Vikingbrew (193) - Colorado, USA - OCT 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured by the brewer. Dark brown/black color with a low off white head. Rich chocolate, rum, coconut, vanilla aroma. Equally intense flavor. Moderate alcohol warmth. Very delicious! A great treat!
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ FoBAB 2009, Chicago, IL. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coconut aroma with hints of rum. Roasted malty chocolate, caramel and coconut flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and coconut finish with hints of rum and oak.
cmonster (962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on Maui. Needless to say this is one that needs to canned or shipped in kegs to the west coast. The batch I tried was rum aged CoCo with cherries and vanilla. Nice marriage. The rum was prominent throughout with the fruit and vanilla playing a complimentary role. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, and a roasty, sweet finish. Huge flavor. Great name.
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Maui Brewing in Lahaina. Pours a deep brown, almost black with thin tan head. Aroma is similar to the coconut porter but a tad more boozy (rum?). Taste has all the attributes of the standard porter but amped up by the rum ageing, It’s a decent end result but somehow detracts from the glory that is the standard coconut porter. Okay.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - JUN 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From Bistro BA Fest 2009. Black with a tan head. ARoma is roasty, choc, cream, coconut. Taste is coffee, roasty, bit watery, chocolate.
DubC5000 (304) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Maui Coconut Porter is one of my favorite porters, so I had to try this ale. Aroma was toasty and woody, with a hint of coffee. The toasted coconut flavors were prominent, along with a mild sweetness that was pleasant and not sickening. It was a bit slimy going down rather than creamy, but I’ll let that slide. Lovely brown-black in hue.
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark mahogony beer with a tan head. Bourbon and light chocolate aroma. Light chocolate and malt flavor with light bourbon. Medium bodied. Light chooclate, light malt, and light coconut lingers.
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
FoBAB 2009. This looked black in the glass and was capped by a slender tan head. The aroma had molasses, burnt coconut, sawdust, a hint of chocolate, and charred wood. The flavor was much the same, but the dark malt sweetness seemed a bit off, a bit tired. Okay.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bistro BA Fest poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lasting light tan head. Aromas of coconut, dark chocolate, roastiness and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of coconut, dark chocolate, light roastiness and light vanilla with a smooth lingering chocolatey coconut finish.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 Bistro Barrel Aged Fest. Poured dark brown/black, roasted malts, coffee, nutty, chocolate, wood, little rum, dry finish.