Cane Life (conditioned On Coconut And Coffee Version) | Other Half Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Other Half Brewing Co.
New York, United States
otherhalfbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Collaboration with J. Wakefield Brewing. Cane Life is an imperial stout brewed with cane juice that Wakefield sourced fresh and had it shipped to us straight from Miami. We then bourbon barrel aged the beer for 8 months. This version was conditioned on coconut and coffee.

Added by NiceBeerCans on 01-05-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
27
pDev:
8.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
3
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Duncian
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brew33
3.57/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CraftFan5
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CharlesK
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of earljones199
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikeypnh
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cosmicevan
3.37/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had a bunch of buds over last night and we ripped thorugh a dozen other half stouts side-by-side for science.

The list included:
In Absentia Luci (2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged W/ Coconut, Vanilla & Cardamom)
In Absentia Luci (2016 Bourbon Barrel Aged With Vanilla)
In Absentia Luci (2016 Bourbon-Barrel With Coffee Hazelnut And Cocoa Nibs)
In Absentia Luci - Red Wine Barrel
In Absentia Luci - Rum Barrel Aged
We've Been Out There In Orbit (Apple Brandy Barrel Aged)
We've Been Out There In Orbit (Bourbon Barrel Aged)
We've Been Out There In Orbit (Rum Barrel Aged)
Cane Life (bourbon Barrel Aged Version)
Cane Life (conditioned On Cocoa, Cinnamon And Ancho Peppers Version)
Cane Life (conditioned On Coconut And Coffee Version)
Cane Life (conditioned On Tahitian Vanilla Version)

The Cane life set in general was a BIG let down. The cinnamon version was the only really good one and this one was super mediocre. The coconut wasn't overbearing but it was enough that I was turned off as someone who doesn't dig the flavor, but others at the tasting really felt the coconut was light. Most of these pours did not get consumed. Very meh

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.12/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rjp217
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CHickman
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black color with a minimal brown head that left basically zero lacing. That's what you get for splitting a bottle, which is fine by me. Smells of roasted barley, smoked grains, dark chocolate, coconut, cocoa powder, burnt coffee grinds and vanilla. Really complex and full of malty notes, this smelled wonderful.

Tastes just as good as it smells with lots of chocolate notes, roasted malts, burnt coffee, cocoa powder, brown sugar, coconut, oaky notes and a sweetness that resembles both bourbon and/or sugar cane almost like rum. So, so smooth for 12% ABV, this was dangerous to drink. I split this bottle but could have easily had the whole thing myself. The Other Half and J. Wakefield collaboration beers have all been winners in my book.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I was disappointed with the vanilla Cane Life, but I really enjoyed this variant. The coffee and coconut are pretty subdued, but the flavors are very nicely blended. Very enjoyable. I hope the other variants are more like this one and less like the vanilla variant.

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Photo of ncelauro
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Boccu
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours really dark with a two finger light brown head that's fades quickly. Nice lacing. Aroma is coconut, coffee and light booze. Taste is booze, coconut, light coffee with a nice bourbon light burn finish. Very balanced. The high alcohol is very well hidden. Very well made look forward to more stouts from other half.

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4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I was lucky to get all four variants of the Wakefield/Other Half Cane Life imperial stout collab.

This coconut+coffee bottle is very good but not outstanding. I wish the coffee was more prominent, more than the coconut that dominates throughout.

Decent bourbon presence but also could use a little more if that woody barrel thang... however the supreme drinkability lifts this brew to great heights. It is 12% but you'd never know it because it is so smooth.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jhfinn
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I loved this; my second favorite variant to coffee, chili, vanilla one.

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Cane Life (conditioned On Coconut And Coffee Version) from Other Half Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 27 ratings