Darkmagus82 (2247) - - AUG 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown, nearly black, color with a one finger head of cream colored foam. The head has a nice level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a great showing of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell –The aroma is big of very strong and nice milk chocolate smell mixed with some other aromas of caramel and roasted malt. While this brew is touted as a coconut porter, the toasted coconut is just a light backdrop smell. But even with that said, with the mix of stronger aromas and a lighter toasted coconut and a little bit of vanilla, one is left with a very enjoyable and inviting aroma overall.
Taste-The taste begins with a mix of a toasted malt flavor with a good showing of a darker chocolate flavor. There is a bit of vanilla upfront, which grows stronger as the taste advances and which is also joined by a bit of a toasted coconut flavor which also gets stronger as the taste advances. All the while, the taste sweetens a bit with some flavors of caramel and molasses also hitting the flavor profile. At the end, a little bit of cream and some light grain comes to the tongue, all while a little bit of the sweet and coconut fade ever so slightly, leaving one with a rather smooth, modestly sweet, but very chocolaty and toasted taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the rich chocolate, roasted, and toasted flavors of the brew the feel is fantastic and makes for a very enjoyable drinker overall.
Overall – This was a very flavorful but not overly sweet and cloying chocolate porter. I rather enjoyed this brew and would certainly recommend it to others, especially those who like darker brews.
77ships (7635) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thank you Dutchdrebus! 650 ml. bottle sampled @ ZZT 2016-1. Dark red amber, creamy tanned head. Nose is chemical, thin vegetable, cacao, boring herbal, thin & fizzy, umami. Taste is thin, very fizzy, poor herbal stout / porter, thin, fizzy, vegetable, umami, coconut is barely there & a bit chemical. Very thin & herbal. Very poor for the style & ingredients. I don’t get the love on here.
Martinus (4437) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown black colour, beige head. Aroma of plastic, roasted malts, hint of coconut. Toasted coconut flavour, sweet, malts, chocolat. Very fizzy. Sweet finish, coconut, toasted coconut.
(from 66cL bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Thanks for sharing, DutchDrebus!)
Benzai (13591) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Dark red-brown color, fizzy beige head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, toasted malts, lightly coconut. Taste malts, cocos, toasted malts, sweetish. Average body, thin texture, decent carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5540) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 2016-1. Black colour with a small off-white head. Smells roasty, toasty, some coconut. Tastes toasty, roasty, coconut. Way too thin though, nice carbo.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Rakuten. Caldera Toasted Coconut Porter
A deep cola black with a minimal beige. head. Lovely chocolate and a great nutty coconut milk aroma, yum. Medium to full bodied with a lush coconut and chocolate flavor. Tasty.
Antonio369 (144) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65cl bottle, served in snifter glass. Poured black with a three finger tan head. Medium carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, coconut, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla. Coconut is lightly present in the aroma. Taste: sweet milk chocolate, some light notes of coconut, caramel, fudge, coffee, licorice, vanilla, marshmallows, bread, raisins, fudge, nuts. Very foamy and creamy roasted mouthfeel. Medium to full body with a roasted bittersweet finish. Very good but I expected a little more coconut in this brew.
markextrae (3702) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample, poured a black colour with a small tanned head. nose of rich oily coconut, lactose sweetness, roasted malts, sweet dark chocolate, oily coconut, sweet and smooth mouthfeel. nice
Ron (3548) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle saved from March. Pours a dark brown with a moderately thick tan head. Nose has roasted malt, toasted coconut and milk chocolate. Palate...nicely frothy with malty goodness up front and then tons of coconut and chocolate. Soooo roasty and sweet malty goodness. Very enjoyable!
Torrefacto (1406) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro con reflejos caoba y espuma beis. Aromas de cacao y coco con tostados. Cuerpo medio, sabor de cacao dulce y final de amargor tostado.