Toasted Coconut Ale
Core Brewing & Distilling Co.

Toasted Coconut AleToasted Coconut Ale
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Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Arkansas, United States
American Brown Ale
3.89 | pDev: 15.68%
Jun 16, 2021
May 24, 2014
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4
12 oz can, no date, into Boiler brandy snifter.

Dark porter brown with slight ruby hues at the bottom. Creamy head that nearly fills the glass, so it's probably got a little age on it. Off-white with shades of khaki. Recedes to a finger with no lace sticking.

Aroma is very intense and inviting. I can nearly smell the palms in the Hana rainforest. Very woody, with an emphasis on the toasted part of the coconut. Almost burnt but pleasantly intensely toasted. I get a hint of mint and eucalyptus. Wet/moist earth. I don't think I've ever honestly smelled an island, realistically, in a beer before. There are palms on the back of the can. This isn't corny or gimmicky. They actually have captured the natural smells of an island. For this reason it gets a five.

Flavor is burnt toast ends, flavorless already-been-chewed gum, metallic dirt, coconut, grass, hints of nutty cocoa, and eucalyptus. Despite all of this it's surprisingly drinkable, but it has a lot going on and none of it is particularly sweet. It's a challenging beer but rewards you with contemplation.

Feel is thinner than I'd prefer, a bit heavy on the carbonation (probably due to its time in the can), with lots of starches drying on the palate. Almost ends like microfiber.

Overall, this beer is a little challenging but I respect it. There's craft here. Coconut is pretty large here and that's what's advertised. Core is kinda hit and miss but I'd like to think that if I could find this fresh I'd buy it again.

$1.95 @ Liquor Mart in Fayetteville, AR
Jun 16, 2021
Rated: 3.79 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Feb 17, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by Jharders from Arkansas

Jan 06, 2019
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Reviewed by D1noB from Oklahoma

4.46/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A bodied beer that still is pretty crisp. Roasted malt and slight bitter sweet finish.

Taste rating in words: A toasted sweet surprise after a long hard day.
Aug 01, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Nov 08, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by SynthetikReality95 from Arkansas

Aug 14, 2017
Rated: 3.57 by SirHopsHoppington from Arkansas

Jul 01, 2017
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Reviewed by thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a dark brown cola color with a finger and a half of lasting khaki-colored head that leaves strong lacing.

Strong, sweet aroma of caramel, butterscotch and toasted coconut. Maybe a hint of vanilla. A hint of darker malts behind that.

There's a little sweetness, but much more of a roasted malt flavor in the taste; decidedly less caramel than the nose; then the coconut. A little vanilla and a little bitterness in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with a slick mouthfeel.

Coconut isn't really my thing. Others may enjoy this more.
May 06, 2017
Rated: 4.07 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

May 02, 2017
Rated: 1.15 by Edie from Oklahoma

Apr 12, 2017
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Reviewed by KLHBB from Arkansas

3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Quite tasty, coconut, chocolate, gets better as it warms a bit. I can't speak to the look, drank from the bottle. Medium carbonation, a great sipping and dessert beer. Yum.
Jan 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by OUJayhawk1799 from Oklahoma

Oct 26, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Sep 23, 2016
Rated: 5 by syndelee from Georgia

Aug 06, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

May 29, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by Abbbp from Texas

May 28, 2016
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Reviewed by Flatlands from Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Almost stout like S - Bring on the coconut baby! T - Malt, a bit sweet and coconut comes on board M - like a really mello stout with coconut O - Really well done! Very much enjoyable and different but not to the point of being different just to be different.

This is a great late night sipping beer. Different flavors hit you as the beer warms. Nice Job Core!
Apr 14, 2016
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Rated by fs_native from Arkansas

4.41/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Subtle coconut aroma and taste. Compliments well with the dark brown. Coconut is not overwhelming. Hint of roastiness.
Nov 10, 2015
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Reviewed by infinitebruner from Arkansas

3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
July 12, 2015

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Nearly jet black, with light khaki, large bubbles, and moderately low retention. Does not pour particularly thick or thin.

S – Coconut, coffee, and toasted pecans, almost like butter pecan ice cream or a flavored cappuccino. A touch of hazelnut and chocolate.

T – Chocolate, light coffee liqueur, light butterscotch. Some low herbal hops, and low impressions of hazelnut and coconut. Getting more of the toast flavor than the coconut flavor here.

M – Fairly light bodied and light to medium-light carbonation. Fairly dry throughout.

O – This beer smells amazing, but the flavor doesn’t quite live up to the aroma. Still, very drinkable, and very interesting.
Jul 14, 2015
Toasted Coconut Ale from Core Brewing & Distilling Co.
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 28 ratings