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 I’d love to see more breweries using them in tandem. Anyway, the underlying porter falls somewhat victim to the stronger C&C aromas (which I’m 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, there’s a lactose-like sweet & sourness present. I don’t know if there’s 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 don’t, shame on you. Definitely something I wouldn’t mind having again and again.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-04-2010 17:43:34
jredmond (5300) - 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 (1338) - 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.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winter Storm. This beer is good. Pours black with a small offwhite head, specks of lace. Smells sweet and roasty and chocolatey with some earth. Tastes of coffee and roasted malty sweetness. Sweetness lingers. Very nice. Full body, good carbonation.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Abbey de rocs sediment, awesome pour... Super dark brown. Plums, vinegar, raisen, some roasty porter characteristics beneath. Not your typical porter.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour super deep brown almost black with a cream finger and a half thick tan head. Aroma wow coconut macaroons, coffee, chocolate, espresso and a slight nuttiness.Taste again of macaroons mmmm, coconut, coffee, milk chocolate, cream, nuttiness, and espresso. MF was thick creamy velvet in my mouth. This is a exceptionally well balanced beer with a ton of flavor. Truly remarkable.
ddemmingjr (696) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. pours a brownish, black. subtle tan head that recedes to a permanent thin ring. roasted malts, toasted barley, milk chocolate, espresso on the nose. distinct nutty notes and espresso bitterness, milk chocolate.rich milky mouthfeel.sticky on the lips, medium finish
hamilton23 (606) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost black from a 12oz bottle at a bottle share with KEN SCHMIDT...the MAN HIMSELF. Aroma is big on coffee and coconut. Tastes the same...chocolate, coconut and coffee. This was a great beer, but pales in comparison to Ken’s homebrew version of this called Aloha Plenty...way more coconut, coffee and macadamia flavor.
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. [thanks after4ever]
Pours deep brown, bordering on black. Lovely, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has lots of dry coffee, some astringency, light chocolate, some nuttiness. Only mild sweetness. Medium carbonation, very fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, lots of dry coffee, blackberries, mild astringency, some sweetness, perhaps from the coconut. It is very good, but very dominated by the coffee. Neither Macadamia nor coconut gets a serious way in...
sblakey (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black, with a little white head. Strong coffee scent. A nice sequence of flavors: coffee, the coconut.