jgb9348 (5317) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich dark brown coloured body with a thinnish light brown head. Aroma of grapes, macadamia nuts, roasted malt and a touch of cream - nice and strong. Medium-bodied; Strong sweetness up front from the macadamia nuts, toasted malt, chocolate, coffee and even some from lactose noticeable. Aftertaste shows some good body with the roasted malt standing out along with a bit of the coffee. Overall, a nice and rich beer that has a lot of layered sweetness and finishes with some tropical fruits like coconut and light coffee. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Tamura’s Market in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii on 31-December-2015 for US$8,99 (I wouldn’t pay ~$12 in Waikiki) sampled in my condo here in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii on 02-January-2016.
Travlr (18623) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Opaque dark brown color, beige head. Aroma has coffee, burnt coconut. Taste is toasted Mounds bar. Decent.
rosenbergh (9501) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. From a grocery store in Honolulu, HI.
Dark reddish brown - almost black - color with a small tan head.
Coffee, roasted malt, coffee, mild vanilla, coffee, coconut, coffee and coffee in the aroma.
The flavor is vanilla, sweetness, crème brûlée, dark coffee, coconut and roasted malt. Even if I hate coffee I can’t say I would hate this beer. The flavor is actually quite great. A little thin but otherwise really enjoyable. Worth throwing a shaka!
Strykzone (6025) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sa,pled at gabf. Black with a tan head. Tobacco aroma but nuts are tasted first. A little lactic. Msmooth feel. Coconut? Nice.
arminjewell (9143) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thanks Richard! Dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of coffee, dark cocoa, smoke, hints of slight spice, touch of cocoa nib, hints of spice. Taste was a mix of spice, earth, cocoa, roast into a bit of dark fruit, some vanilla into a bit of smoke, finishing slightly bitter.
shoulderbroken (3222) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Tim. Aroma is roasty, soy sauce, a bit tart. Fruity. Taste is good, chocolatey, roast, only coconut hint, cola, high carb. Interesting.
IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Safeway in Honolulu. Nose is bitter coffee and very light coconut, not nearly as apatizing as the Maui CoCoNut and Waikiki Black Strap Molasses Porter I had yesterday. Very dark brown with a big tan head. Flavor is coffee with some coconut and a hint of chocolate.
jc1762 (456) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to TimE for sharing the bottle at the tasting!
Poured into a taster showing a finger of latte colored foam and coffee brown all around.
The nose shows a lot of light and easy coffee brightened significantly by the coconut. Probably closer to a latte.
The palate is extremely carbonated with hints of coffee, a lot of coffee tartness and a mid palate of coconut shavings. The carbonation is just too overwhelming on this beer to be enjoyed.
jinroh (939) - ESTONIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nicely dark, bit of foam. Aroma is smoky, leathery, some acidity, not much of it though. Taste is quite spritzy, high carbonation. Some cocoa, chocolate, bit of sourness. Quite highly carbonated, makes it feel very light. Aftertaste pretty short. Easygoing porter, I guess it’s complexity falls prey to high carbonation.
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dakr brown color. Some toasted coconuts with coffee and a bit of roasted malt but not too chocolately. It’s a bit too much carbonation. A bit sweet chocolately finish.