Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a - a nice dark brown with a decent head that fades to a sheen pretty quickly. s - coconut, butterscotch, toffee and chocolate malts. t - just like the smell but the butterscotch is lingering only at the end. Nice chocolate touch from this. f - light mouthfeel, med dryness with some lingering. I canít pinpoint what is missing, but something on the mouthfeel would really bring this more alive. o - overall, a pretty solid beer! I wasnít sure what to expect but the coconut is subtle enough with the nice malt back that I could definitely have a couple.
mansquito (3338) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Harris Teeter, DC six-pack ($7.50): Pours a brown color with a cream head. Aroma is of sugar, vanilla, nuttiness. Ultimately, I donít really dig this. I think it was really way too sweet. I didnít really taste the coconut, but I did taste a lot of sugar and nuttiness (like sweet hazelnut type stuff). Not really my thing, but I still drank half the six-pack.
Shag (2598) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown appearance with a beige head. Aroma contains some nutmeg, chocolate milk, and toffee. Flavor is rather sweet with some cocoa powder, caramel, coconut, and toffee. The finish is also sweet. Overall this is different but pretty good.
crajun (948) - , Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 re-rate 08/12 - agree exactly with earlier rate - drinking along with many other borns and this rates in the middle - good brew just not at the top end for the is style; needs to be thicker...nice nutty toffee aroma/flavor
solid. nice aroma although I donít know if I smelled coconut (or wtf coconut smells like) - I got malt and a good bit of toffee which was very nice; maybe vanilla. pour was a light amber brown. thin mouthfeel. Flavor was malt, toffee and slight hop bitterness. good brown.
ReggieDunlap (3048) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has roasty malt with some caramely notes...mild coconut and vanilla...almost bourbony. Flavor has creamy vanilla and coconut with good roasty backing and light hoppiness...still almost bourbony. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is roasty and dry. Nice brown ale!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, toasting, nuts, slight roasting, and slight cocoa. I do not get any coconut. Poured copper/deep orange in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, cocoa, nuts, toasting, and roasting. Again, I get no coconut. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, toasting, cocoa, nut, finish is lightly sweet and dry.
gregner (11) - Cedar Park, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown with light tan head. Strong coconut aroma with hint of brown sugar. Sweet malt flavor with lots of coconut, low bitterness. Medium to light body, average carbonation. Nice beer to sip on to remind you of Hawaii.
italianjohn (2311) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark red/brownish pour off white soapy head light lacing .... aroma is light and of coconut, toasted and caramel malts .... taste is a blend of toasted malts, coconut, sweet caramel malts, little nutty, vanilla and a sweet syrup ... mouthfeel is a little thin finish is dry and toasted malts ... loved this brew very sessionable
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, clear ruby brown color with thin foam ring, nice toasty coconut and caramel aroma, flavor of coconut macaroons and caramels, light finish
S_Side_Smitty (442) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an amber brown with a medium light tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is a mellowed molasses mingled with something else (not quite coconut), but it smells smooth and rich. Taste is chocolate & roasted malts. There is this pleasant bitterness from the mid-palate through the finish that meshes well with the other flavors. The sweetness doesnít show up until the end. Viva Hawaiian Beers!