J_man (785) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The coconut does not hide in this beer! Right from the start you get an aroma of fresh, just cracked open coconut, *not* shredded or toasted coconut. Then you get the totasted coconut along with more of the fresh coconut in the taste. The great thing here is it’s not overpowering or artificial tasting, it’s just good, fresh, clean coconut. On top of this, it’s an absolutely beautiful crystal clear deep amber/copper/brown color with a witha long lasting off-white head (I’d like to give it a "6" for appearance). The roasted malt flavor balances perfectly with the coconut sweetness and nuttiness. There are some citrusy flavors here that are probably hops, but the overall effect is sweet and coconuty. Finishes with (of course) coconut, brown sugar and a bit of woody dryness. As delicious as this beer is, it’s one of those styles that’s great for a glass, but I probably wouldn’t drink 3 or 4 of these in one sitting. No matter, this is an awesome, unique beer.
odinstyr (594) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear red with a tan head. Smells of coconut, other roast nuts, cereal. Taste is primarily sweet, notable presence of coconut, mild bitterness, creates an interesting if not altogether pleasant combination. Needs either more coconut or less, this beer seems unsure of its character.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with some amber hues of light shining through the glass. Big off white head that quickly recedes to a thin film on the top. Nose is caramel, ginger root, toasted coconut and light grass. Taste is sweet, with a very light bitter balance. It reminds me of cream soda. Hard to taste any alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, yet lively and crisp. Light body, long aftertaste.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours more red than brown. A bit surprising there. Immediately hit by the roasted coconut aroma. Taste doesn’t disappoint, either. A little on the sweet side, but a very enjoyable and very
unique beer. Nice work!
iowaherkeye (2698) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber, $2.99 at a liquor store a few blocks away from me in OB, that doesn’t seem to see very high turnover. Clear light brown with a one finger kinda fizzy light beige head, low retention. I do get coconut in the nose, but it comes across as artificial, and actually seems like it was aged on cheap flabby bourbon. Once I get past that, there is some toasty nutty malt beneath. Flavor waxes and wanes with the crappy bourbon notes and real coconut, but the malt underneath is the same, except for a light added dry dog food grain aspect. This just doesn’t seem like actual coconut to me, call me crazy. The finish is semi-dry, bitterness peaked at a 2 with a tinge of ashy roast. Lowish carbonation with a light body. I wanted to like this more.
portableparty (2025) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from RamyG4. Pours clear brown with a soft white soapy head that settles to a thin white film. Aroma shows a nice coconut scent wrapped with roaster malt all around and maybe a faint note of coffee. Taste is somewhat bitter at first, but then the coconut and roasted malt shows through with some vanilla and nutty flavors. Palate is thin to medium with a slick mouth feel and finishes chalky.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a full head. Nutty and roasty, but the coconut gives it a sweetness as well. You can definitely taste the coconut, which makes this very unique-tasting.
jake65 (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2012
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Medium depth brown with a finger of khaki head. Nice aroma of roasted and toasted malts, just a little chocolate and coconut. Flavor is pedestrain brown ale roasted malt and, albeit faint, chocolate. Not picking up any coconut at all... light bittersweetness in the end, but this is uninspiring.
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours a deep amber/brown with aroma of vanilla, and tastes of cocoa powder. Good though.
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium brown with little to no head. Faint coconut aroma on the nose. Taste of coconut and vanilla blasts you in the face right away with some malts and very little bitterness. Super clean finish. I like it!