The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout
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The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk StoutThe Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #236
ABV:
5.75%
Score:
89
Ranked #6,712
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 11.72%
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
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The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk StoutThe Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout
Notes: A traditional Milk Stout with additions of milk sugar for added sweetness. We then add cocoa powder and melted belgian chocolate in the boil and "dry spiced" with an organic coconut flakes after fermentation.

22 IBUs
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Photo of jkblr
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 05/30/19 (2 months ago) poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 5.75% ABV 22 IBU. The beer pours dense dark brown with mahogany highlights and mocha colored head. The head recedes to a fat ring and leaves a little lacing. The aroma is as advertised with chocolate and coconut, but I also get some coffee and caramel. The taste is semisweet with coconut in the lead and the chocolate, coffee and roasty flavors competing for second place. The coconut is a touch artificial. Bitterness is mild. The mouthfeel is full bodied with average carbonation and a mostly dry finish. Overall, very good. Looks & aroma are world class. I'm not a big coconut fan, so I could have used a touch less of that and more chocolate and roast malt. Do not pass on this one if you like coconut.

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Photo of Beejay
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark black brown in color with a light tan head on top.

S: Rich smooth chocolate and coconut. A lot softer and more aromatic smell than I was expecting. Like a liquid mounds bar.

T: A touch of booze with a light roasted character followed by milk chocolate, and coconut. The flavor is light, but the coconut is a long linger.

M: Medium in body with a light and airy feel, and a sweet smoothness. Although it does come across as a little too light for the style, it somehow works for this one.

O: Overall quite a tasy brew.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle reads 5.75% ABV into a pint glass
Pour is pretty nice head is a bit fizzy which settles to nothing rather quickly with a slight mocha ring. Fairly dark shade almost pitch black. Smells of vanilla and toasted coconut sweetness milky sugar and some cocoa nibs. Wow I am impressed they got so much flavor it almost taste like a mounds chocolate bar full of milk chocolate and creamy coconut filling. Body is pretty nice not too watery and each sip is a treat very creamy.

Overall had to send an update to the bros I have no idea why this is labeled a porter when it clearly is a milk stout. Very balanced and sweet I wish I bought more than one :(

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Photo of jmasher85
2.39/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

So lactose! So chocolate! So effing coconut! Literally, it's like drinking a Mounds bar, or an Almond Joy, minus the almond. Or the joy, for that matter – this shit's kinda blech. Also almost foamed over the top of the bottle when I opened it, so that's a kinda dick move. Oh man, seriously, that coconut and chocolate just sit on your tongue for like, minutes after you swallow! Ratings-wise, I put this squarely in the category of beers that I can finish, but would rather not have to (aside from I hate wasting a beer), and certainly won't try to again.

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Photo of eskildow
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's dark black with a deep tan head that isn't going to stick around too long. There is a spicy smell, and the chocolate, with just a hint of anise, comes to the forefront. The taste is strongly coconut with chocolate playing backup. Overall enjoyable, though I might be slightly biased against a high score due to a personal dislike of coconut. It is certainly strong and toasty, and if you are a fan of that particular drupe, you should enjoy this.

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Photo of HopBomb515
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with a small tan head and spotty lace that doesn't stick. Huge notes of cocoa powder, roast and coconut. Notes of dry cocoa powder, coconut, roasted malt, cream and sugar. Flirts with a medium body, very smooth and clean. Very drinkable. Just an all around fantastic sweet stout with huge flavors.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The aroma is instant chocolate and coconut! The taste is unbelievable. Such a yummy and drinkable stout. A little high the carbonation, but loved it through and through! Great job on this one. We enjoyed this at the hidden gem, The Brick Oven Bistro in Sandusky on Dave's birthday trip.

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Photo of CernMatt
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A great beer. It pours very nicely into a stout glass, with a smaller head. The smell does not do the flavor justice. It has a slight smell of chocolate and coconut, but not as much for the flavor. The flavor is not overpowering by any means, just a great combination. Was not expecting as much flavor as it had. Very impressed.

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Photo of kemoarps
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful dusted black body with a minimal veil of brown stretched over the top. No lacing.

