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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pub Brew. Joyous Almondo is equal parts chocolate, coconut, and almonds, to create a brown ale delicacy unlike any other. Sweet aromas of chocolate and coconut emit from this brew. The first sip leads toward a perfect fusion of flavor, as chocolate and coconut embrace the toasted almond qualities. Pleasant almond flavors remain well into a finish, which is not too sweet, bitter or dry.

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3.4
onceblind (9663) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2011
GABF 2011. Murky rusty brown, no head. Beautiful aroma of nutty almond, slight boozy alcohol, and a mild chocolatey tone. Flavor is nutty almond, light chocolate, and warm sweet alcohol. Big body with a long linger, with a good dose of toffee, just a little burnt and a little too boozy.

3.1
arminjewell (9661) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2011
On tap pour was clear reddish orange with white head, aroma was big, almost artificial almond notes with some sweet biscuity, toffee, notes as well. Taste was lots of almond, sweet fruity and caramel notes finishing very sweet. While the resemblance to almonds was pretty cool, it was a bit much and a bit too sweet.

2.6
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Draft at GABF. Penny copper with offwhite head. Nose is sweet with butterscotch interplay and cherry stone almond extract. Some cocoa sort of shows up but not really. On tasting, slick and buttery with some toasted coconut and almond. Also showing some phenolic notes as well. Doesn’t work for me, though a good idea.

2.8
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
Sampled at GABF. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma of Almond Liqueur, nuts, mild cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet, too sweet, with a bit of nutella and fudge with almonds. Very very sweet. Slick mouthfeel. This is not one of my favorites from Short’s. I guess you can’t hit a homerun every time.

2.7
Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
@ GABF. Rusty copper. A bit muddled but has a decent cap. Aroma is not as good as expected. Almond skins, toasted, but none of the pleasant almond extract/essence/marzipan I would hope for in the aromas. the flavors end up being too sweet, though, and it has a syrupy palate. Toasted almond and toasted coconut emerge late, giving a macaroon quality. Weird and gimmicky but a nice try and it grows on me.

3.4
blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 16, 2011
draft at ebf pour has a brown color with a touch of foam. aroma has chocolate, nuts, and coconut touches. mouth feel is medium and coats alright. flavor has chocolate, sweetened coconut, and some nuts. cool idea and glad I tried it.

3.3
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 13, 2011
tap at the pyramid scheme in grand rapids mich. coconut, chocolate, nuts... coconut, chocolate, nuts... coconut, chocolate, nuts... coconut, chocolate, nuts... coconut, chocolate, nuts...seriously, though

2.8
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Pours a medium caramel-brown color with a thin off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries in some roast, chocolate, and toasted coconut. A bit of a nutty character. The flavor is along the same lines, though there’s something a bit off about it, perhaps tracing to the coconut. Chocolate makes a good appearance along with a moderate malty sweetness. Medium body and fairly sweet. Slight dryness in the finish. Really interesting brew.

3.6
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at EBF. Pours an amber bruin body with a white head. Hints of licorice, sweet coconut sugar tones. light birch and wood with a creamy sweetness. Kinda delivers what they were going for.

3.2
Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2011
6th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky dark brown body, thick cream head. Nose of almond and light chocolate, quite sweet. The body is very sweet and syrupy, caky, with brown sugar, almond, and a touch of banana, drinks like a slice of almond cake. Strange.


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