hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
four pack from olibeer22. dark brown mahogany color with a fluffy tan head. smells like chocolate brownies cooking... malt, light sourness (lactic), vanilla and plastic coconut aroma which fades as it warms. big time chocolate flavor is followed by vanilla, roasty grain and it’s dryness, nuts and a touch of sour. tart dry finish with a coconut and coffee-like aftertaste. again, the coconut seems strange and fake/plastic when it is cold. as it warms it develops nuttiness and warmth (although coconuts are still gross). medium body with a prickly acidic mouth feel in the beginning. when it gets near room temperature it becomes so much softer, smoother and warming...
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Yard House in Waikiki. Pours a deep, clear black with minimal tan head. Nose is chocolate. Palate is coffee, cocoa, light coconut finish. Medium creamy mouth feel. Very good.
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks Adam for this lovely shipment! Can: pours a very dark brown/black with a thick and fluffy dark tan head. Even though the can says "Keep Cold" this beer really pops when it gets a little warmer. When it was cold, I got absolutely NO coconut, however, as it sat around the milky aroma of fresh coconut started to permeate the temperature, almost strongly so. Flavor is mild coffee, light chocolate, bit effervescent, and a hint of coconut milk. Finish is spicy, slightly bitter. If this wasn’t so difficult to procure, I’d buy it all the time.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 Can courtesy of Sparky27, Real good coconut aroma. Chocolate milk colored head and black body. Chocolate and coconut flavors thoughout brew with the noramal sweetness present in porters. Mild aftertaste but a palate pleaser. Thanks Eric.
Acknud (1066) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is ok but where is the coconut. My smeller and taster must be broken because I am not getting the coconut. It is a good creamy porter but I feel not as advertised.
MJGG (913) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verre de 4 oz, d’une canette au Mondial 08. Arômes surprenants de noix de coco et de chocolat. Robe noire opaque, légèrement crémeuse. La noix de coco est également très présente en bouche et donne un côté sucré à la bière. On note aussi la torréfaction et le cacao. Finale sucrée. Une bière originale et intéressante.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the can (I love saying that) with a two-finger thick, lightly browned, tan colored head. The beer is a an almost black color, with perhaps just a hint of amber to it. It is opaque when held up to the light, but did show a clear, dark chocolate color as I was pouring it. The aroma is nicely roasted with touches of tart, burnt grain, some dark chocolate notes, sharp espresso aromatics, a light roasted nut note, some light vanilla like notes and a dark sweetness that likely comes from both the coconut and the beer. Not overtly expressive of coconut aromatics, instead it melds into the normal dark grain notes. The aroma is quite nice though and definitely worth exploring for a bit.
This has a soft creamy mouthfeel to it with a bit of viscous heft, but somehow remains light and quaffable at the same time. Dark milk chocolate flavors combine with flavors of mocha ice cream and a finish that is reminiscent of a lightly bitter shot of espresso (though still a sweetened one). The finish has a deeply toasted, nutty note that lingers on in the mouth for quite some time. The chocolate flavors in this brew are quite pronounced and quite nice, this is really accented by the low hop character here (both flavor and hop bitterness are really not all that perceptible). As the beer warms up quite a bit, a very slight, burnt vegetal note becomes noticeable.
If given this beer blind I would never have guessed I was getting a coconut flavored brew, having said that, I can see how it influences the flavor profile, but one could do the same thing by manipulating standards beer ingredients (with perhaps some toasted oak note thrown in). None of that keeps this from being quite a tasty tipple though. I really like the mouthfeel of this beer; soft and creamy yet still quite quaffable.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can from Padrefan98, thanks to the bestest trading partner ever!! Fantastic aroma of roasted chocolate malts with just the right amount of coconut added in for a truely memorable aroma. Pours a slightly thin looking deep black with a foamy light beige head. Palate on this one is average body with strong carbonation biting carbonation. Flavor is sweet roasted malts with chocolate, light coffee and more sweetness, I’m guessing from the coconut. Really glad I got a chance to try this one and it only gets better as it warms, must be great on the beaches of the 50th then.
Quevillon (2387) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière #2 au Mondial 08 (28/5/08), canette. Chocolat noisette, mince collet. Arome très chocolaté, malte torrifier sucré avec un peu de lactosse. Goût de coconut enrobé dans du chocolat, un peu sûrette et légèrement malté. Le plus doux porter que j’ai gouté à date!
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
A coconut-ridden jungle engulfs the lean caramel maltiness of this interesting, but unidimensional novelty Porter.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the brown-sleeved black.
-Goodness gracious, that’s a lot of coconut!
-Even though this is quite sweet, the body’s lightness makes the overall result rather drinkable (if you have a sweet tooth).
-I’m not nuts for coconut, so this coconutty concoction is not my cup of cocoa.