deyholla (9635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to the Dood! Pours near black with a deep brown head that dissipates quickly and completely. Aroma has notes of raisins, dark grains, bitter chocolate and a bit of coconut. Flavor is extremely sweet with coconut and sweet chocolate with a hint of roasted malts backing. Overly sweet.
SudsMcDuff (7660) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. been interested to try this .. . pours a very dark brown black .. . lots of sweetness, toasted coconut and tar filled rum barrel .. . tasty, would love a whole bottle in the snow by a fire .. . .
scarlett johansen would be a lot sexier if she was a mute..
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Ratman. Near black hued body with a tan head and menacing legs. Aromas are of raisin bran cereal, deep toasted malts, dark fruits, toasted coconut, fudge cocoa, rum barrel, marshmallows and a boat load of alcohol, smells like an intense and decadent experience. Flavors are big boozy, rummy and sweet. A bit of an odd and sugary, sweet then metallic transformation. I wish there were some bourbon tannins to balance things out. It’s boozy, it’s sweet, but nice coconut and rum flavors carry it well. Some milk chocolate character. Viscous, and alcohol heft/ sweetness dominate the body. Super drinkable (haha, no, not really), but as expected its a punch to the palate. Overall: flavorful, nothing off, ethanol sweetness, wish their was more balance through a bourbon like tannin.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
355mL thanks to minorthreat. Flatter clear deep brown. No foam. Legs in their place Woah buddy. Nose reminds me of the Schorsbrau ultra eisbocks: extreme twizzlers candy, starchy, chocolate rum mixed cocktail. Taste is sticky red twizzlers, starchy movie theater cheap candy. Cloying, sticky to the max. Nothing about this says coconut porter. Why was 17% desired and why did people want it?
As it warms, it gets more soy saucy in taste. Sticky to the max. Undrinkable really. Why?
MacBoost (1684) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured like black sewage water. Aromas of baby shit. Taste was nothing but cloyingly sweet dumpster juice. Finished hot and sweet with a burn. Not good, my brothers. Not good.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big aroma of rum and some coconut. Taste is similar but a bit close to cloyingly sweet, good with the small pour.
rosenbergh (9667) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Bottled June/04/2013. Courtesy of deyholla. Thanks Derek!
Black colour with a small red hue and no head. Little white things floating in the glass.
Mild sourness, toasted malt and dark fruits in the aroma. The flavour is very strong maltiness. Extremely sweet. Incredibly sweet.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to Ratman197. pours a dark brown / light black with floating specs of coconut. some carbonation bubbles up upon pouring but quickly dissipates. sweet nose with layers of rum, chocolate, dark sugar, alcohol and light coconut. certain aspects of the aroma are hidden by the sugars and alcohol. very sweet throughout with really nice layers of chocolate, coconut, caramel and rum. tastes like a desert / candy bar. very warming on the finish as the alcohol is evident. soft carbonation with a very creamy body. excellent flavor profile from start to finish.
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with rapidly settling tan head, no lacing. Aroma is rum, alcohol, and extremely sweet, hint of coconut. Flavor is very sweet, mild caramel, vanilla, with minimal rum and coconut flavor. Possibly the sweetest beer I have ever tasted. Fruity, dark, juicy finish and aftertaste. Rum character develops as it warms. Soft carbonation, full body, and smooth, sticky texture. A very intensely sweet beer, couldn’t drink much of this.
wchesser (1774) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with almost magenta tinge. Slick on top, maybe some very small floaters. Nose of booze, rum, vanilla. Taste is hot booze, very sweet, finish of milk chocolate, rum, and a hint of toasted coconut. Really does taste like taking a bite of Mounds and doing a shot of rum. Split the bottle two ways for dessert, but 4 would have been better. Too sweet and hot for me.