I’m finally caught up on reviews. I go through periods where I type up notes and then get backed up on the actual posting. It’s much easier to manage when I do them real time, so hopefully I can stay current.
Style: Milk/Sweet Stout
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “The coconut tree (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the palm tree family (Arecaceae) and the only living species of the genus Cocos. The term ‘coconut’ (or the archaic ‘cocoanut’) can refer to the whole coconut palm, the seed, or the fruit, which botanically is a drupe, not a nut. The name comes from the old Portuguese and Spanish word coco, meaning ‘head’ or ‘skull’ after the three indentations on the coconut shell that resemble facial features. They are ubiquitous in coastal tropical regions, and are a cultural icon of the tropics. It is one of the most useful trees in the world, and is often referred to as the ‘tree of life’. It provides food, fuel, cosmetics, folk medicine and building materials, among many other uses. The inner flesh of the mature seed, as well as the coconut milk extracted from it, forms a regular part of the diets of many people in the tropics and subtropics. Coconuts are distinct from other fruits because their endosperm contains a large quantity of clear liquid, called coconut water or coconut juice. Mature, ripe coconuts can be used as edible seeds, or processed for oil and plant milk from the flesh, charcoal from the hard shell, and coir from the fibrous husk. Dried coconut flesh is called copra, and the oil and milk derived from it are commonly used in cooking – frying in particular – as well as in soaps and cosmetics. The hard shells, fibrous husks and long pinnate leaves can be used as material to make a variety of products for furnishing and decoration.”
Random: Coconut is one of my favorite flavors. Years ago, I would go to a coffee shop that would make an coconut almond mocha and it was amazing.
The beer poured with a finger of tan head that dissipated rather quickly. It left some lacing on the glass and a decent sized crown on top of the body. The body was dark brown, almost black. There was no carbonation visible due to color. The nose was filled with dark chocolate and coconut. There was some smoke as well. The taste was really sweet on first sip. It was filled with lactose and ash which quickly went into coconut. There was some really bitter dark chocolate as well. The booze came through. The ash was a bit off putting. The body was thick with a lot of carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with coconut and ash. I was really looking forward to this beer and I just didn’t dig it. I wouldn’t have it again.
Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0