This beer was a real pain the butt. I had some serious issues getting the coconut into the fermenter--I spent a good half hour banging the funnel on the top of the carboy trying to get the coconut to go in. It floated, so I shook the carboy periodically to get it mixed around, but this was probably unnecessary and bad for the fermentation.
Then the real trouble started. Since it floated, I tried to rack from under the layer of coconut and I thought it worked fine, but enough made it into the keg that the poppet clogged. I couldnt draw more than a 1/4 pint before the tap stopped flowing. So I had to figure out how to get it to another keg without making a foaming mess. I failed. I ended up putting a bag over the dip tube to filter out the coconut, but that required opening the keg and pulling up the tube to zip tie the bag around it. I starsan-ed my hands, but this was definitely not the most sanitary procedure. I then had to remove the poppets from the two kegs and connect them with a line to transfer the beer under pressure. It ended up taking an hour and I still had a foaming mess because the beer foamed out the top when the lid was off and then it foamed out the 'liquid out' when I was removing the poppet. Still, I'm convinced it was less of a mess than trying to siphon carbonated beer, the keg flows now, so that's a success.
The beer was mega-coconutty when I first tried it and I didn't like it at all. It has since mellowed considerably and the coconut is a nice subtle flavor throughout the sip and it lingers just long enough. The beer has a nice chocalatey backbone and great head. In the end, the beer is a keeper and I'll definitely brew it again now at I have learned a few hard lessons, but probably not for a while.