j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler at Paul’s tasting. Pours a ruby and crimson tinged black with no head. Light coconut, roast, toast and chocolate. Chewy malt, cocoa, nice nutty sweetness. Nice sweet coconut, which grows as it warms, toast. Could use a little more body, but I’ll attribute that to the growler. Sweet chocolate and more coconut on the finish.
JaBier (5160) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Town Hall on 10/30/10. Black pour with a medium light brown head. Aroma is coconut, chocolate and caramel. Huge coconut flavor with a bit of chocolate and a coconut finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3524) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a medium head that sticks around for quite a while. The aroma is coffee and dark chocolate up front and is generally roasty all together. However the coconut shines through as the beer warms. The beer smells fairly sweet while it only tastes very moderately so. The flavor displays bitter chocolate up front but gives way to loads of earthy fresh coconut and some milk chocolate. The beer is pretty rich and like it was described to me has a character of a mounds bar. Really very tasty stuff.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Town hall three hour tour. Growler from Sean. Thanks man!.. pours a medium dense
cola black pour with a light beige head... Aroma is huge on coconut
flakes with chocolate undertones but the coconut really takes off and
keeps hold... Flavors are much of the same with again big coconut and
chocolate. Some residual sweetness involved but all in all a pretty
satisfying experience. Would love to try this one again.
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Liquid candybar, anyone? pours heavy black with very little head. nose is sweet coconut with maybe a slight hint of chocolate. taste is very much the same. the coconut is very pronounced but smooth and not overpowering. blends extremely well with the stout flavors. this is excellent.
kbutler1 (1374) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 1, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2011 Tap. Ahhh, 3 Hour Tour, so we meet again. I have been craving this beer ever since i had it last year. Pours a nice dark brown with a tan 1 finger head. The aroma is coconut right off the bat and in your face followed by mild dark chocolate and vanilla. The taste is liquid Mounds Bar through and through! The coconut flavor is present the entire time but you also do get some dark chocolate, vanilla, and roast coffee notes. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. Some people I talked to have said 1 is enough as it can be a little sweet but for me, this by far is the best coconut beer and I could drink it everyday, all day.
2011: Version seems slightly more roasty and a little less coconut than I recall. Mouthfeel seems a little lighter as well. Still pretty awesome though and one of my favorite!
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark brown with a hint of deep auburn highlights. Small tan head present, but it fades rather quick. Coconut dominates the nose, with cocoa showing up too. Taste is coconut shavings with chocoate and caramel. Tastes like a desert bar/brownie.
MeadMe (1401) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: Pours a deep dark black with a tall tan head. Excellent retention with some lace.
S: Almost a barrel like aroma so much roasted coconut and vanilla its like liquid dessert.
T: Light chocolate, tons of dark roasted coconut, vanilla, and roast. Like a Mound’s bar but better.
M: Medium in body, smooth, excellent carbonation.
D: Awesome one of the tastiest beers I have come across.
markwise (4605) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler from askofficerfriendly. Wow. I have had some Town Hall beers before, but this one kicks their asses. Pours evil black with a tan head. Nose is lactose, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, and a spicy chocolate sweetness. Flavor is a little piece of sweet stout beer heaven: chocolate, lactose, toasted coconut that dances with the other pieces of flavor, and a balanced amount of spice and fizz. Light to medium bodied finishing with lingering chocolate sweetness.
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of askofficerfriendly. Poured a deep brown with a medium tan head. Nose is incredible, huge toasted coconut profile perfectly blended with notes of chocolate and roasted malt. Full body with a smooth, creamy mouth feel and modest carbonation. The flavor of this beer is as good as or better than it’s aroma. More big notes of toasted coconut, milk chocolate, roasted malt, and a touch of vanilla. Even the huge notes of coconut in this beer it still manage to be perfectly balanced and highly drinkable. Finishes medium sweet. This was by far the best coconut beer I have ever tried.