Suttree (4744) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep marroon, with a beige head. Nice smoky, chocolatey aroma. Traditioanl chocolatey porter flavors up front, with surprisingly potent coconut flavor in the finish. Very tasty - the roasted coconut flavors blend surprisingly well with the porter flavors, and it doesn’t really seem that gimmicky. Draft at Barley’s, Asheville.
freekyp (1452) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice use of coconut, as it melds well with the toasty malt. Not much coconut in the noes, which is somewhat underpowered. Slightly thin bodied, but flavorful. Looks fantastic pouring nearly black with a creamy tan head
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown porter with no head. In aroma, smooth chocolate malt with light coconut and smokiness. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with caramel and coconut, coffee, well done.
tnkw01 (858) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Dark brown in color with a light head. Flavor is roasted coffee with a touch of coconut. Much more coconut in the aroma, mounds bar with coffee.
nearbeer (3288) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint on tap. Opaque black with a lasting ring. Mild aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and maybe a hint of coconut. Flavor seems a bit rough with excess roast at first, but settles into a nice groove of semi-sweet dark chocolate and vanilla with nice touches of sour cream and coconut. Medium body has average carbonation and a nice triple balance of dark roast vs. sweet vs. sour.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Barley’s, Asheville. Medium dark brown pour, slightly oily consistency, minimal head. Nose is strongly chocolatey, with coconut undercurrents. Mound’s Bar. Mouthfeel is thickish, and the oiliness sort of suits the candy-bar flavors. Base porter seems a bit short of the mark, but it was pleasant enough.
gnoff (7036) - 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 (3914) - 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 (3985) - 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 (1640) - 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 (9942) - 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.