Ernest (7698) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draft at Maui Brewing in Kihei.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark brown to black.
Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain),with a strong note of coconut, other notes of vanilla, whisky, oak.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately moderately alcoholic.
Big coconut and whisky aroma (no idea where the oaky note is coming from), and rich and decadent in the mouth without being fatiguing. Nice. BeerandBlues2 (13367) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Draught at Humpy’s - Anchorage. Pours opaque black with a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is coconut, chocolate malt, vanilla and earthy notes. Flavor is sweet chocolate malt, toasted coconut, vanilla and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation. cobaink2 (694) - seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2016
Nice roasted coconut flavor a little nutmeg on the backend. Very balanced and ver yummy. fiulijn (20516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2015
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver; 414mlhayduke (5218) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Black color, small beige head. Lean body with just moderate sweetness; the chocolate component is very good, while the coconut is not too strong, although it’s evident, mostly in the final.
Balanced and tasty.
Sampled at GABF 2015, In the tasting glass was black with a tan head. Nose of chocolate, coconut and some other kind of nut. Full in body. Flavor is rich with lots of chocolate and coconut, and the finish has coffee bitterness. Really good.
furthur (1193) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Growler, huge cardboard colored head, decent lace, over black beer. Aroma toasted barley, coffee, coconut, dried plums, malt. Taste coffee, toasted barley, coconut, molasses, cookies. Palate is rich and smooth, thorongil2 (3088) - , Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
(tap) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of coconut, roast; thick palate; rich, balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish Strykzone (7364) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2015
Sampled at gabf. Looks lie a porter. I thought the coconut would be bigger. Lactic and cocoa. Rich flavor and feel. Nice. Ferris (15483) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
Draft - Deep dark chocolate and molasses notes with a touch of sweet coconut. Jet black with a rich brown head. Lots of nice roasty notes, dark chocolate, sweet coconut and a nice rich finish. Much like the original. ACHops (1584) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2015
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Listed at 9.4% here. Pours dark cola brown with a thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is rich milk chocolatey dark malt with a light toasted coconut note on the back. Taste is similar - big, thick, rich milk chocolate malt with a great full mouthfeel. Coconut is present but lighter than the aroma, just as in the non-imperial version of this. Great rich flavor makes this a nice upgrade.