Coquito
Funky Buddha Brewery

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Style:
Cream Ale
Ranked #64
ABV:
11.2%
Score:
85
Ranked #25,542
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 15.42%
Reviews:
1
Ratings:
13
From:
Funky Buddha Brewery
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  2
SCORE
85
Very Good
Notes: Introducing Coquito, our Mixology Series winter release! Inspired by the classic Puerto Rican holiday drink, this 11.2% imperial cream ale is brewed with lactose sugar, aged inside Caribbean rum barrels, and blended with coconut, cinnamon, and vanilla.
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jjamadorphd from Florida

4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've had several from this series and this by far is the best of all, by like seriously far...

Full Disclosure: As a latino I am partial to rum. It is the spirit of the Caribbean and the drink we all have grown up with, from well, frankly, childhood. That said, I have until now never found a cream ale I have liked. From the wording alone you would think this would be an easy thing to do - find a cream ale to simply enjoy and do so many times over. But no. Until today, I did not think this brew, a so-called cream ale, would actually ever taste good. But no. I found one that does and does so in spectacular fashion. From the vibrant and rich copper colored drink to the sweet scent of rum, to the creamy and full-bodied mouthfeel. This is truly something to enjoy, and do so in no hurry. The taste is boozy, rum-flavored, sweet, yet balanced by malt - it's about all you can ask for when you mix an ale with rum - and this does it expertly. Quite possibly the best beer I have had in 2020, to date, and certainly the best cream ale I have ever had, hands down.

Feb 23, 2020
Coquito from Funky Buddha Brewery
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 13 ratings