ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3 Hour Tour draft at brewery. Had this at autumn brew review and it was among the more memorable beers at the fest. String dark chocolate aroma with coffee notes as well. Black body with thin tan head. Served ice cold. Like Falco242 mentioned, this is liquid Almond Joy, only better cuz it has alcohol. Amazingly flavorful for only 5.6% alc. smooth, creamy and lightly carbonated. Has a hint of nut and more
than a hint of coconut. Outstanding! bytemesis (9497) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque black with a small brown head and minimal lacing. Aroma is coffee, toasted coconut, and light whiskey. Flavor is about the same with roasted malt and chocolate notes. Quite sweet but not cloying, minimal bitterness. Medium body. Not sure if i would call this great, but it was very interesting. Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Sampled at an rsbls tasting. From a growler. Black. Roasty milky nose. A roasty flavor in front wirh milk. Not really any hops are noticed. Chocolate notes are light. I like it. crossovert (14134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
As 3 our tour. I loved the front end. Cocoa-y stout, but the aftertaste wrecked it. Slight and aid. Bacterial (3074) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On draft at Town Hall, pitch black, no head. Nice coconut in the nose. Nice, not too sweet with great finish of subtle coconut. Balanced well with chocolate malt bitterness. Really nice!
Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Pitch black pour with a medium khaki head and a partial ring of lace. Aroma of malt and coconut. Light and creamy body with flavors of toasted coconuts, malt and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a coconut aftertaste. Pretty good all around. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. Has a nice smooth chocolate note, with a sweet cream/milk chocolate flavor. Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Sample at ABR. Super smooth stout but not much here. Coconut in the aroma is nice, some coconut flavor but I really was expecting more. Huhzubendah (3775) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Growler shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike!
A: Dark brown, with a small beige head that hangs out for a while before leaving a nice sheet of lacing on the glass.
S: Toffee, butter, coconuts, roasted malt, chocolate.
T: The beer is incredibly tasty and has greatly exceeded my expectations. I find it hard to believe that I am enjoying a beer brewed with coconuts to this degree. Coconuts and chocolate melded with roasted malt and buttery toffee candies make this a delicious beer. It’s the perfect marriage of beer and a gourmet candy bar. The balance and harmony achieved with all of these bold flavors make this a special beer. Wow.
M: Not as sweet as I would have expected, but a bit on the sweet end of the spectrum, nonetheless.
D: Terrific stuff, but probably best enjoyed in small quantities.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 12-15-2010 Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
Growler thx to maltzilla @ Jews bees and bbqs. Black-brown and opaque, head does not last. At first the aroma is total kalamata olives. Then that fades a little. A bit of tartness is showing too, and the pits of the olives. Sour rotting fruit peels. The mouthfeel has oil from coconut meat. The coconut is not pleasant to my palate. Does have a macaroon quality as well as lemon zest. It’s interesting, but that’s about it. Doesn’t do it for me