GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at I & I. Pours a muddy, darker pour. Small foam. No lace. Nose is roasty, coffee heavy. Taste similar. Palate is dry, bitter. Coffee forward but no coconut to be found. No lace. Decent.
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours dark brown in color with a nice tan head. Plenty of roast on the nose, but it’s mildly acidic. A nice dark chocolate and cocoa powder aroma, but not really all that much coconut. Maybe some toffee sweetness. As with the aroma, quite a lot of roast and cocoa on the palate. There is a mild toffee and molasses flavor but again, not really any coconut. Good porter, but would have liked some actual coconut.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at the brewery. Rating #1. This was a real nice beer. Big roasty aroma with a subtle sweetness. Flavor was light roast with a real creamy mouthfeel, almost a lactose thing going on with more sweetness in the finish, again, real nice. (2127)