Coconut Kiloton | Able Baker Brewing Company
Style: Dark Ale
Description: A kiloton is "a unit of explosive power equivalent to 1,000 tons of TNT" and it's the measuring unit used to evaluate atomic and nuclear devices. In 1946, beginning with the detonation of a 21 kiloton device, the United States began nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. These tests damaged the island and much of it's vegetation but "nature always finds a way" and the first element to prove it's resilience and return was the coconut. Here we celebrate that fastidious fruit by brewing an Imperial Dark Ale with so much toasted coconut that it literally "explodes" with coconut flavor. Being an Able Baker beer, however, that's simply not enough so we aged it in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels and then rested it on cocoa nibs. The result is a sultry, boozy, brew with bold, upfront coconut, and reserved tinges of chocolate and cherrywood. BOOM goes the coconut!