ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2017
DOC: 6/1/16wombat23 (2172) - Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2016
2015 BJCP Category: 30A Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer (base style: 20A American Porter)
AROMA: Sweet brown malt aroma; very light confectionery notes. Some coconut is noticeable, but it is not front and center. No hop presence. Surprisingly not oxidized. 8/12
APPEARANCE: Brown/deep magenta hue. Partly cloudy with CO2 bubbles visible. Small tan foamy head mostly dissipates. 2/3
FLAVOR: Fairly sweet palette with brown/amber malt providing most of the flavor. Caramel and toffee flavors are noticeable. An underlying earthy bitterness imparts balance. Coconut is so subtle as to be unnoticeable (probably due to age of the can). Missing most of the characteristics of a porter; probably better considered a brown ale due to lack of deep dark malt characteristics. Coconut is a fine garnish, but entirely too light. 12/20
MOUTHFEEL: Medium-light body and carbonation. Finishes quite clean. Easy to drink. 3/5
OVERALL IMPRESSION: Though enjoyable, it doesn’t quite deliver on its marketing hyperbole. 6/10
TOTAL SCORE: 31/50
12 oz. can. Dark brown, beige head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste sweet malt, chocolate, and nuts with hints of coconut. strap (981) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - OCT 20, 2016
Dark brown, light head. Relatively mellow flavor and feel. Coconut is subtle with a minimal level of roasted malt flavor with a mild coffee taste. Easy drinking for a porter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ghawener (1615) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - AUG 5, 2016
Can: found it in Roatan, HN an oasis in a beer wasteland! Inmediately one of my favorites, go ing black for more. andrewje41 (4664) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2016
12 oz can poured, picked up in St. Pete. Pours a near black cola with a disappearing head. Cookie spice, chocolate, and coconut aroma. Flavor is sweet, and semi syrupy. Coconut comes through if you look for it. I enjoyed this more as it warmed up a tiny bit. It’s advertised qualities really come out at that point. Nutty, sweet over toasty finish. Decent beer here.
JDBaker11058 (2448) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2016
appearance: medium clear brown, short and fizzy brown head that quickly fades, no lacing. aroma: light milk chocolate, toasted nuts, malted milk shake powder, caramel, whisper of coconut. taste: sweet, slightly toasty, with a hint of coffee but mainly milk chocolate, cola and/or root beer, toasted brown bread and some nuts. finish: perhaps a hint of toasted coconut, with lingering malty and slightly nutty sweetness. notes: Better to advertise this as, say, a coconut brown ale rather than a porter. Color and body were too light and thin, and flavors were not bad for a brown ale, but as a porter were not in accordance with the style. Can from Knightly Spirits, Disney 2016.
SpringsLicker (3689) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Clear dark brown, average tan head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma of sweet malt, no coconut.
The flavor is lightly sweet, almost a Cola flavor, again no coconut.
A bit thin, below average Porter. snoworsummer (6404) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2016
From a can. Pours cola brown with a head that dissipates almost immediately. Tastes like roasted malt, sweet chocolate syrup, coconut, vanilla, some wood, and a little watery. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, chocolate, toasted coconut, and syrup. sonnycheeba (6695) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Can. Pours clear, cola brown with head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, coconut, and some nuttiness. Flavor matches the aroma and is nicely carbonated but comes off a little watery. Light/medium body. oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
Pours a dark mahogany with tan fluffy head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and loads of coconut. Smooth and creamy coconut, coffee, and chocolate.