Garrold (3333) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Very dark brown. Creamy tan head. Looks great. Nose is all toasted coconut and dark chocolate. Soft vinous notes. Taste has some roasted bitterness with a soft, vanilla sweetness running through. Light bodied and exceptionally drinkable. Super stuff.
marcus (8294) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a chocolate and coconut aroma. There is a hearty treacle and chocolate flavor with a dry finish. Very tasty.
bhensonb (13218) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can from jredmond. Pours dark brown with a creamy foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate and coconut. Med body or so. Flavor is very nice earthy, dark chocolate, with vanilla and coconut. Amazingly so. Nice stuff. Not dry, but it doesn’t have to be!
williamstome (1571) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour, small off white head. Big aroma of toasted coconut, vanilla bean and chocolate. Taste follows. Fantastic.
pushkinwow (2432) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Not to sweet with a nice chocolate and shaved coconut aroma combined with some roasted malts and some almonds, moderate carbonation and full body, becomes a bit more bittersweet chocolate cake like with a nice finish.
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the brewery. This stuff blew me away. Aroma of massive coconut and definite chocolate sauce going on. Flavor follows similarly. While it’s a pretty light porter, it doesn’t disappoint in flavor. Would love to also see a ramped up imperial version of this with a bit more creaminess. As it is, an underheralded beer for sure.
Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had several samples at the brewery, poured into a sample glass.
The appearance was dark brown capped with a finger’s worth of tan head that quickly dies off. No lacing.
The smell started off with a light bitter to roasty coffee bean and added a light coconut and cocoa blend.
The taste was mainly roasty with a nice ample bitter and then the sweet coconut to balance. There’s no aftertaste but it had a quick semi-dry roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonated as an American Porter, delicate roast takes over as it runs over my tongue.
Overall, American Porter with coconut, well, it sure is fitting and taking it one step further - Hawaiian styled porter, well I haven’t had too many of those, still this is one I’d definitely get again.
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Farmhouse in Burlington, pours thick dark unclear brownish black with a creamy beige head. Aroma brings sweet and earthy coconut, the sweet dominating and so pleasant on the nose. Flavor brings toasted coconut and bitter coffee like cacao, then comes the rush of balanced sweet coconut so nice to settle on the palate on a lighter body.
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at James’ for the multi-K tasting. Pours a deep brown with a thin white head. Soft roast, cocoa, bits of dirty chocolate. Medium bodied, sweet roasty cocoa and chocolate milk. Chocolate milk, cocoa, long slow bitterness. Quite tasty.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
can to glass. pour is a relatively dark brown with a large light khaki colored head. nose is light chocolate with some vanilla. Taste is mostly vanilla but is still pleasant. base porter seems a bit thin, could use some more body. otherwise, pretty good. not really seeing any of the coconut come through.