Bolo Coconut Brown
Burial Beer Co.

Bolo Coconut BrownBolo Coconut Brown
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From:
Burial Beer Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Brown Ale - American
Ranked #100
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
88
Ranked #13,884
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 7.61%
Ratings:
226
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 09, 2022
Added:
Jun 04, 2014
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  40
SCORE
88
Very Good
Bolo Coconut BrownBolo Coconut Brown
Notes: Dense forests demand sharp blades. Worn, torn, chipped or rusted, the Bolo shepherds the path. Later still, this tool of ancient times takes on the tiring task of harvesting the hidden fruit of the tropics. Behold the complexity of simplicity, a clean brown ale rife with 9 barley malts, oats and brown sugar. Gasp at the profound aroma produced by a hefty addition of real coconut. Enjoy an aroma that reminds you of tropical granola with a smooth maltiness that hints at chocolate and nuts. Baked in our kettle, cured to perfection.

27 IBUs
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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jjamadorphd from Florida

Decent brown ale - looks great, smells decent, and it’s one I’ll be glad to have again.

May 09, 2022
Photo of 1BrewBacca
4.31/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by 1BrewBacca from Georgia

Look: The quintessential Brown Ale. Cola brown liquid with an off-white head. The head dissipates very quickly. Has some bubbly lace fingers on there glass.
Smell: Chocolate and coconut.
Taste: Great blend of maltiness with above mentioned chocolate and coconut. Slightly sweet for the average brown ale which is a good thing.
Feel: Got that brown ale seltzer thing going on. But it is quite refreshing.
Overall: One of the most enjoyable brown ales I have ever had. I believe I'll have another. Thumbs up!

Feb 19, 2022
Photo of andypeters1971
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
by andypeters1971 from Georgia

Doesn't sound good on the surface and makes one think of the likes of peanut butter & jelly stout or passion fruit/guava hazy ipa. But it's not and works fantastically well as the base of flavors for a beer of this style. Recommended

Dec 08, 2021
Photo of NeverSettle
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NeverSettle from Texas

Very nice and not too heavy. The coconut is subtle, not overpowering. Perfect on a crisp evening.

Oct 06, 2021
 
4 by zbooks from Texas on Oct 06, 2021
 
4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Sep 08, 2021
Photo of haines710
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by haines710 from Delaware

Picked up a can with lunch at Rhu, a bakery in Asheville. Perfect complement to lunch. Not heavy but good nutty flavor. Scent is robust and taste follows. Good mouthfeel and smooth finish.

Aug 23, 2021
Photo of Smakawhat
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Smakawhat from Maryland

Poured from the can into a nonik pint glass.

Light tan forming three finger head, big bubbled like swiss cheese and some retention. Very dark and walnut brown colored body, with a little watery sheen on top, slightly oily.

Aroma is a bit unexpected but good. More of a nutty almond than coconut flavor, mixing with milky chocolate tones and nuts. Mild roast character as well. Seems straightforward.

Palate provides some real unexpected pleasures. Almost creamy, but a simple nutty and roast backbone gives up the goods. Darker chocolate with a creamy nutty flavor in the mid palate. Hints hazelnut and almond quality, with a real good bitting hop taste that brings out some carbon flavors also. Good biting finish almost earthy mint in a way as well.

Real enjoyable brown ale, with a unique flavor profile.

Aug 17, 2021
Photo of arizcards
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a 12 oz can from the Blue Door Bottleshop 6-28-21 for $3.00. Canned 04JUN2021; consumed 8-10-21.

Beer poured brown with an okay off white head.

Nose is a touch of mild roasted malts and a hint of coconut sweetness.

Taste is toasted malts with some toffee and a touch of coconut sweetness balanced nicely by an adequate hop addition.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and smooth.

Overall a tasty spin of the American Brown style!

Aug 10, 2021
 
4 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Aug 07, 2021
Photo of NiceTaps
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by NiceTaps from New Jersey

On tap, pint serving.

Pure as can be deep brown color. Red wine colored highlights. Thin cap, polka dot lacing.

Coconut coffee roast. Sweetness from brown sugar and molasses. Malt roasted to perfection.

Lots of coffee and chocolate and coconut flavors from the roasted malts. Slightly metallic.

Thin and clean. Low carbonation. Smooth, a touch sweet. Roasted.

Well rounded with enough hops to balance the sugar.

Jul 17, 2021
 
4.18 by robotic_being from Florida on Jun 11, 2021
 
3.21 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Apr 09, 2021
 
3.75 by parkwood from Pennsylvania on Sep 04, 2020
Photo of REVZEB
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by REVZEB from Illinois

Dark brown ale with a tan ring. Coconut, toffee malts, lightly roasted nuts, dark chocolate and brown sugar in the nose. Taste is a more roasted version of the nose, dark chocolate steps up, nuts too, malt work is impressive. Feel is smooth, well balanced, doesn't get textures from the adjuncts but has a decent carbonation to make it all work, though lighter. Nice brown

Aug 26, 2020
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3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mntlover from Tennessee

Thanks Charity for this sample. Pours a dark rich brown blocking most of the light just some reddish brown around the edges when held to the light. A big thumb sized tan head falls fairly slow with good lace.

Aroma is toasted malts, brown sugars, light nuttiness with hints of toffee, vanilla and coconut.

