HuskerTan (516) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Fudge, cocoa, mocha, subtle coconut, slightly sweet, roasted.
A- Black color, black liquid, tan frothy head.
T- Fudge, cocoa, chocolate, subtle espresso, coconut, toasty.
P- Medium body, average texture, high carbonation, roasty finish.
O- Not as good as I was hoping for but still good. The coconut was pretty darn subtle and I think it’d have been a lot better if it was more forward. Overall, it was more of a malty, roasty, fudge taste and aroma. Again, not bad but not what I wanted. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the high carbonation. That was quite unexpected.
coyforce (612) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious chocolatey flavor and a nice beautiful black pour with a thin brown head. Aroma is a nice dark hops and roasty malts. Aftertaste is great and chocolatey.
Jimsal27 (252) - New York, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. From can on the beach. Aromas of coffee and coconut. Flavors of roasted malts, coconut and coffee. An easy drinking beer with some character for a hot Hawaiian beach.
Maxbier (320) - Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with dark tan head. Chocolate malt aroma. Malty sweet with coconut and chocolate notes. Slightly sweet finish. As it warms up and you get into the beer the coconut comes through more. Nice porter,
Bluegoosed (39) - - JUL 6, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite beer of all time. Really nice coffee, chocolate, and caramel flavors. Finishes with a somewhat sweet touch of coconut but not over the top sweetness. Really nice by can but tremendous by tap in Maui.
bolthead101 (6) - Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is typical of most of the porters that I’ve had; there is nothing extraordinary here. I expected the aroma of toasted coconut and was unfortunately disappointed. The appearance is black with a slight head. The taste is smooth and extremely drinkable. The palate is slightly sweet with an equally bitter underpinning. It is quite fully bodied, creamy, moderately carbonated with an even finish. Overall, I was say that this is an extremely drinkable beer.
Tselloufc88 (153) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from Petaluma Market. Jet black appearance, off white fluffy head. Aroma is burnt chocolate and coffee with a touch of coconut. Taste is bitter chocolate with a pretty minimal coconut. Slightly metallic but there is some coconut there. Decent enough.
dlovell2 (836) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a tan head. Roasted malt and toasted coconut aroma. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes and slight coconut flavor. Hoppy finish.
TXBadger (1422) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark black color with tan head. Coconut, cocoa, coffee, and some roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice coconut note.
BrewGoblin (384) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
She’s pretty good, I guess. Honestly, I was hoping for a big coconut blast from this one considering the guy on the label is guzzling out of a coconut. It’s big, bold and pretty black with ruby highlights. LOos of great cocoa and coffee malts, some roasty bread and nuttiness....but where’s my damn coconut? Kind of a syrupy texture to it, very soft carbonation.