Coco Chango | Basqueland Brewing Project

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Brewed by:
Basqueland Brewing Project

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 10
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Served in a tulip from the bottle.

Appearance: Semi-thin but yet slightly thick black bodied beer with medium bubbles and a super subtle head rising tenth of an inch at best.

Smell: Super coco and chocolate aroma which is super deep, smells of warm sugar but one knock is how light it is. Dissipates into your nostrils quickly but still super appetizing.

Taste: Malty and sweet coco, complex brew which has a mocha feel which I can't let go.

Mouth: Slightly dry with a heavy sticky finish. Carbonation is full at best but dissipates a bit coming off more on the medium side.

Overall: Very Good brew, great gift from a great friend. If you're lucky it crosses your eyes grab it. Salud!

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black coloration with a tiny, fizzy head. The nose is kinda weird on this one, with just a hint of cocoa, coconut and spice, but also an odd, floral, slightly soapy note that really stands out after swirling. Taste is dominated by roasted malt, cocoa and coconut, with hints of licorice, tobacco and spice. That odd floral/soapy note from the nose also makes an appearance, but is thankfully a lot more subdued. Finishes with a medium bitterness and a bit more coconut coming through in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and low carbonation. Not quite sure what to make of this, had probably expected a little more from BBP, but then again, I'm not a huge fan of coconut porters in general, even though the coconut is actually kinda light here. It does have that slighly floral/soapy note though, which is just barely kept in check by a good malt balance and earthy hop bitterness. Aroma and flavour improve a LOT on this as the beer warms, becoming less soapy and more coconutty.

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Photo of josanguapo
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Saveur Biere. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 2. Didnt find the coconut. Ive found mostly chocolate and vanilla with a pleasant alcohol touch and a good mouthfeel, but nothing of coconut

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Photo of Bruno74200
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coco chango, an imperialized porter with coconut brewed by Basqueland in collaboration with Saveur Bière, an AbInbev owned webshop.
The coconut is there but faint. Chocolate and a bit of caramel makes you remember this is a porter. The rye makes its appearance with some spicy notes.
Overall this is not bad but this is not great either. Average offering

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, Habemus Birra, Alicante - Pours jet black with e medium tanned foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Coconut really comes through, roasted malt background. Taste - Sweet, roasted malt notes, coffee feel, coconut hits at the middle, medium bitter finish. Works beautifully. If you like Bounty bars this would be right up your street. Another classic from a leading Spanish craft beer brewery.

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Photo of janubio
3.77/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark colour, medium head with short retention. Small lace.
Aroma of cocoa, banana, vanilla, licorice. I can't smell the coco.
Medium body, dense creamy texture, small carbonation.
Taste of banana, chocolate, vanilla, spices and some notes of coco.
Good one.

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Photo of BKotch
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A little hot. I always wonder about the differences between imply porters and imply stouts -- biggest difference seems to be mouthfeel, and this is thinner. I do like the rye influence on the cocoa.

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Coco Chango from Basqueland Brewing Project
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 10 ratings