Trademark Dispute Orange Label (Coconut)
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #68
ABV:
12%
Score:
98
Ranked #285
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 6.25%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
341
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Trademark Dispute Orange Label (Coconut)Trademark Dispute Orange Label (Coconut)
Notes: Bourbon barrel aged imperial stout with coconut. Formerly known as Nooner 10.
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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into snifter, 2016 vintage bottling. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with small fairly dense tan head with poor retention, that reduces to nothing pretty quickly. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a fair amount of coconut floaties on the top. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, coconut, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, roasted nuts, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, oak char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Minimal booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, coconut, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, coconut, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, roasted nuts, and dark bread/crust; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, fig, date, smoke, oak char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oaky earthiness. Very mild herbal, grassy, roast, charred bitterness; and bourbon/oak tannin spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, coconut, caramel, molasses, brown sugar, toffee, vanilla, bourbon, toasted oak, roasted nuts, dark bread/crust, licorice, dark fruit, light smoke/char, leather, tobacco, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toast/oaky earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coconut, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet, and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and super full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, fairly slick, and lightly sticky/chalky/tannic mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 12% and spice heat; with no lingering barrel booziness after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic barrel aged flavored imperial stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, coconut, bourbon barrels, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/spicy/tannic/drying finish. Fantastic soft/silky feel for the ABV. Fantastic balance between super rich malts, coconut, and bourbon barrel presence/integration; mild earthy hops and fruity yeast. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected. Not overwhelming on any aspect, aged amazingly well.

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Photo of JLK7299
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this right now at a friends bottle share. VERY good! First from Bottle Logic, hope there’s many more because wow this is one thick, tasty stout!

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Photo of Rristow
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from bottle. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of cocoa, bourbon, toffee, coffee. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet. Flavors of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, molasses, caramel, toffee, and coconut. Very well done BA stout.

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Photo of edthehead
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark with little head, but huge nose ... Bourbon and sweet malt on the nose and palate, slight sweet coconut up front and undeniable bourbon finish. Medium to full mouth feel. Great beer, must try!

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Photo of maximum12
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to goveia75 for this 22 oz. bottle. The bottles from this trade have been much improved from my visit to the taproom in 2014, so I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Let the pleasantness continue.

Black. Plenty of life. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, & if richness was a smell, that too. Great start.

Nooner 10 blows my pubes back on the first sip. Rich coconut that actually tastes better than real coconut has its legs wrapped around lush, vanilla-soaked bourbon. Sweet syrupy malt, milk chocolate, hint of pine nuts. Light on its feet, which means I could have taken this all by myself without any problem.

Simple, direct, gorgeous, this one brings echoes of the distant memory of Prop ‘14, without the teeth-rattling coconut. Excellent beer that toes the chalk of world-class.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.67/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This bottle was weird. Cinnamon, chocolate, malty caramel and some plasticy aromas on the nose. On the tongue is somewhat of a cardboard flavor mixed with chocolate and sweet dark fruits. No coconut. Interesting. Could it be an infection or bad bottle? Not sure.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
3.56/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not sure what's up with this one. Smell is all cinnamon on this but this is supposed to be coconut? No coconut presence at all in the nose or the flavor. This is all cinnamon to me. Not a bad beer, just not what I was expecting.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Trademark Dispute set.

Dark brown body with a thin beige collar. Aromas of oak, bourbon, chocolate, coconut. Sweet, milk chocolates. Lots of oak character. Chocolate oranges. Coconut is present, but in the background. Nice.

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Photo of aleigator
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an almost black color with a flimsy dark brown head. Lots of coconut floaties sweeten the deal.

The bourbon barrel is most present on the aromas, featuring a wooden spiciness, which packs a soothing flowery coconut quality, arising from the pleasantly boozy barrel. As for its subtle use, the coconut provides just enough roast and sweetness to stand out on itself, while blending into the prominent barrel impression at the same time. This, just like the hazelnut variant, is on the sweeter side, with lots of licorice, praline chocolate and rock sugar, while exhibiting a greater depth, due to its more subtle balance, showcasing more than just the adjunct itself.

Has a very low carbonation with a supersmooth, thicker, velvet mouthfeel, showcasing a pleasantly warming, long finish.

Tastes of earthen cold brew coffee, amped up by bitter chocolate and cinnamon. The bourbon oak sets in with a nice warmth, which brings rock sugar, molasses and fudge to the palate. Atop of this settles a flowery coconut roastiness, accompanied by the now prominent bourbon dryness. Finishes with more bitter chocolate, marzipan, the barrel dryness, cinnamon and old oak.

This is my favourite coconut ba stout so far, since it simply does not rely too heavy solely on its adjunct. Instead there is so much going on, especially due to the awesomly present bourbon barrel, which not only unfolds a nice warmth but also a plethora of malt complexity, spices and a note of roast, benefitting from the coconut at the same time.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: pour black, looks thick, a film of head that fades fast.
S: oh wow, very nice. Big bourbon, coconut & chocolate. The bourbon is strong, not the smoothest bourbon. The coconut is there but not overwhelming.
T: the coconut is much more present than the nose. The bourbon is not super smooth, but it's not hot. This is a nice coconut/chocolate/bourbon mix.
F: this is a thick Ba stout, but not full bodied and not the smoothest either.
O: this is a great Ba stout! Not world class, but worth seeking out, especially if you like coconut like myself.

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Photo of -Rick
4.69/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown with a slight tan head that dissipates very quickly. Big nose of cocnut on this one. Sweet powdered chocolates also. Tastes like a desert. Loads of coconut and chocolate up front, with a slight bit of barrel on the back end. So creamy and chewy, coats the mouth with a long lasting sweet finish. What a great beer! my favorite of theTrademark series...so far..

