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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 10/13/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. Out of the bottle this pours a chocolate brown, nearly black except for a ruby color in the corners of the glass. A thick sea foam tan head forms upon pouring, about 1 inch high. Good retention, and some lace clings to the glass. Not much subtlety in the nose- this appears to be a very straightforward presentation of the ingredients. Coffee, coconut, and macadamia are present in that order of strength. Roasted dark malts are obviously quite noticeable as well. Oily coconut starts out on the taste buds, followed promptly by a strong, slightly acidic coffee flavor. The dark roasted malt help to contain the strong flavors of coffee, chocolate, coconut, and macadamia. The macadamia is present, although not as strong as the other flavors and wanders throughout the sip. It seems to contribute a bit to the nutty feel almost as much as the taste. The finish is not a hoppy bitterness, but more like the end of a sip of coffee. A little bit of booze sneaks through and warms the stomach. The feel is mostly creamy, with enough bubbly carbonation to lift any oils off the tongue. The body is above average, but I wish it was a bit fuller, simply to contain the ABV a bit more. Since I enjoy each of these flavors separately and they perform well together, I could see myself drinking this when (if they made more) it is available. The straight forward nature of this brew may mean it loses its unique appeal over time, but at least for this first glass, it was quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Reviewed back in 2009 - Aloha Plenty pours a deep dark brown. Almost black. A huge tan head is poured but disappears to what you see above. The aroma on this porter is fantastic. Espresso up front with a nice sweet chocolate presence. As you let the beer warm up a little youíll notice some of the coconut. This beer is also brewed with macadamia nuts. The nutty aroma comes out just a little bit in the end. Itís not huge and is barely noticeable. The mixture of the espresso and sweetness is what makes the beer smell so damn good. The taste is out of this world too. Just like in the smell, at the beginning of this beer you are going to get the coffee/espresso taste. As the beer hits the back of your throat, the chocolate pops in. As it warms up the coconut plays more of a roll. It sits back there with the chocolate to make a great combination. The beer is definitely more balanced as it gets warmer. Now I said above, the mouthfeel might just steal the show here. Itís thick, very thick, and creamy. It just coats the mouth and throat. Easily the best mouthfeel in any porter Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1127) - Claremont, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Well the last bottle I had about a year ago was totally infected drain pour :( When this was fresh it was awesome with lots of coffee grinds and roast with a nice coconut finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
12oz bottle, $7 from Dutchís bottle shop. Very dark brown color, a minimal brown head. Light, smooth carbonation, nice roasty aftertaste. Really interesting, complex, and deep aroma. Some clarity. Great aroma... Awesome but not overpowering coffee, some sweet roastiness, and some other stuff in there... Very tasty and drinkable brew. I wish I had much more of this ( Iím envious of the collaborators [as I picture them] drinking this stuff by the case, as they enjoy the beautiful Maui weather ). Roasty sweet taste, with some good coffee bitterness. Another fantastic Stone collaboration. A six-pack of this stuff would be what dreams are made of.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
bottle... drank right after the bourbon version... turning infected quickly but strangely I liked it a touch better the ba, nice dark sour with a coconut backbone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Nearly black, super dark brown, moderate to large beige head frothy, nice lacing.   Sweet roasted malt nose, slight coconut and cocoa.   Sweet nutty caramel infused cocoa and coconut chocolate goodness on the tongue.   This is quite tasty.   Hop aspect is low.   Sweet start, coconut and cocoa, has a bit more hop bite on the backside.   Not heavy, not light, feels just right.   Has a smidgen of chocolate covered cherries at the exit, at least the sweet bits within a chocolate covered cherry.   Very slight alcohol presense.   Pretty good stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle shared by Mike. Poured a nearly opaque dark brown color with a tan head. Coconut, coffee, cocoa, and brown sugar smells. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with moderate carbonation. Coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted nut flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Bottle from summer secret santa (ragesaq). Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, coconut, coffee, roasted malts and vanilla with some nuttiness. Similar flavors. Very tasty. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Aaron.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2039) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 27, 2011
12/7/2009 Finally found one of these elusive creatures, but pricey at 9 dollars for a 12 oz bottle. Pours a solid black with a two finger mocha head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of fudge, chocolate and coffee mostly. Slight dark fruit in the background. Traces of vanilla and alcohol round out the nose. I donít pick up any coconut or macadamia in the aroma. Taste is coffee and dark chocolate up front, bitter roast that melds into coconut, finishing semi dry with a long lingering roasted grain and coconut finish. Creamy sticky mouthfeel, thick body with a semi dry finish, light carbonation. I really enjoyed this one. I was a little nervous because I really hate coconut, but its subtle enough in here that I could actually appreciate it and I think it works really well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyb83 (736) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Fuck, the name of this beer is a mouthful. Bottle thanks to atom. Brown in color with some burgundy highlights. Small khaki head. Nuts are the strong aroma up front with some toasted coconut also being present. Roasted malt character gives this a slight roast coffee aroma, too. Taste is sweet like toffee, slight coconut, nuts, and boozy warmth round this out. The strength of the booze in the finish is a bit off putting even after drinking some Angelís Share before this. It just seems a little out of place in this beer. Full bodied, and fairly thick.

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