DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black pour with a big foamy tan head. Nose packs a punch...alcohol, coffee, smoke, and, of course, coconut. The flavor is more mellow with similar characteristics, leading to a finish that's a bit thin and sour. Doesn't end great, but that doesn't ruin a good beer.
Ron (2577) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Brewpub. Poured a foamy tan head fully diminishing to little lace. Moderate roasty aromas. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are heavy roasted malts, lightly toasted coconut, dark chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, and light carbonation.
jandd1983 (2619) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a black color with a light tan head. The aroma was of coffee and coconut. The taste was of roasted malts, toasted coconut and coffee. Very different.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"liked this one way more than i thought i would or should. the coconut was strong enough to notice, but not overdone. roasted to the max. great surpise of 2008."
Bruds (29) - - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured out of a can at 60 degrees. Pours dark brown, small ring of brown bread. Smells nutty with hints of chocolate. Tastes malty, chocolate and light hints of sweet coconut. Coconut and chocolate left on the palate.
Arayaga2 (1796) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a camel colored head. Aroma is rich, with caramel notes. Taste is slightly toasty and pleasant, but not plainly coconutty. $2.5/12oz
demmbonz (542) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty and sweet like a good porter but I’m not finding any coconut flavor. Creamy mouth. Feel.
PacNWDad (90) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Chuck’s 85 St. Dark colored, not much head and somewhat cloudy. A little lace lingers with each sip. Aroma of coffee and espresso with a bit of smoky coconut. Sweet tasting, with bread and a tad bit of sourness. Very light for a porter. Not much carbonation and a fairly short finish.
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a black with a rather large tan head for a porter. Aroma is a decent roasty malt with some cocoa power. Flavor is a thick heavy mouth feel with some silky chocolate and chewy roasted malt. A bit of coconut comes after the swallow along with a nice sweet oily malt. This is a great porter just kinda disappointed that there was not much coconut to this.
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can pours dark brown black with 2 finger white head. Nose is some light malty cocoa, not much detectable coconut, touch of chocolatey spice. Taste is a little thin but smooth, moderate roast cocoa bean and light milky coffee, again very little coconut is present. Finish is lightly bitter chocolate, coffee bean, cream, cocoa.
Jyrsa (67) - - SEP 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a light brown head. Nose is coconut, burnt and chocolate. Taste is coconut and chocolate. Palate is velvety and smooth ending.