Gimme Samoa That | Rushing Duck Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rushing Duck Brewing Company
New York, United States
rushingduck.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration beer with The Hop, Beacon,NY.

The crew at The Hop spent the day helping us brew and then toasted 50lbs of coconut to create a milk brown Ale with cocoa and coconut to mimic the flavors found in the famous Samoa girl scout cookie.

Added by acurtis on 10-26-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
22
pDev:
5.31%
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Albany Ale and Oyster in Albany, NY.

This one pours a fairly dark brown color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

This one smells like creamy and sweet coconut, with milk chocolate candy, caramel, and vanilla.

This is quite sweet, but still very, very tasty, with a good amount of sweet creamy coconut, almost like coconut mixed with coffee creamier. The base brown ale is slightly subsumed by the coconut and chocolate, but I do still get a bit of sweet breadiness and a touch of caramel. This does a fairly good job of emulating a Samoa girl scout cookie.

This is medium bodied, and pretty creamy, with a pretty good level of carbonation.

I love anything with coconut, so this worked pretty well for me.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eluvah
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LoudRed
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MacMalt
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on draught at the brewery. 12 oz. pour served in a tulip glass. It pours a mahogany color with cola hues and a foamy, mocha-colored head that dissipated quickly leaving soapy lacing on the glass. The nose was rather subdued and featured roasted malt and cocoa. The taste opened with mildly burnt coffee and roasted malt with lots of chocolate and some nuts. I only noticed faint coconut at the finish. This ale is medium-bodied with light carbonation, and it drinks very light at 5.6% ABV. It's easy to have a second pour. Overall, this is a solid Brown Ale. I didn't taste much coconut but that's probably okay. Overall, while I'm a huge fan of Rushing Duck, I'm not sure that this offering lived up to its billing.

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Photo of wisegreensoul
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ncelauro
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TychoNDC
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: A dark brown. Poured with a little less than a finger of head. It dissipated slowly and lingered at the top. Left patchy lacing.

S: Some nuts, didn't pick up any coconut.

T: Fulled the nose. Very rich, nutty flavor. Delicious. Again not much coconut.

F: Medium bodied. Creamy and went down smooth.

O: I didn't think it tasted like a girl scout samoan cookie. It tasted far better. A rich, nutty brown ale. Absolutely delicious. I hope they keep making it.

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Photo of CharlesK
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhfinn
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brbrocc
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Hop. Pours clear deep brown with virtually no head. Sweet coconut nose. Taste of coconut and traces of chocolate. Fullbodied. Really excellent.

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Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the green growler grocery Croton on Hudson ny

Dark ruddy amber look

Coconut sweetness and malt on the nose

Tasty and malted up brown ale. Coconut def comes through along with milk chocolate malt notes.

Quality and worthy brown. Worth a try

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Photo of Mersh
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SlainteAlbanyNY
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 Oz crowler from Oliver's Beverage in Albany, NY. Very tasty, creamy and smooth! Definitely will buy a growler next time. Love Rushing Duck.

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Photo of Mikexw
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Medium brown with burnt umber on the edges. Smallish amount of fizzy head.

S: Lightly toasted coconut, cocoa powder. Flaky biscuit.

M: Well attenuated. Lighter feel with a med light body. Big cream component.

T: Well rounded in flavor. Hints of caramel, palm oil, marshmallow and milky chocolate. Flakes of coconuts on back

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Photo of unclejazz
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a sample at Empire Brewfest at Landmark theatre. After have a room temp sample of cuvée de OC I was willing to try whatever else they were pouring. The inspiration for this beer was the Samoa Girl Scout cookie, Nd I consider it a success. Coconut, hint of caramel, solid malt base. This is an excellently crafted adjunct beer. Enough of each flavor and not too much of any.

Cheers!

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Photo of acurtis
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gimme Samoa That from Rushing Duck Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 22 ratings