woodychevy (838) - - MAY 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 On tap at the brewery. Half pour- just enough. Decent porter- nothing outstanding. Pours black with a disappointing, dissipating tan head. Coconut and dark roasty flavors on the nose. Good mouthfeel for a porter- not too heavy. The usual dark malt flavors- coffee, vanilla, toast with an appropriate amount of coconut. Not overpowering, but still there enough that a lei would not be inappropriate. Nothing mind blowing, but totally drinkable. Runs a little bit on the sweet side with the coconut.
6/28 Can at home. Bit of metallic twang to it from the can. Better on tap. Great weight for a porter. More of a fall/winter beer to me.
AWISLguy (2381) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler from Catawba on the South Slope of Asheville. Brown pour with little head. Lovely coconut nose. Caramel, light chocolate. The taste is still solid coconut, but not quite to the promise of the nose. A solid coconut porter, and best brew of the sampler. 14
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - JUL 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The guy at Pour Taproom said he didn’t care for last year’s edition, but that he recommended this year’s edition. Nice coconut that doesn’t overwhelm. Soft chocolatey malt. Not bad.
chinchill (4112) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can into a Belgian snifter.
A: Dark brown to black with a brown fringe when held to the light. The decent size head quickly reduces to a tiny ring that leaves almost no lacing.
Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts but no coconut.
Flavor: Dark and black bread, chocolate and faint coffee are soon joined by light coconut. Some sweetness, but mildly bitter overall.
M: Medium body with light carbonation.
Overall: a fairly good porter with a light, conservative dose of roasted coconut.
Dogbrick (11168) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Biltmore Village taproom. Dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes quickly to a film. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and slight coconut. Light body with flavors of malt, mild coffee and a hint of toasty coconut. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
suprchunk (2944) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour. No head. No lacing. big coffee aroma. Big coffee and molasses taste. Hot.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, black pour, tan head, nose and taste are coconut, chocolate, sweet beer
Shag (2805) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black appearance with a minimal beige head. The aroma contains some strong coffee and faint coconut. The flavor is rather sweet with a big ol smack o coconut and some dark chocolate. This beer is boring to look at and smell but the taste is all that. The finish is full of some tropical goodness. Overall a good drank.
ttroha (496) - Americus, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Gift from a friend. Pours black with minimal khaki head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel and malts. Taste of cocoa, caramel and a hint of coconut. Medium body, low carbonation. Weird metallic aftertaste.
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Brusin Ales? - pours pitch with a tan head, some lacing on the glass. Some coconut in the aroma, but I’m getting a weird aftertaste. Meh.
DiarmaidBHK (4151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from Bruisn Ales. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing. Lots of roasted malt on the and the tongue. I can’t say I’m getting much if any coconut.