Taste is smooth lots of toasted malts light nuttiness, very slight brown sugars think most of the sweetness is form the coconut instead. Not much in the way of toffee or vanilla that I thought I picked up in the nose either. Finish has some light earthy notes to it. its not bad at all thinking I am knocking a hair off just because I believed it would be better from the nose.

Mouthfeel is spot on smooth with a lighter medium body.

Overall fairly solid even if my nose disappointed my tongue a little.

Jul 21, 2020
Photo of JLK7299
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JLK7299 from North Carolina

Damn good beer!!

Nov 20, 2019
Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a dark amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has cocoa, coconut and brown sugar hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a cocoa, coconut and brown sugar flavor flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A good American Brown Ale

Oct 20, 2019
 
3.7 by Hyhat from Ohio on Apr 29, 2019
 
3.74 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Feb 03, 2019
 
3.84 by Gadzook from Georgia on Dec 15, 2018
 
3.96 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts on Nov 27, 2018
Photo of m3a3
4.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by m3a3 from North Carolina

I wish I could get more of this! This is one of the reasons I started drinking darker beers

Nov 06, 2018
 
4 by alexsergio from New York on Oct 23, 2018
 
3.77 by plaid75 from New York on Oct 15, 2018
Photo of Sabtos
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Cola brown with red edges and a fluffy, creamy khaki head that slowly settles to a blanket with a thin cling.

Smell is cola, woody nuts, and light coconut butter.

Taste is rooty wood, tangy toasty cola, light coconut, roasted nut and a hint of bitter, earthy coffee. All in good balance.

The drinkable medium-light body has a crisp, round carbonation and finishes paper dry.

Sep 19, 2018
Photo of hman43
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by hman43 from North Carolina

Look: It pours dark brown with a tan head. Head retention is good.

Smell: The aroma is a mixture of roast and coffee with a bit of coconut in it.

Taste: It has a creamy texture with roast and some coffee in the background. There are low levels of chocolate and coconut. There is a very slight spicy element with some nut.

Feel: It has a moderate mouthfeel that is creamy in the texture. The bitter coffee and roast lasts well into the finish.

Overall, a very good brown ale with plenty of complex flavors.

Sep 15, 2018
Photo of macrosmatic
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by macrosmatic from Florida

Thanks to Drew for sending this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 16 oz. can into a J. Wakefield OG teku glass.

A: A translucent rich brown, with a good amount of visible carbonation. A half-finger of tan head forms but doesn't stick around for long.

S: Rich cocoa and toasted malts up front. Then coffee, toffee with notes of vanilla, and a sweetness that I’ll assume is the coconut but I wouldn’t have called it if it wasn’t in the beer’s name.

T: Sweet toasted malts, with the chocolate flavors coming out just on top of the coffee roast. Caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, and coconut all stay in the background but add a nice flavor interplay. More chocolate, and just a touch of grassy hop bitterness and charred bitterness at the swallow. It finishes towards the sweet side overall, but close to balanced with a lingering bittersweet chocolate flavor.

M: An average body for style with low alcohol presence. Carbonation as expected.

O: Well, it’s certainly not a coconut bomb so I was a little disappointed by that. I'm honestly not sure I would have noticed the coconut at all if I wasn’t looking for it. It’s a just-above-average brown ale. You may or may not have something you’d prefer on the shelf around you. Nothing I'd actively seek out, and certainly not something I’d recommend for someone fiending for a coconut beer. But a good Brown Ale.

Jun 25, 2018
Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BB1313 from Ohio

Canned on 4/4/18. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours brown with a nice creamy khaki head that falls leaving great retention and nice lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Subtle hints of caramel, cocoa, toffee and marshmallow. Not much coconut going on in the aroma department at all. The flavors are nice. More cocoa and caramel. Some coffee in the mix. Toasted malts are there. Not really much coconut going on in the flavor department either. Nice malt backbone. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is light with fluffy moderate carbonation. It's very smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice brown ale. The coconut is mild and isn't too noticeable, but it drinks like a nice classic and traditional example of the style. I like it.

May 26, 2018
Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a dark brown color with a small, off-white head of foam. It smelled of coconut, toffee and roasted nuts. Nice coconut flavor - strong but not overpowering. Good toasted caramel backbone with hints of chocolate and toffee.

Mar 11, 2018
 
3.75 by Ardeer from New York on Feb 07, 2018
 
3.8 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jan 31, 2018
Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
2.46/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by putonyourwalkingshoes from California

Really bad beer here. I poured this $4 16oz'r into a 6oz taster glass. Smells coppery in not a good way. This is by far the toughest 5.6% abv beer I've ever had. I get fair coconut and almond as advertised but it's just a heavy unenjoyable beer worthy more of a $5.99 6 pack at your local gas station.

Jan 19, 2018
 
3.77 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jan 08, 2018
 
3.77 by einman from Minnesota on Dec 08, 2017
 
4.24 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on Nov 26, 2017
 
3.21 by Hayden34 from Georgia on Nov 15, 2017
 
3.91 by zotzot from Vermont on Nov 14, 2017
 
4.41 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Oct 31, 2017
 
3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Oct 23, 2017
Bolo Coconut Brown from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 226 ratings