KajII (800) - 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...
JDBaker11058 (1844) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
appearance: medium clear brown, short and fizzy brown head that quickly fades, no lacing. aroma: light milk chocolate, toasted nuts, malted milk shake powder, caramel, whisper of coconut. taste: sweet, slightly toasty, with a hint of coffee but mainly milk chocolate, cola and/or root beer, toasted brown bread and some nuts. finish: perhaps a hint of toasted coconut, with lingering malty and slightly nutty sweetness. notes: Better to advertise this as, say, a coconut brown ale rather than a porter. Color and body were too light and thin, and flavors were not bad for a brown ale, but as a porter were not in accordance with the style. Can from Knightly Spirits, Disney 2016.
SpringsLicker (3417) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown, average tan head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma of sweet malt, no coconut.
The flavor is lightly sweet, almost a Cola flavor, again no coconut.
A bit thin, below average Porter.
snoworsummer (4475) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. Pours cola brown with a head that dissipates almost immediately. Tastes like roasted malt, sweet chocolate syrup, coconut, vanilla, some wood, and a little watery. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, chocolate, toasted coconut, and syrup.
sonnycheeba (4920) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours clear, cola brown with head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, coconut, and some nuttiness. Flavor matches the aroma and is nicely carbonated but comes off a little watery. Light/medium body.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark mahogany with tan fluffy head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and loads of coconut. Smooth and creamy coconut, coffee, and chocolate.
gregwilsonstl (1945) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown. Nutty. Really sweet. Only a hint of coconut, and mostly at the end. OK, but not great. Thx Homer321.
jgb9348 (5565) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown body with a thin, very fast-dying tan head, only a bit of froth on top after a few seconds. Aroma of malt, coconuts, earth, nuts and a faint bit of alcohol. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive coconut flavour at first with less malt than expected, but more nuttiness and cardboard flavours, coupled with the very subdued sweetness and corn flavour. Aftertaste shows almost no body at all - this is watery, but also not much depth and no complexity. Overall, a decent beer at best - it is drinkable, but not showing much of anything to make it a repeat buy, even if I could get this one. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom Trail) in Orlando, Florida on 01-October-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 10-December-2015.
Ernest (7249) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can (Sep 17, 2015 canning). Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, light brown, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (nuts, grain), with notes of cola, musty basement. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation.
Almost more like Coca-Cola than beer. And where, oh where, is the coconut? Really dopey.
charule (2124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at WOB Orlando. Poured clear brown with white head. Aroma nutty coconut flesh sweet. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet coconut milk light choc juice.
solidfunk (7231) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Some roast and some caramel. Some residual unfermented sugar. Pours dark brown. Average carbonation. Light sweet finish with some toast. A hint of coconut. Can brought back from Orlando by the lady friend, thanks Maigua!