Pirate Stout - Rum-Oak Aged Coconut Stout | Santiam Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Santiam Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by lighthabit on 07-28-2013

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Ratings: 25 |  Reviews: 6
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Photo of acurtis
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells great but all I can think of is Hawaiian tropic suntan lotion

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Photo of Ace1117
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.02/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jason_nwx
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on cask at Bailey's Taproom. A beautiful mix of the sweet and spicy rum, toasted coconut and chocolate/roast from the base beer. Nice silky mouth feel from the cask conditioning. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of MadeInOregon
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

great smell and flavor all the way through!

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Photo of John_M
2.97/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really want to like these guys, and based on the description, I thought for sure this would be a hit for Santiam. Sigh... guess again. On tap at Bier Stein last night.

Although described as a stout, the beer pours a fairly dark amber color with minimal head retention and lacing. I think BS has only recently put this on tap, but for all the world it had the look (and smell, and taste) of a beer that had been sitting around for a while. On the nose I initially got nothing. However, as the beer warmed I did pick up some very light sweet malt and rum, but that really was it. I'll take the brewer's word for it that there's some coconut in this brew, because there was no sign of it on the nose or on the palate. The flavor profile was just more of the same, and there really was nothing exciting or enjoyable about drinking this beer. Alcohol was well integrated into the flavor profile, at least I'll give them that.


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Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of lighthabit
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

sampler on tap at the Salem Bite Brew-n-Food festival

rum barrel aged (server said the barrels are from rogue), barrel nicely up front, finishes smooth, mild chocolate/cocoa, sticky, quick tang of hops in the middle that vanishes before you realize it's there. coconut isn't making itself known very much. color of strong dark coffee, no lacing. very nice, best of the bunch today.

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Photo of leftoverburrito
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of dannykugler
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of marlowe57
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Growler fill from Hollywood Liquor in Portland OR. Dark amber color, touch of red. Head goes away quickly, minimal lacing. Smells strongly of coconut, taste is coconut and rum from the barrel. Reminds me STRONGLY of a Pina Colada. You have to be in the right mood for this one. A little chocolate/cocoa from the malt. A little bittering but not much else from the hops, any aroma is blown out by the coconut. Moderate mouthfeel, maybe a touch thin for what it is. I see the other reviews that say not much coconut but that's not so in this batch. I enjoyed it but I like dessert type /coconut/chocolate sweeter beer.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of craigreno
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of beertunes
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Sharpski for this one. 16.9oz bottle poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a solid black color with more than 3/4 inch of medium brown head that had decent retention and lacing. Lovely beer.

Rum and I have a bit of a history, and sometimes I still get a bit of a bad flashback. As soon as I cracked this open, a strong rum scent wafted forward, and it was most pleasant. In the glass, some coconut showed through, although the combination seemed to overpower the base beer a bit. Pretty similar on the tongue, although none of the aspects seemed as strong as in the nose, which is odd for me. Usually, I get more from the palate than the olfactory.

The body was fairly typical for the style, thinner than some, thicker than others. Drinkability was very good, smooth and easy. Overall, a very pleasant brew indeed. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atpca
2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

Photo of sharpski
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of judkinst
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I found this bottle in a tulip to be very drinkable. Definitely get the coconut in the aroma and taste. Goes down smooth with just a hint of rum in the back end with a slight burn. I like the overall subtlety of this, nothing overpowers the other and very tasty. Some don't like this but I found it very enjoyable. Glad I got one to enjoy some months down the road.

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Pirate Stout - Rum-Oak Aged Coconut Stout from Santiam Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 25 ratings.
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