daknole (9625) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy shit this is good. Damn right. Dark brown pour. Aroma is loaded with very high qualtiy coffee, chocolate and light roasted nuts. Flavor has some of the best coffee notes I have ever had in ANY beer. Damn this is just great. MORE PLEASE
adnielsen (9550) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chinchill 12 oz bottle to Iowa City rewfest Teku, courtesy of brosail. Thanks! Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Fairly smoky, coconut, dark cocoa powder, a bit roasty, a bit hot aroma. Carbonation is a bit low. Roasty, a bit burnt malty, lightly nutty, vanilla, chocolate, anise flavor with some roast and light smoke on the finish. Faint metallic note. Glad to finally have tried this one. Thanks sailor!
GT2 (8840) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 mL. Pours pitch black with a fizzy, temporary, dark brown head. No lacing. Not much retention. Aroma is rich with coconut milk, roasted coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, spiced rum. Taste is creamy milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate, chocolate-covered macadamia nut. Not much coconut in the flavor compared to Maui CoCoNut. Palate is perfection: huge silky chocolate, velvety, oily- leaves a numbing sensation on the lips. Really beautiful but not the imperial version of Maui CoCoNut that I was expecting.
Dogbrick (8818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JaBier for sharing a bottle. The beer pour an opaque brown-black color with a thin tan head that dissipates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted coffee, nuts and chocolate. Medium body with a roasty character and flavors of malt, coffee, dark chocolate and nuts. The finish is a sweet at first, with a moderately bitter coffee aftertaste that lingers. Overall the macadamia and coconut takes a back seat to the coffee in this brew, but it is pretty enjoyable either way.
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black pour with a thick tan head. The nose is a bit odd – sort of a bit of tartness on the nose as well as a light coconut character. Softly roasty flavour with a pronounced coffee character. Light sweet cocoa over a toasted malt sweetness. A bit of earthiness – can’t say I’m a huge fan.
BMan1113VR (7881) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a tan head and a brown body. Aroma of pepper, coconut, dark bitter chocolate and buttery macadamia nuts. Taste is raw coconut and some chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Very nice.
DrSilverworm (7230) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, $7 from Dutch’s 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 ( I’m 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.
Ughsmash (7206) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Poured deep brown with a medium-hued tan head. The aroma picked up sweet iced coffee accented by coconut flakes, vanilla, and baker’s chocolate.. as it warmed up, lightly-salted macadamia nuts graced the outskirts of the nose.. this was sweet and just as advertised, thankfully keeping the coconut in check (coconut is terrible), and even somewhat complementary. The flavor found burnt coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, and vanilla sweetness at the core.. toasted coconut was laced throughout, approaching a level of "too much" for my liking.. the macadamias didn’t provide much character aside from some cookies on the back-end.. finished with dry-roasted coffee, chocolate, and toasted coconut. Heavier-bodied and very dry on the palate, despite a solid amount of sweetness.. balance was very, very solid even though there was a lot going on here.. long, memorable finish. Excellent stuff!
Ibrew2or3 (7169) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of jdubFL. Pours deep mahogany with thin off white head. The aroma has dusty dark coffee, burnt malts, some black strap molasses and coconut. The taste has up front coconut moving into coffee, chocolate and black strap molasses. Pretty nice porter.
deyholla (7158) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to womencantsail! Pours black, opaque brown around the edges, with a gray brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma has main notes of roasted malts and espresso with underlying coconut and macadamia. Flavor begins with coffee but coconut builds towards the finish with just a hint of macadamia.