pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
Barley johns coconut porter... Pours a medium bodied dark brown to
black pour with a very thin light khaki head... Lots of roast,
coconut, cocoa, and chocolate... Flavors of smooth chocolate and nutty
roasted malt with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Sweet through
the middle with loads of chocolate and fudge. Low to medium
carbonation and a firm body.
8/3/8/4/16 JaBier (7973) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Growler passed to me at DLD 2010. Black pour with a thin brown head. Roasty and chocolatey nose with hints of coconut and vanilla. Sweet chocolate flavor up front with vanilla and roast before a chocolate finish. One of the best of the weekend. phaleslu (10277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2010
Growler shared by pantanap at DLD ’10- thanks, Kan! Pours a very deep, dark, opaque brown with lighter brown edges. Minimal head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, toasted nuts, brown sugar, and coffee. The flavor follows suit pretty much, starting sweet but well balanced by the roastiness and the coconut definitely stands out noticeably. Feels awesome in the mouth, so smooth and rich. Medium-full bodied with fairly low carbonation and an oily mouthfeel. Great porter, and I can’t wait to try more porters from BJ’s. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2010
Growler courtesy of Kan. Thanks! Pours a thick viscous oily pour, black with dark brown edges, opaque, small dark brown head that dies to a film, laces ok. Aromas are toasted coconut, roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, a decent sweetness. Initial is sweeter, roasted malts, a touch of smoke and coffee, with a prominent toasted coconut flavor. Cocoa, vanilla, chocolate chip cookies, fairly bitter on the finish, roasty, a lot of coconut, cocoa butter sweetness. The coconut and toasty sweetness really is profound. Solid. SrSilliGose (3331) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 25, 2010
Kan graciously handed a growler of this to me to share with all of my bum friends. It was a hit. great stuff. Boat load of chocolate, coconut, vanilla. creamy and delicious. Some nice roast and bitterness. Great beer.
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2010
Growler from Barley John’s. Deep, dark brown pour with little to no head (it had a ton of head at BJ’s but didn’t retain much in the growler. Chocolate and coffee aroma and flavor with a hint of coconut. Slightly bitter finish with the coffee being the dominant flavor in the finish. badgerben (5188) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2010
Black color with a medium head. Big aroma of shredded coconut and chocolate, with the chocolate turning a bit to the Hershey side after warming a bit. The taste is freakin divine... Like a bag of shredded coconut, lightly toasted, then drizzled in chocolate. Some lactose from what seems to be a strong milk stout base. Very light roasted barley character. Just rockin. Very much reminds me of Town Hall Three Hour Tour. BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2010
Damn this was good! Nearly black pour with chocolaty brown head. Chocolate, roasted malts, and appealing cocoanut on the aroma. The body is smooth and creamy with a similar flavor profile. jake65 (3701) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAR 15, 2010
Draft: Dark brown pour with a thin brown head. Aroma is sweet and roasty, the coconut is not noticable at first. Midway through I start to notice it more. Same goes for the taste. At first, the coconut and chocolate flavors meshed together to present a taste akin to the Almond Joy. Light roasty tones. After it warmed a bit more, the coconut became a little more syrupy and what I would compare to a coconut schnapps kind of thing. Light hints of the abv. More enjoyable while still cold, a bit disjointed after reaching room temp.