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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15054) - Washington, Washington DC, 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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10606) - San Diego, California, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10428) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10027) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9241) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8150) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7697) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (7226) - 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.

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