Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Big Rod Coconut Ale

Miami Brewing Company started canning their Big Rod Coconut Ale recently so I thought I'd check it out. I tried it during a visit to Schnebly's Winery a while back when they were still working on the recipe. I like Javier Gutierrez's can design: half of the background is dark swirls while the other half incorporates MIAMI into the design very subtly. The back has a little story to set your expectations and leaves you with "For a reel good time, all you need is Big Rod! Vacation in a Beer!" 5.3% alcohol.

Grainy sweet aroma with a good dose of coconut. Sweet, fruity apples and peaches provide a nice start. Also, sweet grain is in the mix. Big Rod immediately dries out the palate. Coconut arrives next, also prominently. There unfortunately is an "off" metallic finish and more dryness at the end of each sip. Smooth, creamy texture. A little thin. So-so overall.

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