Junie Goes Coconuts
Transient Artisan Ales

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,139
ABV:
12.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #9,672
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 9.33%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
22
From:
Transient Artisan Ales
 
Michigan, United States
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Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: Imperial Rye Stout with salted caramel, chocolate and toasted coconut.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 22 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of REVZEB
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Midnight black with a finger of brown and lazy lacing. Rye, caramel, whiskey bitters, smoke, coconut, and brownie aromas. Taste capitalizes on these by leading with the coconut and then crescendoing with the fudge brownies before the other flavors cascade down to the palate softly. Feel is fudgy, thick, smooth and earthy.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - The beer poured a vicious black color with a dark tan colored head crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose was very sweet with notes of toasted coconut.

Taste - my initial impression is a taste of coconut and chocolate syrup. It seems as though someone emptIed bottles upon bottles of chocolate syrup into this out. There was a little rum impression but I really wasn’t getting the caramel. The overall profile bordered on being too sweet.

Mouthfeel - While the profile was viscously thick, it allowed the sweetness to hang around for too long.

Overall - While I normally enjoy coconut stouts, this beer may have suffered from too many adjuncts. It was just too sweet.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black, with a dark tan cap on top. The first thing I notice on the nose is booze, which is a bit surprising, and there’s also a strong cocoa component and caramel notes, too.

The booze is completely absent on the taste, and so is the coconut referenced on the label, but the cocoa and caramel are present to the 10th degree. A really nice dessert stout, IMHO.

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Photo of bl00
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black and oily, some floaties on top. Thin head settles quickly to a mocha colored ring. Nose is whiskey, some notes of dark fruit and char follow, along with a faint hint of cocoa. Bearing in mind my nose might be wrecked due to spending time by the fire tonight.
Taste is vanilla, cocoa, raspberry. Sticky sweet but not unpleasantly so. I'm getting a nutty note as well, not 'in your face' like peanut butter, but more of a subdued taste like in a brown ale. Also a hint of graham cracker The closest I can come to describing it is almond.
Mouthfeel is super thick and oily, but very pleasant.
Overall, I am adoring this beer. Its very much a pastry stout, though feels comparable to things I've had from Cycle and Angry Chair.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a motor oil black with a two finger brown head. The head recedes quickly leaving some light sticky lacing.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate and toasted coconut.

T - The taste is big fudge brownie, salted caramel and toasted coconut.

M - Heavy body with medium carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a slick finish.

O - Solid dessert stout. Flavors are sweet and rich with the ABV well hidden. Nicely done.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark black body. One finger mocha head. Good retention, no lacing. Nice, big fudgy coconut chocolate cake character. Full bodied, creamy, chewy and viscous. This was a really nicely balanced treat with a lot of chocolate and coconut to go along with a nice chewy body.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Huge German chocolate cake, coconut, fudge, salted caramel bomb. Sweet with coconut floaties

Hits exactly what it's going for but for my preference it's too sweet

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Junie Goes Coconuts from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 22 ratings