fiulijn (21264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2017
Tasting at Matt'smcberko (18977) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2017
Black color. Huge roasted coconut aroma, chocolate, tobacco; lovely. Soft mouthfeel, chocolate flavor explosion, roasted coconut. This is just great.
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose is loaded with a shitload of coconut upfront, followed by a hint of coconut and white chocolate. Flavour is like a baked dessert, with heaps of coconut upfront, followed by white chocolate and a hint of coffee. So coconut-y. Lovely. FloridaBeerAdvocate (1) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
Incredible aroma and great tasting beer! Hoping Constellation doesn’t try to fix what isn’t broken and supplements and builds on what FB is already doing like they did with Ballast Point. ExpendableHero (932) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2017
This was a knock-out. Very dark brown beer with an off-white head. Strong aromas of toasted coconut. Tastes like a liquid Almond Joy. Flavors of milk chocolate, some watery coffee, hints of vanilla and subtle caramel, with a nice coconut shaving flavor. Sweet and toasted coconut finish. Delectable, one to truly enjoy. One of the best beers I have had in a while. I cannot recommend this one enough. Jyrsa (962) - - NOV 3, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Holy cow Cork and Stogie are ruining me. Black with almost no head. Coconut juice, a hint of alcohol and coffee with some tartness. Coffee beans, cocoa and vanilla. Very smooth and surprisingly light body. A very nice beer.
k0mpsa (3067) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 28, 2017
Bottle from total wine and more, sarasota. Black color, brown head. Pure coconut on nose, some coffee and some roasted malts. Smooth balanced roasty body, coffee, coconut, chocolate. TH28 (478) - - OCT 27, 2017
22oz bottle. No code date, but 2017 release. Appearance: Jet black, opaque, with light khaki colored head.
Aroma: Toasted, roasted coffee is strong, followed by a distinct coconut that provides a cream like contrast to the rich roastiness
Taste: Really rich malt sweetness, with a touch of caramel, nuts, and bread crust, but dominated by a robust coffee roast, followed by notes of vanilla, cream, and strong coconut. Moderate bitterness just enough to counter the strong maltiness
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a light carbonation. A touch of slickness on the tongue with only the slightest hint of alcohol heat.
Finish: Coffee roast is strong after the swallow, with a touch of bitterness as well. Some caramel, nutty maltiness shows up retronasally
Overall: Quite a unique beer, putting the rich coffee roast up against coconut to provide complexity, contrast, and balance. Malt character is complex, working in some nuttiness and bread crust with the coffee as well. Medium body and restrained alcohol make this surprisingly easy to drink for a beer with deep malt complexity and roast. Can't really say this fits within an existing style, but a pretty damn good beer regardless smaynard6000 (1242) - Apopka, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with small brown head. Aroma is strongly coconut. Somewhat sweet with strong coconut presence with coffee and a bit of chocolate malt. Full bodied. Very good. Jow (4087) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2017
Bottle at temp apt for Thursday night football bought for hypes sake. Fine dark pour. Nose dark chocolate and coconut. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, coconut but not in sickening way as I often find coconut can be, some booze. Nice palate. But still the coconut proved a bit much for me probably prefer just the straight base porter if that available. Alengrin (5722) - BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2017
Coconut, coffee and white chocolate porter from this renowned Florida brewery, tasted at the B.U.M.B.A. event in Antwerp. Thick and moussy, pale greyish beige head, very dark mahogany-ruddy brown robe bordering on black, but still translucent. Aroma of caramel sauce, coconut flesh, almond shavings, hazelnut oil, canned corn, 'haemoglobin' iron, cold coffee, cooked red cabbage with brown sugar, amaretto. Sweet onset, figs and stewed plums, almond-like flavour which I presume has to represent the white chocolate factor without actually tasting like it, blackberry sourish and thin umami accents; creamy, slick mouthfeel, peanut- and butterscotch-like thick maltiness, sweet and nutty with this blackberry-coloured sourishness continuing; iron-like edges too but not unnaturally so. Lots of coconut and considerably less, but well-dosed coffee flavour the finish along with lingering malt bittersweetness, spicy hop bitterness and some warming alcohol - more so than expected from a beer of not even 7% ABV, actually. Technically not entirely perfect but nonetheless a fascinating, very tasty and classy porter.