The Swirly
King Harbor Brewing Co.

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Style:
American Brown Ale
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.74 | pDev: 9.63%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
32
From:
King Harbor Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
84
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On tap for The Bruery Sucreversary held at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim, CA.

Described as a coffee brown with TCHO cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and lactose.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, coffee bean, brewed coffee, vanilla, and cocoa aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, vanilla, and brewed coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a solid mix of ingredients all around.

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Cocoa, vanilla, coffee, and a dash of delicious.

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King Harbor's Swirly, brown ale with chocolate and vanilla. 4.7% ABV.

A: Half a finger of light tan head. Black in the glass; honey brown in the dimple. Decent, lightly spotty sheeting; very little lacing.

S: Light coffee. Dry vanilla bean. Malted cocoa.

T/MF: Slight smooth, but a tad thin, too. Very dry cocoa powder. Faint coffee. Slight bittersweet char. It's okay. Nothing special, but certainly drinkable.

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The Swirly from King Harbor Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 32 ratings