Tusk & Grain Coconut Stout | Saint Archer Brewing Co.

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Tusk & Grain Coconut StoutTusk & Grain Coconut Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Archer Brewing Co.
California, United States
saintarcherbrewery.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
For brewers, creativity is at the forefront of what we do. In this case, our Imperial Porter and Imperial Stout have spoken, and led us to create our sophomore Tusk & Grain release. Boasting big notes of chocolate, roast and caramel, there was only one ingredient left to complete this beer: toasted coconut. This beer will take you somewhere, and we hope you enjoy the journey.

Added by 2beerdogs on 04-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,238
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
93
pDev:
7.87%
 
 
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Photo of Beersnake1
4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from fridge temp. Pours motor oil black with a good amount of light brown head. Nose is full of beautiful coconut notes with some nice fudge, marshmallow, bourbon, and roasted chestnuts. Flavor is bitter upfront, with a nice bourbon presence. Smooths right off with a good amount of coconut and dark chocolate. Some cherries and blackberries on the aftertaste. Marshmallow, coffee, and tobacco round things off on the back end. Mouthfeel is nice and creamy. This is the 11.54% version, and the alcohol is not noticeable. Overall, a really interesting and tasty stout.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque black in the glass with a half finger brown head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted and biscuit malt, coconut, vanilla and light cocoa. Flavor is dark toasted malt, coconut, mild bourbon, light milk and dark chocolate and light vanilla. Nice residual malt, chocolate and coconut in the finish. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess and nice mouth feel. A well made coconut stout with clear coconut flavor, but deftly light without dominating. Good malt body with chocolate notes and light bourbon. Well balanced, but a little boozy. Except for being a little hot, they nailed this one. Both bourbon and coconut can be forward in this style, but everything plays well together here. I liked their Tusk & Grain wee heavy last year and like this one too. I was never excited about their standard stable of beer, but their barrel project seems to do a great job. This is a Tusk & Grain project stout and the ABV is a little over 11%, so a bit lighter than the original version. Really doesn't need to be any bigger.

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Photo of frasergrove
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bubbawilly88
3.7/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this bottle.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark black hue with a thin white head that fades to leave a creamy blanket and and light lacing..

S - Aromas of vegetative notes, roasted notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose acrid notes, chocolate light roast, decent chocolate.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, little thin, good coconut feel.

O -Overall this was a very solid stout, nice coconut notes, good chocolate.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Grabbed in Cali
Light fizzy head, very dark with long legs

Nose tons of coconut, a bit of dark chocolate and faint roast, so much coconut

Taste loads of coconut and dark chocolate, roasted coconut, a touch of vanilla barrel, mild roasted malt

Mouth is med bod, creamy. fluffy carb, touch of alcohol

Overall not bad, loads of coconut thankfully, nice base beer

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4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CoreyC
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.46/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zuidman
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dkawano
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BirdsandHops
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.63/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chefbigjon
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dave_ackbar
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

My best buddy recommended this to me. I had no idea it was no longer being brewed, no wonder it was hard to find.
Look is your normal dark black stout appearance.
Smell, now this is where the norm changes, you first smell the coconut, but then the caramel kicks in, and the finally the chocolate. It’s awesome.
Taste is so smooth, a bit heavy, but shouldn’t a stout be heavy?
Feel is perfect, smooth throughout the sip.
Overall it is excellent.

Gonna have to hunt down a few bottles before they are all gone.

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Photo of Beerbom
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LA_Hue24
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brentusaurus
4.42/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rab53
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Daniellobo
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alohakoa59
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love coconut! Add that to a good imperial stout and you have my attention

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Photo of Shaneb818
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Tusk & Grain Coconut Stout from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 93 ratings