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Coconut Brown | Blackrocks Brewery

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Coconut BrownCoconut Brown

Brewed by:
Blackrocks Brewery
Michigan, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Danielr26 on 11-25-2013

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Photo of entenduintransit
2.98/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The coconut is there in the smell, but not so much in the flavor, which disappointed me. I wish it had more presence.

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Photo of gjoker321
3.04/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of simplejj81
3.12/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of malty
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz can poured into a wide-mouthed short tasting glass (8 oz). Burnt rust colored body with nice clarity. The head diminished quickly to a mere thin halo. The carbonation that formed the head looked a bit larger than normal, while it lasted. Scant uprising carbonation perking upward from the bottom of the glass. Looks rather flat after 2 minutes. The carbonation was audible when the head was forming, almost like soda. then muted quickly.

Rich milk chocolate scent, with molasses and dark fruit in the background. I'm getting malted milk balls and fig newtons. Very aromatic. Blossoming beautiful brown ale vapors are surrounding my head rather nicely. Toasted coconut is way back there, naturally poised.

Sharp and dry burnt chocolate tingle my tongue upon the first sip. Actually was taken off guard, as the initial flavor was a huge contrast to the soft & sweet aroma. Vinous dark fruit sets sturdy in the 2nd and 3rd swallow. Very English tasting. Flinty. Earthy. There's a slight hint of coconut in the nose, but I'm struggling to capture it in the taste. Not much else to detect. Kind of 1-dimensional.

Mouthfeel is watery and just less than medium bodied. Chalky with a dry (almost) metallic finish. Carbonation is light. Again, akin to English browns I've tried.

Drinkability is one and done. Although there's nothing intrusive going on.

Overall a beer I was really looking forward to trying. I'm hoping this was a poorly handled/cared-for can, because my experience seems different from the majority of the reviews I've read here. The scent was it's saving grace, which gives me hope for trying it on tap when/if I find it. I don't see a canned-on date stamp anywhere, which gives me slight pause. I wished I liked this more, and I will try it again when given the chance.

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Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Superspak for this one from his NBS BIF #4 box. 12oz can poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a clean, clear medium brown color with just a thin cap of tan head that immediately dissipated, and left zero lacing.

In the nose, I got a hint of leather, some base malt sweetness, and just the faintest whisper of coconut. Pretty similar on the tongue, some sweetness, some grain and caramel, and the coconut was a bit bolder.

The body was fairly light and thin, and the sweet finish lingered for a few moments. Drinkability was good, I drank me can quickly and easily. Overall, a solid and enjoyable brew. Perhaps not one that someone would go out of their way for, but one that's worth a shot if you see it.

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Photo of tourdot
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.27/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coorsy
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scotty_Karate
3.32/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DruC4
3.33/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MadLatvian
3.49/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of whatsleftofyou
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Cotton_27
3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium dark brown body, two finger offwhite head, good retention, splotchy lacing. Minimal film. Smells of nuts, roasted malt, a bit of toffee, minimal coconut, even as it warms. Nothing too special; for the most part a standard brown ale aroma. Flavour is similar; there are sips where there is a decent bit of coconut flavour, and then there are sips where it's mostly standard brown ale nuttiness and toffee. Moderately sweet, but not cloyingly so. A bit of an earthy bitterness keeps things in check. Mouthfeel is medium-thinner bodied, a bit lighter and thinner than expected for a nearly 7% ABV brew. Overall, I wasn't expecting too much coconut, and there was just enough of it to keep things interesting. Nothing too special; essentially a brown ale with a touch of coconut.

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Coconut Brown from Blackrocks Brewery
Beer rating: 3.89 out of 5 with 167 ratings
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