HonusWagner (1872) - Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich cocoa goodness throughout, just a nice, roasted stout of normal, even quality...and then the coconut hits you on the back end of the palate, and you realize youíre drinking a dark chocolate Mounds bar. The finish is coconut oil, making it very different from things like Maui CoCoNut porter which is more roasted/German Chocolate Cake like. Beer that I would love to see bottled on shelves; the reality is practically the polar opposite.
blipp (7342) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler shared at Paulís Thanksgiving tasting. Pours near black with a beige head. Nice roasty aroma with some coconut sweetness, vanilla, and chocolate. The flavor has sweet coconut, lightly roasted malts, and chocolate. The body is a bit on the thin side, but doesnít detract from the overall experience. A really cool beer.
j12601 (8000) - 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 Paulís 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 Iíll attribute that to the growler. Sweet chocolate and more coconut on the finish.
JaBier (5877) - 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 (3673) - 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 (1377) - 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 (1512) - Fishhawk, 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 Moundís bar but better.
M: Medium in body, smooth, excellent carbonation.
D: Awesome one of the tastiest beers I have come across.