HighlanderOne (1082) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of tanning oil and smoke. Clear mahogany, tan head. I get coconut, cream soda, smoke (perhaps from burning coconut shells), maybe a touch of bourbon. Slightly sticky. Enjoyable, not something I will crave in the future.
mar (5042) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brown/deep amber with a cream head. Nose is chocolate, coconut, rich malts, and vanilla. Great on the palate, flavor is vanilla, coconut, heavy malts, chocolate, and a great finish.
fiveacestx (824) - Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - deep dark (but still translucent) brown with a nice beige head. Has an aroma and taste of roasted malts. It does have a hint of coconut on the palate. Average body and medium mouthfeel. Nice brew and I wouldn’t turn down another one.
arminjewell (8749) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap was hazy brown with thin off white head, aroma was a bit nondeScript but had notes of some caramel, and nutty flavors mixing in with a hint of coconut, some hints of char in there as well. Taste, however, is a very nice mix of sweet coconute with the sweet caramel and nutty flavors, hints of bitter earth that ends a bit sweet, pretty nicely done!
icehawk (834) - 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 (7095) - 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 that’s 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 I’d hope for more and fresher coconut.
HonusWagner (1793) - 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 year’s version, not nearly as much coconut. Kind of generic tasting, which isn’t 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 (2245) - San Francisco, 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 didn’t think that it might have coconut in it. I can’t 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 couldn’t 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.