DCLawyer (2972) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle->willi becher. Darkish brown with moderate offwhite head. A: strong nutty malt. T: messy mix of nutty malt, coconut, hazelnut, toffee. Bittersweet in exactly the wrong way. Not a fan at all. gripweed57 (3161) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a deep copper color with a medium-sized rocky beige head. Interesting toasted malt aroma has obvious notes of cocoa, coconut and toffee. Tangy dark malt flavor has some cocoa and coconut. Some notes of hazelnut. Bitter hop finish. Cloying mouthfeel. Nice clinging lace. sonnycheeba (6897) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin off-white head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, caramel, toffee, faint plums, and faint vanilla. Flavor is surprisingly balanced with notes that match the nose along with some earthiness and faint hops with a dry finish; well done given how radical and powerful the aroma was. Medium body and carbonation. Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Has a coconut chocolate aroma, taste is the same, coconut with some nice chocolate. I don’t like coconut really, so not my fav. Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a mostly clear deep reddish mahogany color with a light tan head. Aroma is a potent roasted malt, hints of chocolate and vanilla, and even a bit of coconut. Coconut shines through even more in the flavor, along with some chocolatey sweetness and the classic brown ale bite. Lingering roasted malts and coconut. Tasty!
drowland (9210) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3/28/14. 12oz bottle thanks for a Free Beer Week box from dfhhead! Dark brown pour with an okay light khaki head that fades to a small film. About 1/3 through the glass now and the lacing does seem to be sticking on the sips despite the head basically disappearing. Crazy aroma, tons of coconut, almost too much, somewhat fake in a way, reminds of intense coconut candy in a way, and a solid dose of chocolate and a hint of caramel. Really reminds of candy, almost too much and too sweet in a way. The flavor isn’t quite as intense up front... hits with more common brown ale features - a little nutty, caramel, etc. Midway you get another burst of coconut and a hint of chocolate and the coconut lingers on the palate, a little dusty and fake tasting. Interesting. Not awful, but is probably best in small doses. dmac (6647) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2014
12oz bottle from Crossroads. Poured a Tootsie Roll chocolate brown under a smaller light beige foamy head. Aroma is the best part of this beer. Roasted coconut, sweet caramel and light chocolate along with a touch of metallic nickel. Medium body with average carbonation and a watery feel overall. Flavor is the same as the aroma but far lighter. Okay but nothing great. callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Dark brown body, medium light tan head, spotty lacing. Tootsie rolls with a hint of coconut and coffee. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, a tad cloying, rounded finish. MadRobin (2991) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at Whole Foods in Market Square in Fairfax, VA.
Clear, dark mahogany with a khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of cocoanut, chocolate, caramel, roasted malt and brown sugar. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt , caramel, cocoanut and coffee. Medium body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Damico (3146) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours thick mostly unclear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is lighter than flavor, bringing sweet and toasted coconut notes with some sweet toffee granola as well, maybe oats. Flavor is fabulous chocolate, suggestion of spices such as cinnamon, and some coconut as well that ends so nicely on the palate and a smooth body.