Tusk & Grain Coconut Stout
Saint Archer Brewing Co.

Tusk & Grain Coconut StoutTusk & Grain Coconut Stout
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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #299
ABV:
13.4%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,567
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 8.56%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
110
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Saint Archer Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
95
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Tusk & Grain Coconut StoutTusk & Grain Coconut Stout
Notes: 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.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 110 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Shaneb818:
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Shaneb818 from California

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

Oct 29, 2017
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neurobot01 from California

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White-waxed 500ml bottle into a snifter at cellar temp.

Look: dark brown with a tiny ring of foam atop, and very active carbonation.

Smell: heavenly. Fudge, coconut, figs, raisins, vanilla, oak, cinnamon, caramel.

Taste: dark fruits, fudge, caramel, bourbon, coconut, vanilla. Light on the roasty aspects, heavier on the dark fruit/powdered cocoa.

Feel: on the light side of medium, perfect carbonation; slightly dry.

Overall: another impressive entry in the Tusk & Grain series. This is not quite a world-class BA stout, perhaps, but it is very good. If you're getting it just for the coconut, you'll be disappointed... go buy a coconut instead.

May 16, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

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

Had one of these, as the last beer for all of March Madness 2018. Like, $14 off the shelf 500ml, easy call here. Pours motor oil (used) black with a 1/3" brown head. Aroma is exactly as the label implies, there's bourbon and coconut here. The roasted malt is less noticeable.

The taste is just a reliable bourbon barrel aged banger shelfie. The type of beer that makes chasing shit or standing in line seem dipshit-esque. The coconut is very prominent but without being sugary. The bourbon is complimentary and sturdy, neither too heavy or too feint. Its not bitter or acrid, rather smooth. Hides the alcohol very well. Nice chocolate notes, again, without relying on sweetness/sugar to do its thing.

I love how this beer is so damn reliable, available and affordable. Makes no sense to chase Prop or whatever analogous beer is out there like this one. Very legit.

Apr 10, 2018
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Volsdawg10 from Mississippi

4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 06, 2016
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BAsbill from California

4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

May 16, 2016
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DanGeo from Michigan

4.51/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jun 27, 2016
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Kraig from California

2.75/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Nov 22, 2016
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Kurmaraja from California

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

Jan 24, 2017
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drone from Washington

3.81/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 07, 2016
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Lucnifter from California

4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 22, 2016
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Mikeypnh from New Hampshire

4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 28, 2016
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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

2.81/5  rDev -35%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

May 09, 2019
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Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida

4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 14, 2016
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Beersnake1 from California

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

12-30-19 - update with the 13.4% version. Absolutely amazing. Very comparable to the lower ABV version, but more robust flavors. Lot of deep chocolate notes, with tons of coconut and marshmallow. So creamy! Alcohol still not noticeable.

May 15, 2018
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pagesofphotographs from Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 14, 2016
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SimcoeKid from California

4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 23, 2016
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PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 21, 2016
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22Blue from Kansas

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 19, 2016
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fthegiants from California

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

Dec 10, 2016
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LA_Hue24 from California

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

Nov 18, 2017
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dpgoblejr from New Hampshire

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

Dec 21, 2017
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chefbigjon from Arizona

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

Nov 28, 2017
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AleHunter805 from California

4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 10, 2016
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

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

Jan 14, 2018
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M_chav from New Mexico

3.56/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aug 17, 2016
Tusk & Grain Coconut Stout from Saint Archer Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 110 ratings