icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasted nuts. Taste is slightly sweet with the coconut coming on fairly strong through the aftertaste. Light and almost fizzy mouthfeel. Good, easy to drink bear. Really enjoyable.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/27/12. 12oz bottle. Clear almost reddish pour with a small tan head thatís gone fast and laces a bit. Sweet chocolate aroma with touches of nuttiness and coconut. Sweet chocolate flavor with even more nuttiness and lingering coconut. Not bad, but Iíd hope for more and fresher coconut.
HonusWagner (1134) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2013 A good, creamy brown ale with some milky coconut chocolate taste to it. Really solid, wish I had bought more.
2013: I feel like the beer is a decent amount worse than last yearís version, not nearly as much coconut. Kind of generic tasting, which isnít bad, but not great either.
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light cola color with a creamy off white head. Aroma is coconut and barley. Flavor screams malt balls and coconut .
illidurit (1999) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have no idea why I bought a beer called "Koko" from Hawaii and didnít think that it might have coconut in it. I canít stand coconut. This beer is significantly coconutty. The base beer is sugary, like dimestore chocolate wafers. If you grew up on those wafers (which came in diabetic vanilla, radioactive pink, and kona brewing company chocolate flavors), you can take a trip down memory lane with this beer. I couldnít finish half the bottle myself.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into snifter. Pretty brown color, slightly murky with a white foamy head. Not a lot of coconut flavor/aroma to speak of but it tastes much better then any normal brown ale.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a translucent mahogany color, with about a finger thick tan head. Nose is of light coconut dominantly. Taste is very light, and very coconut dominant, very nice, light and refreshing.
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle. burnt cola body. coconut oil and just-burnt dried cigarette tobacco and cherry syrup / grape jelly ester nose. watery, pasty, thin and then dry, parched and astringent powdery coconut meat. lifeless and empty finish.
Oscbert (962) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
~Sweet malty nutty aroma with big dose of toasty coconut.
~Pours a clear amberish brown with small brown head.
~Sweet nut malt flavor, honey, roast, and toasted coconut and chocolate.
~Light bodied with med CO2, smooth, light roast finish.
~Enjoyable brew. Body feels too light. Good blend of coconut and malt.
Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain/nuts), lightly hoppy (grapefruit), with notes of coconut and paint.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
The coconut in the aroma is pleasant, to be sure, but thereís not too much else going on and there is a bit of paint character in there too. And honestly, the coconut and brown ale characters donít really go together as well as I hoped they might. A bit dirty in the aftertaste, light and watery...just not that much fun to drink. Meh.