gam (3732) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige head dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas roast coffee cocoa grassy note malt chocolate sweet coconut the flavours milky rich chocolate and coconut nice touch sweet coffee nutty taste grain the finish delightful tasting porter good notes all round nice sweet finish coconut does it proud
tombutlin (120) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a complex porter that changes character with each mouthful, possibly because it was a touch cold when poured. The flavours work without completing with each other. Most striking was the micro-carbonation. It felt like tiny bubbles of living beer rather than artificial gas added in a factory.
waiake (531) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
went down real smooth n creamy but not much coconut that I noticed poured very dark reddy brown with mild malty toasted coconut aroma tastes good lightly chocolate sweet coffee malty moreish crazy b-grade label
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Very solid porter. Great balance and goes down easily. Just didn’t have enough coconut. Touch up the coconut a notch and this will be very good. Still enjoyable
heyden (119) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark and viscous pour. Super smooth and easy to drink, fairly low bitterness which suits the idea of coconut. The beer had to warm up a bit for me to taste and smell the coconut which really lifted the beer. Really well made too
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ruby colour with a gibbous crescent of greyish head. There seems to be trails of pinprick carbonation in what I can see in the beer. The scent is clean and of carob (I hate carob), toffee apples and some dusty Dutch cocoa powder. The first sensation is of the carbonation and those gentle aromas manifested as flavours. There’s a slightly astringent bite on either side of the tongue as it settles into a faint unripe apple quality. This sounds like a fault but it isn’t intended to be. There seems to be an intriguing game going on between sweet and sour juiciness and the mellower elegance of the cocoa. In the end, just a trace of flakes of coconut pop out and remind you of that time you were in Rarotonga. An intrigue, this beer.
GlassBrass440 (309) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Toasted coconut dominates. Chocolate supporting. Like a mounds/bounty bar. Taste is similar. A bit of smokiness in the flavor. Nice offering.
beer-yum (989) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2015 An excellent local beer (Wellington, New Zealand) that has the body and flavour of a much stronger brew. The nights are not so long when you are drinking a beer as good as this.
Pdubyah (552) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Aroma was like chopped liver or mushrooms, it was really a challenge to me, or I’m confused. However I braved that and drank of it. A complicated beer, with a strange aroma, a flush of coffee and a warm finish of coconut, and a lot in the middle that I though was a muddle. Somehow this works as it gets warmer and adds creamy and sweet. A confusion though.
Let’s say that I’d rather have one of these than a ’domestic’ any day.
DaveWaugh (4) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely dark colour, nice thick creamy head that lasts well
The Nose is all about the toasted coconut and in a good way!
The coconut turns a porter into quite a refreshing beer whilst simultaneously adding more depth and complexity to the chocolate backbone of the brew.
A porter that one can happily drink during the warmer months.