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Cigar City Coco Loco

Cigar City Coco Loco
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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Coco Loco: Bolita Double Nut Brown Ale aged on Cuban espresso beans, coconut flakes and Peruvian cacao nibs. 9% ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2011
Interesting beer. Aroma is pretty nice. Some coffee, vanilla and a but of nuts, maybe some toasted notes from the coconut. Flavor is pretty smooth, great flavor, sweet coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (8116) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2011
’09 notes Draft @ CCB release party. Bolita base. aroma of coffee, espresso, light coconut and some cacao/chocolate. taste, coffee espresso, coconut flakes add a nice silky palate with some nutty undertones, medium carbonation with the coconut becoming more present as the beer warmed up. Just like the Maduro version, the coffee espresso adds a nice coffee blend without giving the bitterness of regular coffee. Highly drinkable, this one is sure to drive you Loco. Smooth palate and gets better as you let it warm up a bit. Overall, I found this beer to be more complex than the regular coconut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
In short: A nutty, chocolaty, fudgy, coconutty, whateverty brown ale. Nice extravagant beer.
How: Fresh growler 32oz. Tasting session with Montreal crew.
The look: Dark brown body topped by a small beige head
In long: Original nose that blends toasted nuts, coconut, cocoa and banana bread. Taste has a lot of black chocolate, burnt caramel, nutty fudge, crunchy burnt brown sugar, some black coffee. All along I couldn’t help but to think I was drinking a Queen Elisabeth cake with extra cocoa. Very sweet but with so much stuff thrown at my taste buds the beer appeared quite drinkable. Overall it is a fun beer. That was another beer at another tasting session. I know I should go less often to tasting sessions and more often to the gym. But my abs are still hurting from the last time I laughed at myself for thinking about doing sit-ups.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2011
tap at BT - plenty of chocolate, oatmeal raisin, sweet malts, hint of ice cream, piney, coco powder and astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (3036) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2011
The aroma is roasty, vanilla, coconut. The flavor is exactly trhe same. The finish is piney hops. The body is medium. The appearance is the standard deep brown, tan head. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Tap at BT. Pours a deep dark woody brown with a thick lasting frothy brown head. Aroma is more blueberry (reminder from the previous beer), choclate candies, cocoa, earth, toast, nuts, smoke burnt toast, sweet. Flavor is earthy spicy cocoa nibs, cocoa powder hot chocolate mix, sweet tootsie roll, mineral, chalk and earth in the end. Smooth and pretty good overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2123) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
1 quart growler thankt to jcwattsrugger.
Appearance : Dark brown with a small head.
Aroma : Light banana with some spices. Rich gently overcooked caramel notes. Nice complexity. Great sweetness.
Taste : Sharp roastyness. Light coconut and overcooked caramel. Awesome finish.
Overall : Quite complex but very subtle. I have a hard time putting words on what I smelled and tasted but there was a lot going on. Very well balanced. I liked the finish a lot. It had big notes of burnt caramel and brown sugar. Quite impressive. Very drinkable. I liked it more and more as I was sipping my glass. For the record, the growler did leak a little bit on the way here but it looks like the beer didn’t suffered much from it. Thanks John !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
Bouteille de 32 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe chocolatée. Apparence: La couleur est brune opaque. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de chocolat et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de caramel arrière goût. (Rating #3379)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
Growler, merci beaucoup Fred! Arômes de chocolat et de céréales, touche de banane et de houblon résineux. Robe brune et trouble, effervescence assez faible.En bouche, on retrouve beaucoup de chocolat plutôt sucré, une touche de coconut rôti et une bonne dose de caramel brûlé. Très agréable texture moelleuse. La finale, légèrement amère, présente une belle sécheresse de cacao. L’alcool demeure très bien dissimulé. Une bière dessert très efficace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Brown with a bit of haze. Aromas are of cocoa, coffee, and a bit of vanilla. Fairly sweet with a faint bitterness on the finish. Medium bodied.

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