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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   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 we’ve pulled from our cellar along with toasted coconut and cacao nibs from San Francisco’s 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.

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Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Pour is a dark red with a thin bubbly head that fades..Nose is sour cherry, coconut, chocolate, sweetness...Taste is infected sourness, chocolate, coconut, cherries, dry chocolate powder, vanilla

JohnnyJ (5573) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Murky reddish brown pour, with a thin head. Very sweet and sugary, vanilla, chocolate, definitely some toasted coconut, booze, and dense chewy malt. It’s too bad the bottles were infected, this beer is a pretty good dessert in small portion.

Bacterial (3080) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Light brown pour at the tasting room. Nice bourbon nose with a hint of chocolate. I can’t really find the coconut in here - its nice but if you want coconut to explode your face, this is not the beer you should be drinking.

AdamChandler (5225) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2014
This beer sounded GREAT. I maxed out my order, was excited to get this in and then Bruery issued me a refund for quality issues. I heard most bottles are sour....still I’m trying it anyway on a Monday night after a long day at work.

A - No gushing or anything really...maybe it’s fine? Pours a disgusting plum brown toilet water with lots of sediment. Looks pretty nasty. Lots of adjuncts in this beer so I’m not surprised.

S - Nose is straight up sour cherry & vinegar. I can get some vanilla.

T - Taste is sour and tart but I can get Coconut, chocolate and vanilla very clearly at the start, middle and the long finish. the tart acidic tastes of cherries, candies and wheat do take a back seat to what this beer was supposed to be. I expected a malt bomb and I’m getting a soured adjunct strong ale and that is really disappointing.

M - Thin and oily mouthfeel. Residual tartness before vanilla comes through at the long finish

O - So, I’m not surprised how bad this is but I’m bummed out. I guess this beer was free minus shipping so it’s not really an all out loss but I certainly won’t be opening another one for a while and may just take it to bottle shares with the warning that it’s probably sour. No point in trying to trade or give it away. Frankly, I’ll probably drink half of this. It’s not bad.

5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle:   Deep caramel, thin off-white head, little lacing.   Tart coconut, tropical fruit, chocolate, and some slight bourbon on the nose.   Interesting combination to say the least.   Very tart on the tongue, nearing sour.   Lets just say sour right up front.   Immediately followed by coconut, chocolate malt, almonds, tropical fruit, with a lingering bourbon finish.   This is a weird one, but it works... somewhat.   Its like an Almond Joy bar on alcohol and Bourbon.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Sour finish, its like an Imperial Candy bar with a big sour tinge.   Hides the 15.6% ABV well.   Would be a better beer I think had it not been soured, allowed the barrel aging (Bourbon) to be more of an impact.   Imagine a Bourbon aged Imperial candy bar like beer.   Yeah... unfortunately this one is the sour version so its not as... well... deserving.   Thanks for the bottle Rob!

Sammy (13136) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2014 At the Tasting room. Chocolate nibs, dates, spice worked for taste, and it has a Moroccan spice nose. Good drinkability.

djd07 (16452) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a cloudy orange brown with small frothy white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is cocoa nibs and white oak sap. Medium mouthfeel with strong cocoa nib and the odd tart flavor of 2013. Damnit I wanted a good bottle of this!

Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Courtesy of tectactoe

Bottle: The aroma consists of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, and light sour cherry. It pours a murky brownish-orange with a small off-white head that quickly fades to a very thin ring. The flavor starts with a super quick dose of caramel, toffee, and chocolate. Those flavors are quickly dominated by sour cherry and vinegar. There is some light vanilla and toasted coconut in the finish. There’s absolutely no sign of 15.6%. It’s medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, while it’s infected, it accidentally works...so hedonistically it’s pretty good. A rating based on what the Bruery’s intention was would be significantly lower.

tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2014 Bottle: Brown swamp water, completely opaque. Not much carbonation on the pour, thin head reduces to the thinnest ring in seconds. Aroma is clear infection... Sour lacto bacteria notes with some very, very faint toffee. But really it’s sour bacteria all the way. Sour & vinegar. Taste is also quite sour; vinegar & lacto up front. Toffee & caramel notes are a big stronger, perhaps with some vanilla in the finish. Not getting any coconut or chocolate. Despite the infection, it still isn’t awful... but this is definitely NOT how this beer is supposed to taste. Still, one of the more "drinkable" infected beers I’ve had.

Update: Had another bottle, months later (Thanks, Jason) to test the infection... Yep, still there, Even stronger & more overpowering than before, too. It was no linger a "drinkable infection", it was pretty bad. Updating my score to reflect this worse bottle due to my disappointment in the Bruery for not being able to quarantine their shit properly!

merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Aroma: Chocolate, Coconut, Mildly Boozy Appearance: Light Brown Hue, Passes Some Light, No Head, No Lacing Taste: Coconut....Chardonnay? Infected or just awful. Mouthfeel: Almost No Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Infection?

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