DuClaw Brewing Dirty Little Freak
DuClaw Brewing Dirty Little Freak is an American Brown Ale, 5.8% ABV. I took a chance on this Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale that was bottled on 10/25/16, but it sounded too good to not at least try a single.
The beer pours with a dark brown color but is more of a dark crimson when the light is allowed to penetrate the glass. A pretty tan head lingers with a solid layer well after the pour. A sweet aroma is dominated by vanilla but has some complex layers of caramel, cocoa powder and a good amount of coconut. The taste is as advertised with distinct flavors of caramel, fudge and toasted coconut. The slightest hint of coffee gives way to some balancing hop bitterness. The finish and aftertaste recalls the sweet chocolate, caramel and coconut.
It seems this has held up rather well over the last few months. If we assume the flavor and aroma pops even more when fresh, this is absolutely a beer worth a try.