vtafro (6554) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Thanks to Rciesla for sharing. This porter was a little different than most, the hint of coconut was subtle and a nice change of pace, worth trying if you can get your hands on it.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
can thanks to bhensonb. poured a black color with a beige head. aroma of chocolate, coconut, and dark roast. reminds me of an almond joy. flavor was tons of chocolate and some dark roast. nice slick mouthfeel. would like to have a sixer to take to TMS.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2009 Can thanks to giascar poured black with a thick creamy off white head aromas off coffee,vanilla and toasted coconut flavor was smooth and sweetmalts hops,coffee.vanilla, and coconuts a very full bodied porter edgeing on stout ALOHA
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Pours a deep and dark brown, almost black body with a thick, two-finger width, dense and foamy, dark chocolate brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a lot of thick, layered lacing. Very nice looking out of a can. Big and robust aroma with lots of rich, milky dark chocolate and softly roasted coconut. A light astringent citrus and dark fruit, but mainly heavy chocolates and coconuts. Flavor is rich, but not as big as the aroma. Still has lots of chocolate and roasted coconut with a light citrus bitterness in the finish. Lots of lingering chocolate, some tropical fruits, and a touch of roasty coconut. Palate is medium to full bodied, chewy, and very rich with a semi-dry finish. Overall, a really nice porter. The aroma led me to believe it would be slightly more intense, but it ended up being quite sweet with lots of chocolate. Interesting porter that smelled like an Imp Stout with the body and taste of a porter. The coconut does a nice job of accompanying the flavors rather than dominating. Good stuff.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUN 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Mega Liquor Warehouse... Pours black with a one finger mocha head..Smell is milk chocolate and roasted coconuts..Flavor is roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee.. Great carbonation and body.. Super easy to drink.. Great beer!
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a dark brown body with a big ferocious coffee head 3 fingers deep. Coconut shavings amongst chocolate and caramel malts. Hints of smoked malt, very well balanced, awesome brew. Drink up man.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a cola brown with big bubbles and a huge sand head. Nose is toasted coconut. Flavors of creamy toasted coconut, chocolate, smoke. Taste a bit like a Girl Scout cookie. Really nice flavored porter.
FatPhil (13611) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2012 355ml can (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Almost black, fizzy head. Plain-chocolate aroma, some coconut too, but not caricatured. Soft carbonation, smooth palate, some burnt notes go up the nose. Tasty sweet porter, but with lovely burnt coconut tastes too. Certainly quite silky, and pleasantly refreshing. I’ve got to admit - I like US porters.
Rerate: 355ml can (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Brewer’s inter-batch consistency verified - this is basically identical to the above. A little less full, perhaps, and I might drop the taste to just a 7. However, I always believe in rounding up to the better sample, so the 8 stays. Oddly, there’s almost a spiciness to the aroma this time, like a thai curry. The mind playing tricks with the coconut perhaps.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at a tasting, this porter delivered exactly what I was anticipating. The marriage of roasted, robust porter and sweet, milky coconut works wonderfully. Dark brown body with a small, lasting head and supple lacing. Sweet and toasted aroma with a hint of chocolate. Medium bodied and viscous. Creamy and smooth with a good malty body that is sweet with the coconut and mildly bitter. Plenty of nuts and toasted bread with chocolate and toffee.
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Ledger’s in Berkeley. Black color with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and coconut. Flavor is roast, sweet malt, chocolate, coconut milk. Coconut asserts itself more as the beer warms. Creamy, medium-full palate. Good stuff.