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Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.42/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I felt that the barrel took over the coconut in this one a little bit too much. I was expecting to get punched in the face with coconut, but it was more of a love tap. A solid BA stout overall, but just a touch underwhelming, given the strength of the others in this series.

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Photo of budzNnugs614
3.92/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's pours a relatively thick coat of oil. Smell is milk chocolate with espresso hints along with bourbono and vanilla-faint coconut comes in as it warms, unfortunately it also picked up a metallic characteristic from the bottle. Taste is straight bourbon and chocolate with hints of coconut but cut by more metal from the bottle. The mouthfeel isnt as thick as some of cycles other offerings- a bit thin. Overall it could have been better. The worst of the set. It's a good base stout but thin with minimal coconut. The metallic taste-even though probably an outlier- really was the final nail in the coffin.

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Photo of Amguerra305
4.58/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours rather thick but not overtly so. Not much head and you can see the bare bit of light passing through around the edges; Little coconut floaties! Definitely get bourbon barrel notes on the nose but not much coconut, just a hint. The coconut stops hiding as soon as the beer touches your tongue. Strong coconut flavor with a slight sweetness up front followed by a dry finish. This beer feels moderately thick with a slightly greater amount of carbonation than most beers of this style. Overall this beer is great with balanced barrel notes and a balanced use of the adjunct. Another home run by cycle.

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Photo of OleDixie
4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Trademark Dispute version. Dark pour with minimal head. Smells like chocolate fudge with slight barrel and coconut. Taste was also fudge with the coconut melding nicely with oak and bourbon flavors. Definitely not an overpowering coconut flavor but still delicious. Mouthfeel is medium with next to no alcohol flavor.

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Photo of rabbott2
3.95/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Trademark Dispute version (2016) in a snifter on 12/19/2016. Kind of boring. Coconut was minimal as was the barrel. Definitely not bold flavors like the rest of the cycles. Glad I got to try it

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Photo of ragnar3
4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a taster. Minimal head that dissipates quickly, a bit of coconut on the nose along with some chocolate and booze. Underwhelming coconut taste and a thin mouthfeel detract from what could have been a standout beer.

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.67/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Dark onyx hues with a thin sandy head and coconut floaties
S: Suntan lotion - coconut upfront that recedes into a chocolate mocha delight
T: Toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, and a slight espresso flavor
F: Medium body and ample carb
O: Gorgeous stout with a decidedly tropical flavor profile - delicious Mounds bar in a glass.

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Photo of fireazzi
4.39/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one last week. When it poured you could see lots of coconut flakes in it. Good smell, but didn't have a huge strong coconut taste I'd expect. Nice dark color.

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Photo of Jeffo
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from 7clutch in a recent box. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter
Imperial coconut stout aged in whisky barrels

APPEARANCE: Clear black pour yields a 2+ finger, thicker looking, creamy tan head with good retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full creamy cap and coats the sides of the glass. Half wisp remains leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Solid look.

SMELL: Definite coconut, sweet vanilla cream, some milk chocolate, toffee, butterscotch and woody whisky aromas on the nose. Pretty bold and could be rather boozy. Enticing.

TASTE: Coconut for sure, sweet vanilla cream, milk chocolate, some butterscotch and whisky notes up front. Flavorful. More coconut and cream at the swallow with a medium but lingering finish of coconut, creamy vanilla, toffee, butterscotch, some oak and whisky flavors, as well as a bit of alcohol lingering in the back. Lots of coconut here with touches of whisky and oak lingering. Sweet and syrupy.

PALATE: Fuller body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy and weighty on the palate, syrupy as well, goes down fine and finishes somewhat sticky. A touch of heat lingers, but plenty of sweetness.

OVERALL: This is definitely one of the coconut heavy bottles, and I can certainly say I’m happy with that. Coconut and barrels go great together in my view, and this is a good example of it. A tad more bitterness would perhaps help this one get over the hump and hit world class status, but as it is now, this is a solid, well-made and enjoyable BA stout with coconut. If you like that combo, you will be very happy with this one. Thanks again 7clutch. Cheers!

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Photo of Sarge3130
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into cycle tulip, thick and jet black with chunks of toasted coconut. Smell of sticky caramel, bourbon, coconut, and charred oak barrel. Taste is sweet chocolate with coconut and slight heat. One of the better Cycle beers I've had. Needed a tooth pick to get the coconut shavings out of my teeth.

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Photo of M_chav
4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thick pitch black pour with minimal bubble/head. coconut is dominant but slightly muted in the initial nose. I found this beer was better as I let it warm up after 15 minutes or so. Coconut much more pronounced for me in the taste compared to the nose. nice whiskey compliments throughout the bottle - a real treat for sure.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bitch black in color with minimal head/lacing. The nose has some coconut to it, but mainly roastiness. The taste is a slightly bitter stout with some roastiness and coconut, but not much barrel. The feel is thin and simple, like all cycle BA stouts. Overall an enjoyable beer, but not what I was hoping for.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.47/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Quickly dissipating head that left a jet black look. Smell was straight coconut, brown sugar, booze. Taste was like a liquid fudge mounds bar. Coconut, vanilla, brown sugar, fudge and chocolate mixed in with a hint of bourbon. It was a bit boozy, but I don't mind that in a barrel aged stout. I'm a huge coconut fan so I really enjoyed this.

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Photo of mschantz
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled pour from the August 2015 release bottle in a coconut tasting against Snowed In and Prop 2013. Nose is quite boozy with some apparent sweetness. Very little head with an oily sheen and bits of coconut floaters. Moderately viscous given the style. Coconut is nicely balanced with the booze. Chocolate and brown sugar notes. Very solid.

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Trademark Dispute Orange Label (Coconut) from Cycle Brewing
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 341 ratings