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RATINGS: 1104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our Coconut Porter is a classic robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. It then finishes with flavors of toasted coconut and hoppy spice to balance the finish.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Tons of chocolate malt in the nose, along with dark roasted Kona coffee. Tightly interlocked tan bubbles create a massive head. Taste dominated by cocoa and coffee, with the coconut sitting in the backseat. Thin palate as well. Just okay.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
m4rest88 (381) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Aroma is nice with a strong dark coffee and a bit of a light bitter chocolate with brown sugar and toasted coconut. Pours with a large creamy light brown head. The head lasts a while and leaves good lacing on the side of the glass. The beer itself is a murky dark brown. Falvor starts off moderately sweet and finishes moderately bitter. Lots of Coffee and a nice toasty cocnut taste that lingers at the back of the tongue. Miedium to full bodied. Creamy Mouth feel with lively carbonation. I enjoyed this extremely nice coconut beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Pours with a absolutely huge, tight, rocky, brown head covering a red tinged, dark brown body. Aromas of chocolate, dry coffee, some fresh and toasted coconut, and other exotic fruits (maybe lychee?). Taste has a strong toasted coconut element to it. Slightly metallicy with lots of dark malts. Mouthfeel is a bit confused with a syrupy texture, but fizzy carbonation. By the way, the cans seem quite flimsy, as two of them exploded comming back from the beer store on the freeway in a luxury sedan!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2593) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2008
12oz. can. "Like hot chicks on the beach", it says. Roasty, sweet chocolate aroma, toasty and coffeeish with apparent coconut in the nose. Opaque brown-black color with a subsiding, dark tan head. Flavor is full of roasty. dark, mostly dryish malt character, some dusty cocoa and coffee, lightly bitter and hints of dried fruit, toasted coconut, toffee and spicy, citric hop on the finish. Smooth, thin mouthfeel, body is medium. Donít believe Iíve had a beer brewed with coconut before. Easily quaffed and interesting in its way.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at San Diego fairís craft beer fest. Pours black with a lasting thin kahaki colored head. Nice nose of bittersweet chocolate and toasted coconut alongide softer notes of roasted coffee and vanilla bean. Dark roasted coconut coffee and bitter chocolate flavors throughout with hints of licorice. Well balanced with a light hop bitterness in the end. I didnít have tons of sweetness like Iíd expected. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry bittersweet, coconutty finish. One of the best beers Iíve had in a long time!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2008
12 oz can: Pours a very dark brown that blocks out most light. There is a tan head that settles into a thin crown. The aroma is filled with chocolate and coconut. Itís like a mounds bar. The flavor is more subtle with a little roast, chocolate and coconut but itís not overly sweet. The mouth feel is medium with nothing that distracts from the enjoyment. This is a nice beer overall and something that should be tried. Iíd like to have this on tap and see how the flavor comes out. Maybe the next time I travel to paradise. Hereís hoping.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2610) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
12 oz can courtesy WeeHeavySD. Mmm I have been waiting for this and it did not disappoint. Pours a blackish brown with a thick off white head. first initial aroma was coconut husk and powdered cocoa then, as it warmed, more of the roasted coconut started to come out as well more chocolate. Taste is roasted coconut, chocolate malt, cocoa powder and hint of fresh ground coffee. Smooth and easy drinking and could almost pass for an after dinner drink. Really tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Pours dark brown with a black hue. Nearly opaque once in the glass, with translucent edging of mahogany. A thin head of tan dissapted quickly leaving no lacework and a few errant whisps on the surface. Aromatics lead off with bitter chocolate, coffee beans, and mild coconut. The coconut becomes more apparent as the brew warms, and some toasted notes step forward as well. A chocolate bar at the beach with coconut suntan lotion in the air. A smidge bigger than medium bodied and a bit oily. Crisp and and a bit prickly. Chocolate, nuts, dark roast coffee, and toasted grains on the pallet. Once again, the coconut developes after, and is stronger in the finish than the start. Finishes with roasted coconut and bitter chocolate. At first I was dissapointed by the lack of coconut, but it really does become more apparent as you get into the glass. The amount thats in there is a great balance, and keeps the beer quaffable. The Porter base is a bit light for my taste, but Iím sure it would be great on a beach on Maui! Big ups to olibeer22 for a great bonus beer!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Canned: Thanks SQNFan! Deep brown/ruby pour with a thin khaki head. Simple aroma of Bosco Chocolate sauce and toasted coconut flakes/donuts and a touch of diacetyl. Thin bodied, with not much coconut in the flavor. Chocolate syrup flavor with a touch of roast and a toasted finish. Simple and watery; a bit disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Poured from can. Pours a nice dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla bean, roasts, coffee, and chocolate. Palate is very smooth and creamy with light carbonation. Initial flavor is creamy mild chocolate sweet, but this quickly dissolves into a dryer, bitter, bakerís chocolate finish. Great mouthfeel, this is really a gem in Hawaii. I think that hint of coconut-vanilla in the aroma and flavor really adds something unique to this brew.


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