yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate and liqourice. Thick malty, minerals and roasted. Overripe fruity. Thick malty and fruity dense coconut, rum overripe fruity. Dry, dense fruityand thickplum cake like finish.
anders37 (15568) - 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.
Travlr (9999) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Ratman. Pours nearly opaque black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roast, and coffee malt, coconut, dates, figs, earthy and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant, moderately sweet, coconut, spicy alcohol, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.
Ratman197 (9042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toasted coconut, dark chocolate, rum, dark fruit and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, coconut, rum and dark fruit with a smooth lingering chocolatey coconut finish.
daknole (8550) - 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!
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2013 Bottle @ home, thanks to Steve_0 for grabbing me some bottles @ the release! Pours a black appearance with cola-like tan bubbly/carbonated head that dissipates within a few seconds. A fair amount of white coconut particles stick to the edge of the glass along with some alcohol legs. Boozy, spicy, alcoholic rum really are the first impression in the nose. Also some dark chocolate, coconut, vanilla, and a moderate sweetness in the aroma but it’s honestly quite boozy. The flavor, while very hot and boozy, is reminiscent of a Mounds bar with a ton of dark chocolate and coconut. Some cola, caramel, and cake notes but mostly just coconut and chocolate. Really a lot of residual sweetness with a ton of brown sugar that almost amounts to a goopy syrup. My throat and mouth really got coated in this goop which lead to a seriously sweet aftertaste. Not as boozy as you might expect from 17% abv but it’s definitely pretty fucking hot. Pretty one-dimensional and in all honesty, I think the goopy sweetness bothers me more than the booze. In all fairness, this shit will definitely get you buzzed quick. Update: tried again with six months age and is a bit smoother yet still super sweet.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick brown colour. Big beer, surprisingly not boozy. Lots of rich chocolate, with coconut in finish. Must be shared.
Thanks Jason Bach.
GT2 (7897) - Carlsbad, 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?
BMan1113VR (7788) - 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.