UrbanCaveman (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
1.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Tap House Grill in Kenwood.
A: Arrived in the glass almost pitch black, with a thin tan head. Minimal lacing was left on the glass.
S: I did not detect much of the chocolate or coconut promised by the name, but instead a mixture of roasty - yeasty malt and what seemed to be sweet mint. The combination smelled a bit like loam from a riverbank.
T: Again, not much in the way of chocolate or coconut. They were present, but mostly obscured by a single-note roasted malt profile and that mintiness. The beer opened with a club of dark roasted malt, with sweetness and mint joining in the middle to present a taste not unlike drinking a fish. Said fishy taste lingered on after the finish.
F: This is a full, chewy, heavy stout, exactly what one wants to feel.
O: Something of a disappointment to me, with the flavor profile. I won’t be repeating.
Chudwick (2206) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at beerfest - I mistook the coconut for bourbon flavors. Quite complex and mildly sweet. Chocolate and roast aftertaste.
phaleslu (6790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Cincy Brew Ha Ha. Pours a deep, opaque brown (or at least from what I could tell - it was past sunset at this point) with a small beige head. The coconut and lactose are on full display here, but there’s also a significant earthy, citrusy hop note coming through - like a dark chocolate/orange peel-forward black IPA. It was like two different beers mixed. Light-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, bitter, gritty mouthfeel. Either the hops or the coconut-lactose combo need to go because they don’t work together when all are at the forefront.
DialSquare (2906) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Daily Growler. Black-brown pour thin team had and strong retention. Aroma of roasted malt and cocoa. Tastes are chocolate, caramel, slight burnt woody, cocoa bitter. Don’t get too much of the coconut. Nice. 7.4
alexsdad06 (5866) - Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample from 2012(notes). Pours dark brown in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have mildly roasted malts, chocolate, lactose, moderate sweetness, a hint of coffee, the coconut kicks in kind of late and is subtle. Not a big beer, but decent enough.
jsquire (3551) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at TBK. Dark beer with a short lived beige head. Sweet lactic nose. Sweet beer with molasses, caramel, lactic acid and a sweet coconut finish. Chocolate and coconut. Very sweet stout.
markwise (4543) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at 1808 in Columbus. Pours a deep porter brown with an off-tan head. Nose is roasted malt with some mild coconut, some noticeable lactose, chocolate, cocoa, and hints of coffee with milk. Flavor is similar with roast, lactose sweetness, some mild coconut, chocolate, and hints of Hershey’s. Medium in body and beautiful with 1808’s beignets with espresso.
artmcd8 (1777) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at TBK. Pours a dark brown with no head. Slight aroma of coconut and chocolate. Slightly sweet bit not crazy.
sfontain (818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at The Pint Room, 6/19/2013. Medium-density dark brown smaller off-white creamy head; medium lacing. Roast, toast, chocolate, sweet, nutty. Body is creamy yet on the thinner side. I couldn’t find any coconut in this.
Daytonbeer (662) - Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Nice way to start a Saturday...with a smooth, creamy, and unique brew. Aroma of milk chocolate and coconut. Taste is milk chocolate that changes into dark chocolate with a perfect mix of coconut. Only negative is that it’s a little thin.