sauceyhops (104) - carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brownish-orange pour with respectable head. Roasty aroma with hints of caramel. The flavor is mostly of malts and roast nuts with a hint of baked coconut. It drink very easily and is fairly complex in mouthfeel.
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and from a can. Poured a dark brown/black with a one finger brown head. Aroma of roasted malt and a little coconut, but not much on the nose. Flavor was roasted malt, chocolate and a good bit of coconut. Mouthfeel was very creamy.
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coconut, malt and chocolate milk aroma. Tastes like chocolate milk too, with a complex coconut and tobacco aftertaste. Smoky. Translucent dark brown in color. Love it.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can from my Secret Santa. Thanks, Santa. Appealing dark pour, with some crisp carbonation and a modest head. Not much coconut in the aroma initially, but it is certainly there and the subtlety is appreciated. Base beer is strong, with modest roasted and chocolate malts blending into a very drinkable porter with a modest body. The toasted coconut is really nice, actually, and complements the porter well. I would like slightly strong roasted and bitter qualities, but that may just be my preference. Overall, very nice.
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer has a good aroma where coconut can be detected. Flavor is very mild with a bit of sweetness, roasted grains and a slight amount of cocount present. Beer is very easy drinking and enjoyable.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to footbalm for this brew. Dark brown pour with a smooth beige head. Big sweet coconut flavor adds a nice finish. Malts give a soft roasted chocolate character that paired nicely with the coconut flavor with a sort of vanilla flavor in the finish. I felt like the coconut flavor was a bit overly sweet at times, but in the end this was a really nice porter.
douglas88 (7337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared by footbalm. A very interesting beer. Pours a dark brown color with a medium light brown head. A very intriguing aroma, lots of coconut for sure, light roasted notes, coffee and chocolates. The taste was very nice, and not surprisingly, the coconut really stood out, it was both milky and roasted. Also, some toasted malts, coffee and chocolates. A medium mouthfeel. I was really surprised by the uniqueness of this beer, very cool and tasty. Nice.
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This can was a gift from a beer friend. Poured into pint glass this appears nearly black with 2 finger tan head that diminished rather quickly. Tastes of toasted malt, milky chocolate, coffee and very subtle toasted coconut. This tastes delicious! The coconut is a very subtle addition to an otherwise nice tasting stout. If you have apprehensions about ’flavored’ beers, you should give in and try this.
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Sparky27, drank at outside air temperature, as this is right out of a trade box. Nice. For some reason the whole box smelled like coconut when I opened it, and I couldn’t resist pouring myself a nice cold can of this. Mmmm.
This beer pours a dark, light bodied black, with a large brown head. The aroma is a nutty, roasty base, with a definite coconut in the back that is purely refreshing. The flavor is quite similar, really, a solid porter underneath with an unmistakable coconut finish. This review is really boring but its true. Though one dimensional, this beer is plain delicious. Great stuff!
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good lord this is good. Super nice looking dark brown/amber color. Smells like coconut, tastes like German Chocolate Cake in a can. This stuff is so damn drinkable and tasty. Excellently crafted - the balance is remarkable - the coconut is not overwhelming and there is a fair amount of hops to keep you from forgetting that this is beer and not cake. The consistency is almost as if it was poured out of a nitro tap. I wouldn’t change a thing about this beer