This beer starts off with a huge chocolate aroma with a pleasant level of coconut blended in with the aroma and flavor. This is smoothly balanced with a hint of rye malt in the background giving a graham cracker perception that is quite wonderful. With all of the coconut and cracker flavors abounding, this still manages to convey all of the qualities of a very pleasant stout. The coconut is very nicely balanced rather than overpowering. A great holiday beer (for any holiday year-round)!