decaturstevo (5267) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black\brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, and coconut. Flavor is medium roast malt, hard coffee, light coconut, and a good lingering finishing bitter (some from hops I think). Medium body with good carbonation. solid beer
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-2-13-
Served on tap in a fluted glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown color bordering on black. Upon serving there was a one finger off white/cream head on the brew that had a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is of a sweet milk chocolate mixed with a moderate amount of coconut. Mixed with these aromas are some nice notes of vanilla and a bit of a coffee smell.
Taste – The flavor begins with a nice roasted malt base with hints of milk chocolate. The chocolate grows stronger and seems to pick up coconut milk and vanilla taste as the flavor advances. All the while a light coffee taste lingers in with the other flavors with it getting slightly stronger at the end. While the coffee brings a bit of bitterness at the end, the coconut counters and brings with it a nice bit of sweetness as it surges at the end of the taste, leaving a nice roasted and moderately sweet milk chocolate coconut bar flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that was rather average overall. The thicker body was quite nice for the roasted and darker flavors of the brew, giving it a slightly creamier texture on the whole.
Overall – A rather tasty milk stout with just enough coconut flavor to give it a little something different in the flavor without being too overpowering.
jtclockwork (9077) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Jake at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown with tan brown head. Nose/taste of toasted coconut, chocolate, light vaniilla and lactose milk sugar. Medium body. Much better as it warms.
vtafro (3914) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Light chocolate, coconut, some roasted and other notes. Roasted, sweet coconut, other sweet malt aromas.
magsinva (920) - Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ?? - pours pitch with a clumpy tan head. Aroma is coconut and sweet from the lactose. It’s has some thickness on the palate. It’s surprising boozy for 7%. I’m confused by this one.
DiarmaidBHK (3597) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from unknown store. Pours black with a khaki head. Leaves a lot of lacing in the glass. I get a bit of the lactose on the nose but not so much on the tongue. There’s definitely coconut there but it’s more subdued than I was expecting. Finishes clean. Eh!
hopscotch (9738) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... RBSG 2014… Pours clear and dark-brown with brilliant flashes of crimson and a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The nose is of roasted nuts and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and velvety with tingly carbonation. The sweet, chocolaty and nutty flavor is flanked by a lengthy, roasty, lightly-bitter finish. I picked up no coconut here.
Beerdedone (2786) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown nearly black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and had a hint of toasted coconut. Flavor was creamy smooth with roasted malts, chocolate, mild coffee, subtle coconut and had notes of nuttiness.
devman171 (1100) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours black with tan head. Aroma is roast and chocolate, taste is similar, hard to detect the coconut, but a nice milk stout
pineypower (2588) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours out a cola brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is roast, light chocolate, some sweet toasty coconut and mild creamy sweetness. Taste is a bit all over the place, milky coconut, toasted coconut, light nutty notes, mild roast coffee, smooth sweetness, some earthy.nutty coconut. Body slightly thinner than I’d like it.