DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 13/04/2010
Roast aroma. Small beige head. Black slightly rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a bitter coconut roast finish.
2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 27/04/2010
Some coconut aroma. Beige head. Dark red coloured hoppy and fruity with a bubble gum flavour. Bitter coffee roast finish.
3. Cask Handpump at the Manchester & County JDW, Northwich 30/04/2010
Big hop aroma. Black fruity and a little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A little dryness in a bitter coconut and coffee roast finish. tdtm82 (1701) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
Consumed on tap at the Spoons by Liverpool St. Coffee, coconut, vanilla and dark chocolate. An enjoyable stout. A good level of hops but could do with more. A little sweet on the finish. The texture is good and the drinkability is high. I enjoy a nice porter every now and then and this is an interesting twist on the classic style. Good stuff. cgarvieuk (24499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2010
cask @ JDW standi order ...deep red brown ... thin tan head ...light chocolate roast hint of coconut nose ... nice solid roast ... and at first think only barest coconut ... but oh the linger just loads of coconut ... bitter linger SilkTork (5738) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 April 10, 2010 JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Oooh. Nice. Brilliant idea to use coconut in beer and it works very well in this dark, chocolate flavoured ale, providing an exotic and unusual creamy sweetness to the balance the roasty bitterness. The soft, natural carbonation and freshness of cask conditioning brings this to life. This is lovely. [4.1]imdownthepub (14554) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
April 15, 2010 JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Coconut, vanilla, lavender, coffee, chocolate, bitterness, raw licorice stick. Pleasant, though hasn’t rocked my world as much as first time. [3.7]
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with tan head. I have been looking forward to this after reading previous comments and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. Yes it was sweet but it has a sticky milk chocolate flavoured body and with a late burnt bitterness, it’s smooth and tasty. Good beer, but I didn’t get a Coconut flavour. Never mind, this was really very likeable.
bobinlondon (1295) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
Hand pulled cask at many Wetherspoon pubs during their Spring 2010 festival. Almost black with a thick beige rocky head. Coffee and chocolate combine with the interesting addition of roasted coco nut to create a unique bitterness that is balanced by some smooth almost buttery coco nuttiness too. Excellent. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask at Pilgrim’s Progress (JDW), Bedford, in Spoons Spring Festival ’10. Very dark brown, near black. Off white head. Sweet slightly spicy aroma. Taste was mainly chocolate for me, like a well sugared mug of Cadbury’s drinking chocolate. A little, but very effective, bitterness. Immensely likeable beer. Can’t see anything else in the Festival topping this beauty. leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Very dark brown with a dense beige foam. Aromas are coffee with nutty coconut with cream and vanilla. Floral with fresh coconut milk. Some chocolate and spices with grapefruit. Flavours are sweet chocolate and coffee malts with nutty bitterness. Lactose with spices and grapefruit. Herbal with dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth on the palate but with a bitter finish. Very good. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
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, Hoylake. A dark brown ruby tinged affair with a medium sized foamy, lingering tan head. Aroma was candy sweet with fruit and coconut notes. Flavour was pretty decent, once again sweetish, with plenty of roast and chocolate, tasty hop bitterness mingling nicely with.... yes sir, some coconut. Liked it plenty. From Maui to Wolverhampton - Maui wowie.....
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured black with a big bubbly off-white head that settled to a fine creamy layer leaving a touch of lacing. Coconut comes through in the aroma with chocolate, some roastiness and hints of vanilla. Yes, it’s sweet but there’s a good bitterness there to back it up in the finish. Lots of milk chocolate flavours, touches of vanilla and coffee. Thickish body, soft palate texture, a bit oily with low carbonation.