Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour. Sweet chocolate coconut nose. Very fudgey with lots of coconut. Itís very prominent but does integrate well. I wouldnít call it "my thing" though.
zathrus13 (1734) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, and just a touch of coconut. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, and again, just a hint of coconut. Thanks to Foolish_Mortal for this can.
CamuMahubah (1) - USA - MAY 15, 2008 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very gorgeous porter with a beautiful almond colored head. Complex with five different malts. I tasted coffee, chocolate, dark fruit, and roasted coconut... Perfect for summertime.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Nearly opaque black with a large rocky light brown head. Semisweet chocolate aroma with vegetal and roasty tinges. Earthy, mildly roasty flavors up front. Heavy chocolate sweetness dominates. Spicy, herbal hops then manifest. Lingering sweetness and some roast in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium, somewhat oily.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally! Iíve been waiting a year to try this one. Pours a dark mahogany color that glows slightly translucent at the edges when backlit. A spongy, light brown head shows good retention, but leaves little in the way of lacing behind. The aroma shows cocoa powder, roasted coffee, a touch of caramel, and some lactic creaminess. I spent about ten minutes sniffing this brew, hoping all along that some sweet coconut would emerge, but it never did. Flavors show a malt base of bittersweet cocoa, mocha, and coffee. A decent amount of earthy hops keeps things on the straight and narrow, avoiding excessive sweetness. I still canít specifically detect any coconut, but there is a sweet milky note that really smoothes things out. Iíd say its more of a mocha porter than a coconut porter, which is slightly disappointing. Medium bodied and smooth up front, it finishes with a fizzy carbonation on the swallow. A lightly sticky film coats the mouth. Itís incredibly drinkable, and light enough to possibly work on a hot day of Florida tailgating. Overall, this is a nice little porter, but I guess I built it up in my mind to be so much more (I was thinking liquid Mounds bar). Needs more cowbell? No.....needs more coconut.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can courtesy of seaoflament. Pours dark cola brown with thick, foamy head. The nose is cocoa, roasted malt, and just a hint of coconut. The flavor is toasted malt up front with a touch of chocolate. There is the slightest touch of coconut in the finish, which is also quite dry. As a coconut lover, I was hoping for more. Still a good beer.
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned. It pours mildly fizzy and no really strong waft of aroma. The flavor is rather straight forward porter and I donít smell nor taste anything Coconut in the beer. Itís a great canned beer, which influenced my rating and I would be interested what this tastes like in another form (bottle or tap).
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can: Deep brown in color with a moderate light brown head of medium-sized bubbles. The aromas were of chocolate, expresso and when given a chance to warm up...toasted coconut. To be honest at first I didnít get much coconut and was expection a lot....but given time to open and warm the coconut definitely showed itself. The palate was similar to the nose and quite drinkable.
TPaliga (212) - Munster, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice porter. Medium bodied. Thin tan head. Chocolately slightly hoppy aroma. Sweet and malty. Hint of roasted coconut in the finish.
mjg74 (2729) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2008 Can from BevMo. Very dark in color. Pretty much black. Big brown head. Slightly sweet chocolate aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel. Some chocolate and coffee. Bitter coffee finish. A little thin. Pretty flavorful. Subtle hint of sweet coconut in the finish.