Barrel-Aged Coconut Vibes | Shared Brewing

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Brewed by:
Shared Brewing
Missouri, United States

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by aasher:
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4.78/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
4.94/5  rDev +3.1%
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!

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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.67/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | 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.

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Photo of WhaleSlayer85
4.75/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Barrel-Aged Coconut Vibes from Shared Brewing
Beer rating: 4.79 out of 5 with 4 ratings