heyden (138) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2015
Quick notes; I love coconut so this hits the spot. Super sweet and milky. Chocolately malts come through Capa (3433) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Black with a creamy tan head. Lactose and roasted sweetness with light coconut aroma. Flavor continues with much stronger coconut and lactose. Gets a bit cloying in the finish. Interesting but needs some work/restrained sweetness. omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2013
Great little (coco)milk stout that sadly not enough people will get to try as not available in bottle. Yes, it is on the sweet side but this is a soft silky smooth stout that does not rely on alcohol or a gimmick to work. Very easy to chop a growler in a smart fashion. Travlr (26065) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Draft at theMalthouse in Wellington. Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma of coconut. Taste is similar. Very light body and low carbonation. lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 23, 2013
so, so, so, so, SO good. immediately up front is the intense coconut, which is just the perfect balance of sweet and bitter, backed up by chocolate malts. but perhaps the most impressive thing for me about this is the other part of the title - milk. usually when i hear milk stout i think a creamy palate, but this one truly felt like milk going down the gullet. not watery, mind - just like...well, milk. almost better served a bit cooler just for the novelty of it all. absolutely fantastic.
palabreur (24) - Brocton, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2012
On tap at Pomeroy’s in Christchurch, NZ. Served cold in pint glass, with one finger mocha head. No coconut aroma, but it’s right at the front of the taste. After letting it warm up a little, the coconut balanced out, and was a sweet, pleasant addition to an otherwise nice stout. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2012
Last night I had a big black pint placed in front of me. It had notes of tawny port if you held it up to the light and a covering of latte coloured head. The smell off the top of the beer was that of coconut rough, tropical flowers, subtle char and cocoa. Hello, thinks I, I rather like this. And so I drank and those flavours, so evocative, came flooding through. Nicely balanced and with the char taking a very reserved part in the overall palate. Again reserved, the sweetness is quite gratifying and contributes to a long nutty finish. Right tasty, Cantabrian (1160) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2012 What a fabulous beer! Just be careful not to expect a traditional milk stout. This is coconut milk. Its relation to milk is the same as sweat bread to bread. Think of delicious, sweet, creamy coconut milk, those that you find in a can, to sweeten asian foods and the like. This is it. Those Three Boys are not afraid of delivering what they promise. Just like their oyster stout gives us brine and oysters, this beer takes us through the creminess of coconut milk. Glorious combination of coconut sweetness and stout bitter chocolate in the aroma and flavour. I never noticed an alcoholic content, and I’m not sure if this is good or bad, but it felt just right for this combination. As far as the appearance is concerned, the thin head was nothing to brag about, but surely I could have more pints of this, anytime. I’m hoping that those guys will offer this in bottles.