Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout by Two Rabbits Brewing Company

Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout

Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout is a 10% fruited imperial stout from Two Rabbits Brewing Company, based in Omiahachiman, in Shiga, Japan. It’s part of their limited stout range, though its availability at the time of writing is unknown. As the name suggests, Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout is brewed using cherries that have been locally sourced, and also toasted coconut.

Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout

Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout Aroma and Taste

Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout poured out a pitch black colour with a thin amount of brownish bubbles that didn’t linger long, though they did leave some bubble marks around the side of the glass. The aroma was a big, pungent one with lots of chocolate and coffee notes that segued into a sweet cherry aroma. Once Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout had been given time to warm up – as you must always do with an imperial stout [how many times do I have to say this?] – the coconut aroma came through more distinctively, with a light toasted note to it, and an edge of creaminess. At 10%, there was a faint level of alcohol heat that came through, but it was a minor aroma and didn’t detract from the other aromas at all.

The body to Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout was thick – a gloopiness stuck to the palate, that enhanced the flavours of the beer. The first flavours to come through were the chocolate and coffee, with just a touch of roasted black malt acridity, but nothing to screw your face up. The cherry and coconut played against each other nicely, with them bringing a sweet, sticky, toasted balance that made Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout taste like a fruited chocolate bar. That’s not to say it was cloying or overly sweet, but there was that edge to it. The stickiness remained on the palate after the beer had been drunk, with a hint of alcohol heat just sitting in the background.

Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout The Bottom Line

I was worried that this beer was going to be too much, but it’s well balanced with all the flavours.

Where to Buy Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout

Two Rabbits Cherry Coconut Imperial Stout can be bought online at the following places:

About the Author

Rob

Been drinking beer since longer than I can remember. You can find me in a bar, on the slopes, or doing DIY. I enjoy porters, imperial porters, golden ales, and amber / viennas.

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