The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout | The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works

BA SCORE
86
very good
218 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk StoutThe Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
Ohio, United States
thebrewkettle.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.75%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by nrbw23 on 02-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
218
Reviews:
42
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
11.92%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of UrbanCaveman
2.01/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.75

On tap at the Tap House Grill in Kenwood.

A: Arrived in the glass almost pitch black, with a thin tan head. Minimal lacing was left on the glass.

S: I did not detect much of the chocolate or coconut promised by the name, but instead a mixture of roasty - yeasty malt and what seemed to be sweet mint. The combination smelled a bit like loam from a riverbank.

T: Again, not much in the way of chocolate or coconut. They were present, but mostly obscured by a single-note roasted malt profile and that mintiness. The beer opened with a club of dark roasted malt, with sweetness and mint joining in the middle to present a taste not unlike drinking a fish. Said fishy taste lingered on after the finish.

F: This is a full, chewy, heavy stout, exactly what one wants to feel.

O: Something of a disappointment to me, with the flavor profile. I won't be repeating.

 863 characters

Photo of nrbw23
2.29/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

A- Pours a really dark brown maybe even black with a thin tannish brown head. Head has ok retention, becomes a thin layer of bubbles and very thin lacing behind.

S-Smell is fairly sweet. Milk chocolate, fairly light coconut, light roasted malts, touch of char and mint like.

T- Mint is every where here and dominants this brew. Coconut is fairly light. Every thing here seems muddled due to the mint.

M- Medium in body and fairly light in carbonation.

O- I couldn't finish this brew and passed it off to a friend for his White Rajah.

 538 characters

Photo of jmasher85
2.39/5  rDev -38.1%
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.

 564 characters

Photo of BT_Bobandy
2.52/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

2/15/2015

12oz. bottle at Lizardville Beer Store

A: Adequate enough. Thin.

S: Some coconut!

T: This is a travesty. Just a touch heavy on coconut extract maybe. Flashbacks to the beach and all them honey's rubbing Hawaiin Tropic lotion.... I'm surprised the bottle didn't slip out of my hand.

M: Pretty gross actually. Like lube / oil. SLICK.

O: The coconut overwhelms everything. BK may have outdone One Eyed Jack with this one.

 436 characters

Photo of Sabtos
2.57/5  rDev -33.4%
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.

 166 characters

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of Beerma
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Disappointed! Too much coconut! Over powered the other flavors!

63 characters

Photo of masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of Blueribbon666
3.06/5  rDev -20.7%
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.

 248 characters

Photo of Swettenham_Shire
3.11/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Big coconut fan, but I expected more from this beer. Not sure why Brew Kettle decided to bottle it.

99 characters

Photo of Enochase04
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 98green
3.27/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

 206 characters

Photo of mklisz
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tylertut
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris33
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing special about it. Has chocolate and coconut flavors throughout but its too thin; nothing to it. Would I drink it again... ya maybe but wouldn't search for it or spend 15$ on a 6pk. Luckily I snagged a single and had a pint at the super market for 3$ tonight

 268 characters

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of indianabeerman
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of schoolboy
3.55/5  rDev -8%
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.

 880 characters

Photo of robgage
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dheldman
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erockss
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

just not my taste

17 characters

Photo of bigjoe786
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwarren82
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.62/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout from The Brew Kettle Taproom & Smokehouse / Production Works
3.86 out of 5 based on 218 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.