nearbeer (3631) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Opaque black with a fleeting, sizzling soda pop head. Nose is ash, dark chocolate, caramel and a hint of blackberry. Flavor is char and ash, dark chocolate, and tart apple and blackberry with a metallic tinge. Eventually I catch a faint toasted nut flavor in the long aftertaste that appears to be coconut. Light-medium body is drinkably watery and has low carbonation. The very light touch of coconut is nice, but the metallic twinge (although not overpowering) dampens the enjoyment of this beer.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle pours a black burgundy (Lovibond 35) with no action and small head - going, going, gone. No real notable aromas. Watery, thin palate with no carbonation. Taste is rather bland, some toastiness, which combined with the flat body makes for a disappointing brew. Don't detect coconut at all. Boring.
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, with no head to speak of, Smells like coffee and ash, plus maybe a hint of coconut. Maybe. Taste dry, woody and coffee, with maybe a touch of coconut. Kinda thin and watery, too. Needs more coconut...
unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Very dark brown, tan head. Aroma of roasted cereal grains. Tastes like a Porter. Roasted malt, some chocolate. Smooth flavor, creamy body. No real detection of coconut. (3542)
KajII (780) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with a large (2-3 finger) light brown creamy head that reduced steadily, down to a thin film and large collar with good streaky lacing.
The aroma was kind of sweet with a definite lactose sugar scent with some roasted grain malts and a doughy yeast and had notes of vanilla, milk chocolate, coffee and a very, very light hint of coconut.
The taste was lightly malty and a tad sweet with a decent chocolate presence early on, and then became slightly milky with a does of coffee, a bit of vanilla and a hardly noticeable hint of coconut at the finish. The flavor was short lived and faded very quickly from the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and rather watery in texture with a mild carbonation.
Overall this brew was tasty, but rather thin for a Porter. Although I believe calling it Toasted Coconut is kind of redundant, as it is barely noticeable in the taste or the aroma...
maxwelldeux (3502) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a fairly small head. Nose has some toasted notes to it with just a hint of underlying sweetness. Coconut is slight, but noticeable. Not a fan.
olr1984 (1048) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour with a tan/white head. Not much aroma but some coffee smell. Not much coconut flavor at all
ExpendableHero (745) - Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cola colored brew with a thin, tan head. Weak aromas of roasted grains. Taste is extremely one dimensional. All I taste is roasted grains, and some weak hints at mild cocoa. Bittersweet finish. A bit watery, and artificial. My main issue with this beer is that I donít get any coconut flavor at all. A lackluster porter.
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle From ABC Fort Lauderdale. Pours Coca-Cola brown with a small khaki head. Slight roasted note on the nose. Not getting any coconut. As others have said itís just a regular ass porter which is to say itís solid but not spectacular and certainly not memorable.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I dunno, I guess Iím a sucker for a decent porter. I havenít had anything of note from this brewery, but hell, Iíd buy a sixer of this. Nose is sweet chocolate, a tad of roast, grain, and not a lot of coconut. Just a hint. Same for the taste. A bit of a metallic vibe sometimes, but otherwise easy and tasty. Light palate. Pours very dark brown with a creamy mocha head and light lacing.