mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. can, with thanks to AgentSteve for yet another excellent bonus! Pours dark brown with a nice foamy tan head that lingers, minimal lacing. Aroma is roasty, with some milk chocolate and light coconut. Flavor is more of the same, with the coconut presence coming out a bit more along with the roasted malts and chocolate; silky on the palate. A nice, easy drinking porter, thanks again Steve!
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This can easily get bonus points for being available now AND in cans. Just a really tasty beer in every way really. The aroma is chock-full of roasted malts, subtle toasted coconut, and some chocolate sweetness (reminded me in some ways of a Mounds candy bar). The flavor of this beer is full on roasty goodness with enough resigual sweetness left behind to make it a really intruiging beer. Caramel, cocnut, vanilla and chcolate are all found in the beauty. Great beer!!
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus can from AgentSteve. pours dark with a large cascading head. aroma is of roasted malt chocolate and a hint of the toasted coconut. mouthful is a little thin and the coconut is a little hard to find in the bitter cocoa and roasted malts.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Very nice appearance, with a dark brown color and well lasting foam. Nose doesn’t have a lot of character but shows light traces of banana, toasted coconut and dark malts. Flavor shows notes of roast, coconut, cocoa and coffee. Silky mouth feel does impressive. It’s a nice beer with good balance, but I was expecting more vibrant flavors and aromas. Would like to try again, but was expecting this to be a little better.
hopscotch (9509) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can… Pours almost black with a small, creamy, beige head. The aroma is an intoxicating swirl of cocoa, coconut and coffee. Full-bodied and chewy with moderate carbonation. Rich, malty-sweet, caramel, coconut and milk chocolate. Herbal (black tea), chocolaty finish.Thanks to rogueone for providing the can!
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of tpd975. Pours deep amber with tan head. The aroma starts with notes of dark maltiness followed by some caramel and then a load of chocolate. No coconut noticed in the nose at all. The taste is full on coconut to go along with some roastiness and malty sweetness. Those notes are followed by chocolate notes and some nuttiness.
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for this brew from kegbear. My first craft beer out of a can. Pours dark brown with light fluffy tan head. Huge amount of coconut and suger on the nose. Aroma also has hints of malt and chocolat. Flavor smooth with malt, chocolate and coconut .Could be really special with some extra hops and little less sweetness as aftertaste is heavy with coconut and vanilla. The one thing I will always remember about this brew is how smooth and silky the mouthfeel is. The low IBU is nice as so many brewers and trying to make huge hopped up porter. Lucky to get my hands on this.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. can from my Secret Santa! Reddish brown pour with a medium head. Big chocolate aroma with less than assertive coconut notes. Same with the taste, though the chocolate is a little more on the bitter side. A little on the watery side.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat oily pour with a tropical fruit nose, a definite odor of coconut and chocolate. A beer reminiscent of sun tan lotion. Toasted caramel and chocolate on the palate that finishes with a toasted coco-nuttiness. This is just what it is a very robust porter, not overly complex, but drinkable for one can. I’ve been wanting to try coconuts effect on a dark beer and now I have and I think it works quite well. It’s very interesting and different. Only in Hawaii.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to stefanje for this can! This was interesting considering I absolutely hate the taste of coconut, but always wanted to try this beer. Pours a very dark black with small head. Can smell the roasted coconut right from the pour...very enjoyable. Chocolate coconut aromas with coffee in there as well. Flavor is malt, chocolate and lightly coconut on the finish, which surprisingly I really enjoyed! Great mouthfeel...full bodied and lingering. Really liked this beer. Thanks Stefan!