The Patsy
Barley Forge Brewing Co.

The PatsyThe Patsy
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Style:
American Stout
ABV:
6.6%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.31%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
234
From:
Barley Forge Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  13
Gots
  51
SCORE
93
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The PatsyThe Patsy
Notes: Coconut Rye Stout: Brewed with Northern Brewer hops and infused with the natural flavor of coconut.

37 IBU
Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 234 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Jacob_Hargis:
Photo of Jacob_Hargis
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On the nose: Loads of vanilla, sweet chocolate, coffee and heaps of aroma of coconut. Roasted coconut chips.

Look: Deep dark color, with an espresso like foamy head

Taste: roasted coconut, nice nutty flavor-hazelnuts/nutmeg, followed by cacao notes with a nice bit of bitterness at the end. The flavors from the chocolate and flaked rye give way to a nice smoky-spice that blends well with the chocolatey sweetness of the vanilla and coconut. It’s very much a stout profile-not an imperial, or barrel aged. No alcoholic bite at all. Blended, smooth, but not overly powerful or pungent.

Mouthfeel: creamy, smooth, with more carbonation then I thought. Goes down easy, its not thick or viscous. It’s highly drinkable. The foam on the head is KEY. One must correctly pour this beer and get all that foamy goodness on the top.

Overall: Great coconut stout. My other top coconut style beer is the coconut porter by Maui Brew Co. It was even better as an imperial, I’d be interested if Barley Forge has aged any of these beers yet. Really enjoyable, I’m a big coconut fan and this brew was done well, and not overly loaded with coconut. Didn’t taste “artificial” at all. The body of the beer and the malts chosen worked pretty well together it was indeed a “harmonic” balance than maybe I had initially judged. Well done!

Cheers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ivegot3Dvision
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Like toasted coconut? You'll love this. Dark and delicious.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle

Pours dark maroon black with a creamy khaki colored foam head. Smells like big sweet buttery coconut, toffee, caramel, chocolate, rye spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes a bit acrid and almost artificial with buttery coconut, toffee, caramel, dark bitter chocolate, roasted rye spice, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels light bodied, creamy with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a nice coconut rye stout.

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Photo of RaulMondesi
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well hot damn. Color me stupid. This son of a gun is rocking and rolling like a Lennon/Mcartney circle jerk. I mean, this thing is devine! Think of the most exquisite coconut you have ever seen, like, Kate Uptons’s coconuts, ya know? And imagine that gorgeous essensese squeezed into a Rye stout.

Yeah buddy!

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Photo of cavedave
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

big thanks to 2beerdogs for this excellent coconut stout!

Ooooohhhh it pours a thicker than expected black with half finger of finely beaded tan foam. Beautiful look. A swirl leaves oily bubbles of lace.

Wow some really delicious flavors in the aroma, almost like mounds bar meets light roast coffee. Very delicate herbal notes assemble in the backdrop.

Isn't it great when a plan comes together? Full flavored and all that the aroma promised the taste now delivers in spades. At the beginning of the sip you can taste the spicy grain rye with malt grainy sweet but it is quickly joined and overtaken by a wave of dark chocolate and coconut and with a surprise kick of hoppy bitter. Coffee is less a part of the taste than of the aroma, but still a nice flavor to accompany the chocolate goodness . Really dynamic flavor presentation here that is very delicious.

At the upper end of body and lower end of carb. for style and it works very very well. Finish is dynamite, a blast of clean bitter linger that keeps the interest going for next sip.

Great coconut in this really digging it, suits the deeper notes so well and brings out the chocolate notes in a fantastic way. Highly Recommended.

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

- 4oz. pour off tap into tasting glass @ the tasting room (Costa Mesa, CA) on 21-Feb-15

This beer alone will bring me back here soon. Hope this is year-round.

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Photo of riotontheroad
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amazing toasted coconut and rye aroma! Coconut is not too overpowering, just right. Love this beer!

