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
Ratings:
162
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
For Trade:
1
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nut, and slight coconut aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, nut, and toasted coconut flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of toast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with the coconut coming through better in the taste to me.

Serving type: can.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours lightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, coconut, nuttiness, biscuit, brown bread, brown sugar, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate coconut notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toast, toffee, coconut, biscuit, nuttiness, brown bread, brown sugar, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toast, toffee, coconut, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and coconut flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice flavored brown ale. All around good complexity and robustness of dark/bready malts and moderate coconut flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of mothman
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Zaphog
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of aasher
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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 AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Poured a chill hazed brown hue with a thin quarter inch head that fades rather quickly to leave a thin blanket and light halo.

S - Aromas of roasted malts, light vanilla, very light coconut. Pleasant, light chocolate. Almost porter like on the nose.

T - Taste is more of the roasted malts, light cereal grain. Nice softer chocolate, mild coconut. Sweetness is rather low, resembles a brown ale more and more with each sip.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, smooth, creamy.

O - Overall, this was a tasty brown ale for sure. The coconut here works very nicely and is not gimicky. Appearance could stand to be a bit better, but other than that it's a solid beer.

Serving Type: Can

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Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
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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Photo of beertunes
3.18/5  rDev -17%
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 4DAloveofSTOUT
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of egrace84
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Gotti311
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutHunter
3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Blackrocks Brewery's Coconut Brown last week for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. This is the last of the three new beers from Blackrocks, so far they have all been good and I hope this one is good too, so lets see how it goes. No visible canning date. Poured from a 12oz can into a imperial pint glass.

A- The can looks ok, it's got a somewhat similar design to the other two beers, but from a glance it just looks like a Brown Ale since the word coconut is off center in smaller white font, I don't think it's too eye catching. It poured a darker brown color that took on slight mahogany hue around the edges when held to the light with a fingers worth of slightly darker tan head died down to a thin ring fairly quickly and it stayed till the end and it left pretty much no lacing behind. This was a nice looking beer, but I wish it had better head retention and lacing.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the coconut being the first to show up and I would say it's right around medium and it has more of a natural coconut milk aroma and it isn't very sun tan lotion like. Up next comes the malts which impart some sweet malt, caramel, caramel malt, and lightly toasted aromas with a noticeably nutty aroma in the background and when it mixed with the coconut aromas it reminds me a little of an Almond Joy. This beer had a pretty nice aroma, I thought the coconut showed up just enough and it was represented well.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma, but it's lighter and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by the malts being the first to show up and this time and they impart the same aspects that they did in the aroma and they make for a nice Brown Ale base. Up next comes a light nutty flavor that goes right into a lighter amount of medium coconut flavors that still retain that nice natural aspect that it had in the aroma. On the finish there's pretty much no bitterness with a toasted, light roasted, coconut and sweet malt like aftertaste. This was a pretty nice tasting beer, I like how the coconut tasted natural and not sun tan lotion like.

M- Smooth, pretty crisp, a little sticky, on the thicker side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was nice, but it was a little more crisp and sticky than I would want in a Brown Ale.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a nice example of a Coconut Brown Ale, I thought the coconut was represented well and well it could have showed up just a little more I thought it still worked work well with the Brown Ale base which I thought was solid. This beer had nice drinkability, it was smooth, pretty crisp, a little sticky, not too filling and the taste did a nice job at holding my attention, I think I could drink a couple of these, but I'm pretty sure that would be enough for me since I think the mouthfeel would start to wear on me. What I liked the most about this beer was how natural the coconut tasted, I'm glad it didn't turn out to be another sun tan lotion bomb like I find some Coconut Brown Ales to be. What I liked the least about this beer was the mouthfeel and appearance, they both seemed to be this beers weak point and they both could use just a little work. I would buy this beer again if I was in the mood for a Coconut beer and couldn't get Maui Brewing company's version. I would recommend giving this beer a try, but I don't think it's going to be an instant favorite. All in all I liked this beer and it lived up to being called a Coconut Brown Ale. It isn't my favorite Coconut beer, Maui's is still my favorite, but this might come in second place. This might be my least favorite Blackrocks beer, but it's not bad at all, I just like the IPA and Cream Ale more. Nice job guys, keep up the solid work.

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Photo of zekeman17
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +11%

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

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Coconut Brown from Blackrocks Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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