BMan1113VR (7377) - 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.
daknole (7193) - 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
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94 on 12/13/09: Pours a dark mahogany with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of semi-sweet toasty macademia nut and coconut with a dry bittersweet dark chocolate character. Starts with pretty good fullness and a sweet dark chocolate macademia nut flavor with some faint toasty coconut complexity and roasty coffee notes before a smooth bittersweet dark chocolate finish.
womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: I poured this into my Cigar City snifter to reveal a thick, black, beer with a small mocha colored head.
S: The coffee is very dominant in this beer. It overwhelms the other scents at first. However, a bit of sniffing lets the chocolatey porter aromas come through, and the coconut really lends the beer a sweet smell. The nuttiness from the macadamia nuts is present, but mild.
T: As with the nose, the coffee flavor is really the star of the show. The coconut gives the beer a definite sweetness, and becomes more pronounced as the beer warms up. The macadamia nut is also subdued when the beer is chilled, but allow it to come closer to room temperature and it makes an appearance. There is a slight bitterness, which I assume is from the coffee, but it is balanced nicely by the coconut.
M: This beer has a nice viscosity to it and a smooth mouthfeel. The carbonation is much higher than you would have expected, but it provides a nice contrast.
D: Iím generally not the biggest coffee fan, but I am in love with this beer. There are such a variety of flavors and aromas that make it such an interesting beer to drink. Iím glad Iíve got a few more stashed away.
Ughsmash (6666) - Waukesha, 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 bakerís 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 didnít 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!
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, coconuts, some coffee. Tastes of coconuts, chocolate, pepper, nice bit on the finish.
Dogbrick (5993) - 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.
bb (5888) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ruby-mahogony beer with a tan head. Big coffee aroma with light sweetness. Coffee and sweet malt flavor with some nuttiness. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Sweet malt and light coffee lingers.
Ibrew2or3 (5743) - 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.
Plovmand (5711) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a creamy light tan head. Loads of coffee in aroma with lighter notes of coconut and caramel. Heavy complex flavour of coffee beans, coconuts, light citrus, chocolate and caramel. Nice one indeed!