mtjoseph (244) - Murderapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with some jet black highlights and an off white head. Big aroma consisting of chocolate, coconut, molasses, nuts, roasted malt, and a tad of coffee. The carbonation is on the softer side of things, which allows some of silk to become apparent on the body. Upfront, is some sweet, yet dry, roasted malt followed by some toasty coconut, toffee, lactose(?), and burnt sugar. Nice aroma, decent mouth feel, all around solid.
swoopjones (5253) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle, huge chocolately. nutty aroma, that fills the senses. Huge delicious aroma that leads to this amazing flavor that this beer posesses. Milk chocolate, nuts, mild roastiness, medium mouthfeel. Awesome porter, would love to try on draft
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle that I randomly picked up in NYC after never seeing it here. Poured a nice dark brown with reddish highlights and a small tan head. Smells of coffee up front, followed by a rush of coconut and some traces of nuttiness in the background. The taste starts out with an initial rush of coffee, but as it sat while I played some Rock Band the flavor flowed into a lovely mix of coconut and chocolate, which was very reminiscent of a Mounds bar. Sadly the macadamia nuts never really came through, but that is my only complaint about this delight of a brew.
pellegjr (395) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, pours dark maple w/ a ligtly tan head, aroma is coffee and chocoate, flavor is light chocolate w/ some nutty notes on finish. decent but not especially memorable
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
At a tasting, thanks YK23, bottle, pours very dark brown with dark brown head, dominant aroma of strong roasted coffee, coconut taste, sweet taste on the tongue, flavor fills your mouth, and overall a creative and excellent cooperation produced a delicious beer.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Poured a dark brown color with a fluffy development of foam as the head. Sort of hard to pick up any scents other than the minor notes of coconut and lightly toasted malts in the faint and distant background. As for the flavor, it seemed more gentle and subtle than I had been expecting due to all the hype surrounding this beer, but it does have some qualities I like. There is a tasty blend of Kona coffee along with a faint taste of coconut while I can barely taste the macadamia nut. I just ate macadamia nut cookies yesterday, so the flavor of them are very fresh in my mind, however, I donít really find that same flavor in the beer unless itís the aftertaste. Iím glad I didnít buy more than two bottles of this stuff because itís over hyped in my opinion and expensive too.
wedgie9 (1745) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 2/18/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Sun Devil, I know that this one has some age on it. Pours very dark, but still clear brown, almost like the color of coffee, with a thick off-white head that settles pretty quickly into thin lace with a decent collar. The nose is primarily earthy roasted coffee, with a ton of roast, and the macadamia nut and coconut both coming through in more of a toasted way. The flavor is pretty much the same as the nose with the coffee and roasted notes coming through strongest and the coconut and macadamia nut both still present in a toasted manner. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long roasted coffee and toasted coconut and macadamia finish.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy/fizzy light brown head with average retention for a coffee beer and a small ring of lacing.
4.5 S: Roasted coffee is plentiful, but coconut is right behind. Coconut and coffee work so well together and Iíd love to see more breweries using them in tandem. Anyway, the underlying porter falls somewhat victim to the stronger C&C aromas (which Iím okay with), but there is still a grainy roastiness to be picked up. This is one great smelling beer.
4.5 T: The taste is in a word: powerful. The coconut flavor comes in full force, pushing aside even the coffee. Coffee is still strong, however, and makes for a tasty collaboration with coconut. Also, thereís a lactose-like sweet & sourness present. I donít know if thereís any lactose in here, but it sure tastes like it. Malts are somewhat nutty, somewhat grainy, with plenty of roasty toastiness.
4.0 M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit aggresive, but not too much so. Could be a bit creamier, but overall okay.
4.5 D: This is a great beer for what who like coconut and coffee. For those who donít, shame on you. Definitely something I wouldnít mind having again and again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-04-2010 17:43:34
jredmond (4891) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle split with Brother Andrew and Baby Streets. Pours a dark brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is very interesting - roasty notes, milky, coconut, and coffee. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, extremely unique notes of coffee, sweet roast, nuts, and dark fruit.
Atom (1200) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown/black with small tan head. Aroma is earthy, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and slight coconut. Texture is thick and sticky. Taste is chocolate and roasted malts balanced nicely with coconut and Macadamia present on the finish. Taste like drinking a cup of coffee and then eating a Macadamia chocolate cookie. Nice.