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 (784) - 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 (4256) - 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 Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2009
12oz can: TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Appearance: Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a nice dark tan head and some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and I do smell some coconut
Taste: Creamy mouthfeel with roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coconut flavor
This is a nice porter, the coconut gives it some complexity over a standard porter.
12oz can, thanks to fata2683, poured into a trappist glass produced a medium tan head with dark brown, almost black, body. Aroma of coffee and toasted coconut. Taste was dominated by roasted coffee, molasses, and toasted coconut which became more intense as the ale warmed in the glass. Not overly sweet and very enjoyable. phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2009
12 oz. can from South Bay Drugs. Pours dark hazy brown with a very small beige head. Aroma of coconut and vanilla extracts, roasted malt, and toast. Flavor of roast, toast, caramel, and another odd coconut-vanilla strain that Shawn said was like Malibu. Smooth, with a medium body and syrupy mouthfeel. This is good, but the odd artificiality I’m getting in the nose and mouth keep it from being special.