Jyrsa (1042) - - 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 (3262) - 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 (500) - - 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 (1287) - 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 (4234) - 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 (6085) - 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. BlazerT (1369) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - SEP 19, 2017
Nice, creamy, mild chocolate with moderate coconut notes. There is not so much coffee here, light to moderate vanilla notes. Texture is like in regular porter. Taste is moderately to light heavy sweet, some chocolate. As for a porter this is nice and complex brew. fiery1 (1844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
650ml bottle @ home(thanks Sergiy). Pours a opaque blackish brown with a small beige head. Nose is coconut, vanilla, chocolate, and hints coffee. Flavour is the same, moderately sweet. Delicious, with a slight bitter finish. beerplace (2436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2017
650ml bottle (thx, Chris S.!) shared at Brian’s. Pours a very dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is coconut, vanilla, coffee some roasted malt. Similar taste. Very nice. Ahuth (665) - Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2017
Bottle. Pours black. Thick head. The aroma is amazing. Best smelling beer. Huge coconut, chocolate, hints of coffee. The palate is thin wishing a little more thick. However the taste is great. Nice coconut. Hints of vanilla coffee and chocolate. I was curious about the hype and glad I bought a bottle to try it.