hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Blue Dog (Lansdale). Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Coffee, coconut, chocolate, roasty, and vanilla.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Funky Buddha. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of vanilla, coconut, coffee, some roast, and light chocolate. Flavors of sweet vanilla, coffee, coconut, some roast and chocolate, with some bitterness in the finish. Body is a tad thin, but this is a coffee beer so that is ok. Nice beer.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, PA.
Pitch black with a one finger light beige head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet malt aroma with a nice balance of silky chocolate, coconut and subtle roast. The chocolate presence is really strong with hints of milk and dark cocoa as well as some lactic cream. Thereís also a good bit of coconut/coconut milk in the nose that makes this beer smell kind of like a candy bar. Itís slightly in danger of smelling artificial but thereís a nice roasted malt presence underneath. Hints of robust coffee, toast, oatmeal and toffee round things out and make it feel more like a beer than a milkshake.
Medium bodied with a nice balance of sweet chocolate, coconut and roasted malt notes. Very sweet up front with lots of silky chocolate and lactic cream. The chooclate is so prominent that it almost tastes like a syrup was added. This is nicely complimented by a coconut milk presence that lingers over the roasted notes Ito a sweet and slightly dry finish. Thereís a nice roasted malt presence underneath that cuts some of the sweetness and makes it tastes more like a porter. Some robust coffee bean flavor along with dark chocolate, oatmeal, caramel and toffee. Still really sweet but just enough roast to keep it from becoming overwhelming and one dimensional. Another really nice beer from Funky Buddha.
Huhzubendah (2783) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is dark brown with a half inch of beige head. The aroma brings roast, coconut, chocolate. The flavor is a beautiful blend of coconut and chocolates. Delicious. A must try if you enjoy these flavors. Medium bodied and creamy. Lingering sweet coconut flavors. A terrific beer - would love to have again.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Churchkey. Served in a mini snifter. Pours near black with a thin head and a few spots of lacing. The nose carries heavy, heavy chocolate along with a touch of underlying roast. Mild coconut in the background. Then more chocolate. Hersey-syrup-type chocolate. A bit cloying as it warms a bit. Flavor is more heavy chocolate with some underlying coconut character. Some roasted malt beneath. This is a hard one to score as there really isnít much underlying beer; itís really heavy chocolate, though not what youíd get from chocolate malt. I canít knock the nose too much, as it was really wonderful, but have taken that into account in my overall score.
Travlr (14366) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark brown color, tan head, nice lacing. Aroma of bright vanilla and coffee grounds. Taste is similar. One of the best beers of the night.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Creamy large brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, coconut, some roast/coffee, milk chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee/espresso, some vanilla, coconut, light milk chocolate. Soft medium body.
radagast83 (5300) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey for the Bluejacket/Funky Buddha/Cigar City event during SAVOR week. Poured a near-pitch black color with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is like a Mounds candy bar - fresh shaved coconut in there - with a nice chocolate notes. Roasted malt notes, nice coffee notes. This one is pretty darn good.
GT2 (9060) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CK. Pours a deeper clear ruby. Massive off white foam. Big rocky retention. Nose is out of this world. Super rich espresso, coconut hazelnut frappacino. Taste is a little weak but this is not an imperial stout. Thinner than expected with rich frappacino character. The rich Dunkin Donuts iced coffee nose and taste is uncanny but still a bit contrived for me. Could simply be not even a beer if it were given to me blind. Delicious. Tangy lactic palate. Sharper coffee finish. Liked this one a lot. But more of a Starbucks concoction than a porter.
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TheEpeeist (3440) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Prohibition Taproom. Dark brown with wispy beige foam. Nose is coconut, coffee, chocolate and caramel. I love coconut and this smells unreal. Creamy with a tingle but not thick. Taste is dark chocolate and toasted coconut. Obviously a Mounds bar comes to mind. Sweetness is balanced with coffee bean. Crazy good.