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Photo of Ozzylizard
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 6.27 (Including $ 3.78 shipping)/12 oz bottle ($ 0.522/oz) from CraftShack, San Diego, CA
Bottle dated 16-09-15 at 42 degrees into a hand washed and dried JK snifter
Aroma – roasted coconut
Head small (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), light brown, creamy with rocks, diminishing to an irregular two to six mm ring and thin layer
Lacing good – partial rings of tiny bubbles
Body – dark brown, opaque
Flavor mostly coconut with some malt overtones. The rye is not evident. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation.

If this were locally available, I’d pick up a case or two. However, since the shipping more than doubles the price, this is a case of one and done.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really great under the radar beer. Tons and tons of coconut and one of the creamiest mouthfeels I have ever had. It pours with a huge whiskpy head that barely dissipates. It isn't a carbonated head like many other beers, but rather a thick almost espresso like head. Delicious.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 4truth
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderate roasted malts, quite chocolate-like, followed by ample toasted coconut,

A: Jet black with a moderate tan head that has solid retention.

T: Lots of roasted malts upfront, rich chocolate like taste, coupled with toasted coconut. The malt gives the beer a slightly sweet taste and there is a very light bitterness and semi-dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer has a great chocolate, rich chocolate malt aroma and flavor that is well complemented by the toasted coconut. The beer is quite sessionable and very easy to drink.

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Photo of mranderson949
4.98/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of sittinggc
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Man, oh man is this a good beer. Pours pitch black. The aroma is AMAZING. Like being punched in the nose with coconut. Definitely get some chocolate in there too. The taste is just as amazing as the smell. So much coconut...wish I was drinking this bad boy on the beach. Also get chocolate, vanilla, and some spiciness from the rye....and these flavors blend phenomenally. The feel is a bit thin, but this isn't an imperial stout. Overall I love this beer. Excellent work, Barley Forge!

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Photo of sheena1892
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dre412
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

coconut!!! Pours dark with a thick one inch head. Chocolate and coconut on the nose. Wanted to smell it more and more as it was smelling so good. Tasted coconut right away and the chocolate with plenty of rye. A bit thin, with a velvet finish. Overall a wonderful and very affordable tasting stout.

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Photo of Sad_Larry
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Strong notes of chocolate and coconut in this beer. I also tasted a hint of toasted marshmallow as well. The aroma was quite similar. This beer was very drinkable, and I'd definitely go out of my way to have this again!

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Photo of Heady_Eddy
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dddddddd
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

So far my favorite offering from Barley Forge! Smells like toasted coconut chips with not much roast or rye spice coming through. When tasting, the roast, rye spice and a little cocoa bitterness are all present, along with that toasted coconut flavor that dominated the nose. Luckily, the flavor of the coconut does not dominate, blending well with the other flavors. On the thin side but I usually prefer my stouts to be of the russian imperial variety and I'm probably unfairly judging this beer's mouthfeel out of it's class. Unfortunately, I'm over-bothered by thinness in stouts.

Rumor has it that there are Pappy BA and Rum BA versions in the works and I'd be very very interested in trying beer from either barrel!

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Photo of ccg
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown and pours with less than half a finger of head. Roasty, nutty smell that makes me think of buttered popcorn. Coconut tastes comes through but is competing with chocolate and vanilla flavors. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, but probably average for this kind of beer. Overall, a solid coconut rye. Would love to try a barrel-aged version!

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Photo of stoumi
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Patsy pours a thick coffee black with a deep tan, half finger head that dissipates leaving a slight film on the glass. The smell is big on toasted coconut and hazelnut with cacao notes and mild vanilla sweetness. The taste is smooth and creamy on the palette with a dark, bitter chocolate up front, which gives way to the toasted coconut and just a hint of vanilla, finishing with a bitter, burnt coffee.

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Photo of Java23
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional dessert beer. Well done Barley Forge!

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Photo of Beer_Line
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours black with light khaki head. Smells of tons of coconut. The taste is amazing. The coconut and Rye work really well together. It is like a Oskar Blue Death by Coconut but with a little more going on.

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Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
3.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Patsy from Barley Forge Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 234 ratings