DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Collegeville. Pours dark brown with off-tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, coconut, apple, backup hops. Tastes dry portery, with a well integrated coconut flavor, roasty patent malt, and finishing dry resiny hops.
PapaSkeetSkeet (681) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with cream-colored head. Aroma is of refreshing fruitiness (pear and coconut); it was surprising how much mixed-fruit-juice flavor the coconut clearly contributed to the aroma and to some extent the flavor. Tastes of refreshing fruit and strong coconut, a dry roastiness that is somewhat masked by the coconut, and minimal hops (less than the Pennypacker Porter). Overall, quite unique, but not something Iíd look to drink often.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler thanks to KornDogg. Poured very dark brown with a thin tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, coconut, chocolate. Taste was of roasted coffee, chocolate, toasted coconut, with a nice body. A pretty nice porter.
kramer (3909) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Camp Hill location. Pours a clear dark brown with a minimal whispy head. Nose is coconut extract smelling with a hint of root beer. Some slight coffee and roast. The coconut flavor has this hard edge to it like it was an alcohol extract maybe. Some chocolate and roast emerges on the finish. Have to say that I agree with mj on this one, tastes just like an Almond Joy all the way. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with fizzy prickly carbonation and a slightly sticky sweet finish. Overall, this really needs to have the coconut toned down and make it more of a suggestion of coconut instead of all coconut.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: toasted coconut, melted milk chocolate, little grittiness/earthiness, some cream/milk
Appearance: dark brown-->black, tan head, lacing
Flavor: toasted coconut, milk chocolate, cream/milk--like a melted Almond Joy candy bar
Palate: smooth, creamy, toasted coconut/chocolate aftertaste
3fourths (7064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 28, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at the Harrisburg brewery. Dark brown body with a tan head, patchy but not thick. Soapy coconut nose with some light chocolate and very light bread or toast. Flavor is almost entirely coconut, syrupy and cheap tasting, with very low roast and chocolate. Sweet and candy-like, it tastes and smells like Almond Joy. Thin, banal and plain.
Nejhleader (1077) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
this was actually a really nice porter, it surprised me cause i donít like coconuts, so i thought i wouldnít like this, but your can barely detect the coconut. It had more of a mocha roast taste to it, with a small touch of coconut towards the end. Good body, good porter.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to axilla...
Appears a dark brown color with crimson notes when held to the light. A small, beige head quickly fades into a tiny cap. Small streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of mocha, cocoa, caramel, and mild coconut.
Taste echoes the aroma with a mix of mocha and caramel standing out with a hint of coconut making itís presence known in the flavor.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, mildly astringent, sweet, fruity, along with a coconut milk like sweetness found in the background.
hopdog (7734) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from Growler courtesy of axilla. Poured a dark, dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate and very light coconut. Tastes of the same. Coconut was on the subtle side all the way around.
egajdzis (4949) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a dark brown / red color with a thin, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of light coconut, and roasted malts, with a bit of bakers chocolate as well. Taste of much of the same, with faint coconut, roasted malts, and cocoa as well, with a somewhat thin mouthfeel.