Cletus (6250) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - 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 (6026) - 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!
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy of jdubfl
pours brown, light beige head.
aroma of coffee, roasted malts, hints of caramel, hops, did not pick up too much coconut.
flavor, intense coffee flavor, chocolate malts, med-high carbonation. Drinks easy, with coffee written all over it. As with the aroma, the coconut was hard to pick up.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, black color with no foam, coffee, roast, chocolate aromas, sweet cocoa, nutty, whiskey flavors, even handed finish
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A nutty, roasted stout with a medium coconut presence. Decent beer, overrated.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh about 4 months after the beer release. Sent to me by nbutler11, thanks a lot Nick.
The look: Black body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose has plenty of roasted coffee beans and lots of nuts. Taste is fun and somewhat original but not very exiting. Milk chocolate, cold black coffee cup, lots of generic commercial cookies (like Social Teaô), coconuts, roasted peanuts, vanilla, tobacco. Medium carbonation with slimy sticky mouthfeel. A decent beer but I donít understand the very high score on this one. Although it is supposed to work in theory Iíve never been all that found in coconut in porter/stouts. Itís not because stainless steel doesnít rust that it makes for great swimwear material.
DuffMan (5793) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12. Another 60 cents an ounce release in a schmancy black and gold bottle with a triangle on it. Again, maybe not quite worthy of these prices, but certainly a very fine beer. Pours a flat matte black with a loose, sudsy dark tan head that leaves webs of stringy lace on the way down the sides of the glass. Nice big roasty kona coffee nose. Iíve always found kona coffee to be just a curiosity as coffees go, rather than a real satisfaction, but that sweet nuttiness is just working in concert with other things here, rather than trying to convince you itís a satisfying cup of coffee, so, here, itís pretty freakiní awesome. Thereís actually even a bit of char underneath here. The body shows some medium depth, with just the softest, cottoniest carb. Thereís toasty coconut, thereís roast and char, thereís sweet nutty coffee. Itís rich and decadent and delicious. Good stuff.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - OCT 24, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle courtesy of LtDan poured into a snifter. The pour is dark brown/black with no light on the sides and no way to see through it. The aroma on this is immediately big Kona coffee, which if followed by sweet malts, creamy chocolate, a dash of nuttiness, and subtle coconut. Despite the ingredients, the flavor at the start is characteristically big porter - sweet malts, a subtle sourness, various chocolates, and coffee. It just so happens, however, that the coffee is more pronounced and there is a distinct but subtle coconut flavor that fades in the mouth to nuttiness. The neatest part about it is the smooth, creamy, almost silky/oily mouthfeel. I really enjoyed that aspect of the brew. Overall, this is good stuff, but I was really hoping for more pronounced coconut, as I love coconut, especially in beer!
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bhensonb. This opaque brown beer poured with a rich tan head and a fragrant coffee aroma. There is a complex flavor comprised of chocolate, coffee coconut and roasted malt. All the tastes blend very nicely to create a dessert-like drink that is an absolute pleasure to imbibe. Thanks Bill.