mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This can was a gift from a beer friend. Poured into pint glass this appears nearly black with 2 finger tan head that diminished rather quickly. Tastes of toasted malt, milky chocolate, coffee and very subtle toasted coconut. This tastes delicious! The coconut is a very subtle addition to an otherwise nice tasting stout. If you have apprehensions about ’flavored’ beers, you should give in and try this.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Sparky27, drank at outside air temperature, as this is right out of a trade box. Nice. For some reason the whole box smelled like coconut when I opened it, and I couldn’t resist pouring myself a nice cold can of this. Mmmm.
This beer pours a dark, light bodied black, with a large brown head. The aroma is a nutty, roasty base, with a definite coconut in the back that is purely refreshing. The flavor is quite similar, really, a solid porter underneath with an unmistakable coconut finish. This review is really boring but its true. Though one dimensional, this beer is plain delicious. Great stuff!
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 oz can this stuff was good. Poured dark brown with a fat brown head and sticky lacing. Big nose of burnt malts and chocolate and some coffee. Thick mouthfeel. Good flavors of roasted malts with some bitterness including the finish.
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 15, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2009 can poured into a snifter has a dark chestnut brown color and a thin layer of frothy thick brown head. aroma has bakers chocolate, light toasted coconut, thick chewy malt, and faint underlying hops. chewy nose and a little nutty. mouth feel is medium thick with fine carbonation and good coating. flavor is loaded with malt, heavy chocolate, coffee notes, and more toasted coconut than anticipated. sweetness is enough to keep the bitterness in check and the finish is roasted sweetness with a long duration. really full and chewy bordering on milkshake with roast that just puts it over the top.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - NOV 1, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. can courtesy of a trade with alohaC. Pours just about black with a large, somewhat sudsy, tan head that faded to an incomplete film by the second sip and left partial lace. The aroma of this beer is just delicious with lots of coconut along with chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt and coffee. The flavor is very nice as well with coconut, chocolate, roasted malt and coffee all present. Mild bitterness at the finish. Smooth, silky mouthfeel, although the beer itself is just a tad thin. A bit of coconut in the aftertaste as well. Overall, this is a very enjoyable beer!
ChainGangGuy (4751) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, near black body with no real substantial head formation, but I was running my damn mouth, so I could’ve just missed it.
Smell: Pleasant aroma; a blend of chocolate, coconut, dark malts, and morningtime coffee.
Taste: Dark maltiness tasting of roasty coffee and baker’s chocolate and, of course, there’s the toasted coconut shavings. Medium sweetness. Light, earthy hops and bitterness. Sweetish finish where the coconut really gains a hold over the palate.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A yummy porter is what it is. And in a can, no less. The addition of coconut breathes a bit of new life into the humble, sometimes lackluster porter style. I feel a trip to Hawaii would be entirely wasted on me, as I’d spend a considerable amount of it at the Maui Brewing Co.
couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark chocolate brown, lingering tan head.
Thick sweet chocolatey coconut nose.
Rich velvety roastiness. Creamy and coconutty. Clean, thick, and creamy.
IrishBoy (4085) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can from HiTimes and Odeed! Thanks Jake! Been wanting this one for quite a while! Nose of chocolate, light coconut, vanilla, and flowery hops; hazy dark brown with a medium tan head; flavor is a light coconut note, chocolate, mild bitterness; slightly thin body with a slithly bitter chocolate finish. Tastes better than it smells!
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ajm for his generosity. Pours a watery black from the can with a tan head. Loaded with coconut on the nose with flavors of tapioca, mild cocoa, and vanilla in the flavor. The only thing this beer is missing is body -- that and some time in a rum barrel would make this incredible.