bb0bbby (2) - USA - DEC 4, 2010 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I fantasize about getting this beer again. I can find some similar but nothing that gets it done like this porter does. Chocolatey, hint of coffee and not too overpowering coconut make this one of my all-time favorites. Live cultures keep it from coming to the intercontinental US i believe.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Cafe Mambo in Maui. Was really looking forward to this one when I saw it on the menu, and while it was quite tasty, they just didn’t quite pull it off. Still searching for that elusive coconut beer... sigh.
Ron (2464) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brewery. I’ve got Koco Loco Coconut Brewed ale in my notes. Not on beer menu yet. Amber in color. Not much coconut aroma. Lots of coconut in the flavor and aftertaste. Maybe alittle too much.
stchloe (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Brown, porter they’re the same thing right? Silly guidebook. Otherwise this was disgusting, we each had a sip and to the floor it went. Seriously coconut just shouldn’t be in beer.
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This thing is like a milk stout on steroids. Very sweet malts evident, and yes, it tastes like coconut. Somewhat smoky, and has a bit of hop spiciness just to remind you it’s a porter. Otherwise very smooth. It’s a well-done beer for sure, but it’s an oddball. Wasn’t bad, but also got old towards the end of the glass.
tilldeath (109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer wish it was more available, top 10 for sure. I was only able to try this at 07 GABF, hoping for it to be there in a few weeks at 08 GABF. I like unique beers, this really fit the bill. Dark as you’d expect from a porter, little to no lacing, tan head, with a medium mouth feel, light enough to be drank all day. Coconut flavor is first, and a winner for sure, followed by mild chocolate/mocha/coffee flavor, finished by a mild bitter, sweet, smokey goodness. If you’re at GABF or in Maui pick some up!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a can but I can’t tell. Nice! Pours midnight brown w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Head retention is good reducing at a slow pace to a fine dusty canopy and a full yet thin ring. Aromas of chocolate roasted cocnonuts. Medium to full nectar w/ soft residual effers. The texture is quite silky. Flavors are strong on the cocoa w/ a defined coconut essence that starts early and persists to the finish. Tastes like a Mounds bar. There is a mild roast component and only a twitch of fruity sweetness. The finish has only a mild bittering making this a rather rich brew. Overall: it’s richly saturated with the cocoa-nut making it rather unbalanced yet a nice change of pace from the usual.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Seriously. Did Walt and I imagine this beer at Falling Rock during GABF? Too bad that no one else has gotten to try this...or at least rate it. Toasted coconut, chocolate and coffee aroma is awesome. Black with big head. Big coconut taste! Smoke and chocolate all over the place. But, mostly toasted coconut and chocolate. Liquid almond joy. Truly fantastic, if you like coconut.
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tap. Black pour. real nice head. Burnt coconuts, sugar, alcohol, oak barrel and very faint coffee aroma. nice coconut, smokey finish, marshmell, sweet chocolate. Changing palate but constant coconut. The balance is absolutely amazing. "Lime in the coconut" was beeing played by the band as I took my first sip. Poetic for this outstanding porter. I want more.