cubs (10693) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Chinchill 12 oz bottle to Iowa City rewfest Teku, courtesy of brosail. Thanks! Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Fairly smoky, coconut, dark cocoa powder, a bit roasty, a bit hot aroma. Carbonation is a bit low. Roasty, a bit burnt malty, lightly nutty, vanilla, chocolate, anise flavor with some roast and light smoke on the finish. Faint metallic note. Glad to finally have tried this one. Thanks sailor! gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - NOV 18, 2009
Poured dark brown. Nose was mild fresh coffee bean, roasted grain, yeast. Flavor was coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, earth hops. Got no macadamia anything from this beer. j12601 (13035) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Paul’s tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin beige head. Jalapeno, coconut shell, roast. Medium bodied, burnt coconut, roast, malt. Lingering strange sweetness with a bit more soft fresh coconut flesh. Perplexing. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2009
12oz bottles, pours black with small tan head around the rim. Nose is nutty-hazelnut and macademia, coffee, vanilla, and coconut. Flavors are like a flavored coffee, vanilla, weak coffee, and coconut. Thin body, lightly carbonated. Taste like watery flavored coffee. hapjydeuce (1002) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Bottled. Deep brown color, semi-clear edges. Not much head on the pour, medium carbonation. Aroma is mainly chocolate and coffee grounds, with a bit of metallic funk to it. Not sure if I served it too warm or not. Flavor is one-dimensional, bitter coffee with light coconut flavor. Reminds me of a weakened flavor version of Maui Coconut Porter, hmm I wonder why... Somewhat bitter with lasting notes of smoke and peat. Thin body. I’ll stick with the regular Coconut Porter.
theisti (4179) - Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2010
12 oz bottle courtesy of alagnak, poured into my Stone IRS Tulip. Pour is black, opaque with a one inch khaki head that falls with light lacing. Aroma is coffee out of the gate; wet coffee grounds and office coffee. Behind that is the toasted coconut and nuttiness. I like the coconut and nut, though its a bit buried underneath the stale coffee smell. There is also a leafy almost toabacco around as well. Taste is the nose, though a bit better in balance between the office coffee, toasted coconut and the macadmia nut. The tabocco leafiness is stronger in the taste and really carries the long finish. Some syrupy sweet malt comes out as it warms. Taste is better than the nose, though still more of the stale than I would like. Palate is medium bodied, oily and mouth coating, with lowish carbonation. Thanks for sending this Chris, it was a fun one to try. FlacoAlto (4220) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Sampled November 2009ivyvictrola (1) - California, USA - APR 12, 2010 does not count
A solid pour into my large Triple Karmeliet tulip produces an almost four finger thick, nicely browned head that leaves some nice, light lacing on the sides of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is quite dark, almost pure black, but it shows just a touch of diffused, rich red color when held up to the light, though the beer remains quite opaque. Aroma is quite acrid, sharp and burnt smelling. It doesn’t seem to well balanced really. If you can get past the dominant burnt character, there is a nice toasted coconut note to the nose with some vanilla notes. There is a bit of a roasted vegetal note at times to the nose.
The flavor is a bit smoother than the aroma as there is a sweetness to this beer that helps cut the acrid roast, but the beer still finishes with an acidic burnt note that lingers a bit on the tongue. There is a solid, roasted nuttiness to the beer that is a combination of coconut and some other rich nut character that must be the macadamia nut notes (but I don’t know this flavor well enough to place it). The body of this beer is actually pretty well balanced, I think the texture is hurt a bit by the acrid roast character, but this also helps to lighten the body up just a touch, but without overwhelming the soft creaminess that this beer has.
As the beer warms up it gets a bit more balanced, though it is still heavily roasted. This is certainly not a bad beer, the roast character really is a bit too harsh to call this great though. The mash schedule and perhaps the water treatment for this beer where a bit off from where they should have been, but this might soften up with 6 months or so of age.
Deep brown with a tan head. Coffee and macadamia flavors clearly present. Somewhat sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Can’t quite taste the coconut. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass and a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking dark brown to black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing made an effort to cling but slides for the most part.
The smell had a nice dose of coconut overlaying some gentle notes of coffee and chocolate.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned smells to combine wonderfully.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium in body with not much of a sessionability about it. I sipped this one for the most part. The carbonation was slightly sharp but nothing overbearing.
Overall, this was a pretty good coconut flavored Porter though I didn’t get the macadamia nuts. No worries, I’ll seek again fresher. Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of JohnC. Pours an opaque dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy beige head. Aroma has burned and ashy malts. Medium body, hard roasted malt, a little coconut - really does taste like burned porridge. Burned malt in the finish. 010410