bhensonb (8985) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours ruddy dark brown with a fizzy/creamy beige head. I think I can smell coconut. Med + body. Flavor is coconut with some chocolaty roast malt. Perhaps a touch of vanilla. Very different.
mbgrayson (433) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours medium brown, with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and a little malty. Taste is definitely coconut, and very sweet. I have tried one other cocnut brown ale, Missoula 5-0 by Big Sky, which makes far more subtle use of cocnut, whcih I prefer. Still, not a bad beer at all. Thumbs up.
jcwattsrugger (10000) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is roasty/cocoa-medium malt. Taste is coconut/vanilla, roasty/cocoa-medium malt, some hops.
phaleslu (4431) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus. And itís a good one. Pours a clear mahogany color with a finger-thick beige head that settles into a thin film and some lace in the glass. Aroma of coconut, vanilla, toasted malts, cocoa beans, toasted brown sugar, and some earth. Flavor of coconut, toasted brown sugar, caramel and toasted malts, vanilla, and rain water. Light-bodied, with a toasty, earthy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is a unique, surprisingly outstanding brown ale.
RaiderDave (4) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A particularly nice beer for a brown ale, the coconut adds both a nice aroma on the nose and a light and toasty flavor to complement the nutty malt with a hint of citrus.
scooterbub (661) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark red brown with a nice one inch tan head that lasts. Taste is of coconut, chocolate, nuts, malt, some smoke, caramel and some alcohol. Similar aroma. Reminds me of an Almond Joy or Mounds candy bar. The body is slick and on the watery side. Drinkable and rather enjoyable. Not bad, but I was expecting a little more
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy bu11zeye. Pours a clear light orange color with a gentle ring of head. Aroma of roasted coconut and nuts. A bit strange. Flavor is kind of woody with light cocoa and roasted. Finishes a bit watery.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, coconut, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor of coconut, caramel, light roasted malt, vanilla, nuts, and chocolate.
Aubrey (3341) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown-mahogany with a nice, tan head. Rich and somewhat chewy texture. Quite flavorful, especially for a brown ale. Iím not a big fan of coconut, in general, but the addition was quite nice in this beer. It had a real, fresh quality to it. Malty sweetness prevailed in the malt-hop struggle, but the hops put up a good fight. They were earthy, grassy and snappy. Overall, I thought the beer was surprisingly tasty; itís just a little too sweet for my buds.
ChapelThrill (52) - California, USA - MAY 16, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... part of variety 12er from Costco. Love their fire rock and longboard for hot summer drinking, so figured a brown would be nice. Pours a dark amber brown, with a decent head. Can definitely smell the coconut. Tastes a little sweet and a tad too much coconut for me. I too was expecting a nice solid brown ale with a hint of coconut - not this beer... Also tasted thin and almost artificial. Not much of a finish. Not really my thing.