deanso (8626) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Thin creamy off white to tan head. Huge coconut aroma. Clear deep burgundy pour. Lots of cocnut and some coffee. Liek drinking a liquid bounty bar. Excellent
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Thanks BJ! Pours a medium to deep brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is huge! Lots of coconut, maple syrup, cinnamon, touch of coffee. Reminds me of some breakfast cereal, but can’t place it. Flavor is a bit thinner, but still sweet, syrup. Wonderful.
ICEatALAMO (1299) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. The pour is dark. The aroma is nice, lots of coconut and coffee. The taste is very good. Get a bit of subtle smokiness to it along with the coffee and coconut.
aleigator (758) - GERMANY - APR 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black color, with ember red edges and a decent, soon vanishing head.
Smells of ground coffee, coconut and mousse au chocolate big times. The coffee is especially well pronounced, while standing against the sweeter aromas of the beer, it reveals earth, toffee and hazelnuts. The nose offers a unique blend, which turns out to be less sweet than expected, with a well balanced infusion of bitter coffee, accentuated by roasted coconuts.
Has a smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied beer.
Tastes of bitter coffee beans, accompanied by a metallic carbonation, increasing the tastes bitterness, while providing a vivid creaminess. Coconut and Nutella add a lot of character to the beer, which doesn’t turn dessert-like at any point, due to the distinct coffee presence. It implements an earthy toffee flavor very effective though, which turns a tad metallic during the finish, reminding me of cold coffee.
Easy drinking beer, which got a decent complexity to it, turning out a bit too thin and metallic during the finish. Also the bitterness is a bit too harsh, compared to the weaker implemented sweeter flavors of the beer, initially promising a decent balance. The beers interaction between coffee, bitter chocolate and slightly wooden coconuts is very enjoyable though, while the brew remains recognizable as a Porter.
joet (2534) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, tan foam, loads of coconut, vanilla, wet coffee grounds, cinnamon. Light medium body. Lightly creamy. Light tang. Missing a little body. Lightly sweet finish, lingering coconut
stevencon (518) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mr Beery’s. Jet black with tan head that dissipates rather quickly. Huge up front chocolate and coconut aroma. Sweet syrupy aroma. Taste is dryer sit still a bit sweet. Taste has chocolate and coconut along with a graham cracker malt taste. Smores all the way.
dmac (5467) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at The Merchant. The aroma is nothing short of amazing, coconut mocha brownie. Palate is a bit thin with super soft carbonation. Flavor is good but not great, coconut brownie, mocha lattee, iced coffee. Most amazing aroma in 4400+ beers.
devman171 (1221) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pour is light dark brown. Aroma is sweet chocolate and coconut, tastes the same, great coconut and chocolate mouth feel!
luttonm (4519) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Tasting, Seattle. Amazing coffee and coconut. Coffee creamer! Fresh vanilla and caramel. Body is medium-thick brown. Coconut - Malibu - and soft coffee. Medium body, suntan lotion. Great smell, ok.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m melting... Ode to the Last Snow
Moving forward using all my coconut
Making chocolate with you was never second best
I saw the coffee thrashing all around your face
Never really knowing it was always almond taste
I’ll stop the hype and melt with you
Good but hardly a world class porter it is made out to be on both RB and BA. Too thin of body for the flavor profile plus a tinniness that distracts. Nice to have tried once. Thanks Eric for the bottle.