CocoBänger | Põhjala Brewery

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Põhjala Brewery

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
This incredibly generous imperial stout is brewed with special additions of toasted coconut flakes and Costa Rican Caturra coffee, as well as a neat but less noticeable use of the experimental HBC472 hop.

Added by samEBC on 09-17-2017

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of avalon07
4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of coffee, coconut, roasted malt, hops, and some dark fruit.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of roasted malt (mostly in the finish), a tinge of hops (not too noticeable), a decent amount of coffee, light chocolate, a little coconut, and some dark fruit (raisins?). On the whole, a pretty solid flavor. It's well-balanced, with none of the ingredients getting the upper hand. Pretty tasty.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well done and easy to drink stout. Worth a look.

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Photo of darktronica
4.18/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick and syrupy, but still with nice carbonation that leaves a ring of cocoa foam around the glass. Coffee and coconut, yes, but also some menthe and vinous notes, slightly ashy but not unappealingly so, just very darkly roasted grains and maybe a touch too much toast on the coconut.

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Photo of VforVinny
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really strong coconut flavor, very sweet and easy to drink. Hides its ABV very well.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark thick syrupy beer with a brown head. Smells very sweet with coffee, dark chocolate and coconut. The flavor follows the scent. Thick sweet chocolate coffee and a hint of coconut. Delicious.

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Photo of mwilbur
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330 mL bottle into snifter. Best by 17 01 21; batch 590.
A: Pours an extremely dark and viscous black with 1/2 inch extremely dark mocha head that quickly settles to a thin skim. Looks intimidating.
S: Wow! Luscious smooth dark chocolate, dark roast coffee and cream, coconut, vanilla, and a hint of a wood note.
T: Dark chocolate, coconut, dark roast coffee with cream, vanilla, and roasted malts.
M: Medium-heavy body. Decadently smooth and creamy feel. Loads of dark sweetness. Lingers nicely on the palate with more coffee coming forward in the finish.
D: Just a massive chocolate, coconut, and coffee delight. Can there be too much of a good thing?...this might be toeing the line. I usually don't comment on the bottle art, but I really like the watercolor design on the bottle...very cool!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
4.17/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BAsbill
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black with gorgeous brown head. Aroma is mind-blowing. Deep chocolate notes, with a great coffee aroma. So inviting! The coconut is more subtle on the nose. Getting maple, dark fruit, and beautiful roasted malts. The nose is one of the best I have smelled in a while. The taste is incredible. More coffee on the taste, bitter chocolate, black licorice, roasted malts, dark fruit - blackberry and some cherry. Some raisins, nuts, and tree bark. Definitely coconut, but not a bomb like some stouts. Vanilla and maple notes are definitely there as well. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, and the aftertaste sticks around for a while. Mostly chocolate for me. Overall, an absolutely fantastic beer.

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Photo of Grackos
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very little coffee, some coconut and sweet at the back end. Pretty good.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.79/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lex_Talionis
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Black color with really rich brown head. Aroma has intense dark malts, sweetened coffee and a light background coconut sweetness. Taste starts quite sweet and syrupy, intense, quite roasty, some umami, sweet coffee, finish has some roasty bitterness but the aftertaste still lingers bittersweet. Leans towards full bodied, a bit sticky, low carbonation. It's a dessert beer for sure, like a bitter dark chocolate praline with really sweet filling.

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Photo of Dzu
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into snifter.
L: pitch black with a weak foam head.
S: coconut, chocolate.
T: pleasant taste, chocolate. Very sweet.
F: oily body and low carbonation.
O: excellent beer. Must taste.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from Orenco Taphouse.

Jet black, viscous and capped with a dense, dark brown head with great retention, this looks great. The nose is excellent. A blend of aggressive Black Patent roast and bitterness, licorice, soy and plenty of fruit, the base stout is great. There's a modest coffee note, mildly fruity and with a touch of almond that complements the mild coconut nose. On the palate, this is remarkably cohesive with a great balance of roast, spice and fruit. Grainy bitterness, savory soy, licorice and anise and a mildly creamy rum soaked dried fruit character, this is really harmonious. Coffee and coconut are tastefully integrated into the palate. Full, thick and creamy, this is excellent on the palate. The finish is long with lingering umami, licorice, coffee and a little oily coconut. Spectacular.

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Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tan head. Black in color. Thick.

Coffee and coconut in a great way. The coconut wins but I like it. Lots of chocolate and marshmallow flavors. Thick and fudgy. Smooth and warming. This is amazing.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.54/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours solid black with nice thick mocha colored head that lasts several minute before settling to a thick ring around the glass.

Aroma - The first thing I am picking up is some mild sweet chocolate, there is also a fresh shaved coconut aroma but it is sort of light and hard to detect until it gets almost room temp. the coffee is more of coffee beans and the alcohol burns my nose just a little at the end.

Taste - Great fresh coffee bean flavor along with some light coconut up front. bakers chocolate more than sweet chocolate in the taste makes me wonder if the sweetness I picked up in the nose may have been something else. The alcohol is well hidden and adds nothing more than a slight warmth in the mouth.

Feel - Full bodied smooth creamy soft, just a light heat from the alcohol on the finish very easy drinking.

Overall - I was very impressed with this beer, very balanced aromas and flavors. the flavors are also very fresh tasting nothing artificial.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Hayley_86
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of samEBC
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

CocoBänger from Põhjala Brewery
Beer rating: 4.37 out of 5 with 23 ratings