Coconut Quad | Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Virginia, United States
lickingholecreek.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by SportsandJorts on 12-15-2015

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#9,715
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
33
pDev:
9.65%
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Ratings: 33 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Lickinghole Creek, out of Goochland, VA. Can't make this up. This Coconut Quad is certainly not traditional. Not really coconut, but flavors of the candi syrup used, some dark fruits and a bit of fusel alcohol. It has a tropical fruit/floral character to it. Decent body, but a confusing brew.

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Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a mahogany brown color and an opaque consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A good aroma of coconut, Belgian yeast, spices, dark fruit, and some hops.

T: Tasted of some mild spices (pepper), a moderate amount of coconut, Belgian-style yeast, dark fruit (plums, raisins), hops (mostly in the finish), and phenols as well. An interesting flavor. The coconut seems to work well, but there's a mild metallic quality as well that's a little off-putting. Still, this is a lively taste.

F: A slightly syrupy feel with a slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a very solidly made, likable quad. Worth trying, for something different.

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Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slack
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No date
750 ml
$13 iirc

Deep amber in color with decent head that settles to a complete circle and then some. Excellent lacing as it drinks down.

Nose is very much coconut, vanilla, sugar, and minor dark fruit.

Taste is coconut mixed with dark fruit - raisins and maybe figs, malt, fruity phenols, minor booze, and minir hops are all present.

Mouthful is medium and a bit syrupy and cloying. Carbonation is low. Finish is semi sweet.

An interesting take on a quad. The coconut is very present here, almost overwhelmingly so on the nose. The body however is more quad accented by coconut. Drinkable but in moderation as more than one glass really does turn you away. Definitely try it and share it.

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Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DeathByPuppy
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of argock
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml brown bottle into a Chimay goblet. 2016 vintage.

A: Opaque plum-chestnut with reasonably good 1/2-finger beige head with average retention but a thin but scrappy layer of lacing.

S: Huge coconut aroma with a mild but not off-putting chemical coconut and vanilla Malibu type of boozy aroma.

T: The flavor is muddled and overwhelming but not a total loss. The quad character is nowhere to be found with a little bit of raisin slammed by coconut and higher alcohols. Finish is mildly solventy alcohol but not much else to suggest it.

M: LIght-bodied for the style --- very drinkable with low-moderate carbonation

O: Disappointing honestly -- I anticipate a lot more character. More base beer less coconut.

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Photo of Zekenyce
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KentMills
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Rustico in Alexandria, VA.
Look: Incredibly dark with minimal head.
Smell: One of the most intense smelling beers I've had. It was like snorting coconut sunblock (in a good way)
Taste: After the smell, I had high hopes. It was full of coconut and toasty malt upfront making it taste like toasted coconut (yum), but the aftertaste washed it away into something odd I struggled to describe. I might be grasping to say the aftertaste was ... metallic?
Anyway, good body too. Good to share a bottle, not hog a six-pack.

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Photo of billab914
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of YvesB
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ghirsh
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of SportsandJorts
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: pours a mahogany to dark cherry color. a finger or so of tannish head with decent to good retention. opaque due to the darkness but a strong brightness to the garnet like color.

Smell: huge oily coconut aroma. fig to raisin dark fruity character. some booziness and maltiness.

Taste: opens with some maltiness, quickly taken over my a lot of different fruit tastes. belgian-like figs and dark fruits, along with very oily coconut flavor. belgian character returns with yeasty flavors, mainly in the phenolic range, some pepper and clove. slight booziness in the background comes forward from time to time.

Mouthfeel: medium to fuller body than most quads. some slight lingering oiliness. some slight warmth booze.

Overall: a great coconut beer. just barely shows all the character of a good Belgian Quad but then wallops you with nice strong coconut character. a little bit on the oily side (especially from the bottle, the tap at Despot Day was a little less) but delicious nonetheless.

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Photo of Nalid66
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldn00b
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml into a snifter. Dark red, rust color. Slightly fizzy head forms and recedes quickly. Zero lacing. Very turbid - relatively typical but more so than expected even given it being unfiltered.

Nose is hugely and entirely coconut. Delicious, sweet, tropical nutty. Delightful.

Unfortunately that nose doesn't indicate the mess underneath. This is a big, boozy, brash mess. It's hard to tell that this is a quad. Where their BB quad comes through much improved from the softening while it aged among other factors I'm sure, this is mostly just confounding. It isn't overly sweet, it isn't balanced either.

It has a big, fully body, but alcohol as incredibly astringent. There are definitely some esters here that work to it's detriment.

I bought this after hearing how great it was - wish I could have just tried a small glass on tap and hadn't jumped for the bottle. I wanted it after Redneck Wedding - but where that had some subtlety and nuance, this one doesn't. Would not buy again.

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Photo of avisong
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjgiant
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle:
Pours perhaps a little darker than expected, but closer inspection shows a burgundy auburn nature with a fair amount of clarity. Head lasts awhile as a reddish beige rim and film atop the beer, though lacing doesn't really occur.

Nose slowly wafted to my nose as I poured the beers and did a few things before tasting the beer. Of course the obvious note was coconut. Definitely one of the stronger coconut smelling beers, right up there with death by coconut. To a detriment, perhaps, depending on your take, as that scent dominates the aroma to the exclusion of almost all else. Maybe a little leather and regular nuts is about all I perceive with effort - not exactly classic quad notes.

On a colder beer, the opening is fine, heavy on coconut-but turns a little extract-ish late when the alcohol hits. Dark nut, oily feel more like the skins, and a decent clean to woody bitterness to balance the coconut and sweeter quad notes. Actually the bitterness with the coconut is perhaps a tad overdone - I'd like a little more malt sweetness. This reminds me a little of a BBA quad that exhibits coconut notes, but is way heavier I said flavor.

I liked this more initially. I was hoping warmth would smooth the edges, but it didn't as much as I would've liked. The alcohol taste isn't well hidden (or pairs with the coconut with a multiplying effect). If it showed the base style a little more, I think it could even things out and improve the overall experience.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.51/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of carlso_aw
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer is a dark, opaque, brown coloring with a low profile, foamy, clingy, off-white head. Nose of rich, toasted coconut, milk chocolate, and toffee. Flavors are tasted coconut forward, followed by a solid blend of chocolate and toffee, with boozy highlights, vanilla creme, and a bready backbone. Smooth, creamy body, with a toasty, richly sweet aftertaste, heavy on coconut and toffee. Smooth, rich, lingering finish. Very tasty beer.

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Photo of msumike89
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KevCan
4.82/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Bought a 750mL bottle from Whole Foods in Arlington, VA, on the recommendation of a Lickinghole rep who was giving out samples of another beer. Shared with friends and poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Medium brown, cloudy. Small head.

Smell: Intense coconut, Belgian candi sugar, raisin.

Taste: Intense coconut, very sweet, boozy.

Feel: Thick and syrupy, low carbonation.

Overall: The combination of Belgian quad with tons of coconut is way better than expected. Delicious!!

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Coconut Quad from Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 33 ratings