HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 17, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours (body appears) used-motor oil black with a light tan head that dissipates quickly to a thin surface film-layer. Aroma is sweet fruit and nutty notes. Strong alcohol presence. No light can be seen through this one... Even when held up to a light. Now that is a dark beer!! Heavy-sweet and fruity taste that strongly resembles Russian imperial stouts. Full-bodied and robust with a thick texture. Relatively flat carbonation with a long, lingering finish. Acidic with coffee in the nose. Iím very impressed with this company.
degbert (1440) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a quick-dissipating fluffy light brown head. No lace. Nose is overwhelmingly toasted coconut -- almost shades into suntan lotion. Any other aromatic elements are lost. On the tongue, thereís bitter chocolate and coffee, but the coconut continues to be hugely dominant; once again, itís almost suntan lotion, and while it says vanilla on the label, I canít taste any in the beer. Definitely out of balance, and stays that way through the finish, though thereís some espresso notes. On a flavored stout, any flavoring should be an accent or an element. It should not be so omnipresent as to beat the rest of the beer to death.
alexanderj (3427) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Squat bottle; poured a very dark brown with a compact khaki/light brown head. Aroma of coconut sweetness, with some vanilla and oats. So far so good. Definitely not an infected bottle. A lot of coconut flavor, almost like a pina colada. Could have used some more balance. Palate was soft and nice. Long, lingering finish. Showed some promise.
TXBadger (2001) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pours a dark brown with khaki colored head and LOTS of it. Took about 5 mins to finish the pour. Smell is off, synthetic like coconut and dare I say brett, but something is off. Took 2 sips and drain poured it. Terrible beer. It was off from pour to drain pour.
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is roasted with malt and espresso, followed by a sweetness of chocolate and a lingering hint of coconut. Flavor is a balance between espresso and chocolate, with hints of oats and coconut. Mouthfeel is creamy. Could have been more of coconut presence, but decent overall.
chinchill (3220) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
From bomber bottles on two occasions. Should have been three but one bomber bottle stored in my cool cellar exploded after several weeks, leaving a widespread sticky mess. The second bottle gushed like crazy, making a mess even though I was cautious and, I thought, prepared. The taste seems to confirm that this is a contaminated batch.
Much better when fresh but still recommend AVOID!
Ed5388 (2600) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber shared by Jcwatts. Poured black with a small foamy khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, match sticks, vanilla, and just a hint of coconut oil. Taste of roasted malt, coconut milk, chocolate, ash, and a hint of vanilla bean.
jtclockwork (11244) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by John. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose and taste of toasted coconut, light roast chocolate, lactose and vanilla bean. Lighter body.
dmac (4849) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bomber shared by jcwatts. Poured a deep dark black with a larger tight foamy beige head. Aroma of dry bakers sugar, coconut creme, sweeter chocolate, brown dough. Flavor of ash, dirt, brown toast, coconut shell, dry sugar. Fizzy body, loads of carbonation, lingering dirty flavor. Flavor of ash, earth, sweet burnt chocolate, dark sugar, light coconut creme. Interesting.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle. Foamed over, too much carbonation. Pours black, excited dark brown foam. Very creamy texture. Tastes infected, sour flavor. No vanilla or coconut. Refund? (4104)
Imaena (2089) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The coconut flavor was not overpowering but was also a bit offsetting. I know I should have anticipated that but I suppose I needed to taste it to understand.