superspak (2217) - Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can into tulip glass, no canning date. Pours lightly hazy very dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, toast, toffee, coconut, nuttiness, biscuit, brown bread, brown sugar, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and moderate coconut notes; with solid strength. Taste of big caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toast, toffee, coconut, biscuit, nuttiness, brown bread, brown sugar, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, cocoa, toast, toffee, coconut, biscuit, nuttiness, brown sugar, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and coconut flavors; with great robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice flavored brown ale. All around good complexity and robustness of dark/bready malts and moderate coconut flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can. Deep brown with small head. Very rich malty brown ale. Substantial coconut. I can’t decide whether this works or not. I like the idea, but some sips seems to work better than others.
alliance100 (380) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can - pours a murky brown, thin white head. Mild roast aromas with faint coconut . nice round mouthfeel. Mild chocolate and fresh coconut flavors . Doesn’t finish too sweet, very enjoyable.
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Deep murky brown body, thin beige head. Nutty, toasty nose with coconut notes. Lots of coconut in the body, as well as some weird light bitter chocolate notes and not much else.
hawkerb (1) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth coconut brown from the can. Best when letting get closer to 48-50 degrees.
Mittenator (1096) - Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at 2013 MBG Winter Beer Festival. Full bodied with an amazing coconut finish that appears a couple seconds after drinking.