piscator34 (1884) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Near black in colour with low carbonation. Aromas are of toasted coconut, milk chocolate, vanilla, and a touch of caramel. Flavor is like a macaroon, with loads of toasted coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and toasted malts. Fairly sweet and slick in the mouth, but remains quite drinkable. A tad more roasty, and this would have been a blockbuster. As it stands, it’s still very good.
beernbourbon (1249) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 30, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample thanks to MaSciGuy. Pour is Absolute black with a very thin brown head. Looks awesome. Aroma is huge malt and (not surprisingly) huge coconut. Also notes of vanilla, brown sugar, hints of dark dried fruits, and very subtle smoke. Man, this smells amazing. Flavor is malty with a nice coconut kick up front. Also notes of chocolate, coffee, and tobacco. Mouthfeel is just a little thinner than i was hoping for. Actually a fairly light stout and very easy to drink.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Dark black pour, dark brown (and quickly dissipating carbonation) and a rich coconut aroma. Flavor starts off with big creamy coconut, then nice smoke/roasted malt and finished a little chocolatey. Very good stuff.
madvike (2539) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler shared by MrPickles - Pours dark with a smallish tan head. Expected coconut, got tons of soy sauce on the nose. Searched hard for the coconut and got a bit hiding behind the soy sauce, but it still smelled salty and boozy. Taste is better, with the coconut milk much more apparent and the soy sauce receding. You get a little roast in there too. Body is smooth and medium-light. Expected a bit more heft on this one. Wouldn’t try again.
MIBRomeo (2485) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009 "Three hour tour"
light Chocolate and a big coconut on top of a bit of lactose, very sweet, light and easy to drink. Tastes a bit to much like an almond joy bar for my liking, but not bad. If you like coconut candy more you might really love this.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2009. This was really great, up there with the Stone/Maui/Ken Schmidt coconut porter. Black in color with a nice lasting tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roast, and coconut. Flavor is an awesome blast of coconut mixed seamlessly with a great stout - roasted malt, mild coffee, and dark chocolate. Long finish. Palate is smooth and creamy with medium body. Very nice beer overall.
JK (4238) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
They ain’t lying, there is coconut all over. Black color, and nearly still. Coconut aroma and coconut flavor. Lots of it. Moderate roasted malt, a solid stout under the coconut.
Skyview (5104) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught during Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown brew with a thick tan head that quickly dissipates to a tan ring. Aroma of coconut, rich dark chocolate, some toasted dark malt and a hint of flowery hops. Taste is smooth and creamy, medium to full bodied, with flavors of dark chocolate and coconut with no bitterness. Finish is almost like having a liquid Mounds candy bar. Rich dark chocolate and coconut flavors overall. One of my favorites of the evening.
Tripplebrew (766) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
oh my coconut. pours a pitch dark brwn with dark tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is of sweetened condensed coconut flakes with creamy choc. notes. Flavor is similar to cream that is boiled with coconut flakes. Malty notes present. Body is fairly light for how dark it is. Mild carbonation. Just very well done. Flavor are extremely well balanced