Bolo Coconut Brown | Burial Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
3.94/5
Very Good
198 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Burial Beer Co.
North Carolina, United States
burialbeer.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Cynic-ale on 06-04-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,691
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
198
pDev:
7.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
37
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of BB1313
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of zeff80
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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

Photo of khargro2
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of putonyourwalkingshoes
2.46/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayden34
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of zotzot
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vidblain
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VoxRationis
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml bottle) into a conical pint glass; no production information.
A: Pours a mahogany brown color with a on inch head, with modest retention and little lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, walnuts, coffee, and anise. Peppery bouquet.
T: Flavors of mill chocolate and coconut predominate. I think I detect a macadamia nut note. Bitterness notable and increases during swallow.
M: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Slightly sweet aftertaste.
O: A really enjoyable take on American Brown Ale. Complex and with a "candy" feel. Reminds me of a Mounds or Almond Joy bar.

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Photo of crobinso
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
3.94/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gavage
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: brown in color with a 1" head that falls to a thick surface foam.

Smell: coconut and bread are picked up by the nose.

Taste: bread, coconut, malt, hint of chocoalte, brown sugar, and a moderate nutty bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Crisp to start, smoother at the finish.

Overall: and easy drinking brown ale that is chock full of flavor.

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Photo of nick_perry
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much as advertised. A solid brown ale with coconut notes. Carbonated mouthfeel. Roasted malt finish. Not a whole lot too it, but well done.

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Photo of cbutova
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Tallboy into a becher with a deep brown body and a tan cap. The foamy head ends up around an inch high with good retention eventually dying out completely. Spotty lace develops after the cap dies to a wide ring at the edges.

S- Most of the aroma is from the brown ale malts which are mostly in the nutty, toasted spectrum but there is also a significant cocoa note but not necessarily very roasty. Toffee, chocolate, nuts, cola and just a hint of the classic coconut aroma.

T- Moderate caramel sweetness with malts once again running the show. Toffee is huge here and there is a significant bit of milk chocolate on the palate along with hints of lightly toasted nuts, cola, coconut, banana esters, brown sugar, toasted bread, oatmeal cookies and a bit of coffee. Mostly about the sweetness, toast and the toffee notes. Vanilla sweets.

MF- The body comes off as somewhat thin as the texture is very puffy and there isn't much creaminess to back it up. Moderate level of carbonation and a slick, sweet finish.

Decadent and rather sweet Brown Ale that stays around the toffee and caramel part of the malty spectrum. Comes off a bit thin in the end.

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Photo of tommy5
3.64/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a dark brown color with a cap of a little off white head. Must have held for a good two minutes before dieing off. Filmy lace ends up stringing out a little bit. The aroma blends some sweet coconut, sweet nuts (somewhat like pecans). Sly roastiness. Nice level sweet milk chocolate. Some dark chocolate. The flavor tries to blend a robust roasty coffee bean with the sweet milk chocolate. Adds a touch of vanilla and then the coconut shows back up. Dark chocolate seems to lean back in this department. Sticky roasty to sweet chocolatey aftertaste rolling into a smooth semi-rugged finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body, almost leaning towards the medium side. Still, with a great sessionability about it. Carbonation seems a bit lower and some stickiness seems to cling to my tongue. Overall, nicely done brown ale in aroma and flavor. Me, I didn’t mind some of that stickiness on my tongue as it wasn’t exactly cloying. Would definitely bang this one out again.

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Photo of user785335
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of kwkdmk
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bolo Coconut Brown from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 198 ratings