BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2010
12oz can from mom and dad’s trip to Maui. 1-inch tan head diminishes quickly with no lacing. Not black, maybe burnt toast colored. Roasty, toasty mild alcohol notes on the nose. Slightly sweet, toasted coconut up front and then chocolate malts. A nice, slight bitter coconutty finish leaves you wanting more. Coconut comes to the front as the beer warms up, never overpowering though. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Alcohol present in the aroma, but none in the taste. Another great beer from Maui. Big thanks to my parents for the hookup. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2009
I did this beer the disfavor of drinking it from a plastic cup. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate and coconut. Taste is roasted malts, and again the sweet coconut comes through very nicely. Very drinkable and smooth. Excellent execution of a unique idea. Kevster (344) - Bradenton, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2009
12 oz. Can: Pours a coffee black with a frothy tan head that leaves nice lacing. Has small hints of coconut in the aroma and chocolate flavor. Texture is creamy with a mild dry finish. Delicious! CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Pours from 12 oz can a dark cola brown with thick, foamy head. The nose is cocoa, roasted malt, and just a hint of coconut. The flavour is toasted malt up front with a touch of chocolate. There is the slightest touch of coconut in the finish, which is also quite dry. Definitely had that Mounds candy character going on, great porter. doboy (424) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Compliments of That Pineapple Pickin’ Elf Celticbrew! Enjoyed with the original Reindeer Tamer DrBayern, Herbie’s replacement Uncle Tom, The Abomnible Beer Pimp Brian, and the two misfit newbies, Lawyer Bob and The Boy Wonder Chris. Mele Kalikimaka.
The aroma is that of the toasted Coconut. I personally am not a Cocoanut fan, but this was appealing. Poured a dark brown color, and allowed some light through. The dark head disipated to the edges. Has a nice choco-coconut taste. Nice mouth feel.
bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2009
Burnt black, red hues. Aroma that gives up woody notes and a little soapy waft. This is great in the mouth. Without knowing it was coconut I would have said it was wonderful anyway but the additions just lift it without making it staid or sickly. Could almost be a sweet stout, dark chocolate and the lovely roasted malt notes shine. I think the can helps too. BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2009
Traded can. I liked this porter (dark, bitter, spicey...) but honestly could not pick up on the coconut much...just a faint hint in the aroma and flavour. Guess I’ll have to go back to Hawaii and try it fresh! Just my luck. IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2009 Can. Pour was dark brown with a very fizzy body. Aroma was of roasted malt and sweetness. Flavor was mostly roasted with some burntness and chocolate. I tried as hard as I could to get some coconut but was unable to find the taste. It could have been an old beer, so I will have to try another. Otherwise, great porter.
Re rate. I tried this brew from a different six pack and was pleasantly surprised to find a great deal more coconut flavor. The blend was quite nice with the already fine porter beer. I’ve been told that the freshest beers have the most coconut flavor and aroma and I would love to try one of those. Otherwise, find this beer fresh and enjoy it while the flavor lasts. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Pours cola brown with a thin tan head.
Nose is great, hefty with cocoa, nice toasted coconut, vanilla, and marshmallow.
Taste is slightly high carbonated, a little thin, fairly astringent with black patent malt, coconut is light, nothing special, actually pretty thin, charred, and lacks the flavors promised on the can. darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: APR 4, 2012 Can; had this beer numeorus times while in Maui. Enjoyed enjoyed it. Full bodied, coconut aroma and taste, hilighted by subtle chocolate and coffee. I would recommend this beer. UPDATE DEC.1/10 - Once again, as good as I remember. I tried it in a can and on tap; i would say the flavors are a little more subdued in a can vs. the draft. Good notes of dark chocolate and espresso .. love the coconut . UPDATE MARCH 31/12 - Tried again on tap, very nice ... good cocoa notes with the finish of coconut. Just as good as I remembered