argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla, toast, some coconut. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla, some coconut, light toast. Low carbonation, light-medium body.
mikedevilsfan (130) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent porter, but a little bland. Barely taste the coconut. Wish this had more flavor, could have been great.
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, shared by someone in the group at brew3crew’s Stone tasting. Clear dark brown color. Thin light brown greyish head. Couple loose dots of lace. Nice big toasted coconut malt aroma. Medium body. Light, smooth lightly soft carbonation... Lightly dry in the finish. More sweet taste, minimal bitter. Decent coconut porter.
edgallow (1660) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a off white head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Taste of coffee, roasted malt and a hint of coconut.
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otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours deep brown under a thin layer of khaki foam which fades into a thin layer with a slightly thicker collar. Swirls average but releases a massive nose.
Toasted coconut and chocolate powder in the back. Chocolate graham crackers. Plums along the sides. A bit simple but encouraging.
Creamy mouthfeel – like chewing on chocolate dusted marshmallows. Toasted coconut along the edges. Whipped marshmallow. Plums and plum juice in the out edges and back. Coconut and toasted marshmallow in the breath is followed by chocolate powder. Hard chocolate candies on top. Tootsie rolls?
I’ve had this beer in many incarnations through its development and this last stage has so far been the best and is a worthy quaff I’d drink again. I love supporting my local brewers, and even more so when I like their beers.
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shadey (1867) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Dark dark red pour. No head. Sweet molasses aroma. Dark sugar. Creamy chocolaty flavor. Sweet. Finish is a little roasty. Good but a bit sweet.
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint (thanks burg326). Looks solid; cola with light beige head that dissipates into lacing. Smells of dark malt, chocolate, and toasted coconut. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not bad.
chinchill (1382) - South Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 12 oz bottles dated best by Sept. 2013.
Pours clear dark mahogany with a magnificent, durable, creamy tan head. Leaves a splendid coating of lace.
Aroma: an appealing, sweet and fairly well-balanced mix of toasted coconut and malts with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. The taste is similar, being a bit more sweet than ideal.
Excellent creamy feel with good medium carbonation, but a tad too thin.
O: Well-done Thomas Creek.
geologyguy (586) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong coffeeesque smell...bold coffee on front end...tad watery on the back...light hops and light medium malt
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The taste is quite simply good. It is not tremendously complex, it does not taste world-class or ’rare’, but it does not seem to aspire in those directions anyway. It is just beer, and it is a dark roasty beer, and it is easy to drink.