First taste, 8 days after kegging:
Aroma is chocolate Porter with notes of toasted coconut. Admittedly, the coconut might be missed if you aren’t looking for it, but it’s there.
Taste has a clear toasted coconut flavor, followed by a nice English Porter chocolate/caramel flavor.
Head and foam retention are average, moderate lacing on the glass.
Really enjoying this beer. Nit-picking, I *might* reconsider toasting the coconut. It’s funny how obvious it is that the coconut was toasted. And I only slightly colored the pure white coconut, just pushing the edges to brown. The coconut sweetness has disappeared, leaving a baked, browned coconut flavor. It’s very good, and I suppose it’s appropriate given this is a Porter, but now I’m really wondering how a sweeter flavor might mesh??
Maybe next time I’ll toast half the coconut, leave the other half pure? Maybe I could add a bit more than 7ozs as a dry hop?
Definitely will be making this again.