robertjm (836) - Albany, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Something new at Bevmo Oakland! A little on the expensive side $9/4pk, but it was in a can and intrigued me. Pours a nice tan head, but it falls fairly quickly, leaving a thin layer on top of the beer. Perhaps the oils from the coconut are causing it to collapse? Aroma is that of a porter. No special coconut in the aroma. Dark brown body which doesn’t let light pass through. Flavor is where the toasted coconut resides! Very first part of the flavor profile was the coconut, which then seques to sweet malts, including chocolate malt. Really interesting. Very pleasant beer. Would be really interested in trying it on draft. Hope they start canning/bottling their other beers too.
Shag (2765) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a black color with a moderate tan head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, and coconuts. The flavor could best be described as a Mounds candy bar in liquid form. I tasted coconuts, chocolate, with some coffee notes as well. The finish was rather sweet. Overall a nice beer.
smashteroid (262) - Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The only thing better than an above-average porter is one that comes in a can. I couldn’t really taste the coconut, but it was definitely a sweet and flavorful porter. Very easy to drink and delicious.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1395-20080530] Can. Thick toasted malt aroma with a bit of booze and coconut. Dark brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. Coconut malt continues in the flavour with a bit of a burnt background. Full body. Great unique ingredient idea!
(2T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)
ZazuH (42) - Brentwood, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2008 Nice dark poor w/ a rich tan head that doesn’t stick around, unfortunately. Slightly fizzy, creamy mouth feel; sticky on the finish. The coconut flavor doesn’t come at you head on. You detect it more than taste it which adds a nice complexity to the rich toasted chocolate of the porter. The coconut is most prominent in the finish leaving that signature clean nuttiness.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a bonus from WeeHeavySD, thanks a bunch Jon!
Pretty tasty brew, but not quite what I expected. I didn’t really notice anything to do with coconut in it at all. No aroma, flavor..anything. Then again, it’s not a bad thing because this is an exceptional porter. Great smooth flavor with a very clean palate. Very small amount of bitterness to round it out.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz.can. Very dark pour, dark red when held up to a light. Dark tan head. Smells like coffee and chocolate. Smooth and easy to drink, coffee and chocolate flavor. nice beer
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Noses in gentle chocolate roast, sweet almonds, and a bit of orange candy. Pours a silky mud brown, with a frothy cream in tan above. Flavor throws a dense macroon, sweet brown sugar, and a bit of caramel. Pretty mild flavor. Nice, but mellow, which is appreciated. Enjoyable. A touch thin and warm, but decent.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can - thanks to my sister for dragging this back to the mainland; ah, the long awaited coconut porter; pours dark brown with thin, off-white head; aromas are rich and sweet; mainly roasted coconuts, chocolate; drinks on the sweet side with a fruity, dry finish; roasted malts, chocolate are very muted in the flavors as the sweetness dominates; texture is a little on the thin side; very nice overall, but i find myself missing that porter roastiness a little bit
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2008 Poured dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, subtle coconut. The coconut would be pretty easy to miss in a blind tasting. Taste is similar, with vanilla coming in as well. Finish is lightly bitter and the mouth is creamy. A very nice porter, and a beer I would drink often if it were available.