KJB27 (13) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Can at North Bar Leeds; black brown with a thin beige head. Big blend of chocolate, vanilla, subtle and amazing coconut flavour. A bit aniseed on the end. Donít taste like a porter, more likely to be somehow dark IPA or light stout. Easy to drink, very tasty.
Buongiorgio00 (83) - - DEC 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
QualíŤ uno dei migliori sapori da associare a quello di una porter? Il cocco. Lího scoperto dopo questa birra incredibile che convince molto piý di tante sue sorelle europee. Dalle hawaii con furure: la coconut porter Ť unesperienza internazionale a lungo raggio che ripaga una scelta coraggiosa. Se la vedete, non lasciatevela scappare.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 13/04/2010
Roast aroma. Small beige head. Black slightly rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a bitter coconut roast finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 27/04/2010
Some coconut aroma. Beige head. Dark red coloured hoppy and fruity with a bubble gum flavour. Bitter coffee roast finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Manchester & County JDW, Northwich 30/04/2010
Big hop aroma. Black fruity and a little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A little dryness in a bitter coconut and coffee roast finish.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Consumed on tap at the Spoons by Liverpool St. Coffee, coconut, vanilla and dark chocolate. An enjoyable stout. A good level of hops but could do with more. A little sweet on the finish. The texture is good and the drinkability is high. I enjoy a nice porter every now and then and this is an interesting twist on the classic style. Good stuff.
Storm_Warning (69) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Currently drinking whilst typing. Aroma is rich chocolate, toasted malt, well rounded sweetness from the coconut. A nice full creamy head sat on a rich black vessel. Flavour is of rich burnt malts, chocolate, subtle coconut is picked up when the beer has warmed suitably. Sweetness and nutty flavours also from the coconut, long cocoa finish very gentle bitterness. On the palate the beer is smooth and creamy, medium bodied and suitably carbonated. Overall this beer is truly lovely, not huge amounts of coconut initially but it is there! And for me that is a good thing. It could well be over powering but less is more in this case! Great beer, go get some!
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cgarvieuk (12270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cask @ JDW standi order ...deep red brown ... thin tan head ...light chocolate roast hint of coconut nose ... nice solid roast ... and at first think only barest coconut ... but oh the linger just loads of coconut ... bitter linger
SilkTork (5021) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 April 10, 2010 JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Oooh. Nice. Brilliant idea to use coconut in beer and it works very well in this dark, chocolate flavoured ale, providing an exotic and unusual creamy sweetness to the balance the roasty bitterness. The soft, natural carbonation and freshness of cask conditioning brings this to life. This is lovely. [4.1]
April 15, 2010 JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Coconut, vanilla, lavender, coffee, chocolate, bitterness, raw licorice stick. Pleasant, though hasnít rocked my world as much as first time. [3.7]
imdownthepub (9198) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with tan head. I have been looking forward to this after reading previous comments and I certainly wasnít disappointed. Yes it was sweet but it has a sticky milk chocolate flavoured body and with a late burnt bitterness, itís smooth and tasty. Good beer, but I didnít get a Coconut flavour. Never mind, this was really very likeable.
bobinlondon (1242) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hand pulled cask at many Wetherspoon pubs during their Spring 2010 festival. Almost black with a thick beige rocky head. Coffee and chocolate combine with the interesting addition of roasted coco nut to create a unique bitterness that is balanced by some smooth almost buttery coco nuttiness too. Excellent.
leaparsons (7504) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Very dark brown with a dense beige foam. Aromas are coffee with nutty coconut with cream and vanilla. Floral with fresh coconut milk. Some chocolate and spices with grapefruit. Flavours are sweet chocolate and coffee malts with nutty bitterness. Lactose with spices and grapefruit. Herbal with dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth on the palate but with a bitter finish. Very good.