ansermadide (1189) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well, its pretty much black, with a light to medium brown head... But it leaves behind that lacing that turns a darker brown at the edges. It has a fresh, sweet aroma thatís coffee and roasted malt at its base, but decorated with some residual sweetness, likely from the coconut. Itís not obviously coconut, though. In the mouth, the coconut really comes through, but slowly, and adds a unique (not sweet) character gently to the heavily roasted malts that seem more like fresh coffee grounds than anything else. Coffee... Coconut. I can live with that. As thick and heavy as this beer sounds by its name, itís really light bodied and slick, with a great, balanced finish. I love the grittiness of the coconut. Itís like I can taste the fibers.
johninmelb (1003) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is sweet, malty honey notes with an underpinning coconut. Also some dark cocoa notes in there. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Flavour is more of the same - honey, chocolate, coconut and a gentle bitterness providing balance. Metallic notes in there from the tin detract - while I approve of cans for strong IPA style beers where the metal fits in the mix I donít think it works here.
zenkis (240) - Ogre, LATVIA - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with huge beige to brown foam, medium stamina, acceptable lacing. Even visually seem high carbonated. Color deep, dark ruby. Aroma - dominant roast, a bit creamy, a bit nutty. Taste - min sweet, a bit sour-sweet, mild bitter from roast, far away tones of herbs - this comes as herbal-spice mouthfeel. Below medium body, thick texture and very high carbonation for porter. Well done hopping but not out of flavor, mild dry finish.
At later stages in aroma I felt a bit cardboard, some beans and pleasant alcohol. Overall - OK brew, but over-carbonated in my opinion.
Steverus0 (68) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice and smoky porter with just a hint of roasted coconut character.
While I might have liked to have the coconut be more present, his would be a great beer even without that.
Great clean porter bitterness with a brilliant mildly effervescent mouthfeel
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mikedevilsfan (30) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful porter. Nice tan head, dark almost black color. Tastes of solid malts, with some chocolate notes and a bit of coconut on the back end.
boozedude (967) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can into glass at clubw with my friends slop n nate... black pour brown head.. roasted nut aroma.. taste is good..not tasting the coconut but dont care..this is delicious
jehoesefat (63) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep malty aroma, chocolate and caramel. Deep black color with a creamy brown and tan head. Delicious porter, the coconut is very noticeable. Creamy texture and refreshing!
kindacold (193) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Birch. Pours a muddy brown with a thick tan head. Smells of chocolate and malt. Tastes much lighter than I expected. Chocolate, malt, coconut, salt, spices. The coconut is done well, itís not too subtle, but not overpowering either. Finishes with a bit of spices and bitterness. Some mild linger.
Bamaboy1975 (74) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a snifter from a can.
I had this before on tap but it seems a little better than I remember. Anyways, after the finger of head settles which takes a minute or two a slight film of tan lingers. The smell honestly reminds me of fresh cream and a little toasted malt. We know of course that the toasted smell is from the toasted coconut. The toasted coconuts really bring out the taste of the porter but it mellows it at the same time. It's good!
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RobertDale (1875) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, and a touch of coconut. Very nice!