hopscotch (9259) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler... Pours clear and black with mahogany highlights and a small, creamy, mushroom-colored head. The subtle nose is faintly nutty, herbal and rooty. Iím picking up no coconut here. Medium to full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor and finish are bland and nearly non-existent. No coconut and not much else either. Clean, but mostly flavorless. Perfect balance is all this has going for it - and sometimes thatís good enough, but not in this case. Growler courtesy of, well, growler!
Fritz123 (1040) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the tasting room. Small pour. Dark brown with a one finger head. Aroma was fairly muted with no coconut on the nose. Got some roasted malts is about it. Taste also was lacking the coconut but the dry roasted malts were fine. A little too thin and watery. But the flavor was OK. Roasted malt finish with medium carbonation.
jcwattsrugger (11115) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap-tan ring-brown. A-none to start, as it warms some roasty med malt. T-cocoa/roasty-med malt, some earthy hops. Towards med body.
beechner224 (694) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mostly roasted malt, not much coconut. Pored dark brown with white head. Taste is mostly malt, no real coconut taste. Not much aftertaste, mouthfeel is light for a porter.
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SudsMcDuff (5894) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a brown brown .. . mild foam .. . deep grain, hershey dark
chocolate, and very mild coconut fresh .. . i liked my sample .. . .
i often think that i enjoy balloons, but then i remember- they killed my father..
GT2 (8553) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Engine 15 for 12 hours of RBWG. Pours a deeper black with good beige foam. Nose is muted but moves to a lot of intense licorice root. Taste is almost all licorice, black crayon, roasted malt, spicy ginger. Clean, but watery palate. No coconut character :(
jbruner (2362) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a translucent brownish- black with thin tan film of a head and light lacing. Aroma is bready malts, soy, dark chocolate, sweet coconut. Taste follows, bittersweet finish, I want more coconut though. Decent, a little too thin on the mouth for me.
Aurelius (4257) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tangy, roasty aroma. Good growler, almost opaque root beer brown brew. Tangy to the point that itís almost sour, mellow roast, dry first impression with a latent sweetness. Lightish body, mild roasted aftertaste. Thanks to LuckyDog.
jjgmd (1471) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Tap 42, Ft Lauderdale. One other rating, yikes. The waitress actually brought out a carton of coconut water, ugh !!! Finally a dark brown black color in a snifter, no head. Nose is chocolate and malt but really no coconut. Taste is chocolate and malt with very subtle coconut. Taste is sweet, but really cannot find the coconut. Average at best. Quaff Score 6/ 10
drowland (6100) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/29/12. On tap at the brewpub. Deep dark brown pour with a small khaki head. Light coconut in the aroma with roasted malts, a hint of acidity, and that certain meaty soy sauce aspect like that brown ale. Slightly sweet flavor with coffee, light acidity, and lingering coconut. Their strongest offering of the night along with their IPA.