LarryBeast (597) - - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @SwansVictoria. Dark and smooth. Roasted malts, coconut, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla-sweetened coffee. Medium bodied; slightly oily, rounded mouthfeel. Decent!
vadie (1004) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rouge très foncé avec un petit tête beige. L’arôme du chocolat, mélasse et un peu de noix de coco. Le goût à les mêmes caractéristiques et aussi un peu sucré. Très peu d’amertume et carbonization bas.
brleo (78) - - SEP 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious treat for dark beer fans. This particular concoction combines the smoothness of Swans’ Oatmeal Stout with a sweet coconut infusion of flavor. It works.
Aroma is enticing - malty with sweet coconut. Appearance is enticing, but no creamy head like with most other stouts (though technically this is a porter), so that’s definitely disappointing. Otherwise, flavor is rich and tasty, like a candy stout. Coconut flavor is pronounced but not overpowering, mixes beautifully with the malty flavor. This porter feels thin in the end, much like an Irish dry stout - in my books, this is a good thing (nothing worse than a stout or porter so dark that you have to chew it down). Overall, a great treat for the dark beer lover, worth a try...or two...or three...
solidfunk (5169) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m usually partial to coconut but this is more like processed coconut flakes than real coconut. It’s an idea that could work with fresh coconut water but here it doesn’t - the coconut just overtakes the badly brewed porter. Every beer they have tastes the same with minor adjustments. Getting near unpalatable. On tap at brewpub - this was the ’brewer’s choice.’
Gerbeer (2320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a deep dark red/black with light head. Aromas of coconut and light roasted malts. Tastes like a coconut chocolate bar. Neat.
reebtogi (4746) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle pours dark brown color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves a thin spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild coconut with some roasted barley and mild chocolate. Taste is roasted barley and mild hop bitterness with some chocolate and caramel malty sweetness and just enough coconut to be noticeable. A pretty nicely done porter style brew, only drawback is that it is a little thin in body and light on the carbonation.
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
If I didn’t know there was coconut in here I never would have guessed it. While drinking it however I get the same mouthfeel of coconut and can feel it in the back... but I wonder how much of that is psychosomatic? It smells pretty bad, yes I understand it’s coconut but it smells like fusel alcohols. Goes down fine, though. It’s a robust porter that hits the front of my tongue with the acridness and the back of my tongue with the roastedness... and exceptionally, settles right there in the middle, which I guess is the coconut asserting its noble self. Pretty good, deserving of a 3+ since the taste is of course the most important part, slightly ahead of aroma. ;-)
sulawang (706) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours coffee brown, minimal quickly dissipating head, thin layer of retentino, micro CO2, lots of average-speed moving CO2 streams, sticky lacing. Light roasted coffee on the nose. Aggressive 5/10-sweetness level up front, mix of creamy/fizzy texture, rush of lightly roasted coffee, slighty coconut nuttiness, prune/fig fruitiness, and finishes slightly sour, off-dry, and 3/10-bitterness. Medium complexity, medium depth, okay carry, okay transitions, good drinkability. Slighlty watery overall, but drinkable and decent.
sseb69 (1644) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 650 ml. 5.5%. Vancouver. Couleur brune, beige, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, espresso et café. En bouche, chocolat au lait, café....je ne goûte pas vraiment le coconut. Finale en café. Bonne.
ardiesr (62) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of some sweetness, slight roast, toasted notes from coconut. Pours opaque black with a small off-white head. Flavour is up front with coconut and sweetness. Toffee notes with chocolate towards the back. Coconut flavour stronger than other flavours. Finishes dry with coconut flavour lingering.