Medianoche - Coconut
WeldWerks Brewing Co.

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Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #38
Ranked #164
4.61 | pDev: 6.07%
WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
Notes: Coconut Medianoche starts with a carefully selected blend of Medianoche batches aged for 21 months in 6-12 year Heaven Hill® bourbon barrels. After barrel aging, the beer was conditioned on more than 3 lbs per gallon of toasted coconut flakes and raw coconut chips, with the sweet coconut providing a perfect complement to the dark chocolate, brownie batter, and brown sugar notes contributed by the barrels.
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2020 vintage. Released about a month ago.

A: Pours jet black, thick as motor oil, with a thick cap of dark brown head. A handful of chunks of coconut (!). No lacing and not much in the way of retention.

S: Melange of dark melted chocolate, toasted coconut, ethanol, and vanilla ice cream. A bit of dark roast, brown sugar, and cola.

T: Rich, sweet, decadent coconut, dark melted chocolate, and vanilla. Light dark roast, brown sugar. Long finish. Yum. Very dessert-like.

M: Full bodied, luscious, with light carbonation. Mild alcohol heat.

O: Very nice, decadent dessert beer. Flavors meld together nicely. The barrel isn’t particularly noticeable, though, and the sweetness and richness limit the drinkability quite a bit.

Jun 16, 2020
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to tacosandbeer for this amazing bottle!!

A - Dark brown / black pour with no lacing and small flakes of coconut floating in the glass. Very viscous and oozes down the sides of the glass like syrup with lots of legs. This beer even gives a brown hue on the sides of the glass ... NICE!!

S - Complex aroma with coconut, roasted sweet chocolate, light char, a little bit of alcohol. For almost 14% the ABV is well hidden on the nose.

T - Toasted coconut is steady from start to finish with sweet boozy chocolate, some char-like roasty-ness and alcohol presence that never overwhelms the beer.

M - Thick, syrupy, velvety, very sticky on the lips, slight warming on the way down.

O - Big and flavorful, this beer is nothing short of amazing. Period.

Oct 12, 2019
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours blacker than black, hardly any head coming off this thing. No lacing but does have some flakes of coconut dandruff floating on the surface. The smell is a mix of deep roasted malts and some molasses. The taste is sweet and roasty, some coconut and dark fruit. The feel is slick and oily with a sting to it from the booze. Overall an outstanding stout.

Oct 12, 2019
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Radcpa from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aged for about one year in the bottle. Very dark appearance with minimal tan head. Aroma is a nice coconut and bourbon. Taste is also a nice smooth bourbon and coconut.

Oct 09, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, snifter glass. Thick and opaque black body, one finger mocha head, good retention. Minimal lacing. Lots of coconut flakes. Smell is sweet, damp coconut water sweetness, big bourbon and oak, whiskey heat, vanillin, milk chocolate. Smooth and creamy milk chocolate soaked in bourbon, slight vanillin, sweet coconut water throughout. A little bit of toasted coconut as well. Full bodied, creamy and thick, viscous and chewy, good carbonation, coconut and bourbon heat all the way through to the end.

Feb 25, 2019
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rabbott2 from Illinois

4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The 2018 release of this is truly an elite beer. A fudgy barrel forward base is perfectly balanced with amazing coconut presence. The feel is super thick and perfect and the flavors are exquisite and right on point with the best of them. Great work weldwerks

Jan 03, 2019
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.15/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Weldwerks. Coconut and boozy barrel aroma. Flavor is extremely sweet, mild coconut and nice booze. This is some heavy stuff but it was one of the better noches I have tasted.

Sep 24, 2018
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rmpic82 from Kansas

4.33/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark pour, no head. Copious amounts of coconut on the nose. Tasted shortly after BA Aurox Cocoa/Coconut (which I thought had too much carbo) and thought the Medianoche was a bit flat. Maybe making BA beers isn't as easy as I thought? Overall, it's a nice BA coconut stout but I have other favorites.

Apr 04, 2017
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GreatStoutman from Texas

4.44/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Opened 3-22-17 - Pours thick, oily black body with little movement. Still body drinks thick but not overly heavy.

No head or carbonation, but it smells amazing. Coconut dominant, but not so much that you can't pick up the other flavors. Bourbon and cocoa round out the taste - really easy to drink.

Mar 23, 2017
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Sabtos from Ohio

4/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Black with burnt red edges and a fizzy tan collar.

Smell is caramel, buttered popcorn with sticky coconut, sticky toffee and light coffee.

Taste is a little hot, with bourbon vanilla bean, round roasted walnut, maple, toasted coconut, and chocolate.

This was really good but I actually enjoyed the regular Medianoche better.

Mar 19, 2017
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

for all the hype around this, and the others in the series (this being my first of them), i was a little let down by this, as good as it is. its awesome beer no doubt, but seems almost big for the sake of being big, less balanced than many of their others, and frankly a little sloppy at the seams, especially when it warms up a bit, but thats being critical i suppose. the beer is thick and deep brown, long legs on the edges of the glass like a big cabernet, not much head after the initial pour. sweet sun tan sort of coconut to this, pungent even above the huge dark malt base, but with a surprising degree of toasted nuttiness and bitter roast on the back end, there is a lot going on here, but the coconut feels forced to me, like it could be scaled back in a somewhat lesser beer, its overly intense, despite tasting great, its less of a natural union than i had imagined. some alcohol burn here though the residual sweetness, which has an almost toffee flavor to it, more than a suggestion of coffee, bold vanilla, and sticky caramel. it could use a little more carbonation, it drinks like blacktop sealant honestly. its cool beer, but for this variant anyway its overhyped and not as dialed as the rest of the weldwerks portfolio seems to be. still amazing beer, a must try for those who dont mind a little of the sweet fakey over the top coconut, but it might be a better beer without that element...

