Style: Coffee & Flavored Stout
ABV: 8.0 IBU: 35
WeldWerks Brewing Co. Coffee Coconut Stout
What the brewers say
“Coffee Coconut Stout, as you may have guessed, features loads of toasted coconut and freshly roasted Peruvian coffee from our friends at Zoe’s Cafe here in downtown Greeley. The sweet, creaminess of the toasted coconut offers a perfect complement to the complex character contributed by Mama Nelly’s coffee, a blend of four different roasts of the same direct-trade Peruvian beans. These delicious, unique flavors are supported by a full-bodied, yet balanced, base stout brewed with both lactose and flaked oats for mouthfeel and a variety of chocolate malts, crystal malts, and roasted barley.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Fresh-baked coconut macarons, toasted coconut, vanilla, and light alcohol lend a liqueur aroma. Coconut butter aroma reminds me of the beach. All kinds of coconut nuances and coffee dominate. It’s an interesting combination, but the coffee might be a little too bright.”
Flavor: “The base beer has some nice roast and chocolate, which carries the toasted coconut and coffee. There’s some nice dark chocolate, giving it a Mounds bar flavor. Strong roasted barley, with some nice fruity esters. A bit of roasty bitterness on the finish that helps balance out the sweetness, and it has a nice creamy feel without being overly sweet.”
Overall: “This beer is targeted to the coconut lover. Love the dark chocolate and coconut, but the roast on the coffee feels a bit out of balance. It’s a great idea, but a little tweaking might improve it.”
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