anders37 (14720) - 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.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coconut rum, vanilla, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, some rum, light coconut. Medium body, low carbonation.
bhensonb (9823) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at the Bistro BA fest. At 6.5% Pours black with off-white bubbles. Deep dark chocolate aroma. Medium body with creamy carbonation. Flavor is motor oil and chocolate. It finishes that way. The result is wonderful in the mouth.
Ratman197 (8479) - 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.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the 2008 Strong Ale Festival. This one was listed at 8% abv. Poured a dark brown -almost black- color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coconuts, light roast, cocoa, coconut milk, and light rum. Tastes of light rum, coconut husk, some chocolate, and roast. I found the barrel aging leaning more on the subtle side and well done.
bb (6481) - 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.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap at the brewpub, this is basically the coconut porter aged in rum casks, however the rum nose and taste is quite overpowering, a little of the coconut and porter taste on the finish but I much preferred their standard porter
Cornfield (5274) - 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.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted on tap at the Pizza Port Strong Ale Festival 12/5/2008. This porter pours a deep black color from the tap. Small sized tan foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, coconut and some rum. A medium to full bodied porter. The malts are chocolate and coffee. The hops are earthy. Touch of coconut, little bit of rum. Nice balance. The rum barrel has added some sweetness and a touch of rum. A touch under carbonated. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at FoBAB 2009. Pours a a bitch black opaque pour, small offwhite head that laces well. Aromas are coconut, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, rum is definitely present, sweeter but warming. Smokey, ashy. Initial is roasted malts and roasted coconut, dark chocolate and coffee, a nice light rum warmth. A little underbodied. Nice, heavy coconut and ash.