Cocoa Bolo | Burial Beer Co.

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coconut Brown with French Broad Cocoa Nibs

This was once a path of subtlety. And now we give it excess. But thats life. We only get one turn around this fireball of biological genesis. I can no longer place a cloak of apathy upon the glaring eyes of this seductively maleficent quagmire. Its time has come. It shall perish no more. Made with loads of chocolate nibs from French Broad Chocolate, piles of coconut, hoards for grain and smatterings of brown sugar. All the things you have already imagined, will happen. Dreams aren’t delicate. Delicacies are dreams

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 12
Photo of drdiesel9483
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasty beer but with the add chocolate and coconut it really starts tasting like a stout or a porter instead of a brown ale. Definitely worth trying and it's a smooth beer.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a whiskey tumbler glass, this beer pours out a dark brown with deep wood like highlights. It forms a finger worth of khaki colored crown, that is well packed but doesn’t hold for more than a minute or two before turning to a huge island of light mist. 4

The nose carries chocolate to the front, with a brown sugar sweetness behind it. Quick hints of almost a peanut butter coffee. At this point, I wouldn’t know or guess of any coconut. A tad underwhelming. 3.5

The taste follows the life of the nose and brings that sweet, milky chocolate to the front again. Brown sugar, fudge, coffee and cream notes while the coconut is like the wall flower of the party, unnoticed and not contributing. 3.75

The mouthfeel is creamy but also has a mild coffee like bitterness that leads to a slightly sharp finish. A solid body for a brown ale, but with the amount of chocolate and fudge flavors coming through, it almost feels too light for the company. 3.5

Overall, it’s not bad by any means, however, I do wish the coconut would’ve shown up more as it is stated a “coconut brown”. I also feel like it could have some smoother edges, especially with the additives in there, since you know they’re lending some help. 3.5

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Photo of Roguer
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Modest head production and OK retention. Body is extremely dark for a brown ale, but appears clear as best I can tell.

Nose initially hits with dry and roasty coffee-like notes, but that is quickly followed by strong coconut, red grapes, brown sugar, caramel, and finally chocolate. Quite inviting on the nose.

Flavor matches the description: it's a lightly roasty brown ale, with pleasant notes of coconut, cocoa nibs, caramel, and brown sugar.

Slick and quite lively on the palate; a touch thin.

This is a very pleasant brew. It's a borderline 4.00 candidate.

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Photo of Buckeye55
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 6 of this at Burial, while in Asheville last weekend and I'm glad I did.
Pours a nice rich dark brown with nice head.
Smells of cocoa with a hint of coconut.
A smooth cocoa taste with a nice cocoa aftertaste.
An enjoyable, smooth brown beer

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Photo of russpowell
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a chestnut hued brown with 2 fingers of pillowy tan head. Average lacing & head retention

S: Cocoa, a touch of coconut

T: Follows the, nose except the coconut is stronger up front, nuttyness & dryness as well. Nutty, dry, with a little cocoa & more coconut. Finishes dry with coconut & nuttyness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

I thought this a pretty fun, easy to drink brown

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Cocoa Bolo from Burial Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 12 ratings