bhensonb (11904) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark aromas of roasted/toasted malt, choco/coffee and something that might be coconut. Dark brown/black color with a tan smear for head. Medium body with fizzy carbonation which turns smooth. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, coconut and dark roasted malt. Not exactly burnt, but going that direction. It’s a bit peppery at the finish, which seems neither sweet nor bitter. Rather powerful flavors, so this should be last rather than first.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, it was weird to drink beer this good out of a can. Pours dark brown with a 1 inch thick off-white head. Lovely aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, and coconut. Delicious blend of roasted coffee and hops, then moves into a smoother powdered cocoa, and finishes with a sweet coconut. Very nice.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Pours black with a moderate light brown head, specks of lace, and no retention to speak of. Smells of coconut and toasted malts, some vanilla, semi-sweet overall. Tastes more chocolatey than coconut. Slight coconut up front and then sweet chocolatey, then dry roasty malty on the finish. Good, not great. Medium body, vibrant carbonation.
pepsican (1469) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks to hellbilly for this one. Part of mystery swap 3.0. Thanks! Dark brown pour with a large tan head. Cola and malt aroma. Flavor was toasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a bit of coconut. Some hoppy bitterness round out the slightly watery finish. Very interesting, but I remember my last can having a bit more oomph in the coconut flavor. Still good though.
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Hellbilly. Pours a dark brown opaque color with easily aggravated large tan fizzy head. Nose is odd, mild roasted malt, cocoa and barely detectable coconut, touch of grassiness in the background as well. Initial taste roasted malt, cocoa, mollasses. Coconut is barely noticeable. Finishing with balancing hops, roasted malts and cocoa continiung. Hops remain on the palate for good duration, slight chalkiness also proceeds in the finish. Where’s the coconut? Medium body. Fizzy mouthfeel. Good head retention.
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Dansting for this one. 12oz. can served in a shaker pint glass. Poured a deep brown/black with about a finger of fine bubbled tan head. Very interesting aroma toasted coconut. Chocolate comes out also as it warms. Lots of roasted malt flavor and some chocolate sweetness. Coconut comes out in th finish. There is also some hop bitterness in the middle. A unique flavor combination that really works.
Lothore (581) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Pours a deep mahogany with a fluffy, tan, 2 finger head.
S- Smell is a bit laid back, hints of coffee that pretty much cover up other scents.
T- Taste is wonderful, coffee is dominate, cream, I don’t get too much coconut from this one though. I seem to get a mettalic taste from this brew and i’m not sure if it’s from the can or not but without it I would give this much higher marks. I definitely want to try this on tap to see if the canning is the issue.
M- Fairly viscous with a good amount of carbonation.
D- This one is very drinkable. I could sip on these all day. I really want to try this one on tap though because the mettalic tinge is bugging me.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with an off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of smoke, coconut, chocolate, and maple syrup. Taste has coconut, chocolate, coffee, and maybe some molasses. Higher than medium carbonation with light body. An interesting beer to try, but I’d like a little more body perhaps. Thanks to marchcow for the sample.
robinvboyer (3360) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great coconut aroma, even a burnt coconut aroma that goes very well with the smokey malt, and a touch of hops. Wicked flavour, more browned coconut, and smoke, with a touch of mollases, just a bloody delicious beer!
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet lactic malt aroma. Medium bodied pour, dark garnet in color with huge off-white that is gone in a hurry. Roasted barley flavor, dark chocolate and coffee, is mingled with a moderate amount of coconut flavor - actually just right. Fairly creamy and tingly. An interesting brew, and unique at that. Thanks Torry.