Jan 24, 2017
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Angerhaus from Rhode Island

4.99/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a growler into a taster. Absurd amounts of coconut in the nose with bourbon and chocolate filling in the rest. Taste follows the nose, perfect tasting barrel aged coconut stout.

Jan 13, 2017
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OneEye78 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 375 ml bottle into a Bourbon County tulip, with a dark black color and small khaki head. Smell was dominated by coconut. Taste was Dark fruit, milk chocolate, vanilla, loads of coconut, and a bit of tannic dryness. Coconut forward, but balanced. ABV is well hidden.

Nov 02, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.96/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

375 mL bottle. Black body with no head. Smells of coconut and lots of chocolate. Some bourbon. Tastes really nice. Coconut is really strong. Bourbon behind it. Some chocolate. Hefty oak. Dry oak and booze, just like the vanilla variant. Boozy finish. Heavy with low carbonation. The coconut flavor just elevates it above the vanilla.

Oct 25, 2016
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YodersBeerEmporium from Iowa

4.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had this at a share in line for BA Chainsmoker....had been meaning to track it down! This beer was heavy on the coconut! Very impressive! Needing more!!!!

Sep 17, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

4.72/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tan head. Black in color.

The nose is perfect. Almond joy bar. Amazing.

Taste is lots of coconut and chocolate with an almond flabor. Big warming bourbon and vanilla. Amazing.

Full bodied and clean.

Very impressed with this one! Wow.

Sep 16, 2016
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t2grogan from Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved this beer. One of my favorite coconut stouts I've ever had. Right up there with Snowed In for me. Had this side by side with the Vanilla version and liked this a touch better. I'm a sucker for coconut.

Sep 12, 2016
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Bosoxfan20 from Missouri

4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Celebratory birthday beer for my wife. Nose is intense and let's u know right away they didn't skimp-out on the crazy good adjunct. Bourbon, chewy, toasted coconut and marshmallow. As much coconut as Prop14, but lacks the complexity and smooth nature of a Prop. Really impressed tho

Jul 16, 2016
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bgold86 from New York

4.91/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Nose is of huge coconut, chocolate, vanilla and walnuts. Taste is just as good, big time coconut and chocolate, followed by coffee and a slight nut flavor, like almonds or hazelnuts. Beer goes down smoothly but the mouth feel is just right, not thin but not too thick, an excellent balance!

An absolutely exquisite beer, kudos to the fine folks at WeldWerks for crafting such a masterpiece.

Jul 09, 2016
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Ready4aHeady from New York

4.31/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle (received in trade) at 55 degrees...
Nice black pour with thin tan foam, nice coating of the glass...
smell is incredible--mounds bar on steroids...
taste is coconut and unsweetened baker's chocolate, with a slightly strange flavor that I can't pinpoint-- not unpleasant, just noticeable and slightly distracting (it may grow on me!)...
Hides the alcohol well, and nicely-not-sweet (hate overly sweet stouts)...
Overall, a delicious coconut stout that's crushable,... I still prefer prop 13 (and snowed in) for more barrel/coconut/concentration.... but this is a close second (next up, coconut ANTEAD)

Jul 02, 2016
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R3ason from Colorado

4.95/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a first batch bottle into an Avery rare beer snifter. Straight up coconut on the nose. Absolutely no trace of the promised 14.5%. Taste is coconut as well; finally, a coconut beer that delivers! As it warms up, the coconut gives way to the underlying barrel, making for a wonderfully balanced barrel-aged beer: not too sweet, but undeniably barrel-aged at length. Only complaint is that it doesn't come in a 750ml format. Love it.

Jun 28, 2016
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Sippin from Colorado

4.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Format: Crowler - March 2016

Appearance: Thick, viscous, non transparent - head recedes quickly but dark brown while it lasts, almost oily from the coconut (other variants don't have this appearance)
Aroma: All the vanilla like toasted coconut come rushing at you, balanced by some sweetness and bourbon notes. Smells awesome!
Mouthfeel: This and velvety. Coats the glass. This is the mouthfeel every BA stout should aim for!
Taste: The base stout lends a sweet back bone to all the wonderfully intense coconut flavor. The bourbon/oak/vanilla character adds great complexity and richness to this beer. Really a great marriage of flavors. So smooth you would never know its 14%
Overall: Hold the bus! This beer is amazing. Having had Snowed In and prop on a few occasions.... they can keep it. They are great to, but I wouldn't trade more than oz for oz for this, because this is just as good if not better in some respects. Definitely better than prop.

Jun 26, 2016
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TychoNDC from Colorado

4.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review is based on the bottle release, which has been the best of the 3 coconut releases thus far. Pitch black pour recedes to a small mocha head. No lacing. Smell is coconut lather - not sweet nor perfume-laden, but very aggressive. Taste follows, with rich coconut and vanilla flavors throughout. Barrel is a bit subdued. It's whiskey forward at first, but quickly mellows, and lacks that oak or charred wood complexity on the finish. Alcohol presence is minimal, but that 14.5% will hit you before you finish. Mouthfeel is slick; each sip quickly subsides, leaving a coconut-meets-brown-sugar residue reminiscent of a cookie or granola bar. All in all it's a great beer, and real treat. I could drink an entire bottle but for my palate it's best split. That said, it's far from my favorite variant (S'mores and Coffee maple are clearly ahead of this one for me), and I probably won't actively seek out more.

Jun 25, 2016
Medianoche - Coconut from WeldWerks Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 166 ratings