sailracer (473) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pretty standard looking porter. Taste was pretty good though I could not detect any coconut which was a bit disappointing. Lots of chocolate and toasted malts and a bit of a nutty flavor.
MaBeer1972 (1585) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single can from Julio’s. Pours out a an opaque black color with a frothy tan head. Roasty aroma with hints of coconut. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Low bitterness, but well balanced. Lingering malty flavor.
BroSpud (1950) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Pours black with a decent sized tan head that recedes after a few minutes. Great Coconut and chocolate flavor with notes of coffee and spice. Really delicious and low enough ABV where you can enjoy a couple and still see straight.
juiceisloose (1262) - Windermere, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can. First time distributed to Florida. Pours a very dark mahogany brown color and topped by a nice, spongy head of tan colored foam that shows good retention. Not much in the way of lacing left behind. The aroma shows notes of dark cocoa, caramel, roasted coffee, and a touch of vanilla cream. Maybe a touch of toasted coconut in there, but it is faint. The flavor follows with a malt base of dark bittersweet cocoa, caramel, and mocha with some earthy hops lending balancing bitterness on the back end. Again just a hint of toasted coconut floating around. Medium bodied and smooth with a silky mouthfeel, probably thanks to the coconut, with balanced carbonation that leads to a lingering bitter sweet finish. Really nice Porter overall, but I was just hoping for more coconut. Still a good beer worth getting again.
Andrus86 (244) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
CAN. Poured black to red with small beige head.. Sweet thick molasses & dark malt nose.. Dark malts with creamy texture & a hint of coffee, coconut was minimal originally, once it warmed up a touch gave it a "bounty" chocolate vibe.. Much better once it warmed up.. Sourced Dutch Trading Co
sawbuck (550) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma of sweet chocolate, coconut, and some vanilla. Ebony in color. Sweet richness up front. bittersweet chocolate , some coconut...not over bearing, and some almond. Slightly bitter finish. Awesome porter.
HonusWagner (1914) - Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kind of the quintessential coconut porter for me, all these years later. The nose is heavy on coconut and cocoa and the flavor is roasty coffee with more coconut. It’s a damn good beer.
WABeerFiend (364) - - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz can today. A: Coconut, milk chocolate, and cocoa. A: 1 finger fluffy off-white head that stays. Black body with red on the sides of the glass. T: Toasty coconut and milk chocolate dominate. Cherry is subtle. P: Silky smooth and light in the mouth. O: The flavors are a bit muted, but it’s good.
ramboraffe (1533) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from can at Porterfestivalen 2015, Göteborg. Black with off white head. Roasted malt and roasted coconut with vanilla and caramel. Semi sweet with low bitterness and medium carbonation.
rarbring (1994) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall: Sweet, bread, toffee, cereal, syrup. Slightly artificial.
Note: Can 355 ml at Porterfestivalen. Reviewed 2015-11-14.