Coconut Cream Stout
R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewing

Coconut Cream StoutCoconut Cream Stout
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Style:
Stout - American
Ranked #573
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
86
Ranked #27,848
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 7.31%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
18
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R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewing
 
New York, United States
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Coconut Cream StoutCoconut Cream Stout
Notes: Rich and creamy with a hit of tropical coconut in a deeply complex stout beer base. Hints of chocolate and coffee round out the flavor profile.
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 18 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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GreesyFizeek from New York

2.88/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This one pours a dark brownish color, with a small fluffy head, and not much lacing.

This smells like astringent roast, breadiness, and smoke. There's no coconut on the nose.

There's also no coconut in the taste - this is just a thin and bitter stout. I didn't expect this to be wildly good, but I at least expected a little bit of coconut here.

This is light bodied, watery, thin, and astringent, with a pretty low drinkability to it.

It's hard to recommend this one to basically anybody. I'm not sure why it gets moderately good reviews.

Jul 03, 2020
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear very dark cola brown (approaching jet black) in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate dark chestnut brown + garnet red + brown colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering approximately 90% of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of dark + roasted + chocolate malts with light amounts of lactose sweetness. Light to moderate aromas of coconut and a hint of coffee.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of dark + roasted + chocolate malts with light amounts of lactose sweetness. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of coconut and a light amount of coffee. Light to moderate amounts of lingering roasty bitterness.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Well hidden alcohol and enjoyable amounts of coconut (definitely not overpowering). Average stout, probably would not seek this one out again.

Dec 06, 2019
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metter98 from New York

3.71/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is very close to being jet black in color. It poured with a two finger high tan colored head that took a long time to die down, leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has lots of flavors of dark malts with bits of chocolate and notes of toasted coconut in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: It's unfortunate that the coconuts were only present in the taste of this beer.

Serving type: can

Dec 06, 2019
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tigerinatrance from New York

3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L: aggressive middle pour into a room temp. Switchback pint glass yields two fingers of khaki/tan, dense foam floating upon a predominately black body of promising liquid. I can tell by the sound of the pour it's going to be frothy. Very opaque. Slightly brown/red at the very edges of the glass, otherwise, doesn't let any light through. The head has dissipated to a thin, 2 mm layer by now. Handsome stuff. Inconsistent, spotty lacing. I LOVE the can design.

S: chocolate, coffee, molasses, faint coconut. Upon pouring, I smelled more coconut than I do now. Some faint toasted biscuity smell is starting to bloom out. I really love the way this smells.

T: first sip was a tad sweet. Solid, warm toasted malt backbone almost overpowered by the brown sugary, vanilla-y sweetness. Further shipping yields more pleasure. Coffee, toffee, biscuits, chocolate, it's all there, and the coconut is pleasantly tucked away for your tastebuds to catch after you swallow. Long finish. The further I get into this, a maple syrup like note begins to rear it's head in place of the vanilla/brown sugar component. I dig the taste, but it smelled a little better. The coconut is a bit artificial tasting, like almond joy coffee creamer, but better.

F: at first I loved the feel. Frothy, chewy, savory. But now that I'm almost finished, it's gotten quite syrupy and cloying. Not unbearably, but notably.

O: I really liked this stuff. Not complex in the way where there are a lot of layers or a whole shit ton of flavors going on simultaneously, but complex in the way the flavors develop as you drink it. It keeps you interested. What I would change is 1, as another reviewer noted, some real coconut would have made for a more pleasurable and noteworthy experience. 2, maybe a spice component would have rounded this out nicely. 3, higher ABV. This beer was filling and I would have loved to catch a nice little head buzz off of it. Drinking two or more on a stomach with any food in it would be difficult. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this brew!

Nov 11, 2019
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

$ 5.29 (Including shipping)/16 oz can ($ 0.331/oz) from Tavour, Seattle, WA. Reviewed 4/29/19.
Stamped “02/07/19” on bottom rim. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Dark brown, opaque. When held to the light, a reddish tint is noted about the edge.
Head – Huge (Maximum 8.3 cm, aggressive center pour), tan, medium density, excellent retention, slooowly diminishing to a lacy eight to eleven mm ring and a rocky irregular partial cap.
Lacing – Very good. Wide, three-dimensional bands of tiny to small bubbles, with stalactites and connected by both thin and wide columns.
First pour – Brown, clear.
Aroma – 4 – Roasted malt, chocolate, coconut, a hint of coffee.
Flavor – 3.5 - Begins with a roasted malt bitterness which weakens but lasts the entire glass. Some coffee and roasted malt are present, but the chocolate and coconut fail to make an appearance. No alcohol (5.5 % ABV) flavor or smell, no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, almost creamy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.75 – A decent stout but lacking the advertised coconut. Perhaps if they had used coconut instead of “Brewed with Natural Coconut Flavor” …

Apr 29, 2019
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Deep black with two fingers of thick, foamy tan head. Excellent head retention.

Smell: Plums, raisins, spiced and stewed fruit, mild coconut.

Taste: Coconut backed by surprisingly hefty roast and hop bitterness, with little to no hop flavor. Taste is predominately coconut with mild sweetness, followed by black coffee and a little malt.

Mouthfeel: Good body, decent carbonation.

Overall: A little too bitter, but overall solid. I would tone down the bitterness to avoid the unusual combination of flavors.

Apr 02, 2019
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing nearly opaque in the glass with a half finger dark khaki head that dissipates to a thick cap with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted and biscuit malt, chocolate, coconut, lightly nutty. Flavor follows, with dark toasted malt with a hint of char, dark chocolate, coconut, light nuts. A toasted coconut character develops in the chocolate and dark malt finish with a little grassy hops. Medium bodied with light creaminess and sharp carbonation. A great toasty malt base with a light, but flavorful dose of coconut. Not sure if the coconut is toasted, or whether the flavor is from the malt roast, but the toasty finish is quite nice. Good chocolate notes to balance the coconut. Robust for the ABV, nicely done.

Nov 27, 2018
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beergoot from Colorado

3.96/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, nearly opaque, mahogany brown body topped with a very thick and dense off-white head. Whiffs of coconut peak through the strong charred grain base aroma. Sweet overall, like a milk stout, but also exuding notes of coconut and cocoa. Heavy body; silky and luscious on the palate.

This beer is very well-made, nicely balancing the stout base beer with a tasty yet subdued coconut presence. Gently sweet with a cocoa-like backbone, similar to a milk or cream stout but with a teasingly pleasing coconut element to add uniqueness. Very, very nice...

Oct 28, 2018
Coconut Cream Stout from R.S. Taylor & Sons Brewing
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 18 ratings