daknole (9115) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
HOLY CRAP! Dark brown pour, brownish head. Aroma? COFFEE! Vanilla follows with some coconute notes and milk chocolate. Flavor is just amazing with coconut, vanilla and a load of coffee. So creamy. Damn good. Wow.
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured dark black color, aromas of chocolate, coffee, coconut, vanilla, and roast. Smelled like a fresh bag of macaroons that was just opened. Flavors are huge on vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. The coconut was present and not as overpowering as I expected, another great beer produced by the Buddha.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Hunahpu’s Day 2012. Arguably the biggest surprise of the entire day. The pour yields a dark mahogany that shows thinner chestnut translucency at the edges. A small patch of mocha foam sits at the head, leaving little lace behind. The nose is flat out amazing. Based in rich dark chocolate and exceedingly fresh, earthen coffee roast, there is a beautifully sweet coconut profile that lends a Mounds bar quality to the brew. I heard someone say German chocolate cake dipped in espresso, and that wouldn’t be far off from how this smells. Flavors fall right in line, expertly balanced between the sweetness of the fresh coconut, the richness of the dark chocolate, and the roast of the dark coffee beans. Man this stuff tastes great! The palate is the only letdown here. I certainly appreciate the (relatively) low gravity of this beer amidst a sea of imperial-this and imperial-that, but the mouthfeel borders on downright thin. Though it is well carbonated, a little more body would go a long way. Overall...excellent. Some body would push this into legendary territory.
OmegaX (1255) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose is full of roasted coffee with some coconut and vanilla. This one took me by surprise. Dark, creamy pour with off white head. Taste is heavy coffee and chocolate with some vanilla in the mix. Very nicely done porter.
Chipalsa (1309) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Don’t know what to say. Smelled like those vanilla cappuccinos that you get at 7-11. LOTS of vanilla, coffee, coconut, pound cake and roast. The flavor was somehow just the same, only with a smooth carbonation that gave off a light earthy and more roasted/dry finish. One of the best beers I’ve ever had.
Damico (2579) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Pours dark unclear coffee in color with a decent tan head. The perfect aroma is cooling roasted coconuts so sweet and pleasant in the nose. The flavor is similar, but coffeee rounds out the almond joy flavors so well on the medium but just right body.
craftbeerdesign (2176) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample at Brewvival on 2/25/12. dark pour with a tan head. amazing nose with coffee, chocolate, vanilla and coconut. med body with coconut, coffee, chocolate - thins a bit. coconut finish with a sharp bitterness. starts out great, finishes ok.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is espresso; no beer or alcohol is present. Flavor is intense coffee, chocolate. Aroma lingers in the empty glass. Unlike any beer that I’ve ever had with regards to the intense aroma and flavors.
Drake (8563) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Brewvival. Pours dark brown with an average sized tan head. Decent head retention. Huge vanilla and coffee notes in the aroma with roasted malts and a hoppy finish. Sweet aroma overall. The taste is coffee, roasted malts, caramel, coconut, vanilla and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied. Nice beer.
biggsbowler (298) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Buddha - pours black with medium head. Lots of coconut and coffee in the nose. More coconut and coffee in the taste with hints of vanilla and white chocolate balanced very well. This beers is "F"ing fantastic. I wouldn’t let my glass go after it was all gone. Great Job, Buddha!