oobawa (1575) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 21, 2017 DeweyDell (159) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque, very dark brown color. Aroma is more coffee than expected, roasty chocolate malts and maybe a hint of nuttiness. No coconut really...? Taste, same deal,.if I didn’t know this was made with coconut I never would have guessed. Coffee is the dominant flavor here, but it’s not really a nice rich coffee flavor, it ’s more like cold, old coffee grounds - kind of stale, something about the taste I don’t like though I’m not sure I can pinpoint exactly what it is. Maybe it’s a little metallic? I was really hoping for great things in this beer, but it is not everything I thought it would be. Not terrible, it does have some good qualities, but it’s not a far step away from your average porter.
Absolute heaven, hitting every note listed on the bottle, as pitch-perfect a sweet Impy Porter as you could ever want. Huge coconut on the nose with hints of mocha. Tastes like a Mounds bar made for adults, with just enough coconut to overtake the strong black porter thickness. Finishes semi-dry and nutty. Brilliant. (2/2011) MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottle from SJ. Medium pour with very noticeable noes of coffee, milk chocolate, cacao, earth, and coconut. Although it was only and 8.5%, this pour had some legs, Well done.
mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle. Color is brown with nice tan head. Aroma is toasted nuts and sweet bread. Taste is roasted coconut and faint nuts. Malty sweet. PartyFowle (954) - - JUL 16, 2015
A very dark porter -- black; only the faintest highlights of deep purple-red can be seen at the edges of my glass. A pillowy head the color of cinnamon sugar billowed from the top of my glass so nicely I was tempted to take a picture. This monster slowly retreats to a sudsy top layer, but some spotty lacing sticks in its wake. According to the bottle, this thing was brewed with 700 lbs. of coconut, macadamia nuts and coffee. It’s the coffee, however, that rules the nose. Scorched malts are there too, as is a savory character I’d attribute to the nuts. As it warms, sweeter notes of brown sugar and coconut emerge, as well as rye bread flavors. I’d describe the flavor as meaty: the toasted coconut is far more noticeable, blending with a salty nuttiness and semi-sweet mocha. Body is great: full, creamy, viscous. The alcohol warmth is noticeable, but not distracting, and the carbonation is minimal. Lot of complexity here. stevoj (5355) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle share thanks to Toby. Dark and rich, elements of coconut, chocolate, vanilla. Very easy drinker.
koleminer20 (3798) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2014
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a dark, dark brown, but definitely a little thin, with a thin white head and no lacing to be found. The aroma is strong on coffee with some light roasted malts and a strange green coconut presence. Reminds me of other beers I have had where it’s like you’re drinking coconut leaves. Meh. The flavor takes right off with the green coconut leaves, and strangely dominated by coffee. The mouth feel is thin and slick, with the carbonation helping the body a little. The aftertaste is light, coffee oriented and leaves something to be desired. generallee08 (773) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2014
The color of the body is a very dark brown to nearly black which blocks out almost all light. On top sits a small tan head about one finger tall. It slowly fades down to just a ring of foam with a thing film in the middle. This head is slick and leaves no lace on glass as it just slides right down. In the nose I get notes of sweet roasted malt, hints of dark coffee, sugar cookies and delicate nutty notes. The flavor has a mild nutty character with plenty dark roasted malt and coffee notes. Hop notes are mild and add some light leafy/earthy hops notes and bitterness towards the finish. Overall it remains on the sweeter side throughout and into the finish. Its 8.5% alcohol is mellow and refined, adding only a very genital warmth. On the palate it has a velvety smooth and slick feel with mellow carbonation.
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. cubs (10651) - 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! b3shine (9010) - Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle to snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; a murky dark cola with thin beige lacing. Smells and tastes solid; Dark malt, coffee, roast, and light coconut and chocolate. Nice on the palate. Good beer.