You Figure It Out | Griffin Claw Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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26 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
griffinclawbrewingcompany.com

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Coconut & Vanilla Milk Stout

Added by Zaphog on 10-07-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,396
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
26
pDev:
3.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Phoodcritic
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tripel_Threat
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of richj1970
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16 oz can.

A: Dark brown with 3 finger mocha head with lasting retention and moderate lacing.

S: Coconut, vanilla, slightly sweet pastries. I was reviewing blind and picked up on hints of bourbon.

T: Coconut, vanilla, fresh baked brown bread, molasses.

M: Medium body with light carbonation. Alcohol presence above it’s ABV.

O: Very nice milk stout. Coconut in stouts is a favorite of mine and I wouldn’t have minded it being stronger here.

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Photo of Mikecd234
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Raime
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Grabbed from Jake's Liquor in Monroe MI. $2.19 for the tall boy. Here we go.

Look - Black though penetrated by the light. Decent finger of fizzy off white head.

Smell - WOW let's talk about that coconut. Smells like I just busted a coconut wide open and stuck my nose in it. Cannot complain here in any regard.

Taste - Coconut as you would expect leads the whole thing here. Touches of the vanilla though there is a weird alcoholic note that hits mid palate that kinda annoys me upon a swig. That'll lose a quarter in the score.

Feel - Mild with a moderate carbonation. Super sweet and I can just imagine a mounds melting in my mouth without the true richness.

Overall - This beer had a ton of potential. I am a huge fan of all the flavors presented but that unusual alcohol note really threw things for a toss. The smell punched me in the face but the rest kinda let me down. Do not mean to sound like I am bashing this in any regard, it is a super solid beer.

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Photo of Calraven
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Giggy
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of fern22
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of beergorrilla
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Isarnan
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I ordered this on tap. It was served in a pint with little to no head. Very dark and strong coconut smell. The coconut taste certainly came through but it was a weak finish. I would not order it again it just lacked enough depth for me.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HardyA
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You Figure It Out pours a nice chocolate brown-black pour with a fingernail of beige head.

Aromas of shaved coconut, peppermint, chocolate, and vanilla. It reminds me a lot of a holiday bite sized treat made of chocolate and peppermint with coconut on top.

Flavor is coffee and chocolate-forward, with assertive flavors of roast barley and slight mint. A finish of lingering acidic coffee and coconut. Overall it's a very good flavor profile.

Feel is, well I want to say it's a tad thin, but just when I think so, a creaminess comes in and bumps it to almost perfection. I can't knock this too much. It's nice.

Overall, I've figured it out. It's a good stout I'd come back to. I'm glad I was able to solve this puzzle.

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Photo of bellringer
4.32/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Starts like a stout becomes a chocolate and coconut mix and leaves with incredible amount of coconut. Very good beer I didn't expect it.

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Photo of 98green
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I really like this effort. The vanilla and coconut are subtle and not artificial, and it doesn't go with the wave of cranking the ABV so it works well in a rotational session. This will be a fridge staple every season if it stays in the Griffin rotation

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Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 2/9/2017. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk chocolate, toasted coconut, vanilla, caramel, cream, brown sugar, cocoa, and brown bread; with light toffee, coffee, dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coconut, vanilla, and lactose notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, toasted coconut, vanilla, caramel, cream, brown sugar, cocoa, and brown bread; with light toffee, coffee, dark fruit, and roast/toasted earthiness. Slight herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, toasted coconut, vanilla, caramel, cream, brown sugar, cocoa, brown bread, light toffee/coffee, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coconut, vanilla, and lactose flavors; with zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Minimal dryness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome coconut milk stout! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coconut, vanilla, and lactose flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. Nicely rich with an awesome mouthfeel for the modest ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Richter525
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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You Figure It Out from Griffin Claw Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 26 ratings