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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Bottle… Pours tar black with a small, fizzy, beige head. The aroma provides big-time deeply roasted coffee and toasted coconut. Medium to full-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor is remarkably balanced. Burnt and acrid, but not bitter – dark coffee and a touch of coconut. Also, moderate acidity. Semi-sweet, acrid, espresso finish. Kudos to giarcsr for shipping this bottle my way!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
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!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma had plenty of espresso, hard roasted malt and coconuts. Flavour had plenty of coconut, hard roasted malt, espresso and hints of hops. Finished dry.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
Fløska. Totally black colour. Strong coffee sweet coconut roasty malty aroma. Good filling mouthfeel.Sweet flavour with lots of coffee and coconut along with chocolate and roasted malt. Long lasting sweet coffee roasty malty finish.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
slowrunner77 (10078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 13, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2014 "it’s rare when a beer you’ve built up exceeds expectations, and since Stone is my favorite brewer, hopes were sky high for this one. not to worry, though, it did not disappoint. one of the best, if not THE best, porter that i’ve ever had. the aroma was incredibly rich and decadent. coffee, chocolate, roasted malt...with flavor to match and a wonderfully smooth full body. Awesome, awesome, awesome beer!"

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 26, 2010
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 15, 2009
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2012
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (9548) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Jalapeno, coconut shell, roast. Medium bodied, burnt coconut, roast, malt. Lingering strange sweetness with a bit more soft fresh coconut flesh. Perplexing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with honey highlights and a dense brown head. Rich aromas of fresh darkly roasted espresso beans, milk chocolate, and roasted nuts. Flavours of intense fresh ground coffee, char, chocolate, roasted nuts, molasses, and earthy wood. There is a vague vegetal character that comes into the finish, presumably from the coffee. Finish is nice and bitter. Exceptional!


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