illidurit (2146) - 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 (8032) - 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 (1027) - 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 (6221) - 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.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear brown with a small beige head. Aroma of biscuit dough and some oily coconut. Flavor is smooth and malty bread dough and a light coconut taste. Medium body with soft carbonation and a long finish. Nice brown, the coconut is a nice touch.
VeeDubber (21) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma- Coconut as you would expect, but i also get some aroma that almost seems like it was barrel aged.
Appearance- its brown, just like its supposed to be.
Taste- I get almost a chocolately taste in the middle of the mouth, follow by a nice coconut at the end. The aftertaste is quite roasty and malty.
Overall- This beer was an impulse buy for me. It was new and different so i had to have it. Completely surprised by it. Drinks amazing well. Nothing is out of balance or overpowering. Definitely one you can drink a few of a night.
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A light, clear cola-brown with a very thin, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma of coconut, caramel malts, chocolate, very sweet. Taste mildly sweet, roasty, of coconut, a little coffee, chocolate. Slightly dry roasted finish, maybe a little metallic. Soft-medium carbonation, fairly light-bodied. Pretty enjoyable.
brokensail (10935) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color with a finger of off-white head. The coconut certainly comes through on the aroma. Nice and nutty as well. Thereís also a hint of vanilla to it. Quite sweet with plenty of toffee and caramel, too. Lots and lots of coconut flavor with the toast, nuts, and sweet malt taking a bit of a back seat on this one. Nice balance of sweetness and toast/roast malt flavors to prevent it from being cloying.