heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2008 Trying this one again, lots of coconut in the aroma. Canned, thanks for sharing, marchcow. This was exactly what I was expecting. Black body with a light brown head. The aroma was obvious coconut with some milk chocolate and coffee. The taste was light milk chocolate with some roasted peanuts. A nice porter.
TomDecapolis (4394) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to hopdog for bringing this one back from his trip to Hawaii for me. Pours a deep brown with some amber highlights and a medium bubbly/creamy tan head that left some lacing. Aroma and flavor of Mounds bars/Almond joy. Heck I donít even really like coconut in candy (mostly due to the texture though). So what this beer does is gets rid of that texture and leaves you with a nice mix of toasted coconut, milk chocolate, some lightly roasted/toasty malts, cocoa powder and nuts. Picking up some slight traces of coffee in both the flavor and aroma. Iím a fan...a very well made porter to start out with the coconut just making this a unique and tasty treat.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours nearly solid black with a thin brown head. Smells like a Mounds bar with a little toffee. Moderate body with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Bitter chocolate and coconut flavor. Long coconut finish. Memorable beer.
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma of coconut, chocolate, and toasted malt. Flavors of coconut, sweet roasted malt, light smoke and a bit of cream. Medium body, roasty/bittersweet toasty/sweet finish. Nice.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can brought back from Hawaii by one of my co-workers. Served at cellar temperature. Poured a clear dark brown color with ruby red light shining through. Head was bubbly, light brown, and dissipated relatively quickly. Aroma was dominated by malty chocolate with subdued roastiness and minimal coconut. Slightly sweet on the tongue with lots of milk chocolate flavor and a dash of cocoa powder. There was minimal roasted malt and only a hint of coconut. Pretty good beer, but a bit overrated, IMO.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - NOV 19, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My gosh, more delicious then I expected...really drinkable stout, coconut is great addition to the style. Dark mslt, chocolate, toasty, easy drinking....very tasty and highly recommended.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can from a trade with someone (sorry). Dark brown/black body with a medium sized, tan head, fading. The nose is all coconut, chocolates, toffee and vanilla. The flavor is lightly sweet with milk chocolate, brown sugar, coconut, caramel and lots of cocoa on the finish. Medium body is soft with light carbonation. Nice.
hopdog (8530) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of coconuts, chocolate, woody, and some vanilla. Tastes of coconuts, chocolate, toasted malts, and finishes with light coffee. Iím not much of a coconut fan, but I was into this aroma.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 10-9-07 can. Nice rich black pour with short lived head. Amazing warm oatmeal smell (surprisingly no real smell of coconut at first). Great sweet taste with a creamy mouthfeel that I canít even begin to describe. Perfect carbonation and texture. Ideal palate! The only coconut I really got in this was in the finish and perhaps that is why I was so pleasantly surprised by this brew. Two thumbs up - I wish it were easier to get.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to dickinsonbeer for bringing this goodie to egajdzisí pre-Kennett party the night before the event...
Appears a a dark brown with a small tan head that fades into a hearty collar. Spotty lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of nuts, caramel, cream, coconut, wood, and sweet cocoa.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas with a decent, smooth mix going on with nothing overpowering the brew. The coconut is subtle and enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sweet up front, robust, and nutty.