dresden (1581) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 4, 2016
Thin brwon pour. Aroma is very sweet, vanilla, caramel. Flavour is vanilla, burnt sugars, caramel. Very sickly sweet, but a half decent beer otherwise. arn8897 (413) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 Pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Aromas of coconut and vanilla. Taste the same with some chocolate and hazelnut coffee. Sweet taste. Nice beer if you like sweet beer. Light palate. jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2016
12oz bottle in a teku. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts, some coconut and vanilla, sweet malts, and some dough. Flavor the same, with the adjuncts very strong. A pretty interesting beer but I wouldn’t really ever want to drink more of these. DuffMan (10610) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Bottle. Deep mahogany hue, aroma of strong vanilla with nutty undertones. Very sweet palate, loads of vanilla, hazelnuts, brown sugar. Just too much sweetness for me. patricks110 (2556) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
a nice and enjoyable brew. Pours a murky amber with a finger of beige head, light lacing rings. The nose is a touch dessert esque and has aromas of coconut, vanilla, cocoa powder and caramelized malts. A touch sweet but the light hop bitterness balances it out. Nice vanilla and chocolate notes. Very well balanced for so much going on.
shadey (2149) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2016
12of bottle. Pours dark dark purple. Thin head of cream. Aroma is very different, including cream and milk chocolate. Flavors come together nicely. Delicious. Smooth. Super easy to drink. johnnnniee (4405) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Sample at the BJCP reception last week at HomeBrewCon.
Deep brown with a decent tan head. Huge chocolatey coconut on the nose and flavor. My notes say Girls scout cookie samoas. beerplace (1960) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
341ml bottle, bought at Central City Liquor Store, tasted on Green Point Campground. Pours very dark amber with a tan head. Aroma and taste are toffee, caramel, coffee, vanilla. Vanilla, coffee aftertaste and hoppy bitterness aftertaste. Interesting. cwill (99) - Parkesburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Dark brown pour topped off with a khaki head. Some reddish tint showing at the edges. Coconut chiefly on the nose but also some supporting roasted grains and chocolate. Taste has a basic chocolatiness and earthy nuttiness with a moderate coconut flavor. Slight little metallic finish with a bit of artificial tasting flavoring. Mouthfeel is thin with medium carbonation. Different, and not really my taste ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Reviewed March 23, 2014.
A: Pours a dark chestnut color. The head isn’t very impressive: it’s not even a finger high (off-white shade), and it doesn’t even retain that well. A small ring of lacing is left on the glass. Still, it doesn’t seem to have the blatant carbonation issues Cocoa Fuego did. Good...I guess?
S: Holy. Friggen. Dessert. This captures the essence of German chocolate cake beautifully - I’m guessing that’s what DuClaw was inspired by, after all. It’s very coconut forward, with a ton of milk chocolate and caramel hanging just behind it. A faint wisp of roasted malt also exists in the background.
I’m wary of how it will taste compared to the aroma (see: Creme Brulee for such a strong aroma/flavor disparity), though. But right now, right before I take a sip, the aroma is commendable.
T: Aye, I was right - the taste isn’t anywhere near as impressive. I get some of the undesirable chemical qualities I got from Sweet Baby Jesus, especially on the forefront. After the middle, though, it develops a nice toasted coconut flavor that helps redeems it somewhat. It finishes with a light, chocolaty roast that cleans some of the more artificial flavors.
M: There is a lingering sweetness, but in general, it’s a dry beer. That’s a good thing. It’s well carbonated and light on the palate. Some of the chemical notes that stay on the tongue prevent me from giving the mouthfeel a higher score.
O: Sweet Baby Jesus fans will love this and should buy/trade for this immediately. To me, it’s a bit too chemical-tasting to be a great beer...but dat aroma! Oh, dat aroma. All in all, it isn’t bad at all - certainly not a stinker like Old Flame or Serum was.