inceptioj (39) - Wellington, - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked all the HTML stylesheet business going on the label but I wasn’t sure what to expect from the newly formed Geek Brewing. It poured a lot like Coca Cola: zero head, slightly translucent. Nose was pretty nice, bit of coconut and chocolate but not overly exciting. The taste was delicious though. Dark powdery cocoa with slightly sour coconut notes. Also dark stone fruit, berries... Very much enjoyed this. Tasted much like a less overly-sweet Bounty bar, as others have said.
chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 330ml bottle poured (in NZ) very dark brown, near black, with a tiny, short-lived head.
Feel: Medium+ body and nicely smooth, with well-chosen medium-low carbonation.
Aroma: caramel, roasted malts, coconut and a hint of vanilla. Enticing.
Flavor: toffee, coconut and dark malts in a nicely balanced mix.
O: easy drinking and very aromatic. Recommended. Slightly sweet, and works well as a dessert beer
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was awesome, I thoroughly enjoyed this. Good aroma, good appearance and a magnificent taste. I loved the toasted coconut finish at the end, really worth a try - really is something different from NZ.
alectron (30) - - JUN 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Admittedly, just not my style... I’m not the biggest porter/stout fan, but thought this might be different & worth a try, but didn’t impress me unfortunately (then again very few porters do, even less than stouts). Sorry for the rating, but I just keep this as a log for myself....
beer-yum (325) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thoroughly enjoyed this beer to finish a session. Would be a superb beer to have with a dessert but can it can stand alone if required. Looking forward to many more beers from this promising brewer.
Pdubyah (247) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s ok. There are a smash of burnt fruits, chocolates and faint coconuts, but they could be turned up to 11, as it is though this lacks lenght, and turns into a rather sweet experience that might make it a longer drink than you’d like.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2013 update on handpull: even better than what i remember from the bottle. husky coconut and sweet chocolate backed up by a fantastic creamy body of roasted malt. sweeter than i remember, which is just my thing. up the rating a little. truly delicious.
original: just my sort of thing. the flavour is overwhelmingly of chocolate and coconut, which as everyone said makes one think of bounty bars. not too sweet though, quite nicely roasted, chocolates are dark and coconuts are dry and bitter. yum yum. another one i need to try again.
Jimthechap (1420) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich chocolately and dark in colour with only the barest suggestion of head. That particular suggestion was dismissed by the board and so there is but the barest inkling of head left on top of the body of the beer. With the aroma the predominant initial scent is that of coffee, dark cocoa and then comes the distinctive nutty coconut, but you really have to dig into the organoleptic memory bank to get there. It could easily be missed, especially at colder serving temperature (mine was room temp). In the mouth there is that nod to cocoa coming through strongly along with a fine beaded carbonation. Other flavours include dates and faint licorice. The coconut seemed a little muted but for coconut husk and then the dried, roasted flesh comes through as it sits on the palate. There is gentle bitterness from the coconut that carries the flavour and indeed it becomes a little sweet, like Bounty bars the longer it stays on the tongue.
Is this this brewery’s first commercial release? I would suggest that the brewer can be proud of what they have done, least of which is the creation of a desire for me to have a pint of this beer (rather than a bottle). Then I would like another pint thank you.
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Find this beer to be interesting. Dark pours with chocolate malts on the nose. Palate is soft and cloying, but did find it a little too heavy that it made it a slow imbibe.
Cantabrian (738) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
What a name! That’s probably all I should say about the wisdom on this choice of name or the attractiveness of the label. But it’s a damn good beer, regardless of the marketing efforts! Aromas of East-German Halloren Kugeln chocolates - or perhaps more like Bounty Bars. Pours nice and black, with a light tan head that is nothing to brag about. I like the sweet coconut chocolate almost overwhelming the roasted malts, but there’s an unexpected sourness, giving the sweetness a bit of a punch. Pleasant beer, especially refreshing for a mid-afternoon break. I’m glad someone has finally decided to bottle this type of porter here in New Zealand.