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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
The addition of fresh coconut to our sweet milk stout makes a great combo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dreamflower (712) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
On tap at Town Hall in Minneapolis. You wouldnít think that coconut would be a good flavour for beer, but this is one of the most delicious beers Iíve ever tasted. Sweet. Rich. Dark. Light, not too heavy. I love it so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2914) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Town Hall. Dark black colour. Sweet vanilla and nutty aroma. Coconut flavour. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Minneapolis Town Hallís Three Hour Tour Coconut Milk Stout is full of coconut. Toasty, sweet, creamy. Itís pitch black and sticks to the glass, but bounces off the palate like an Eagles player trying to tackle a Chicago Bear right now. The beer has a sweet finish thatís not cloying, but the coconut does linger. A beer like this would pair well with food, and indeed it went great with the Indian food I had earlier. That said, the brew is so well-crafted and the head is such a deep tan that looking and feeling this beer is just as important as what it pairs with. Especially because right now, I wish this medium to full bodied coconut cake would pair with an Eagles win. Final words? Too sweet, too coconut, but if thatís your thing, this beer is amazing. It reminds me of the milk stout version of MTHís Macaroon, and even if itís too sweet, everyone needs a little cake once in a while. But itís not looking likely. Cheers, though, to Mike for hooking this one up!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nsquishee (632) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2011
Sweet chocolate malt aroma with hints of coconut. Pours with a chocolatey colored head, that fizzes and dissipates relatively quickly. Looks a beautiful dark brown color. Balanced with super smooth palate that finishes with a refreshing carbonation. Flavors of chocolate, malt, coconut and a bit of coffee, all followed by a rich toasted coconut finish. You wonít want to drink a ton of this because it is pretty sweet, but it is very awesome. Normally Iím not big on pairing beers with beers, but I tried this in the brew pub with a glass of wheat wine on the side and the fruity boldness of the wheat wine matched perfectly with the sweet coconut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (987) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
From growler at Holiday Wine Cellarís private tasting in January 2011. Thanks to whoever brought this...probably the same guy who brought the growler of Town Hall Manga Mama IPA. Pours from growler near black. Aroma has lots of great sweet roasted coconut up front followed by roasted malts, vanilla, and some chocolate. Flavor is again full of rich semi-sweet roasted coconut along with lesser notes of roasted malts and chocolate. Finish has more of that nice lingering roasted coconut. Full body with light ABV helps make this really drinkable. Strangely, Ken Schmidt himself was at this tasting. I enjoyed his collaboration brew with Stone and Maui, but really felt that there was too little coconut (and macadamia) that was easily dominated by the big Kona coffee flavors. I found this one from Town Hall to be better in execution. (44, 565)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
Thanks to beckel for sending this growler out my way. Served in a snifter. Pours nearly-black with a single-finger mocha head that settles down into a nice collar. A touch of lacing on the sides of my glass. The nose brings forward a lot of barrel character and chocolate as well as some chocolate and vanilla. Roasted malt and a bit of sweetness there as well. There is a moderate toasted coconut character in the background, though I couldnít have picked it out without knowing that it was there. The chocolate and bourbon characteristics come out really well in the flavor. Ultra smooth and tasty. Good notes of vanilla and a bit of roast as well as some light cherry and toasted coconut. Really enjoying this. Very nice feel between the bourbon and a bit of booze. Perfect carbonation level. A really nice brew that grew on me as it warmed up and as I went through a few small glasses. Well done, TH. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 12-19-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Growler provided by Sean, poured into a Captain Lawrence pint glass...Light black with a medium tan head, good retention, ok lacing...Aroma is incredibly sweet, coconut dominates everything, creamy, light chocolate. Its interesting, coconut is done perfectly in terms of catching the essence of real fresh coconut...The taste is true to the aroma and coconuts, very authentic. However, this is ten times too sweet, almost not drinkable. Slight chocolate notes try to break the creamy coconut but too sweet and one dimensional for me. A great tick, awesome for a second to try the coconut but this is way to sweet to be anything than a 4-6oz sipper. Three Hour Tour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Growler shared at one of Paulís many tastings a while back. Poured good looking, especially for a growler, with a deep dark body and a smaller tight light beige head. Aroma was loaded with coconut and chocolate with some milk and roastiness. The flavor is even better then the aroma and just really pulls the coconut/chocolate/bread/roastiness off very nicely. This was great and I drank several samples thourghout the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11800) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Growler shared by Alan at Paulís tasting. Pours black. Tan head. Nose and taste of fresh coconut, toasted coconut, chocolate, roasted malts and roasted vanilla bean. The toasted coconut is simply awesome and must be consumed to be believed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Figured Iíd get the double tick on this one. Growler brought back from the brewery three days ago. This will give me the opportunity to see the head anyway. Poured into a pint glass. 3.0 A: Black color. Frothy quickly disappering head. The on-tap version came with just a touch of head, but it had completely different characteristics. Weird. 4.5 S: Coconut is the strongest this time. Lactose and chocolate are next. Pretty much the same, but I also picked up a stronger roastiness. I like the aroma better the second time around for whatever reason. 4.5 T: The coconut shows up big time in the taste. Chocolate and lactose arenít that far behind. Subtle bitterness that comes from the very apparent roastiness. Same as fresh on-tap. 4.5 M: Medium body. Super smooth and creamy. Good moderate carbonation. 5.0 D: This goes down super easy. I wasnít sure about coconut and stout, but it worked out well. I shared this with four other guys. A portion of me wishes I just drank it myself. Serving type: growler Reviewed on: 11-10-2010 03:51:40

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