DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque, very dark brown color. Aroma is more coffee than expected, roasty chocolate malts and maybe a hint of nuttiness. No coconut really...? Taste, same deal,.if I didnít know this was made with coconut I never would have guessed. Coffee is the dominant flavor here, but itís not really a nice rich coffee flavor, it ís more like cold, old coffee grounds - kind of stale, something about the taste I donít like though Iím not sure I can pinpoint exactly what it is. Maybe itís a little metallic? I was really hoping for great things in this beer, but it is not everything I thought it would be. Not terrible, it does have some good qualities, but itís not a far step away from your average porter.
koleminer20 (859) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashleyís Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a dark, dark brown, but definitely a little thin, with a thin white head and no lacing to be found. The aroma is strong on coffee with some light roasted malts and a strange green coconut presence. Reminds me of other beers I have had where itís like youíre drinking coconut leaves. Meh. The flavor takes right off with the green coconut leaves, and strangely dominated by coffee. The mouth feel is thin and slick, with the carbonation helping the body a little. The aftertaste is light, coffee oriented and leaves something to be desired.
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color of the body is a very dark brown to nearly black which blocks out almost all light. On top sits a small tan head about one finger tall. It slowly fades down to just a ring of foam with a thing film in the middle. This head is slick and leaves no lace on glass as it just slides right down. In the nose I get notes of sweet roasted malt, hints of dark coffee, sugar cookies and delicate nutty notes. The flavor has a mild nutty character with plenty dark roasted malt and coffee notes. Hop notes are mild and add some light leafy/earthy hops notes and bitterness towards the finish. Overall it remains on the sweeter side throughout and into the finish. Its 8.5% alcohol is mellow and refined, adding only a very genital warmth. On the palate it has a velvety smooth and slick feel with mellow carbonation.
Bulk_Carrier (2443) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing made an effort to cling but slides for the most part.
The smell had a nice dose of coconut overlaying some gentle notes of coffee and chocolate.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned smells to combine wonderfully.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with not much of a sessionability about it. I sipped this one for the most part. The carbonation was slightly sharp but nothing overbearing.
Overall, this was a pretty good coconut flavored Porter though I didnít get the macadamia nuts. No worries, Iíll seek again fresher.
adnielsen (9661) - 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!
b3shine (6157) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; a murky dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; Dark malt, coffee, roast, and light coconut and chocolate. Nice on the palate. Good beer.
stoutpark (16) - ITALY - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it in bottle @Pouritblack festival @stone.
VISUAL: Black brown color with a fine beige head.
AROMA: roasted malt, coffee, coconut and chocolate
TASTE: Flavors are sweet and a long duration bitterness.
I really loved it
dfinney23 (2054) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much more subtle than I was expecting from something with coffee, macadamia and coconut in the name. All of those are present but none overwhelm the chocolate and toasted malt of the porter.
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12th December 2009
Opaque black beer, light brown head. Sourish - almost lambic nose with a hint of coca cola! Light softish palate. Rich complex beer. Coffee - soft with a rich Porter like tang is the first thing that hitís you. The mid brings nuttyness. Coconut sublte in the background. Despite all the extra ingredients this is still clearly a porter and a fine tasting one.
scottw86 (1139) - Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma has a good amount of coconut with burnt nuts and chocolate. Some caramel as well. Taste is very good, just the right amount of coconuts. Some bitter burnt flavors with some dry chocolate. Finish is well balanced with some hops. Overall very nice.
hypn0toad (267) - Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Am I in Hawaii? Are we luauing? Where is the Ham on a spit with an apple? Are these comments racist? I hope not, I donít think it would be. Them people make a mean beer.