WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - APR 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can my pal Naven brought back from Hawaii. Thanks dave, shared with bikesandbeer. Pours dark blackish brown with a 1 finger tan/brown head. Nose is very coconut, ridiculously so. Taste is really interesting, coconut, chocolate, coffee, and all in a relatively light body. This is a pretty cool beer.
DuffMan (6534) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my buddy Rockley for bringing this one back! Delicious aroma and flavours of chocolate and sweet vanilla, and coconut. The aroma really is mouthwatering! Nicely balanced-- sweet but not cloying.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Can, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma of coconut, vanilla, toffee, roasted malt, and cocoa. Flavor of toasted coconut, cocoa, caramel malt, vanilla, and some cola.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Dark brown body, roasty nose, small tan head, sort of looks like a Pepsi with loose carbonation, and, yes, there is coconut. Moderately sweet, chocolate notes, a lot of coconut, thin palate. Interesting.
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by theisti, courtesy of Dansting. Pours a deep, dark brown with a tan head that reduces to a thin skin and laces nicely. On the nose are toasted coconut and milk chocolate up front with coffee sliding in behind. Light to medium bodied and slick (almost flat) with a lightly bitter-roasted finish. The flavor follows the nose, with roasted chocolaty malt, toasted coconut and a bit of a sour note at the finish. A nice variation on the style. I love coconut and chocolate, so it had me at the aroma. Thanks for sharing this with me, Tim.
theisti (3185) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can generously given to me by Dansting. Pour is a deep cola brown with some ruby. Looks like a Black Cherry soda. Nice looking Khaki head. Aroma of toasted coconut primarily, with some roasted Porter underneath. Taste is mostly straight Porter, slight roast, flat coffee, some sweetness. Coconut is muted, and appears mostly in the finish. Once you are past the coconut, there is some lingering sourness. This was well made, the coconut flavor was integrated nicely. However, this really wasn’t totally my thing. Extra point for creativity. Thanks for hauling this one back and sharing Dan!
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce can provided by Tim/Dan. The pour is opaque dark brown with a medium brown head. Toasted coconut is apparent in the beginning, but it faded quickly. There is also some chocolaty notes. The flavor is a bit chocolaty with a bit of coffee as well. There may be a bit of toasted coconut flavor there too, or maybe I just wish there was more. Medium body. Light carbonation. Dry coffee finish. Not nearly as interesting as it sounds.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 0z. can, dary brown pour with slight head, coconut is very prevalent with some coffee and cocoa notes as well, a very nice combination
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can thanks to my man, christian...... poured dark brown close to black, fizzy, with a coapy light brown head.... aroma had nuttiness but not of the coconut variety. more or less like an oatmeal stout..... coconut def comes through in the flavor and is pretty nice. more so of that nuttiness along with notes of chocolate, roast . it lacked some body and robustness though overall.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz can from Foodland, Kapa’a, Kauai. Good lord this is good. Super nice looking dark brown/amber color. Smells like coconut, tastes like German Chocolate Cake in a can. This stuff is so damn drinkable and tasty. Excellently crafted - the balance is remarkable - the coconut is not overwhelming and there is a fair amount of hops to keep you from forgetting that this is beer and not cake. The consistency is almost as if it was poured out of a nitro tap. I wouldn’t change a thing about this beer.