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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A dominant blend of roasted malt, coconut, caramel, and chocolate essences, barely restrained by a gentle hop bite, that tantalizes your senses all the way through to a satisfying finish. Submit to the indulgence, but be warned…there is no safe word!


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jflopsu (841) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2015
Pours a dark black-brown. A sweet chocolate aroma with hints of coconut. A sweet unique taste with milk chocolate, caramel, and light coconut. A very unique beer with sweet taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (1598) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Draft to taster pour dark brown with minimal white head. Nose coconut, toffee, butterscotch. Taste caramel and coconut. Coconut lingers throughout. Sweet character mid palate. Coconut keeps going and going.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Emeister84 (1611) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2015
Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, subtle coconut. Mostly clear brown with a fairly lasting off-white head. Sweet, the taste profile is chocolate-covered caramel finishing with dried coconut. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3759) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Deep amber color out of the bottle with a short khaki colored head. Nose of toasted coconut, vanilla and roasted grains. This is a great take on a potentially boring style. Caramel sweetness, dark toast, rich vanilla, milk chocolate and a great coconut addition. There is a hint of bitter coffee in the finish. I wish more people would play with coconut in beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skmikeg (1359) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2015
Pour dark chesnut brown with a one finger tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is of toasted coconut, dark chocolate, sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, and light cofee. Taste is about the same as the aroma. Has a medium body with creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium long finish. Overall,a pretty nice brown ale.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fordest (2073) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle at Patomac Grill in Old Harper’s Ferry. I’m not usually a fan of any brown ale. I have found a few I like this is one. That horrible brown ale flavor was well masked with hints of coconut. I’m sure the caramel was in there but I think brown ale has some of that anyway. Decent ale. I liked this one. Always a fan of Du Claw but don’t get it much out in California.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3506) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, cocoa, toast, brown bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, coconut/vanilla spice, and earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, cocoa, toast, brown bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Good amount of earthy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, cocoa, toast, brown bread, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, coconut/vanilla spice, and earthy hop flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good flavored American brown ale. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, coconut/vanilla spice, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. The bitterness felt a bit too assertive than I would have liked, but everything else was really well balanced. A nicely enjoyable offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2198) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2015
355 mL bottle. Chestnut brown. The beige head begins well, but quickly fades to a ring. Unique aroma of toasted coconut and vanilla, which must be added to the beer. It’s there in the flavour as well, along with some chocolate. Tastes like a Mounds chocolate bar. Weird. Surprisingly, it’s not too sweet. Not for me, though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (9651) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2015
Sample at the "Drink Moar Beer!" tasting on 06/12/2015: The beer pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head that diminishes gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, coconut and chocolate. Light-bodied with flavors of toasted coconut, chocolate malt and mild hops. The finish is roasted nuts and coconut. Pretty good all around.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dal9000 (318) - Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Pours dark brown with a tan head. The taste of toasted malt and brown sugar shows after a few seconds. With a hint of vanilla? A long finish that ends with burnt sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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