b3shine (8052) - Indiana, 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 (4207) - 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 (1300) - 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 (782) - 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.
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very bitter porter. Super dark brown with quickly disappating head. Aroma has coffee. A bit a sweetness comes from the coconut, but not much. Not special, but okay.
Beerman6686 (6255) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a light to medium brown color, fairly opaque, with a small beige head. Aroma was of light chocolate, and light coconut and metal. Flavor was very weak and astringent, light roast and coconut, but watery and messy.
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours very dark...from bottle, no head whatsoever....aromas of chocolate very strong...tastes chocolatey....with a little kick of coconut at the finish...first sip was nice. Very drinkable, and not weird like I thought it would be.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ar: Light chocolate, some coffee, toasted coconut.
Ap: Deep brown, clear - small light tan head with poor retention and a think ring of lacing.
T: Coffee, dark caramel - sharp ash, some blueberry - finish is water coffee and medium-low bitterness.
P: Light body, high carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Nice aroma, but the flavors sort of fall flat, and the beer lacks any real sweetness or body.
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Light cocoa aromas. Light chocolate with a little coconut on the finish. Overall a decent porter.
nearbeer (4832) - 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.