gnoff (6320) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, tan head. Sweet, butterscotch scent. Sweet, metallic taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness. Weird aftertaste.
unclemattie (3706) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Thirsty Monk. Black pour, with light brown head. Sweet coconut oil scent, some roasted malts. Flavor of a nutty, buttery porter. Nice roast. Heavy bodied. (3431)
thornecb (3643) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pouts black into a shaker. Mocha head recedes to skim surface. Chocolate aromas. Spritzy with dark chocolate upfront turning to chocolate in the lasting mild espresso finish.
bubbleflubber (1423) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville. Pours almost opaque black into the glass, with a frothy eggshell head that leaves generous lacing. I pick up chocolates in the nose. the Flavors are of lightly toasted malt, toffee, some coconut flesh, roasted grains, vanilla and light chocolates. The finish is clean and and lightly roasted. This feels active on the palate without being zesty. Decent porter, albeit just a touch thin in the mouth. Nothing too distracting, and an appreciated take on the style.
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Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Almost black, beige head. Aroma of coconut milk and cocoa. Taste is coconut flesh and dark milk chocolate, like a Mounds bar in a glass. Nice.
durhambeer (2396) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught from the Chocolate Lounge in Asheville, which is, in fact, a place to buy shit-tons of chocolate. Luckily, they also had this available, which I opted to have for dessert. Great coconut and chocolate and vanilla on the nose, really strong at first, but then much more mild as the pint went down. Maybe because I was also sampling friend’s chocolates, but this ultimately tasted more like a gourmet drinkable chocolate. I loved it.
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barley’s Taproom Asheville NC. A solid looking near black pour, adequate light tan head. Aroma has a nice blend of roast malt, chocolate, light coconut and "earth". Taste has good roast malt and coffee, some chocolate and vanilla that is probably present from the coconut. The coconut is really just barely present throughout. Finish with a nice bitterness. Solid medium body. Pretty darn good. Better than the Pisgah porter, but not quite as good as the Foothills People’s porter I had in the same sitting.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the 13th Annual Knoxville Brewer’s Jam. Brown-red with a beige head. Big coconut aroma, roast. Taste is more coconut sweetness, chocolate, roast.
BeerBaby (76) - , Florida, USA - SEP 24, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looked good... wasn’t a bad porter in all, just wasn’t coconut. That was a bit disappointing to me. Also a bit weak..
SpringsLicker (2822) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2009 Brewgrass 2009
Pours clear brown, much lighter than I expect for a Porter.
Very little coconut aroma, some malt.
The flavor is also very light on the coconut and the Porter is weak.