Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Thirsty Monk. Dark brown color with a medium foamy beige head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, chocolate and coconut. Medium body with flavors of roast malt, coconut and mild chocolate. The finish is toasted coconut and malt. Pretty good overall.
woodychevy (654) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint at Biltmore Thirsty Monk. Really tasty porter. Coconut is there, but subtle and appropriate. I am still, at heart, a purist and found myself wishing for this porter sans-coconut, but well done for what it is. Nice porter-ish notes- roast, dark chocolate, coffee and a bit of smoke. Toasted coconut rounds it out nicely. Almost perfect weight, great smooth mouthfeel- especially as pint warmed up. Lacking a bit in appearance- no head on this one but suitably opaque for a winter beer. Good.