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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
[ Tap ][ French Broad ][ 4oz ][ Taster ][ Free ][ 2/7/14 ]
>> Pours a clear, deep brown to near black with medium coffee foam. Nose is coffee, lemon, burnt sugar. Taste is lemon tart, aerated, shy. Palate is thin, lemon tart.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3169) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
2014 RBWG Draft at the French Broad tasting room. Black pour, no head. Aroma of cocoa and roast malt. The flavor follows the aroma. Starts sweet with some dryness towards the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8877) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Draft at brewery. Pours dark brown/tan head. Nose and taste of cocoa nib, coffee and light roast. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5255) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Sampled at RBWG 2014, French Broad tasting room - Black, ring of foam. Smells very chocolatey, with a whiff of coffee. Taste is lightly boozy, some chocolate, some coffee, and some oaky notes. Very tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1484) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Taster at the brewery (RBWG). Dark pour. Nice cocoa flavor with some nice vanilla for sugary sweetness. Solid and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2251) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
On tap at French Broad. Pours a black color with off white head. Burnt, roasty, chocolate, malty flavors. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10039) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Tap at the brewery. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt with prunes, coffee notes, licorice and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant with light hops and bitterness, leather, light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5819) - Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft to taster at French Broad during RBWG. Looks good; a translucent dark cola with light beige lacing. Smells of dark malt and lots of chocolate. Tastes like it smells with some roast as well. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (6953) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a near black with an earthy brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a bit of coffee and bitter chocolate but is mainly dark grains and bread. Flavor is full of bitter chocolate with a backbone of earthy dark grains.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1233) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Draft at brew pub opaque black with brown hue. Nose chocolate and roast. Taste sweet up front, dark fruit, chocolate, mild coffee and roast. Mild bitter finish. Nice chocolate component


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