Coconut Brown | Blackrocks Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blackrocks Brewery
Michigan, United States
blackrocksbrewery.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Danielr26 on 11-25-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
157
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
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4
Gots:
34
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Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 157
Reviews by krustster:
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3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nice deep brown color, not quite opaque but somewhat cloudy. Big head on pouring that dissipates pretty quickly to a kind of weak-looking ring with not much lacing (not like that really matters). Smells like a coconut, not much beer detectable underneath it, but not overly sweet--literally smells like the inside of an actual coconut for the most part. Quite appetizing, if you actually like coconuts.

Taste is about the same, nice natural coconut flavor with the brown ale serving more as a base for the coconut. I got more coconut (gonna say that word a lot) than I was anticipating, which is a good thing. It's just subtle enough to not be gross but still a big flavor that's at the forefront. Doesn't taste fake or sweetened at all, very nice. I do think that drinking several of these in a row could get a bit sickening but it depends on your coconut tolerance.

Mouthfeel is the only thing that holds it back a bit. It's a little thin considering the rich taste and feels a little weird on the tongue. It's possible that I've been drinking too many stouts and barrel-aged things lately to be able to make a good judgement on this.

Overall this is a a surprisingly good effort from Blackrocks, a very small but increasingly popular brewery here in Marquette that just started canning a few of their offerings recently. There are bigger/better names available for close to the same price around here ($8-9 a six pack) so it's good that they have something unique like this to offer.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of juicebox
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Bingja18
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of MargotDarko
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DruC4
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wasn't getting a lot of coconut on the nose as compared to other coconutty beers....however the mouthfeel and taste of this fine elixir is worth praising. The beer poured a brownish amber with tan head that did not leave much lace. The taste was malty with hints of coconut. Overall....yeah....this is a good one.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of UPBrewer92
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I've found mixed results in coconut being incorporated into beers with the coconut often being overdone. This does a great job at producing a distinct yet balanced coconut flavor which coincides well with additional roasted and malted flavors

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Photo of Danielr26
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of redleg64
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Kunstman
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AndyJ23
4.88/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of tommy5
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThickNStout
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can from LambicPentameter (thank you!). No apparent canning date. Served in my trusty Phish snifter.

Pours a ruby highlighted brown with two full fingers of fluffy ecrue head. The foam dies down leaving very little surface haze and a full collar but no lace.

Aromas of toasted coconut, chocolate malt, caramel and some vague roast. Almost like the distant hint of a Mounds bar.

The flavor blends coconut, caramel, chocolate and some bread. The coconut adds nicely to its basic brown ale vehicle.

Medium light, almost creamy feel with moderate carbonation. Finishes with coconut mixed in caramelly and chocolate malts.

An easy drinking brown with a nice coconut presence from Blackrocks. Seems like it could be a good trail beer.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Coconut Brown from Blackrocks Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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