oldrtybastrd (3367) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark mahogany with tan fluffy head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and loads of coconut. Smooth and creamy coconut, coffee, and chocolate.
FlandersNed (369) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Lots of coconut and coffee flavor but a bit thin - preferred the earlier vintage (& Rochester Mills’ Maui Time Brown is this on steroids!).
Ataraxia (424) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark brown color, light beige head. Blast of chocolate syrup, toasted coconut, vanilla, lightly roasted coffee bean, and powdered chocolate. Sweet and candy-like but not overpowering due to its smaller body. Well carbed, medium bodied, and smooth. Finishes is fairly short and a little more bittersweet.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at GABF. There were always big lines at this booth, so I had to wait my turn. In the tasting glass was brown with a tan head. Nose of coconut for sure and then chocolate. Medium body. The flavor is a perfect blend of coconut and chocolate, and the finish is nice chocolate bitter. Really tasty beer. Worth waiting in line.
koleminer20 (1372) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2015 Rating 1300. Shared at a tasting hosted by Steve Hackley on September 25. Thanks Steve! This was poured from a 22 oz bottle. Hot damn am I excited for this baby. The pour is a dark ruby-tinted black with a collar of brown eggshell colored head and no lace. The aroma on this is freaking great. Up front, it’s all coconut. It smells like an Almond Joy. There is a light chocolate and a dominating coconut. It’s really good. The flavor is also huge on coconut. It’s a lot of coconut flesh, almost like it’s green as well. There is a nice bittering chocolate on the back end that really helps this thing out. The mouth feel is really good. It’s thick and viscous with a soft velvety carbonation and a lingeringly coconut dominated finish. There is a strong chocolate and coconut. It’s almost like an Almond Joy with a little Nutella. So good. I need to get more of this one for sure!
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large shared bottle.
Coconut aroma is evident in the pour and prominent but not overdone in the aroma and flavor. The creamy smooth body seems a touch too thin. Light coffee.
O: Delicious. Hope to see this again!
cpetrone84 (1776) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is almost black with a light brown head. Nose is really coffee dominant with notes of dark chocolate malt, maple syrup, and a moderate roast. Flavor is incredibly sweet with loads of coffee and a strong maple syrup flavor. Full bodied, moderate carb, dark chocolate, fudgy malts, fair amount of roast, light carb, coconut through the back end and light.
mstrcrwly (781) - New York, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle poured into a snifter..deep,dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head..aroma of coconut,chocolate,vanilla,dark fruits,coffee..tastes of coconut,
chocolate,vanilla,roasted nuts,coffee..like drinking a Mounds bar but not as
SlovakSniper (4132) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mario strikes again. Merci pour le partage. Tu es un bon chrétien. La robe brune foncée a une tête mousseuse qui n’est pas si solide. Café fraîchement moulu, noix de coco râpée, friandise chocolatée, notes rôties et vanille sont les éléments constitutifs de ce porter recherché. En bouche, le liquide est mince. La finale amère est tout à fait appropriée. Intéressant mais. Une structure de porter pour des flaveurs impériales: voilà ce qui est un peu étrange ici.
vyvvy (5009) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with an off white head. The aroma has lots of coconut, coffee, chocolate, roast and toastiness to everything including the coconut. It has a medium / light body with softer carbonation than expected. The flavor starts with dry roasty, dry coconut, lots of coffee and cocoa nibs. The finish is very very dry. Good porter.