durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, Dave, for the sweet can as an extra. Dark brown pour with small but steady dark tan head. From the pour, it’s clear this is a thinner porter, but that’s not really a bad thing. This is a highly sessional beer, one I’d even venture to say I’d drink on a warm summer day. Wouldn’t say that about most porters. Found the coconut to be remarkably subtle. There in a roasty way on the nose along with some vanilla and dark chocolate. A little coffee. Similar palate, with a little more hops and fruit coming out. Really surprised how much I like this. Big ups for originality.
marcus (6860) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale poured from a can with a decent tan head and a roasted malt aroma. There is an intense chocolate malt flavor with coffee and coconut undertones. Very drinkable.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Sparky27 - thanks! Darker brown pour with a roasty-chocolatey aroma that features a bit of hops and coconut. Flavor is roasty, sweet, and coffee-ish, a bit of coffee. Nice brew that I wouldnít mind having on a regular basis.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at Cbus tasting 11 by Rogueone. Thanks Kris! Aroma was coffee and coconut...Very light. Taste was sweet coffee, chocolate with the coconut just coming in. Not over done.
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can from BevMo, Brea. Pours dark black with a full fluffy brown head. Aroma of chocolate malt and slight hops. Flavor of chocolate and finishes with a refreshing and distinct coconut flavor. Lives up to itís name. Very Good!
TheEpeeist (3414) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose an earthy coffee and toasted coconut. Medium body with spritzy carb; a bit sticky. Taste is tangy coffee, brown sugar and faint coconut. Long mocha finish. Simple but unique. Easy drinking with wonderful balance and blending.
BOLTZ7555 (2852) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tons of chocolate malt in the nose, along with dark roasted Kona coffee. Tightly interlocked tan bubbles create a massive head. Taste dominated by cocoa and coffee, with the coconut sitting in the backseat. Thin palate as well. Just okay.
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is nice with a strong dark coffee and a bit of a light bitter chocolate with brown sugar and toasted coconut. Pours with a large creamy light brown head. The head lasts a while and leaves good lacing on the side of the glass. The beer itself is a murky dark brown. Falvor starts off moderately sweet and finishes moderately bitter. Lots of Coffee and a nice toasty cocnut taste that lingers at the back of the tongue. Miedium to full bodied. Creamy Mouth feel with lively carbonation. I enjoyed this extremely nice coconut beer.
BMan1113VR (7880) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a absolutely huge, tight, rocky, brown head covering a red tinged, dark brown body. Aromas of chocolate, dry coffee, some fresh and toasted coconut, and other exotic fruits (maybe lychee?). Taste has a strong toasted coconut element to it. Slightly metallicy with lots of dark malts. Mouthfeel is a bit confused with a syrupy texture, but fizzy carbonation.
By the way, the cans seem quite flimsy, as two of them exploded comming back from the beer store on the freeway in a luxury sedan!
Indra (2671) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. can. "Like hot chicks on the beach", it says. Roasty, sweet chocolate aroma, toasty and coffeeish with apparent coconut in the nose. Opaque brown-black color with a subsiding, dark tan head. Flavor is full of roasty. dark, mostly dryish malt character, some dusty cocoa and coffee, lightly bitter and hints of dried fruit, toasted coconut, toffee and spicy, citric hop on the finish. Smooth, thin mouthfeel, body is medium. Donít believe Iíve had a beer brewed with coconut before. Easily quaffed and interesting in its way.