Nose is faint, but primarily the nuttiness of coconut husk. Light cocoa and milk sugar produce no surprises. Pleasant notes, but just not very forthcoming with their existence.

Thankfully the flavours come forth somewhat better on the tongue. Toasted coconut comes wrapped in a nutty husk dusted with dry cocoa and finally accented by the bite of milk sugars that tie together the other components nicely. As it warms, all of these components continue to bulge and blend, like lumps rising under a carpet.

This is not a big bold brew, nor is it likely to start flying up the whalez lists, but if it were local, it would probably make fairly routine appearances in my fridge. Thank you Corey for including this in your NBS BIF #3 box! @WesMantooth ftw again.

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Photo of priceisalright
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This stout is so incredibly smooth. It is very creamy while still being very light in it's flavor, with very little bitterness. It has none of the oakey/smokey flavor that's common in many dark beers, which really appeals to me but I know others will miss. The chocolate flavor isn't overbearing or too sweet like I've experienced with other stouts. The coconut flavor is very present at the end of the drink, but is really well balanced. Overall, it is a very enjoyable easy drinking beer.

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz. Bottos poured into a pint glass.

Dark color-no head.

Smells is coconut and sweet chocolate. Slight bitterness on the finish

Taste mimics the nose. Mounds bars. Actually pretty good.

Mouthfeel is very thin. Borders watery.

This is a decent beer but could be so much better. Look is average and the mouthfeel is not good for the style. It does smell and taste good so I imagine I would have again.

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Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours clear nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk chocolate, toasted coconut, cocoa, vanilla, cream, caramel, toffee, light coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, lactose, and coconut/chocolate notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, toasted coconut, cocoa, vanilla, cream, caramel, toffee, light coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, toasted coconut, cocoa, vanilla, cream, caramel, toffee, light coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, lactose, and coconut/chocolate flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding coconut milk stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, lactose, and coconut/chocolate flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.57/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Dark brown to black with a thin tan film.

Creamy coconut, but thin. Kitka is not too chocolatey and a bit thin for me, but I may need to retry it in a better format.

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Photo of Stevem68
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate color. Has a roasted coconut and sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is notes of roasted coconut, chocolate, and a milky sweetness, The flavor dies off pretty quick and leaves you with a mild bitter chocolate aftertaste. Overall this is a nice beer.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Melt Bar and Grilled in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

This one pours an inky dark black, with a small off-white head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like an Almond Joy bar, really, so much sweet creamy coconut, vanilla, and chocolate.

A milk stout definitely seems like the best addition for coconut, because the lactose just makes the coconut feel pretty creamy and nougaty, like an Almond Joy. This doesn't exactly win as a "beer" per se, but it does hit on every flavor advertised. It's very sweet- it would be hard to drink a ton of this.

This is medium bodied, with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. It's slightly thin, but not super detrimentally so.

Definitely a cool beer, but hard to get thru a ton of.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A coconut chocolate milk stout (sounds great) poured from a bottle into a Bruery tulip. When I sniff the beer directly from the bottle (before pouring) the nose is strong with coconut and chocolate. It smells like a Mounds bar! In the glass the nose is not a strong and the chocolate is particularly muted, but I still get a nice coconut aroma with a hint of roastiness underneath. Nice (if you like coconut)! The pour itself is very dark (just shy of opaque) and sports a very thin head that retains quite poorly.

Medium body with a smooth feel and a nice mix of sweet and roasty flavors. I especially like the way the flavors develop across the palate. I get some cola and toasted malt up front, a hint of roast, then sweet cream, cocoa, coconut, and finally it finishes with a hint of coffee. The finish is slightly roasty, but doesn't linger all that long.

Call me crazy, but I really like this beer. It has a lot of flavor for a non-imperial stout and I think the coconut is well integrated. I can definitely see myself buying this again. It's a very tasty, very pleasant everyday stout.

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Photo of TominGermany
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

If you like the taste of coconut with a hint of chocolate you will like this beer. I don't think I could drink a pint but the 4 oz sample was just right. Give it a try.

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Photo of madelfonatree
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - Very thin tan head with an aggressive pour, therefore little lacing . Milky black body.

