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 (3551) - 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 (1571) - 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 (3505) - 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 (2164) - 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.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks, Dave, for the sweet can as an extra. Dark brown pour with small but steady dark tan head. From the pour, it’s clear this is a thinner porter, but that’s not really a bad thing. This is a highly sessional beer, one I’d even venture to say I’d drink on a warm summer day. Wouldn’t say that about most porters. Found the coconut to be remarkably subtle. There in a roasty way on the nose along with some vanilla and dark chocolate. A little coffee. Similar palate, with a little more hops and fruit coming out. Really surprised how much I like this. Big ups for originality.
marcus (8305) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This dark brown ale poured from a can with a decent tan head and a roasted malt aroma. There is an intense chocolate malt flavor with coffee and coconut undertones. Very drinkable.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Sparky27 - thanks! Darker brown pour with a roasty-chocolatey aroma that features a bit of hops and coconut. Flavor is roasty, sweet, and coffee-ish, a bit of coffee. Nice brew that I wouldn’t mind having on a regular basis.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared at Cbus tasting 11 by Rogueone. Thanks Kris! Aroma was coffee and coconut...Very light. Taste was sweet coffee, chocolate with the coconut just coming in. Not over done.
chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz can from BevMo, Brea. Pours dark black with a full fluffy brown head. Aroma of chocolate malt and slight hops. Flavor of chocolate and finishes with a refreshing and distinct coconut flavor. Lives up to it’s name. Very Good!