Drjohnrock (646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 12 ounce bottle purchased as part of a mix six from Hatting’s Supermarket, tasted on January 17, 2016. Very dark brown/ruby hue, nice firm aroma of chocolate/coconut/vanilla/molasses/roasted malt, assertive flavor featuring most of the elements advertised by the nose, especially well roasted malt, some astringency. Flavors could blend a bit better and give this beer an even higher score but it’s still well worth trying.
reebtogi (5190) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a 2 finger mocha colored head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is vanilla, milk chocolate and caramel. Taste is caramel and chocolate malty sweetness with a citrus hop bitterness that balanced well with the malts. Overall, this is a tasty brew that must be sampled. Good stuff.
Slipstream (2319) - USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A malty ale with spicy notes - coffee, coconut, a little caramel. The bottle is nothing to look at but the brew tastes good.
GSH1976 (266) - Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark garnet color that is clear upon closer inspection. Head is about average with decent lacing. Aroma is toasted malt and coconut with just a hint of nuts (hazelnuts). Taste is not as sweet as I expected but there is definitely a coconut presence, nuttiness and a solid bitterness (bittersweet chocolate). I don’t really notice the vanilla many others have mentioned. Medium bodied.
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown pour, light tan head. Aroma is kind of muted, I pick up some nuttiness, light vanilla, caramel. Taste is caramel and vanilla, coconut and an almond flavor come in at the end. Not bad, fun to try, wouldn’t buy again though.
Arayaga2 (1982) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is coconut chocolate, like a candy bar, and taste is the same, but lighter bodied than expected, with a mildly tart edge. $2/12oz
ContemplateBeer (1878) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2015 12 oz. bottle from Liquor Barn (Jefferson Commons); shared with my Boo. Aroma: Malt presence features chocolate, vanilla and coconut, a candy-like beer in the same vein as Sweet Baby Jesus, except more like liquid Almond Joy here. Appearance: Dark cola brown pour with a foamy light tan head that settles into a patchy skin. Flavor: Vanilla rules out a bit more than in the aroma; chocolate and coconut are more apparent towards the finish, which is mostly dry and fairly bitter. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: For a candy type beer, it’s pretty drinkable and fun. That being said, it’s not one that I’d return to again and again.
Panzuriel (1626) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Westerville, OH. DuClaw Dirty Little Freak is a deep red brown liquid with almost no head. Nose is milk chocolate and a hint of coconut. Taste is more milk chocolate and coconut. Medium roasted malt in the back. just a bit sharp on the tongue. Liquid alcohol version of an almond joy bar. Body on the thin side, but not unusual for the style. +1 point for the name.
jhp40219 (426) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. Coconut up front, and a lot of it! Pretty much hits you over the head with it in the aroma and taste. The coconut flavor is good, but it tastes more like (and may be) extract. This is followed up by chocolate, toasted malts, vanilla, caramel, and nuttiness. Sweet, almost (but not quite) to the point of cloying. Medium bodied, slick texture, moderate carbonation, long malty finish. Overall certainly not bad. Depending on your love for brown ales and coconut, you may want to just try a single bottle first before committing to a full 6-pack. I can see where this beer may be a bit much for some people.
geologyguy (1165) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coconut smell very predominant and in taste too...very nice red appearance, smooth and well balanced, medium bold flavor and tasty!