Rum Coconut Benthic (2021)
Half Acre Beer Company

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Stout - American Imperial
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4.52 | pDev: 6.42%
Half Acre Beer Company
Illinois, United States
Notes: Rum Barrel Aged Imperial Stout with Hand Toasted Coconut.
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 10/18/21; drank 11/25/21 @ the Yarchives.

Midnight black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE dark tan head; frothy lace.

Coconut, cream & chocolate syrup notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Coconut, chocolate syrup, mild rum & faint medium roast coffee bean flavors.

The rum barrel is there more than the bourbon is for the other 2021 Benthic series beers...but it pushes the coconut notes over the top and this borders on cloying.

Interesting, but not great.

Nov 26, 2021
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

12oz can poured into stemless Deep Woods tulip.

canned on date of 10/18/21.

Appearance: Black as midnight. Thick looking pour. Thick cap of medium to dark brown head. Booze lacing with each sip.

Smell: Lots of coconut. Spicy rum. Dry oak. Chocolate.

Taste: Huge coconut. Smooth & spicy rum. Dry oak, leather, light barrel char. Hint of brown sugar & tobacco. Dark Mexican hot chocolate. I think there is some bourbon in here too. Nice complexity & has many layers. Rich, but not overly sweet.

Mouthfeel: medium to full body stout. low and adequate carbonation levels. Coconut Rum Benthic has a thick, chewy, viscous texture. Not boozy. This drinks well below the listed abv. Very smooth. It's really easy to drink stout. The 12oz can goes down easy with a solo dome.

Overall: This Benthic variant overly exceeded my expectations / anticipations of how this would be. Rum tends to be overly boozy in most stouts that I have tried aged in rum barrels and that is usually is not a pleasant experience. Rum barrel stouts are usually "rough around the edges" and lack any smoothness. Not to mention that the addition of an irresponsible amount of coconut with rum barrel aging in a stout usually results in sun tan lotion flavors that are really disgusting. Well... Long story short is no rum harshness. Coconut is perfectly integrated and decadent. No suntan lotion here either. I expected this to be at the bottom of the lineup and it is my second favorite Benthic variant of 2021 out of four that I have had so far!

My ranking of the four 2021 Benthics that I have drank so far are Vanilla> Rum Coconut> Regular >Xtra Dubl.

Nov 19, 2021
Rum Coconut Benthic (2021) from Half Acre Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 6 ratings