Clownoisseur (341) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the can, into a pint glass. Appears black, medium tan colored head. Aromas of powdered chocolate mix, roasted nut, faint coconut and a slight spice. Taste is as expected. Notes of chocolate and roast mimic the nose...and the coconut remains light on the palate. Medium-low body on this doesnít allow the flavors to resonate very long. Finishes rather abrupt for a porter, but provides a final bittering dose of coffee/hops. Solid brew. Interesting take on the style for sure.
solidfunk (4878) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light coconut and some roast here makes for a nice well rounded package. Idea works well here. Pours dark brown/black with decent initial head and lacing. Bitter finish with some caramel and chocolate sweetness. Can.
Cam_Dynamite (78) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boring on the nose. Pours like a black wine. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate and toasted coconut. Bit too watery and bland. Nice enough
Lizardking3 (172) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful dark color with tan head. Aroma is malty and toasted coconut. velvet mouthfeel with roasted malts and chocolate, coffee as well. The end is where the coconut settles in. Delicious
sungsays (7) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer tastes so good cold. Not too sweet. Just the right amount of coconut.
hackobock (2009) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 4, 2014. Bottle at SBWF. Pours black with a medium sized creamy brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, roasted coconut, light dark dried fruit notes. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter chocolate, hints of coconut. Smooth and creamy.
mrhopsbeertalk (181) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Generally I try to rate a beer within itís style, even if iím not a fan. Unfortunately for this beer, I had it in a flight of other coconut/porters/stouts and it stood no chance of a decent rating. The aroma is mostly booze with a hint of roasted malt. The flavor is similar with the roasted malts and coconut barely discernable over the burn. Not my deal
Ron (2878) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Poured a foamy tan head fully diminishing to little lace. Moderate roasty aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are heavy roasted malts, lightly toasted coconut, dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and light carbonation.
jandd1983 (2986) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a black color with a light tan head. The aroma was of coffee and coconut. The taste was of roasted malts, toasted coconut and coffee. Very different.
slowrunner77 (6576) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"liked this one way more than i thought i would or should. the coconut was strong enough to notice, but not overdone. roasted to the max. great surpise of 2008."