medium bodied, more prickly carbonation than I had expected.
Overall a decent brew.

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Photo of Dominitor
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Norm_99
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

very good

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Dirty Little Freak from DuClaw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 712 ratings