IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can from HiTimes and Odeed! Thanks Jake! Been wanting this one for quite a while! Nose of chocolate, light coconut, vanilla, and flowery hops; hazy dark brown with a medium tan head; flavor is a light coconut note, chocolate, mild bitterness; slightly thin body with a slithly bitter chocolate finish. Tastes better than it smells!
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to ajm for his generosity. Pours a watery black from the can with a tan head. Loaded with coconut on the nose with flavors of tapioca, mild cocoa, and vanilla in the flavor. The only thing this beer is missing is body -- that and some time in a rum barrel would make this incredible.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells creamy and roasty with notes of milk chocolate and slight lactic tang. the beer sits pretty damn dark, with a healthy looking tannish brown head. Roasty, Creamy, Malty, Chocolaty flavors. I’m not sure i taste the coconut, but im starting to think i can see it’s influence. Its decent and can’s are cool vessels, but is it anything special? No. I think it would be better with a firmer hop presence...and I dont usually say such things.
joergen (22872) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2011 Can at GABF 2008.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and perfumed aroma dominated by coconuts with roasted notes.
Sweet and roasted flavour dominated by coconuts.
Way too sweet for me.
Draught at Mikkeller Bar.
Black coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and coconuts.
Sweet and roasted flavour of coconuts and dark chocolate.
Roasted finish of coconuts.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can. Before this the only coconut beer I’ve had is a homebrew (mine) so I don’t have too much to contrast with this one. Pours a fairly light brown/black with lots of red highlights. A big tan head forms but the retention is lacking and eventually it leaves completely. Aroma is coconut upfront backed by tobacco, chocolate, and maltiness. The normal porter stuff is there and nice but the coconut is upfront. I would call the coconut component subtle but it is certainly very noticeable and not under done. Taste is the same as the aroma, a little watery and the body is a little thin. A fuller body and more creaminess would do this beer good. This is good though.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12oz Can. Charcoal black colored pour with a creamy froth of beige head. Aromas of toasted coconut and chocolate; german chocolate cake. Coffee, roast, and some gooey caramel. The coconut actually overwhelms the malt a bit in the nose, giving it a bit of a stringy, grainy aroma. Medium-light bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a soft, creamy texture. Flavors of coffee and roast up front on the palate, followed by a softer, vanilla coconut note. Gets roasty again in the finish, along with a mildly spicy licorice flavor. The coconut flavors are clear and well-integrated into a decent porter base beer, which certainly isn’t lost. Highly drinkable. More malt complexity would be nice.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma is roasty coconut, light coffee like flavor and chocolate. Taste is a malty toasted coconut, with a nice balanced roastiness.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Joey @ South Bay. I am surprised this is a porter - very whispy in color, thin in body and SO unusually flavored. Seems more at home as a Fruit Beer because this is simply unlike any Porter I have encountered. The usual roasty, coffee, buttery notes take a backseat to the coconut which is juicy, caramelized, and morphs into a banana on the finish. Most drinkable porter I have had.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
black body with red highlights.nice brown head.i pick up coca,chocolate,coffee,and coconut.nice full mouthfeel in a lower alcohol beer.simply awesome.
alexanderj (3392) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can; poured an extremely dark brown/black with a small, light brown head. Just a really fantastic aroma. Familiar roasted malt and caramel elements; but the toasted coconut really adds some nice dimensions. Coconut, fruit and nuts. Some hints of vanilla. Flavor wasn’t as quite dynamic, but it was still really good. Roasted malt with some coconut-fruitiness. Both rich and quaffable for the style. Very good for the style, and the aroma is elite.