baraciisch (3311) - California, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Dark brown to black in color with creamy tan head.... Aroma is roasted malts and dark chocolate....Flavor is rich dark chocolate, malts.... Almost tastes like Youngs Double Chocolate Stout initially... Finish has hints of toasted coconut, don’t taste much coffee, predominantly dark chocolate, maybe some spicy hops on the finish, but very malty overall... Great beer, but then again, I love Youngs Double Chocolate stout too... JaBier (8126) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2009
12oz can. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Malty and chocolatey aroma with some roast. Chocolate malt flavor up front, giving way to coconut and a coffee finish. I’m not a fan of coconut, but the amount they use is perfect. There’s enough so that you know it’s there, but it doesn’t consume the entire flavor. joet (2648) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Served from the can, very dark, roasty, deep cocoa notes, the coconut is toasted and is not subtle at all. Hops play well in the background hinging with a cocoa bitterness. Creamy feel. Full aroma, nice presentation. This is a shockingly good beer. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Thanks to Kevin for the can! Disclaimer.. I love porter and I greatly dislike coconut. Gushed out of the can a bit, eventually pouring deep brown with a towering, sticky cap of beige head. The aroma was mostly porter.. deeply-roasted baker’s chocolate, coffee, and black patent with toasted coconut and vanilla accents.. the nutty character rose as it warmed, and I was surprised to enjoy that aspect of it. The flavor had a milkier chocolate base with light earthy and coffee bitterness around.. coconut joined on the middle and carried through the finish.. came together very well. Silky-smooth, sweet, and well-balanced on the palate with moderate-to-high carbonation.. dried out on the back-end, leaving toasted nutty notes.. didn’t think I would like this so much. zizzybalubba (1879) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2009
12 oz. can shared, appropriately, at a friend’s Aloha Party (big thanks to Donny for sharing this one). Pours dark with virtually no head. Aroma has some coconut present with some coffee and dark chocolate. Rather than the usual roasted malt flavor in a porter it is replaced by sweet coconut; not overpowering but certainly detectable. This is really a wonderful beer.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 19, 2009
On tap at the Yard House, Waikiki. Deep, dark brown with a brown head. Coffee and coconut nose, some chocolate. Very tasty - coffee and mild coconut, dark chocolate. The coconut moves toward the fore late. Excellent! KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Can from GAManiac. Thanks, Grant! Pours a highly carbonated black, much like a flat Coke. Aroma is dark roasted coffee that soaked in chocolate. Slight touch of dark fruit in there as well. Only a whisper of coconut that, had the label not said it contained coconut, I would be hardpressed to detect. Interesting flavor; heavy chocolate that quickly gives way to a light, creamy coffee with just a touch of coconut. Almost malty in mouthfeel. As it warms, the chocolate becomes more dense but still keeps that quick switch to light coffee. Very enjoyable porter; wish I had more of this! SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Can thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aroma of very nice coffee and chocolate. Flavor is very good, chocolate and dark roast, nice. Mouthfeel is light-medium body with high carbonation. Overall, very tasty, good shit!!! vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Can. Thanks to Rciesla for sharing. This porter was a little different than most, the hint of coconut was subtle and a nice change of pace, worth trying if you can get your hands on it. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
can thanks to bhensonb. poured a black color with a beige head. aroma of chocolate, coconut, and dark roast. reminds me of an almond joy. flavor was tons of chocolate and some dark roast. nice slick mouthfeel. would like to have a sixer to take to TMS.