Coconut Joe | Papago Brewing

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Papago Brewing
Arizona, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cousin to Elsie's, Coconut Joe matches the bite of roasted coffee with a hint of coconut sweetness on the finish. Our most popular dark beer, and approachable for light beer drinkers.

Added by bigbelcher on 03-01-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 82 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by turfy:
Photo of turfy
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received a growler of this courtesy of Phelps. Thanks Zach!

A - Poured a dark, dark, oily brown, almost black. One finger dark tan head that gradually dissipated into a thin film and then solid ring. Not much lacing.

S - Mocha chocolate milk! Strong cocoa and coffee aroma with a hint of coconut. Very nice!

T - Taste follows the nose, with overtones of chocolate and coffee dominating. Did not get the strong coconut flavors of previous reviews. Enjoyed the blend of flavors followed by light, lingering bitterness.

M- Light to medium body and light carbonation.Somewhat thin if you anticipate the mouthfeel following the richness of the aroma, but I think it lends itself to the high drinkability of this beer. This goes down very, very easy and is not filling for a stout.

O - I enjoyed this brew a lot. I thought the coconut would dominate but found the coffee/chocolate flavors and aromas dominant, which is not a bad thing! This is one stout to enjoy if you get the chance.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Auraan
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep black body with a thin cap of foam, but no real head. Overall impression of appearance is of a nice body for a stout, but with a slightly disappointing head. Scents of coconut, rich fresh ground coffee, mocha, light diacetyl butter aromas and hints of chocolate. Overall impression of aroma is of a nice coffee stout, aided by vanilla, with a richness added by the diacetyl. Not a typical stout, but nice. Flavor begins with notes of coconut, roast malt, fresh ground coffee and mocha, with a light sweetness. Middle opens up further coconut, aided and balanced by roast malt, rich dark coffee and mocha. Finish is lightly dry, with notes of coconut, mocha, dark roast coffee and a light sourness, roast malt and sweetness. Aftertaste is rich black coffee and coconut. Overall impression of flavor is of a good coffee stout, aided by the coconut. Not outstanding, but not bad. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a drying feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a good stout, nothing odd. Overall this is a pretty good stout. It's aided by the coffee and oatmeal which contribute a good aroma and flavor. Mouthfeel aids the flavor. Not bad.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Sammy
3.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The third of three contracted out stouts and porters by Papago, enjoyed on tap at the Papago bar. A story in coconut. Black with off-brown head. No lace noticed. Tasted industrial, added coconut. Smelled nice though. Average at best mouthfeel. Some lactose.

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Photo of mhenson42
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tempest
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a pint at the Papago bar. Lovely coffee aroma followed by a clean coconut flavor and background cocoa malt. It's borderline sweet, but that's well balanced for the style. Overall a fun, well-designed beer.

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Photo of Kylo76
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid coconut-laced brew here that hits all the right flavor notes, is perhaps a touch quiet on the nose (though still pleasant), and suffers only from a noticeable thinness. This is sort of like a blue collar version of OB's Death by Coconut. Good stuff, but a touch more body would do wonders.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into pint at Papago in scottsdale. Pours a black as night color with some slight off white head. Smell is fantastic. Lots of pure coffee, with some slight roasted malts and a nice dose of coconut. Really fantastic aroma.
Amazing pure coffee flavor, some roasted malts, milk sweetness and finished huge with lots of coconut...really tremendous on the coconut but works really well.
Its about as smooth as can be, easy drinker, and just leaves you wanting more. This is a great brew...

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

At papago brewery. Smell the coconut and coffee. Tastes like mounds bar.

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Photo of DavoleBomb
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This review used to be from notes taken at the bar, but the review was lost in the recent data crash. This one is from memory.

Had this at Papago Brewing. Poured into an English pint glass from tap.

5.0 A: Quite a looker. Typical stout, super black color. Two fingers of the creamiest head I've ever seen, which is tan/cream in color and had great retention and tons of lacing.

4.5 S: Chock full of coffee. This was the most coffee I've ever gotten from a beer. At first I didn't pick up on the coconut because it blends in so well, but after a few more snifts I did notice it and it gets stronger as the beer warms.

4.5 T: Absolutely delicious. It tastes just like a carbonated bitter cup of black Joe. Really, it does. The coconut isn't as strong in the taste. In fact, most of it is lost.

3.0 M: Light-medium body. This could be much creamier. This is the only bad aspect of the brew. The mouthfeel just flat out sucks.

3.5 D: Picture perfect looks, awesome smell, and very tasty, but the drinkability suffers a hell of a lot from the mouthfeel.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of ronniebruner
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Coconut Joe from Papago Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 82 ratings