tightslice (1428) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 17, 2017
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa, some vanilla. Taste is dry cocoa, some tangy dark chocolate, fizzy and dry chocolate soda on the finish. Decent flavors but really wish this wasn't so carbonated and dry. Wanted more resin-y twang. Alengrin (5716) - BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2017
Porter by Caldera with toasted coconut chips and chocolate. Creamy, pale yellowish beige, lightly lacing, medium thick head, deep ruddy bronze-brown colour, blackish but still completely translucent, with a warm coppery tinge. Aroma indeed reveals some toasted coconut - though not quite as much as I was expecting or hoping for (I love it), embedded in impressions of hazelnut shells, black bitter chocolate, dried figs, 'natural' haemoglobin-like iron, liquorice candy, vanilla beans, tea, dried apple peel. Sweet onset, candied date, immediately countered by a sourish undercurrent, softish carbo, smooth oily mouthfeel, slick but a tad thinnish for a 6+% ABV beer perhaps. Hazelnutty and peanutty malt bittersweet body with thin metallic edges, thin layer of bittering black chocolate towards the end, toasted coconut effect again noticeable but relatively subtle - even more so than in the nose, herbal tea-ish hop bitter accent, coffeeish roasted bitter touch all the way at the back. Decent like all Calderas - but also like other Calderas, this could have been a bit more expressive and outspoken for me, especially the coconut element. Klimaet (3019) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a small offwhite head. Aromas of coconut, vanilla, chocolate, malt. Taste is bitter, malty, coconut, roasty. AWISLguy (3312) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2017
650ml bottle from Total Wine in Paramus, NJ. Pours an almost black with a light beige head. Aroma has sweet caramel, marshmallow, brown sugar, sweet coconut. Taste is of sweet malts. Marshmallow. Caramel. Some brown sugar. Light cream. The marshmallow is a much bigger player than the coconut. More than medium bodied. There is some alcohol presence. The blend is fine. Finishes fairly sweet. Interesting blend with the caramel & marshmallow. 13.6 jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle - pours dark brown with tan head - nose and taste of coconut, toast, bakers chocolate - medium body
zoucrew102 (2104) - - JUN 10, 2017
Bomber. Rich chocolate aroma with notes of toasted coconut, roasted malt and vanilla. Pours dark brown with a large mocha brown head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors that has a silky smooth mouthfeel and full body. Finishes impeccably smooth with toasted coconut and vanilla flavors. Wonderful porter! Idiosynkrasie (7952) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2017
650ml bottle. Darkest brown colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Roasty dark malty, slightly chocolately aroma, notes of coconut, a touch of cocoa. Taste is slightly sweet dark malty, slightly chocolately, minimally roasty, minimally dry notes of coconut, some cocoa. Well balanced, not overdone. italianjohn (3251) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Deep brown pour with a thin beige head and light lacing .... aroma of coffee and cream with light coconut, vanilla and roasted malts ..... taste is of sweet vanilla, coconut, chocolate, and coffee/roasted malts ..... sessionable .... finishes sweet and chocolatey .... decent seehaferb23 (284) - - MAR 13, 2017
Tasted by Cannery Row Beer Club, this beer is nice on the pallet. We enjoyed this beer throughout. Cheers!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nearbeer (5600) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2017
650 ml. bottle says "Drink Fresh, Don’t Age" but has no discernible bottling or best by date. Dark mahogany pour with a thin film of bubbles. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla cream and a bit of toasted coconut. Flavors of chocolate, sourish cream, roasted nut and toasted coconut. Almost medium bodied with a smooth, low-medium carbonation. A little sticky at times, but overall a very drinkable balance for such a rich beer.