shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark rich brown color with a brown head. Aroma is caramel,
roast, sweet coconut, chocolate, earthy hops, and some alcohol. Flavor
is caramel, toast, roast, sweet coconut, chocolate, and a bitter
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. I was bummed that my Hawaii trip got canceled so I was very happy to come across this can! Pours an oily near black/brown, creamy. Aroma is very pleasant, strong porter notes, coffee, roast, light coconut. Flavor follows, creamy dark chocolate, light coffee with plenty of coconut water flavor, definitely a slick coconut water feel. Medium bodied, creamy, smooth, wonderful!
Alphadelic (2171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
In all honesty I found this hard going. A bit sticky and heavy for me. The coconut was less apparent than i remember it being when I first had this a year ago. Just thick molasses and the barest hint of roasted nuttiness to it. Yeah, I’ll give it another go next year but I’m not promising too much.
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown/black with thin beige head. Coconut and malt aroma. . Malty flavour, tending to sweetness with more coconut. More coconut in the aftertaste.
gorditoabd (635) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can left over thanks to MrBunn’s recent visit. Who would’ve figured we’d buy more beer than we could actually drink? Anyway, pours like a cola, with similar color and thickness, but even less foam. Aroma is decently rich of chocolate and perhaps some sweet coconut? There is just a touch of bitter coffee in the nose as well. Initial flavor is coffee, followed by chocolate, bitter, then back to coffee before settling into a quiet finish that has just a touch of coconut, though it’s hard to detect, and a thin slice of that metallic edge from being in the can. Overall, though, this is a very tasty, nicely balanced porter, and I am really impressed with such quality coming from a can. Thanks Bunn!
tagen (1) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2010 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
i had this beer in hawaii at the brewery and it was an instant favorite, a must try.
Fred82 (2144) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can thanks to MJGG ! POurs black with a small head that disapears fast. Nose is roasted malt, some chocolate with hints of vanilla, red fruits and licorice. Taste has roasted malt and some red fruits with hints of hops and chocolate. Finish is rather dry and roasty. Small hint of butter on the finish. A bit simple but great nontheless.
MrBunn (2738) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pour looks kind of like a cola with a fizzy head, carbonation sticking to the side of the glass. Aromas are decent... kind of a sweet chocolate a little bit of nondescript sweetness I’d call coconut if it weren’t so obvious. Flavor is very nice... a light chocolate base with quite a bit of sweetness and a thin and effervescent body (especially for the style.) Coconut is present in the very tail end of the finish and a little bit of a metallic edge is there as well, which is the only complaint I could raise.
bigtaster (901) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, nice malt aromas. Definite coconut flavor that gives the beer a nice flair and a good mouth-feel to this porter.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can’t say that there’s a whole lot going on here. Appearance is the strongest point. Taste is somewhat generic or bland but inoffensive, a little breezy on the finish. Tasting blind I would have no idea what to make of this other than that it’s some kind of sweetened dark ale.