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The Bruery Cacaonut

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 468   ABV: 15.6%
Cacaonut is a special treat. A rare and secret blend of several different barrel aged beers that weíve pulled from our cellar along with toasted coconut and cacao nibs from San Franciscoís TCHO.

The inspiration for this beer were the unique flavors of a chocolate dipped coconut macaroon. After polishing off a few of those dense, sweet and delicious, coconut treats, Patrick started thinking through the flavor profiles of some of our favorite barrel aged beers, deciphering a way to replicate the luscious qualities of that favorite treat. Spice, rich toffee, cocoa and tropical notes blend deliciously and delicately in this newest barrel aged addition to our collection.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Huhzubendah (3036) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Burgundy body with a thin beige collar. Aromas of ripe fruit, alcohol. Lime zest and lime juice with overpowering alcohol. Coconut, cacao, vanilla? All lost. Overly tannic and completely out of balance. At least itís super strong and in a 750mL bottle. Canít drink this. Failure.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernesto987 (4709) - Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2015
hahahah complete garbage juice. Extremely tart and wrong. Some coconut flavors in the back there. Just gross.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ineedbeer (1252) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Aroma is slightly tart with some tropical fruit, a bit of a plastic phenolic note and some chocolate notes. I got less coconut and more of a pineapple and citrus character. Some light oak notes with dark caramel and burnt sugar. Pours a murky brown with some amber hues and a large, moderately thick, tan head with decent retention. Final pour had a ton of sediment. Light lacing and long legs. Flavor has a medium light tartness that doesnít really work with the big sugary notes of caramel, toffee and burnt sugar. Moderate bitterness and some alcohol in the finish. Moderate tropical fruit and citrus notes like in the aroma and almost no coconut. Moderate chocolate, but light not dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium high carbonation. Low astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Overall, this was a pretty bad beer. The aroma had an odd vegetable character at first and the tropical fruit was too strong throughout. The tartness did not help this beer either. Somehow the coconut turned into pineapple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
18th October 2014
Murky deep amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is airy, semi dry and crispy. Wow! Wasnít expecting this beer to be so sourish! After the initial shock there is Flemish Red sourness and fruits, Bourbon fruits and tang. A nice sweet cooconut and a smooth bourbon finish. Unusual and when the palate gets over the initial shock, quite drinkable. Hides the huge abv quite well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (7196) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
"Man, this was close to being a world beater...and I trhink it would have been if it were not one of the "bad" ones. The Bruery did a press release about some bottles of this and one other beer possibly being infected. This was. It did not explode, and did not smell off, but damn there was a highly acidic sourness in the flavor that I really donít think was supposed to be there. The funny thing is even their mistakes are good. It still worked to an extent, but the funk not present in the aroma told us how awesome this COULD have been, and the extreme swings from sweet decadence to sour were battling for your attention, not really complimenting each other. The nose was like macaroons and bourbon, friggin awesome. The beer itself was a bit on the ugly side. Quite a bit of sediment on the first pour as opposed to the bottom (weird). Muddy brown. The palate is nice, though the flavor ends up having too many things going on for itís own good. Still enjoyed it. If thesweetness were tempered, itíd be a great sour...but alas, they werenít trying to make a sour here. Iíd LOVE to get to try this either draft or a different batch. It coulda been a contender..."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
fletchfighters (1272) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
750 ml bottle Orange amber color. No head at all. Nose is coconut, toasted coconut, oak, caramel, almonds and spice. Nice enough. Enamel ripping sour. Lots of acid and sourness. Bummer it obliterated the base beer as there were touches of something interesting in this. Drain pour and fail.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
budznsudz (581) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Overwhelmingly infected. This is a straight sour beer. Red wine, lacto, vinegar, acetone. A pathetic failure of a beer. I drain poured 99% of this. What a pity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pour out of 750 ml bottle, hazy red pour with white head, aroma brought notes of sour fruit, acetone, hints of oak, vanilla, touch of grain, slight yeast. Taste is a mix of sour lemon, oak, vanilla, hints of lactic, finishing very sour, acetone. Yuck.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Steve_0 (3410) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at home with friends. Pour is murky orange with a small tan head and good lacing. Big coconut, tangy fruits, bready, white chocolate, dark fruits, and spice in the aroma. Taste is tangy sour fruits, coconut, orange juice, cooked veggies, and vanilla. Medium body with high carbonation. Completely infected shit. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle @ Stephenís house. Pours a murky dark orangish appearance with a cream colored head. Twangy, caramel, red fruity, nutty, vanilla nose. Chewy wood. Acetic, berry flavor. Coconut and vanilla. Actually, quite sour. No.

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