HardingG (76) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not for me. The coconut didn’t do it. This smelled like a tanning lotion. The taste was just what the smell made me expect and the palate was very oily.
Fatehunter (2051) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a pint glass. Brown to amber color and transparent. It had a finger of head, but it was quickly gone to surface covering.
A slight nutty smell and then dominated by coconut and a little cocoa. It smells like dessert.
Sweet, sweet and then some sweet coconut.
Lighter body, low carbonation.
I really liked the smell, but the coconut just overpowered everything in the taste. Too bad. About a third to half the coconut would make this a really winner and let the rest of the ale show through.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a velvety amber/mahogany with an aroma of coconut and light white chocolate. Flavor is coconut candy (Mounds) and fluffy coconut coffee. Average mouthfeel. Very tasty.
MikeJslc (776) - USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown and very clear, thin tan head. Aroma of coconut, some chocolate and nutty notes. Coconut dominates flavor with supportive toasty, chocolate and nutty flavors. Balanced finish.
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wlajwl (5386) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2013 Aroma is malts, caramel and toffee. The flavor is malts, toffee and a long citrus hoppiness mixed with sweetness that goes into the finish. Kind of subdued in the beginning but gets better after drinking more of it.
gpekar (485) - Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear very beautiful rich mahogany brown with a thin 1 finger khaki head that dropped to just a film quickly. There was a good strong coconut aroma with some roasted nuttiness. The beer had a slightly thick texture and a predominate coconut flavor. There is also a nice roasted nutty flavor and a bit of sweetness that makes this unique beer taste like a tropical drink. The coconut flavor lastes well into the mild finish that gradually fades away. Nice flavor combination and refreshing.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear brown pour with a very thin white head. Citrus and hops in the aroma but only after a rather nice chocolate and coconut beginning. Flavor is mostly coconut and chocolate with a light nutty and hoppy aftertaste. A nice surprise.
pet3rman (375) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was a surprise.. Perfect infusion of coconut in this brown. The richness of the coconut really compliments what could be a good stand alone brown. Nice work.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. I bought this on a whim. It sounded interesting. The beer looks like a brown should. The aroma was wonderful, like chocolate milk and coconut. Toasted coconut is front and center in the flavor. There’s also a nice hazelnutty, chocolate, caramel malty, and light toffee flavor. A touch watery but overall a great beer. I have now been pleasantly surprised by Kona twice now. Good job, Kona.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious sweet brown hazelnut aroma with some milk chocolate. Lightly bitter with medium sweetness. High quality brown ale here.