Skeets (25) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can, pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is a smooth toasted coconut, but not too much. Flavor is similar, like a liquid mounds bar, but not too sweet. Just right. I thought this was a fantastic porter. Nice job!
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy tpd975. Pours very dark brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma of toasted coconut, dark chocolate, and a hint of caramel. Taste is dark chocolate, toasted coconut, roasted malt, and a hint of caramel.Medium thin mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness.Very good.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy SoLan. Dark brown pour, thin even layer of head. Nice slightly sweet roasty aroma, vague coconut notes. More coconut in the taste - just a background taste - but it gives a suggestion of chocolate-covered coconut candy. decent smooth character overall.
kegbear (436) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is the first beer I’ve had out of a can in probably over 20 years. It is also probably the best beer I’ve ever had out of a can. Nice porter, smooth creamy taste that finshes with coconut and vanilla. A little thin mouthfeel, but really nice overall.
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had to search long and hard to find this while on Maui (the brewery was closed), but it was well worth the effort.
Poured dark brown with small head. Aroma is much like a mounds candy bar with chocolate and roasted coconut. Mouth feel is thik and full, but not sticky. Flavor is delicous with just enough coconut coming through.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from BevMo Mission Valley. Pours a creamy dark brown with a wispy beige head that left good lacing. Nice chocolate and toffee aromas with a hint of coconut. Medium in body with a very creamy and smooth finish.
DYCSoccer17 (3510) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can purchased at BevMo in Vacaville, CA. Aroma has some nice mocha coffee notes as well as some sweet chocolate notes and some roastiness. I don’t really detect any coconut in the nose, but this is pretty quaffable stuff. Mildly hazy mahogany body with a small-medium light tan head that is rather quickly dissipating. Average lacing. Starts a little sweet with a bit of astringecy, A bit of choco and coffee roastiness present in the middle. Finishes a bit oily with a few hints of coconut. A little more metallic and astringency comes out in the finish. This beer is tough to rate. It has some phenomenal notes, but also some other notes (astringency) that I don’t really care for.
coldbrewky (1521) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Many thanks to Stephanje for this beaut. Can: Pours black and stays that way. Head diminishes but soft carbonation continues. A nice long mouthfeel with this critter. Some nuttyness in the creamy body. Hints of vanilla and toasted chocolate. The coconut lightly enshrouds the malt base in a silky smooth casing that balances the chalky finish. Quite the drinkable porter.
GRM (3375) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample, savoured at the Mondial de la bière on May 30 2008; eye: black, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: roasting, sweet, coconut, caramel syrup; mouth: caramel, finale in roasting with lots of sweet coconut, average carbonation, rather thin; overall: correct
Échantillon, savourée au Mondial de la bière le 30 mai 2008; oeil : noire, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : torréfaction, sucrée, noix de coco, sirop de caramel; bouche : caramel, finale en torréfaction avec beaucoup de noix de coco sucré, carbonatation moyenne, plutôt mince; en résumé : correct
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, thanks to JW77! Pours translucent dark brown, nearly black with a massive and lacy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted coconut. Kinda smells like there might be some oatmeal in there as well. Medium light body and medium carbonation. Taste has tons of chocolate, some brown sugar, a little coffee and that toasted coconut. Crisp finish with a touch of smoke.