hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, February 15, 2014. After some time in the cellar it’s taken a more vinous port-like character, the coconut is barley noticeable and the rum notes are more subtle. This bottle had some of the coconut flakes in it as well. It’s past it’s peak.
Bottle on release day. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma is is a very nice mix of rum and chocolate, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and light coconut. Taste follows with sweet rum, chocolate, vanilla dark fruits. Full bodied with low carbonation.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Will. Pours a dark brown with paperthin beige head and small yeast floaties. The aroma is strong boozy chocolate and faint coconut. Strong chocolate and coconut, oak with nice roasty boozy finish. Very good.
jbrana (609) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely sweet with some almond flavors, as well as brown sugar, rum, and oak notes. Very boozy, yet easy to drink.
anders37 (20473) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a fruity malty woody spicy chocolate aroma with hints of coconut and rum. Sweetish malty warming woody chocolate and caramel flavor with weak hints of coconut. Has a sweetish malty woody caramel and chocolate finish with hints of rum.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a beast! Nice oily black pour with floaters. Coconut heaven mixed with fudge and rum. Oh my!
pjaco (27) - - JAN 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unique - truly like drinking an Almond Joy in a glass. Excellent and oacks a kick. Enjoy!
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Damn was this good. Nice notes of bitter chocolate, roast, earth and coconut. Nice full body, alcohol was blended in with a mix of sugary greatness. Well Done.
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2, thanks! Dark brown color. Aroma of intense coconut, coffee. Taste is chocolate covered coconut. Very easy drinking and light as a feather, no heat whatsoever.
jcnielsen (2776) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a black color with tan head. Coconut, roasty, chocolate, tangy aromas. Syrupy, chocolate, coconut, candy bar, toffee, alcohol flavors. Big alcohol, and sweet and syrupy.
BucannonXC5 (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone restaurant glass
From: Beer Advocate’s ucsbmullet
Purchased: Received it on Oct. 10, 2013
Consumed: Nov. 28, 2013
Misc.: Bottled June 4, 2013; 17.09% ABV
A big thanks to Nick for the kind gift.
Poured an almost pitch black cloud color with 2-to-3 fingers of tan head that dissipated almost immediately. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention all the way down.
Smelled a mix of a lot of different flavors. Got coconut, crayon, toast, wood, vanilla, rum, dark chocolate, caramel, toffee (a bit like Rolo’s candy), Cherry Coke and some more rum.
Tasted much better than the smell. Got chocolate, dark chocolate, wood, smooth rum, dry coconut, crayon, almost burnt toast, Rolo’s candy, caramel and toffee.
Medium body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, warming finish. Tastes strong, but not 17.09 percent strong.
After starting off fairly weak, this beer really came on. I enjoyed it very much. Would love to get my hands on it again.