Smell - Burnt chocolate milk. Faint coconut.

Taste - I like coconut, I like chocolate, but this beer tastes artificial. I compare it to sun screen. With that said, it is not a bad taste.

Feel - Medium, milky feel. The carbonation is not explosive.

Overall - This is definitely a beer that many will like (as long as you like coconut). Solid, unique beer from Brew Kettle.

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Photo of buschbeer
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black in color. No light travels through when held to the light. It is topped with a couple inches of tan head that leaves some lacing.

I really have to get my nose in the glass to pick up much smell. It is not as aromatic as I expected. I pick up on the chocolate more easily than the coconut.

There's the coconut in the taste. It is like drinking a piece of German chocolate cake. The chocolate and coconut have a symbiotic relationship that is unparalleled.

Full, creamy mouthfeel

This is a fine beverage. I am not a huge coconut fan, but I like what is going on here.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Dark, opaque, light tan head, lots of lacing.

S - Coconut. Really, I mean, wall to wall. A hint of creaminess.

T - Starts with roasty malts, toasted bread and chocolate, with the coconut starting in the background, but coming forward in the middle, and lingering into the close, which introduces a mild bitter note.

M - Good carbonation, a bit of drying. Silky element builds with heaviness that lays out on your tongue.

O - A unique beer, with bright coconut. It is extraordinary how much coconut nose comes through, and the middle delivers it in the flavor, too. I wish the malt and chocolate was dialed a bit forward, but still delicious.

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Photo of 98green
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I got a 6 that was way over carbonated. One of them fizzed the cap on the drive home. Took 10 minutes to pour one. Can't say I gave it a fair eval after all that. Might be a good beer if properly delivered.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 12 oz bottle dumped into a pint glass.

Black with a thin, frothy, light tan head made up of almost microscopic sized bubbles. Looks like it will leave some lacing on the glass.

Smell is almost all coconut. There is chocolate there too, but it really drowns everything else out for the most part.

Initial taste is the same. It is like a spoon full of white, flaky coconut. Milk sugar follows and gives it a condensed milk sweetness and some cocoa powder chocolate flavor comes in behind it and gives it a touch of bitterness to balance out the sweetness. The aftertaste is coconut and slightly roasted malt grain.

The body has a nice full feel, but is still easy drinking. Pretty solid for a low ABV. Carbonation is average.

This is a really well done milk stout. Be warned though. If you are on the fence, or not a fan of coconut, you probably are not going to enjoy it. I am not a huge fan. More indifferent than anything. I would probably dial it back just a hair if it were up to me as it gets more difficult to drink towards the end, but I will likely drink it again. It makes for a very nice treat. Besides, I can always chase it with a White Rajah!

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Photo of Blueribbon666
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting, served in a snifter on tap @ Forage. Taste is of mild coconut & cocoa blended into a nice well bodied milk stout. Not sure I'd do more than one, a nice mild offering for dessert perhaps. Listed at 5.8% abv though higher listing on BA.

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Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.53/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Holy hell! This beer is everything you want it to be when looking at the label. DESTROYS OB's Death by Coco and people should really be trying to get their hands on this. Slightly sweet, tons of choc and coconut, rolls around beautifully on your tongue and leaves you craving more! I do agree w/ others and think it's slightly thin but all I have to say is, "Yes, I'll have another."

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Photo of schoolboy
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brew Kettle has a unique brew here - a flavorful, uniquely coconutty, easy drinking stout. And did I mention that it is overpriced?

It looks typical in the glass, with a small head that dissipates and smallish bubbles. The aroma is mildly sweet and dominated by the coconut.

The taste is mostly of a mild stout with coconut. The chocolate is pretty low in the profile as are other flavors. It doesn't get better as you drink. I don't like coconut most of the time.

The mnouthfeel is thin. Overall this is disapointing - I found myself lowering the ratings as I drank. Not much of a sipper. Refreshing, but the coconut is too much (it reminds me of the overly coconut rums they have in the Caribbean). It is sessionable except for the price. Not recommended. Revision: it seems I was overcharged - now it's not over-priced. Still about the same - have to remember not to buy it.

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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 231 ratings