On tap at Beef Trust, sweet toasted coconut adjunct gains syrupy chocolate affluence that outlasts ancillary almond-hazelnut-cola illusions and mild lactic souring of fine dessert fodder.
On tap at Taphouse 15, enlightening rum-barreled coconut toasting sweetened further by vanilla-creamed bourbon chocolate richness. Black cherry respite reinforces heavenly Black Forest cake midst and rummy coconut sugaring. Wispy marshmallow, molasses cookie and hazelnut illusions stay below luxuriously crowded surface.
On tap at Seven Lakes Station, slightly divergent soft-tongued nitro porter lets lactose-sugared toasted coconut adjunct sweeten subtle marshmallow, chocolate and vanilla undertones while musty dried-fruiting gains a foothold.
On tap at The Oath, toasted coconut version of Imperial Porter needs more pronounced nuttiness to compete with bittersweet dark chocolate fudging, moderate Caffe Calabria coffee roast and milky vanilla creaming. Even its oak-charred hop bittering, mild espresso lilt and reticent marshmallow sugaring compete with the coconut adjunct (and walnut snip) by the finish. Nevertheless.
On tap at Ambulance, ‘decadent’ bourbon-barreled porter loads milk chocolate fudging and bittersweet vanilla beaning atop toasted coconut sweetness. Spirited bourbon sugaring soaks into caramel-burnt Mounds Bar/ Almond Joy center as tertiary espresso, cappuccino and carob tones find space below bourbon chocolate-caked coconut insistence.
On tap at Blind Tiger, indeterminate medium-full body lets toasted coconut adjunct get lost amongst murky caramel-burnt chocolate spicing as well as coffee-burnt cola, hazelnut and walnut sequence. Distant red and purple grape esters waver.
Soft sessionable summertime fodder brings light coconut toasting to daintily molasses-sugared milk chocolate base. Dry Baker’s chocolate midst and mild wood-grained lacquering nearly overwhelm silken vanilla-daubed nuttiness.
On tap at Plank Pizza, up-front toasted coconut adjunct gains dense mocha malting over mild walnut-charred hop bittering. Unsweetened coconut shavings inundate sweet cinnamon-toasted oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie illusions after a few sips.
Fudgy Yoo-Hoo milk chocolate entry upends frothy nitro aridity to make more distinct imprint than advertised toasted coconut chips. Dark-roasted brown chocolate sweetness overruns mild coffee creaming, light vanilla sugaring, distant cocoa hint and wispy sarsaparilla nip to molasses-sapped oatmeal base.
On tap at Poor Henry’s, scrumptious Almond Joy-candied porter spreads shredded coconut milking above cacao nibs sweetness and dark-roasted black chocolate malting. Subsidiary vanilla, caramel, crème brûlée and creme de cocoa notions receive light powdered sugaring. An impeccable coconut-flavored dark ale.
On tap at Brew City Grill, creamy coconut-toasted porter proves to be mocha-bound taste sensation. Dark chocolate nougat, coffee bean, cocoa powder and espresso tones reinforce toasted coconut frontage. Roasted hop bittering, light walnut char and cola nuttiness contrast almond biscotti-laden coconut theme. In can, black chocolate-malted dark cocoa insistence and hop-oiled coffee bittering nearly outdo coconut cluster.
Tropical coconut-toasted dark ales are usually problematic as the expectant sweet mocha nuttiness gets lost amongst slick hop astringency and a watery flow. Same story here. Easygoing coffee-stained toasted coconut sugaring fades badly to washed-out smoked molasses finish. Metallic carbolic fizz depletes chalky chocolate and creamy vanilla notions.