orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to stormking47 for bringing this growler to our Stout Day event.
A - Pours jet black with a two finger tall mocha colored head leaving small spots of lace down the entire glass.
S - Smells of rich coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. It has a lot going on, but in a good way. This one really does smell like a candy bar.
T - Starts off with a big dose of sweet coconut quickly giving way to a mix of chocolate, vanilla, caramel cream, and almonds. The sweetness is lactic but it never really gets to the point of being overpowering. The finish is pretty sweet, lingering on the pallet for some time.
M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy, feel with lots of sweetness. The feel really helps to bring this one together.
O - Awesome beer. The sweet milk stout body works well with the coconut and dark roast to form an awesome beer. This is easily the best coconut beer I have ever had.
dreamflower (772) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
northropfrye (3295) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Town Hall. Dark black colour. Sweet vanilla and nutty aroma. Coconut flavour. Quite nice.
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
nsquishee (638) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
daleharshman (1045) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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)
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dmac (5628) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.