(sorry, I promised this on like monday and it's now saturday night)
I take my first bite and.... wow, wait, what? coconut? I thought this was going to be some dark chocolate cookies and cream type flavor. It's only been one bite but I quick check the ingredients and sure enough we've got coconut in the "swirl" and the cookies (I aimed for a cookie on my first scoop, why would I aim at anything else?). I took several more bites and found the coconut flavor coming and going.
This is so weird and totally not what I expected. The problem is that when there is no mention of coconut, you really start to question your own tasting abilities. Am I imagining things? Did I get a wacky container? I just don't know for sure. Actually, I could go do a second scoop and make sure, but it's too late for that, maybe tomorrow! Stay tuned!
note: just recheck the H-D website. This flavor run is from Feb-Dec (not exactly limited, but whatever)
On Second Scoop: It's days like today that I wish I had the refined palate to accurately describe the complexity of the chocolate flavor in this pint. Yes, there is coconut, but it's more complex than that and I lack the skills to describe it. I can't even think of something it reminds me of. The buttery fudge and gritty cookie bits combine for this textured flavor that is present, but not in your face. Basically, it's a typical, refined H-D flavor you expect from them. H-D just doesn't do crazy.
Note #2: I seem to be the only crazy person picking up on the coconut, really starting to question my taste testing skills here... I'm almost tempted to buy another pint... Or maybe I've just subconsciously worsened my grudge with coconut.
Update #2 (Spring 2014): Midnight C&C is now back as a widely available limited edition flavor