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

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The Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk StoutThe Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout

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

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

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Photo of tedvr
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with little head. Smells of coconut and coffee. The taste is strong coconut, chocolate and burnt coffee. Very clean mouthfeel with little carbonation. Overall the coconut taste is a little too much and makes the beer seem out of balance.

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Photo of hosehead83
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown/black pour, leading to a nice tan cap of foam.
Aroma-pleasant whiff of milk chocolate an coconut
Taste-Sweet toasted coconut, milk chocolate. Nice flavor, not overly sweet.

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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

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Photo of jasonpeckins32
4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer. Tried it on tap a few nights ago then bought the first 6-pack I saw in a store. This is a tasty, TASTY beverage!

Thick, black in color. Little to no head retention. Smell is sweet with hints of coconut and maybe dark chocolate.

Flavor is high in milk chocolate, with some faint earthy stout tastes in the background. Big coconut flavor on and off, some sips you notice it and others you dont. A bit nutty. Someone else here mentioned a Mounds bar, and I'd say I agree with that.

If you are into this type of beer, then I am sure you will be fond of this one.

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Photo of BB1313
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark brown; basically no head, lacing and retention. Aromas have lots of cocoa malts. Hints of hazelnut. Hints of black coffee. The coconut is subtle in the nose, but are alive in the flavor department. Lots of milk chocolate in the flavors. Tons of sweet coconut. More hazelnut in this mix. This beer is sweet, but definitely not cloying or anything. Mouthfeel is light, but not overly thin; active carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Smooth brew.

I like this. It makes a nice dessert beer. If you like coconut, this would definitely be up your alley.

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


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.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

As far as milk/sweet stouts are concerned it's on it's game. Not real thick and you don't have to eat this one. Although it reminds me of a mounds bar. One and done for me but I liked it.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into shaker pint

A: very dark in appearance pretty decent creamy off white head good retention on the glass and lacing

S: This beer smells like dark chocolate and roast coffee has a little bit of an oatmeal taste too

T: Very chocolatey with coffee not as sweet as you expect slight off flavor at the end water maybe 

M: fairly thin but that's par for the course with a milk stout 

O: really liked the tastes on this one for a milk stout it was not bad it was a little thin but overall it was good and not too sweet on the finish. I'd drink this again if I ran across it

Updated: Bottle poured into glass 4-17-15
The coconut explodes in this wow and chocolate for miles as far as coconut this is the most coconut forward beer I've had

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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.

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Photo of kdlz
4.8/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had a happy accident at the brew kettle.. Got this little guy for free due to a beer mix up on delivery.

A - poured a beautiful black with 1 finger off white head. Head decimates quickly and almost no lacing.

S - getting a nice amount of chocolate.. Faint coconut..

T - full bodied, roasty, creamy.. Tastes of cream, chocolate, hints of coconut and lactose.

M - super easy to drink, very creamy the whole way. Reminded me of a roasty chocolate milk.

O - beautiful beer especially for free. Very easy and can session this all day. Will be returning for this beer.

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Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Brew Kettle in Strongsville, OH...

A: Pours a nice deep black with about a half finger of mocha colored head. There is a slight amount of lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is sweet. I get hints of chocolate, caramel, and lacto sugar. I don't get a whole lot of coconut in the nose, but I'm ok with that.

T: Really nice. It's sweet, creamy, and slightly roasty. I'm picking up a ton of chocolate, a little caramel, and a dash of coconut. This is an underlying roasty quality that mixes wonderfully with the over the top sweetness of this beer.

M: Full bodied beer. It's super creamy, and the flavors linger on the palate forever. It's one of those beers where the more you drink it, the more you want to keep drinking it.

O: This is a really wonderful beer. If you ever make it out to the Brew Kettle, and you see this on tap, it's a must buy. Color me impressed.

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Photo of sliverX
4.68/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at the brew pub, presented with a nice looking pint. Dark black with a nice thick mocha head minimal lacing.
Smell is just sweet roast grain.
Taste is fantastic. Sweet hints at coconut and chocolate and it just lingers there getting better between sips. Just fantastic.
Mouth feel is smooth creamy, perfectly carbed
Overall this is a fantastic beer and so very refreshing and drinkable.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the brewpub and it was so good I lugged a growler back 600 miles to NYC.

64oz Hill Farmstead growler into a Southampton oversize snifter... to really enjoy the aroma.

Pours a 1 finger light coffee head with poor retention. Beer is opaque black and full of carbonation. Lacing is spotty with little cling but decent legs.

Nose is coffee, roasted malt, milk chocolate, lactose, fudge, and mild coconut. Real sweet and rich but at the same time light and refreshing. Very nice.

Opens sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and coca cola. Mild vanilla, lactose, and coconut towards the middle. More lactose and sweet coffee at the end. Nutty finish with some sweet, roasted coconut in the aftertaste. Incredible. I don't think I've had better.

Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Bubbly in the mouth but smooths out as it warms and going down. Sticky finish with a lingering aftertaste. Perfect.

One thing to note is that this is mis-categorized as an imperial stout. It clocks in at 4.6% and is just a regular milk stout. Judging from that category, this is the runaway winner in that style. Just an incredible beer with such complexity and flavor and at the same time, such drinkability. Wish I could have this all the time.

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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.

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