TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another fun beer from kona. Clear brown color with fluffy white head. Aroma is like chocolate cake topped with toasted coconut and maybe a little grass hops. Taste is sweet light coconut and malty. Nice light body. Can’t wait till the it is offered again next Spring.
Plovmand (7654) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear deep amber with a small to medium off white head. The aroma is toasted and nutty with light citrussy notes. The flavour has profound coconut notes with light toasted and roasted notes. Vague hoppy.
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Fech (291) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow...the toasted coconut is a fantastic original addition to an already flavorful brown ale. Dark brown pour with a medium caramel head. Great nutty aroma with an excellent finish. Kona makes some great beers but this is my favorite of theirs.
BadBuddhist (1) - - JUN 24, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great full taste. Leaves a wonderful after taste. toasted coconut makes this an original.
BREWMUSKCLES (2514) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
toasted coconut and sweet. nice body and good full carbonation that adds to the appeal. moderate body and not very beery. vanilla character.
BillWyce (940) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Poured clear nut brown, with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Sweet toasted coconut aroma, with maybe a hint of caramel. Medium-bodied, medium-thickness. Nutty, caramelly flavor, with a roasty note of toasted coconut that shows in the finish. I liked this a lot, but found myself getting tired of it by the end of a case.
That1Guy (2191) - Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Reddish-brown pour with a light, white head. Toasted coconut dominates both the flavor and aroma. Medium-bodied and tasty. Very malty and easy to drink. Very happy with this brew.
larryLSB (494) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle, medium brown in color with a nice tan head. Roasty nose with the coconut coming through nicely., giving it a sweet twist. Tasted like a brown ale, a bit sweet however. Being a brown fan, I thought this was a nice variation that worked well.
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 (2053) - 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.