French Broad Koko the Stout
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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This brand new, single-batch dry stout was fermented on cocoa nibs. The name honors everyone’s favorite gorilla that knows sign language.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21633) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Draft at the source. Opaque brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of burnt chocolate. Taste has roasty espresso. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9107) - Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2014
Draft taster at the brewery during RBWG. Pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate with a hint of coffee and some earthy bitterness to the finish. Lighter body for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2164) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On draught at the Isis, this pours an oily black, opaque with mahogany fringes. The thinning choco head leaves light lacing. The nose is of roasted cocoa. Lots of roasted malt with ample bitter balancing, the chocolate shows up in the essence of the finish. A bit on the drier side, it is bold and active on the palate. Decent chocolate stout that’s well-integrated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
Taster at the brewery- thanks again! Pours a deep opaque brown with a finger of tan head that laces the glass. Notes of chocolate, roasted and toasted malts, and tobacco. The cocoa nibs are very smooth and well-balanced by roast and earthy notes. Medium-bodied, with a smooth, roasty, sweet mouthfeel and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a thick brown head. Nose is biscuity, rich black chocolates, breads, crackers, dark coffee, and various stone fruits. Flavor is sweet chocolates, coffees, crackers, breads, rich malts, light toffee. medium full body and low bitterness but finished medium lightly sweet. Seems really well done to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5625) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Draft from sampler during the RBWG bus tour. Poured a deep dark brown with a long lasting dense beige head. Aroma is roasty, notes of chocolate, vanilla bean, chocolate milk, freeze dried coffee. Average palate and carbonation. Flavor is similar to the aroma but each individual flavor is more prominent and easier to pick out. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
Taster on tap at Barley’s during RBWG. Very nice chocolate flavors here. Light earthy hop. Medium to bigger body. Lighter, lightly soft carbonation. More dry finish. Good moderate bitter taste. Light bitter sweet. Black color. Thin light brown head. Some ropes of lace. Good cocoa stout. Nice, more bitter dark chocolate roasty character to it, I like that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
@RBWG-A-on tap-brown-black. A-roasty/chicory/cocoa-dk malt. T-rye/roasty/chicory/cocoa-dk malt, hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (4050) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Tap at french broad. Dark brown with minimal tan head. Nose is dry and lightly acrid, a bit of bitter coffee and cocoa. Flavor is similar. Very passable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Draft - Bitter chocolate and coffee. Jet black with a rich brown head. Chocolate and coffee, decent but pretty average.

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