pushkinwow (2273) - 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 (1756) - 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 itís a pretty light porter, it doesnít 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 (2788) - Final Resting Place, 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 fingerís 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. Thereís 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 havenít had too many of those, still this is one Iíd definitely get again.
Damico (2952) - 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 (8000) - 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 Jamesí 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 (2856) - 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.
vtafro (4954) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Black pour with some light head. Roasted, chocolate, coconut aromas. Similar sweet and light dry tones, chocolate and coconut.
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Thirstybird, thank you sir! Clear brown color, fluffy beige head. Aroma of Mars bar, with burnt coconut, nuts. Taste is vanilla, coconut, roasty coffee.
hopdog (9999) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Toasted coconut, chocolate, and some vanilla.
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at home. Pour is deep brown, almost black with a big tan head and good lacing. Roasty, cocoa, sweet vanilla, graham crackers, espresso, and bready aroma. Taste is sweet vanilla, chocolate, graham crackers, slight toastiness, grassy, and bready. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Pretty good.