Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2010 Growler of Three Hour Tour. Pours almost black, showing a deep, dark mahogany color in the light. A thin, light brown head shows at the head, leaving some spotty splotches of lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is that of a straight up liquid Mounds bar, insanely chocolaty, showing both rich semi-dark and creamy milk varieties, with loads of coconut and velvety lactose. Seriously, thought the nose is simple, itís absolutely mouth watering, invoking notes of my favorite childhood candy bar. Flavors follow suit exactly, chocolaty as can be, with more natural coconut flavor than any beer I can recall. Layer after layer of creamy, lightly bitter chocolate and luscious, fatty coconut meat prove to be a match made in heaven, and the milky lactose fits in perfectly as well. The palate proves creamy, silky, and oily, showing not so much as a hint of alcohol. Perfectly carbonated, it glides right down the throat with substantial viscosity and a soothing feel. This beer is proof that a simple concept, if perfectly executed, can be just an intensely enjoyable as the most complex of brews. Fantastic. Right up there with Shorts ‹ber Goober as one of the best sweet stouts Iíve ever had.
HonkeyBra (3528) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at GABF 2009 as 3 hour tour. Dark pour, looks pretty nice. Aroma of chocolate, candy, some lactic notes. Flavor is chocolate and coconut. And some milk stout qualities. Yeah, Canít really do the coconut thing, but glad I tried it.
pepsican (1452) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
black pour with a tan head. Aroma is up friend chocolate and coconut. Flavor is just blatant coconut with a bit of lactose and chocolate behind. Finishes too sweet, good carbonation. I couldnít finish my pint, too sweet.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2009 Tap at Town Hall. Black pour, head quickly dissipates. Chocolate/coconut aroma and flavor, sweet tasting. Smooth & creamy finish. This stuff is like a Mounds bar in a pint glass.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at GABF 2009. Pours a dark brown to black color with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, honey, coconut, nuts, chocolate, light roast. Flavor is about the same. Medium body with a pleasing malty coconut finish. Interesting ale.
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you dont. well this one is loaded with toasted coconut, brown sugar and chocolate. Mouthfeel is amazing. Damn I really like everything TH makes. wish I could try more.
piscator34 (1996) - 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, itís still very good.
beernbourbon (1326) - 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 (2000) - 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 (2907) - 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. Wouldnít try again.