Coconut Vibes - Barrel-Aged
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Style:
Stout - Russian Imperial
Ranked #39
ABV:
15%
Score:
96
Ranked #408
Avg:
4.81 | pDev: 4.57%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
39
From:
Shared Brewing
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  21
Gots
  2
SCORE
96
World-Class
Coconut Vibes - Barrel-AgedCoconut Vibes - Barrel-Aged
Notes: Imperial Stout brewed with coconut, then aged for 14 months in Weller 12 and Rittenhouse Rye barrels before being infused again with toasted and raw coconut.
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OWK from Missouri

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

Pours a deep, dark brown, basically opaque but a little brownish-amber at the edge, with a moderate tan head that settles into a lasting ring. Doesn't get the oil slick surface that the regular batch 2 has. Nice big toasted coconut, with vanilla, bourbon, oak, roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, and marshmallow. Medium-full bodied, with modest carbonation and a sweet, smooth, roasty, intense but balanced mouthfeel.

Jan 15, 2021
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boarder1999 from California

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

This is right up there with my perfect beers. It's thick, balanced, strong, and smooth. The coconut comes through on the nose and the finish. The barrel is present but not overwhelming.

Jan 11, 2021
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bennyman12 from Missouri

4.39/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review (and stout) in a minute. In the process of soloing a bottle. More coco than coconut in the nose. Good coconut presence in taste. Was hoping for a little more barrel to cut the sweetness (not that it’s underattenuated). Not far from prop 14. Far from shitty.

Aug 02, 2019
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I never thought I'd get to try this, it was pretty incredible. Heavy chocolate aroma, some coconut, some chocolate flourless cake, and I'll be damned if it didn't also smell like you broke a frosted chocolate donut in half. Flavor was delicious, coconut, chocolate, bourbon barrel. Very high quality beer.

Jun 17, 2019
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JapaneseZombie from Washington

4.28/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours thick and viscous. Upfront chocolate, coconut, and brownie. Didn't get much barrel or bourbon. The adjuncts were so strong in this beer, you could sware it wasn't barrel aged. Mouthfeel was very viscous. Absolutely a beer you need to share. I preferred NON BA coco vibes over this for not only the taste but what its valued at compared to BA. Wouldn't seek out again. Is it better than 9/10 coconut stouts you can get at your local bottle shop? Absolutely. Just not my cup of tea.

May 14, 2019
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.55/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml white wax bottle, served into a snifter glass. Pours a dark black body, thick and oily, with big legs on this. One finger mocha head, fair retention, no lacing. Smell is massive toasted coconut and bourbon, milk chocolate with a bit of fleshy coconut juice as well. Really nice bourbon coconut candy bar nose. Flavour follows, a bit boozier than expected, but has a big dose of toasted coconut to help out. Big milk chocolate, dark chocolate fudge, a bit of roast. Sweet with a big coconut behind it; has kind of a samoas finish to it. Fuller bodied, viscous and chewy, good carbonation, sweet coconut all the way through on the finish. On it's own, fantastic BA coconut stout, and one of the better barrel-aged stouts out there, period.

Apr 09, 2019
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WhaleSlayer85 from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours pitch black. Wafts of sweet coconut, chocolate, and warm bourbon overtones. A lot of chocolate, coconut on the taste with some vanilla, oak, and warm bourbon notes. Thick, viscous mouthfeel. Absolutely fantastic.

Feb 12, 2019
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yesterdayfaraway from Missouri

4.94/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Super thick, awesome coconut the whole way and into the finish. Massive creamy chocolate and nice barrel as well. All 3 I get the whole way through. Fantastic!

Feb 10, 2019
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Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.73/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

pours thick black with little coconut “floaties” resting on top. looks like it was bottled still. almost no carbonation. i do not pick up a lot of barrel on the nose, which i’ve become accustomed to doing on Side Project / Shared barrel-aged stouts. it must be the barrel though that makes the coconut aromas seem subdued when compared to batch 2 of the non barrel-aged version. taste is where this beer really shines. not so two-dimensional as the non barrel-aged batches, which are straight chocolate and coconut. this beer has that going on plus oak, whiskey on the back end and a little bit of vanilla. the barrel seems to cut the sweetness too. do not taste any of the 15% ABV this beer carries. important to note too that all the flavors taste very natural. to me, there is nothing worse than artificial coconut flavor in stouts / porters / beer. feel is thick as usual, although batch 2 of the non barrel aged version is thicker. again, little to no carbonation. overall, a fantastic barrel-aged stout. for being billed as a coconut stout this has so much more going on than just coconut. proof that you don’t have to overload a stout with additives to get a complex melding of flavors. sometimes less is more. although i think the Shared stouts are good enough without any barrel treatment, it is a great treat to get to try the barrel-aged versions and interesting to see how the barrel-aging changes or affects these beers. glad to have tried this.

Feb 10, 2019
Coconut Vibes - Barrel-Aged from Shared Brewing
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 39 ratings