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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (9414) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
On tap @ French Broad. Pours a deep reddish appearance with a brown head. Coffee, bitter chocolate, and earth in the nose. Some anise in the flavor. Moderate bitterness. Chocolate. Fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Black pour with creamy off white head. Aroma is burnt coffee and a touch of chocolate. Burnt coffee and a touch of chocolate with roasted malt. Medium body with good carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3467) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Draft at Urban Orchard. Pours black with a khaki head. Big chocolate notes on the nose. Dry and dusty on the tongue. It’s like biting into a bar of baker’s chocolate which doesn’t sound good but in a beer context it is. Finishes clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - APR 5, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Poured very dark with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma and flavor were chocolate, some coffee, hints of vanilla, a little ashy. Good sweet/bitter balance, finished dry. Mouthfeel creamy with a light body. Favorite thing I had at the brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8616) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a very dark brown color with a thin brown head that quickly fades. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, bitter hops that linger. Medium-full bodied. Nice beer.

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