Panzuriel (1310) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Good Bottle in Charlotte, Pours rich dark brown with a nice head of light brown bubbles. nose is deep dark chocolate with just a hint of coconut. Taste is deep roasted nut and with just a hint of coconut. Chocolate is also a strong influence. Body is full and silky. Finish is nice mellow restrained bitterness.
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black pour with medium tan head which had nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate and coffee and some smoky notes. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and some hops in the medium bodied finish.
Sammy (8663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ok porter. On tap at the brewery. Dark Brown and lace sheet. Big coconut. Drinkable. Coconut aroma.
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at brewery. Black, dense beige head. Smells, as one might expect, like coffee, coconut, and dark chocolate. Does it taste like coffee, coconut, and dark chocolate, as well? Yes. Yes it does. Very tasty brew...
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) clear dark brown, ruby hints, fine tan bubbles. Nose of cream, roasted nuts, toasted brown sugar, coconut, and cocoa. Taste has more bittering hops than are present in the aroma, but this is well balanced. Cream, nutty, bitter bakers chocolate, coconut, very well balanced porter, excellently done. Almost soda-like carbonation which works well in this beer.
ARH (406) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured into a shaker. Candy coconut, chocolate, and a touch of coffee round out the aromas. It pours a deep, dark, opaque black-brown with a soft gelatin tan head. The head retains well and leaves lots of stick messy lacing. The taste is a medium high bitter and medium sweet. A good amount of creamy, fizzy carbonation combine with slick texture to go down smooth. The full body finishes with mocha and caramel and an espresso texture. Some of the coconut comes through in the aftertaste with dark chocolate and roasted grains. It does linger for awhile.
AndyW68 (1086) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black with tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla and bitter chocolate.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4919) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Sampled on draft this beer poured a black color with a large fluffy tan-brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was chocolate, vanilla, wood and coconut. The flavor was bitter with toasty malts, chocolate, vanilla, wood, coconut, a hint of coffee and crisp floral hops. Long finish. Medium body.Quite nice.
GTAEgeek (1227) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half pint at the Good Bottle Co. Pour black, with a small, tan head. The aroma is coffee, bitter chocolate, some light smokiness, and just a hint of coconut. Sweet flavor up front, but with an abrasive, roasted bitterness in the finish. Medium to heavy body, thick, and smooth. Overall, this has the aroma and mouthfeel to be a nice porter, but the flavor is just too unpleasant for me.
radagast83 (4656) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at A Taste of Carolina, CLT. Poured an almost black brown color with coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Flavor was a bit nutty, malt forward, some toasty notes. Very flavorful, quite an enjoyable porter.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Have had this before but didn’t rate it. Brown color, tan head, the usual. Some toasted coconut flavor but mostly just coffee and chocolate. I remember this as being richer, more unbalanced. Now it is more refined and just a downright good beer.