Brewed by Swans Brewpub
Style: Porter
Victoria, Canada


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Originally brewed for the February 2009 Brewmasters Dinner, its popularity has demanded a more regular release. Limited release. Initially 5%.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmalaher (301) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Tasted at 2016 Great Canadian Beer Festival in Victoria, BC. Linda approved (she likes coconut). Sipping beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2016
Draft - Light roast and dark chocolate with toasted coconut. Dark brown with a decent light brown head. Lots of coconut and light chocolate. Long finish. Tons of coconut notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (616) - - JUN 24, 2015
On tap @SwansVictoria. Dark and smooth. Roasted malts, coconut, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla-sweetened coffee. Medium bodied; slightly oily, rounded mouthfeel. Decent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2014
Rouge trs fonc avec un petit tte beige. Larme du chocolat, mlasse et un peu de noix de coco. Le got les mmes caractristiques et aussi un peu sucr. Trs peu damertume et carbonization bas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brleo (78) - - SEP 19, 2013
A delicious treat for dark beer fans. This particular concoction combines the smoothness of Swans Oatmeal Stout with a sweet coconut infusion of flavor. It works. Aroma is enticing - malty with sweet coconut. Appearance is enticing, but no creamy head like with most other stouts (though technically this is a porter), so thats definitely disappointing. Otherwise, flavor is rich and tasty, like a candy stout. Coconut flavor is pronounced but not overpowering, mixes beautifully with the malty flavor. This porter feels thin in the end, much like an Irish dry stout - in my books, this is a good thing (nothing worse than a stout or porter so dark that you have to chew it down). Overall, a great treat for the dark beer lover, worth a try...or two...or three...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (8639) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Im usually partial to coconut but this is more like processed coconut flakes than real coconut. Its an idea that could work with fresh coconut water but here it doesnt - the coconut just overtakes the badly brewed porter. Every beer they have tastes the same with minor adjustments. Getting near unpalatable. On tap at brewpub - this was the brewers choice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (3563) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap. Pours a deep dark red/black with light head. Aromas of coconut and light roasted malts. Tastes like a coconut chocolate bar. Neat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (6204) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
650ml bottle pours dark brown color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves a thin spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild coconut with some roasted barley and mild chocolate. Taste is roasted barley and mild hop bitterness with some chocolate and caramel malty sweetness and just enough coconut to be noticeable. A pretty nicely done porter style brew, only drawback is that it is a little thin in body and light on the carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JUN 8, 2012
If I didnt know there was coconut in here I never would have guessed it. While drinking it however I get the same mouthfeel of coconut and can feel it in the back... but I wonder how much of that is psychosomatic? It smells pretty bad, yes I understand its coconut but it smells like fusel alcohols. Goes down fine, though. Its a robust porter that hits the front of my tongue with the acridness and the back of my tongue with the roastedness... and exceptionally, settles right there in the middle, which I guess is the coconut asserting its noble self. Pretty good, deserving of a 3+ since the taste is of course the most important part, slightly ahead of aroma. ;-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1148) - - MAR 20, 2012
pours coffee brown, minimal quickly dissipating head, thin layer of retentino, micro CO2, lots of average-speed moving CO2 streams, sticky lacing. Light roasted coffee on the nose. Aggressive 5/10-sweetness level up front, mix of creamy/fizzy texture, rush of lightly roasted coffee, slighty coconut nuttiness, prune/fig fruitiness, and finishes slightly sour, off-dry, and 3/10-bitterness. Medium complexity, medium depth, okay carry, okay transitions, good drinkability. Slighlty watery overall, but drinkable and decent.

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