mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1395-20080530] Can. Thick toasted malt aroma with a bit of booze and coconut. Dark brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Coconut malt continues in the flavour with a bit of a burnt background. Full body. Great unique ingredient idea!
(2T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 Nice dark poor w/ a rich tan head that doesn’t stick around, unfortunately. Slightly fizzy, creamy mouth feel; sticky on the finish. The coconut flavor doesn’t come at you head on. You detect it more than taste it which adds a nice complexity to the rich toasted chocolate of the porter. The coconut is most prominent in the finish leaving that signature clean nuttiness.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a bonus from WeeHeavySD, thanks a bunch Jon!
Pretty tasty brew, but not quite what I expected. I didn’t really notice anything to do with coconut in it at all. No aroma, flavor..anything. Then again, it’s not a bad thing because this is an exceptional porter. Great smooth flavor with a very clean palate. Very small amount of bitterness to round it out.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz.can. Very dark pour, dark red when held up to a light. Dark tan head. Smells like coffee and chocolate. Smooth and easy to drink, coffee and chocolate flavor. nice beer
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Noses in gentle chocolate roast, sweet almonds, and a bit of orange candy. Pours a silky mud brown, with a frothy cream in tan above. Flavor throws a dense macroon, sweet brown sugar, and a bit of caramel. Pretty mild flavor. Nice, but mellow, which is appreciated. Enjoyable. A touch thin and warm, but decent.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can - thanks to my sister for dragging this back to the mainland; ah, the long awaited coconut porter; pours dark brown with thin, off-white head; aromas are rich and sweet; mainly roasted coconuts, chocolate; drinks on the sweet side with a fruity, dry finish; roasted malts, chocolate are very muted in the flavors as the sweetness dominates; texture is a little on the thin side; very nice overall, but i find myself missing that porter roastiness a little bit
Hank1980 (963) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, subtle coconut. The coconut would be pretty easy to miss in a blind tasting. Taste is similar, with vanilla coming in as well. Finish is lightly bitter and the mouth is creamy. A very nice porter, and a beer I would drink often if it were available.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. can, with thanks to AgentSteve for yet another excellent bonus! Pours dark brown with a nice foamy tan head that lingers, minimal lacing. Aroma is roasty, with some milk chocolate and light coconut. Flavor is more of the same, with the coconut presence coming out a bit more along with the roasted malts and chocolate; silky on the palate. A nice, easy drinking porter, thanks again Steve!
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This can easily get bonus points for being available now AND in cans. Just a really tasty beer in every way really. The aroma is chock-full of roasted malts, subtle toasted coconut, and some chocolate sweetness (reminded me in some ways of a Mounds candy bar). The flavor of this beer is full on roasty goodness with enough resigual sweetness left behind to make it a really intruiging beer. Caramel, cocnut, vanilla and chcolate are all found in the beauty. Great beer!!
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus can from AgentSteve. pours dark with a large cascading head. aroma is of roasted malt chocolate and a hint of the toasted coconut. mouthful is a little thin and the coconut is a little hard to find in the bitter cocoa and roasted malts.