Coco-nutter Almond Chunk
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #798
ABV:
8.9%
Score:
93
Ranked #6,684
Avg:
4.29 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
23
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
One-off
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Notes: Not quite easy-drinking, not quite chewy. The King Sized lineup of our Assorted Treats series toes the line between daily-drinkers and special occasion beers, playing its role wonderfully in both instances. A light-hearted balance of indulgence and drinkability, these stouts are inpired by some of our favorite pastries and culinary treats.

The first addition to the King Size Assorted Treats series is Coco-Nutter Almond Chunk. Brewed with an array of mouth-watering adjuncts, this Imperial Milk Stout pours the color of dark chocolate with walnut highlights. The nose is complex, shifting from morning bakery aromas of peanut butter and toasted almond to the sweeter side of things, where rich vanilla and a candied-coconut character make an appearance. A complex grist bill, with a generous portion of various wheat malts and a restrained lactose addition, make for a beautifully creamy mouthfeel and gently sweet finish.

MALT: American 2-row Barley, Maris Otter, Rolled Oats, Pale Chocolate, Carafe III, Simpson DRC, Munich 10L, CaraMunich III, Caramel Wheat, Dark Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Chocolate Wheat, Midnight Wheat
HOPS: CTZ
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS: Toasted Almond, Madagascar Vanilla Beans, Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter, Lactose, Trillium Cold Brewed Coffee
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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mnj21655 from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a syrupy black with murky brown at the edges and a half finger of tan/light brown head that quickly disappears. Aroma has nuts, cocoa, toast, coconut, a roasty acridity, and some booze. Taste is sweet, nutty, and toasty with cocoa and toasted coconut notes. Finish feels a little syrupy but actually isn’t terribly sweet. There is a distinct boozy note in the finish and exhale. Body only feels medium full but is definitely on the verge of syrupy. Overall this is just ok. It’s unapologetically a pastry stout but the booze is way more prominent than I’d expect for a non BA beer. I also thought that the roasty acridity was too much given the other flavors here.

Jun 28, 2020
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Damian from Massachusetts

4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Trillium Brewing Company, Boston, MA
05/19/20
Served in a tulip

The beer poured an oily looking, near pitch black and was topped by a small, creamy, khaki colored crown that quickly fell to a thin collar. Some patchy, streaky lacing clung to the sides of the glass.

The aroma was outstanding. Coconut came through big time. Rich coconut oil perhaps. Good dose of vanilla too. Chocolate notes were also apparent. Nice mix of milk and dark chocolate. Sweet overall but not excessively so. As the beer warmed, some nuttiness came forth. I might guess either almond or peanut. The coconut also become more prominent.

The flavor profile was similar to the nose but not quite as punchy or as smooth. Roasted malts dominated up front. Coconut appeared next, along with some vanilla. Dark chocolate came through in the center. The beer finished with more roasty bitterness, a touch of booze and a lingering metallic note. Later, the metallic quality subsided and the coconut intensified.

Medium bodied mouthfeel. Slightly oily. Perhaps a touch thinner than I anticipated. The liquid contained a medium bubbled but fairly prickly effervescence that turned creamy, slick and smooth on the palate.

Trillium’s pastry stouts typically fall in the 12-14% ABV range, and it was nice to have something that was similar in flavor and aroma but lower in alcohol. I would love to see more of their stouts offered in 16 ounce cans and medium format bottles versus the current 750s.

Jun 25, 2020
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gbiello from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very dark coming out of the can; not quite pitch black. Looks a little thin for a stout. A finger and a half of light khaki head that came from an aggressive pour. Toffee and graham cracker on the nose. Vanilla and peanut butter as it warms up. A lot going on in the taste. See everything listed in the commercial description! Light touch of lactose is perfect for not being too sweet. Just a touch too thin for my preference on the mouthfeel. Very good beer overall that I would buy again, but I wouldn't rush out to get it.

Jun 07, 2020
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.52/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L - looks like cola coming out of the can and settles into pitch blackness. Tan head darkens from the inside out, dissipating quickly to leave a mocha-graded ring.

S - huge, bright nuttiness. Cashews, almonds, coconut. Butter cookies and a hint of licorice. Even a bit of brown sugar candy.

T - oh that's sweet. Cinnamon-accented swaths of milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and fudge..chocolate. The sweetest drink from Starbucks level of lactose-fueled light roast coffee. Coconut still dominates, as it is wont to do, but the other flavors still manage to make a strong showing. There's a smooth marshmallow fluff..ness which I assume is the vanilla. Finish features a flash of Skippy's peanut butter. Not the stuff in the jar, but the commercial peanut butter-flavored snacks that were less rich and more sweet. Lastly there's a burst of nuttiness lead by walnuts and pecans that slowly mellows out into hot stickiness.

F - thinner than I was hoping for this level of decadence, but at least it's smooth and creamy as can be.

O - similarities to Trillium's monster bottled stout game, but in a more drinkable package at a fraction of the price. Big, boisterous flavors that almost seem to get away from the beer at times. Too big for their britches or something. A touch unrestrained, but a shameless pastry stout all the same.

Jun 07, 2020
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Holderness from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Found this one to be like a lot of other sorta-pastry stouts out there -- subpar appearance due to the fat content of the adjuncts, great aromas from the adjuncts, lackluster flavors since the adjuncts and malts don't quite meld cohesively, and a moderately thin mouthfeel (probably mostly psychological from the insanely thick mouthfeels of pastry stouts). This was definitely more pricey than it was worth, if you want something in this vein I'd seek out Mast Landing Gunner's Daughter for something at a lower price point but equivalent flavors/aromas

77/100

Jun 07, 2020
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5.19.2020, opened 5.30.2020

Dark brown motor oil, two finger creamy, rich broaden foam cap, good retention, settles to a pencil thick layer , some lacings

Aroma is chocolate, almonds, coconut ,

Taste is Sweet , almonds, chocolate, coconut, hint of coffee, hint of peanut butter

Medium sudsing, sweetness lingers , almost creamy

Good dessert beer

Jun 01, 2020
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smcolw from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Minor beige head from a fairly violent pour. It settles to rim bubbles only quickly and leaves only minor spots for lace. Deep, dark brown (but not black) where no light passes.

Definitive coconut smell with a hint of semisweet chocolate. No coffee. Some alcohol warmth.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, rich body and low carbonation. The flavor is closest to almond chocolate fudge. Sweet but not cloy. In the swallow I pick up on the alcohol with a touch of blackberry. Short aftertaste similar to hot cocoa. Very easy to drink and well balanced.

May 25, 2020
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with a creamy frothy tan brown foam head. Notes of dark chocolate, dark dried fruits, candied toffee, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, peanut butter, almonds, fresh vanilla, toasted coconut, coffee, lactose creaminess, hints of dark fruit, cherry, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium plus bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice imperial stout with lactose, toasted almond, Madagascar vanilla beans, toasted coconut, peanut butter, and cold brewed coffee.

May 23, 2020
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 5/19/20.

Pours oily black with a short brown head. Retention and lacing is average. Coconut, chocolate fudge, toffee, and butterscotch in the nose. Full bodied with a slick, oily mouthfeel. Chocolate syrup, butterscotch, and malted milk balls on the palate. Finishes sweet with plenty of chocolate and chipped toffee.

May 22, 2020
Coco-nutter Almond Chunk from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 23 ratings