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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As wonderful as this winter has been, it’s been a long one. While at the brewery one day reminiscing of warmer weather and dreaming of sandy beaches and white capped waves we came up with a recipe to merge the two seasons together. We took a dark beer (more popular in the cold winter months) and infused it with the tropical goodness of roasted coconut flakes and cacao nibs. Delightfully smooth and dark this is pure beer candy. And since none of us at the brewery has ever actually surfed we figured Hodad (the surfer term for the guy who drives to the beach with a board on the car, sticks his board in the sand and tans and picks up Betties) was the perfect name for a Vermont brewery creating a Hawaiian style ale.

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4.1
dlovell2 (2134) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2017
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma is toasted coconut and chocolate. Flavor is sweet chocolate, vanilla, and toasted coconut. Fantastic!

3.8
Boutip (6374) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2016
Growler: Poured a black color porter with medium size foamy head with good retention. Aroma consist of notes of vanilla and chocolate notes with hints of hazelnut. Taste is a nice but intense mix of hazelnut, vanilla and chocolate notes with some flavors resembling tiramisu. Body is about average with creamy texture and good carbonation. Nice but flavors are extreme and end up being overwhelming.

3.8
rejtable (2674) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Growler at 2016 Xmas gathering, thanks Ian! Pours brown with lots of frothy head and tons of lacing. Notes of coconut, vanilla, chocolate, tiramisu. Taste med/big sweet, light bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation.

3.3
Lubiere (13905) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
A dark brown porter with a thin light mocha head. In aroma, nice nutty chocolate malt with vanilla essence, light chalky character, pleasant and sweet. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with light coffee notes, light vanilla, light powdery character, light coconut, pleasant. Growler at Ottawa Xmas gathering 2016.

3.6
tom10101 (6084) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
On tap at Fiddlehead. Clear mahogany with a small off-white head leaving little lacing. Aroma is coconut forward, but there’s also plenty of flavors to balance with coffee, vanilla, cacao, toasted malts and berries. Taste is sweet but not overly so for the style with coconut, cacao, vanilla, berries, toasted malts, nutty no and roasted malt. Medium body, on light-ish side. Moderate carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Coconut finish. A good flavored Porter.

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BuckeyeBoy (7669) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2016
On tap at fiddle head brewing. Pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. Nose is holly almond joy candy milk chocolate sweetness ignore coconut and a nice vanilla. Taste is more of the milk chocolate sweetness roast malts a nice coconut kick and a vanilla.

3.5
rodenbach99 (4572) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
Style et résumé: Porter aromatisé à la noix de coco et au cacao.
Comment: En fût chez Fiddlehead servie par une blonde dynamique aux yeux bleus.
Portrait: Une bière brune avec une belle mousse durable. Un nez très intéressant avec des notes de noix de coco rôti au four, de café et de chocolat à la vanillé. Une bouche dans le même registre avec son coco, son chocolat et sa vanille. Pas la bière onctueuse qu’on aurait souhaité mais tout de même agréable à boire.
Note: 7/10

3.6
drsandman (1464) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Pours a medium clearish brown, beige head. Aroma is huge vanilla, coconut, milk chocolate, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, med sweet. Medium body, quite sweet

3.5
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
Un liquide brun/roux avec mousse foncée résistante. Au nez, noix de coco rôtie, café et cacao avec un filet de vanille. Le goût va dans le même sens. Tout est bien doux sans être trop sucré. Les céréales y jouent un rôle. Saveurs cohésives. Pointe de noix et de caramel. Corps mince. Finale faiblement douce sur des notes de vanille et de coco. Intéressant.

3.9
Garrold (5269) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Very dark brown. Creamy tan head. Looks great. Nose is all toasted coconut and dark chocolate. Soft vinous notes. Taste has some roasted bitterness with a soft, vanilla sweetness running through. Light bodied and exceptionally drinkable. Super stuff.


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