Darkmagus82 (1247) - - 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 (8423) - , 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 (3425) - 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 (878) - 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 (3393) - 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 (9161) - 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 (2618) - 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 (967) - 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 (2509) - 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.
EithCubes (4895) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber with the bulging-eye coconut. Nose is roasty, chocolaty stout with coffee overtones, nuts. Pours deep dark brown-black with a ruby peeking out from underneath, supports a jiggling dense tan head. Taste is lightly sweet, light lactose under strong red berries, very nice smooth roast, mocha, nuts. Traditional ’coconut’ flavor is relatively mild here and gets lost with the sweetness somewhat, but the nuttier character is more evident and really developed, as if they toasted the shredded coconut before racking. Medium body is creamy and a smidgen oily, as if there were oats used here as well. No alcohol apparent other than in the eventual warmth in my torso, but even that’s mild; sticky lips and a surprisingly good maltiness for what I assume to be a simple bill. Good level of complexity and fun to drink!