Aurelius (3903) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very cool label - I wouldn’t mind having a t-shirt. Glowing, clear, darkish ruddy beer with a filmy almost-white head. A bizarre, but grows-on-you aroma: a cross between Hawaiian Tropic and a cherry Slurpee. After you get past the coconut in the aroma, the beer has the familiar brown ale cherry, grass and malt. Briny, woody, oddly bitter, definite coconut notes, lightly sweet. A little perfumy. Odd that I would have two toasted coconut beers in the past week, after not having had any in my 30 year beer drinking career. Woody bitter finish with a fadeaway coconut poke. Can’t say I love this. Publix, Bradfordville.
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at marco island brewery. Warm dark coppery brown. Scant lacing. The palate is thin but with natural coconut meat and milk on palate, which is nice. Its thin, and on the sweet and silly side. But. This is the kind of beer you want to poo poo but end up liking in spite of yourself.
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Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ar: Dark caramel, molasses, vanilla, and coconut.
Ap: Amber-brown, clear - small light tan head with low retention and a slight film of lacing.
T: Coconut and vanilla up front, medium-sweet - earthy hops, a tough mossy, with low bitterness - chocolate nuttiness on the finish, with lingering coconut and vanilla.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation - finish is dry.
O: Well, it tastes like a brown ale with coconut! Solid brown ale as it is (with some neat secondary flavors), and the coconut adds an interesting twist.
kidmartinek (3303) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Young’s double chocolate stout, made in Hawaii. Brown ale with a red tint. Small head. Mellow malty nose. Super sweet chocolate taste rich in lactose and nut hulls. Drink it for desert. Don’t even try to surf after bloating yourself with this or try to talk to a chic. You’re done, and full for that matter, this matter, or any matter!
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the Kona Brewing Company’s Koko Brown Ale, their coconut-influenced nut brown ale. The Koko Brown pours out a dark brown color, not quite as dark as the picture suggests. The foam on top is a light cream color, that starts fairly thick but fades quickly.
The aromas are subtle, dominated by roasted malts with a just a touch of nutty aromas. With some vigorous swirling in the glass I can pick up a little bit of that coconut I’ve heard so much about, but really only as an underlying layer.
The flavor profile is equally subtle. It’s a soft brown ale, dominated by roasted (nearly burnt) malts with just a small influence of coconut and nut flavors. I let the brew come closer to room temperature to see if I get a little more, but I’m unfortunately disappointed. Actually as the Koko Brown comes up to temperature, it’s becoming somewhat less drinkable. Sorry, but I’m not excited about this one.
twindog (251) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer with good flavor nice everyday drinking beer. Just bought a case my wife loves this beer
tool2scream (187) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I guess this is a niche beer. Seems to have great reviews. For me it was just a sugary sweet mess with too much coconut. Not my jam.
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thick, creamy beige head sits atop a beautiful mahogany brown body. Beautiful carbonation cascades upward in the body. The nose has a nice nutty roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and a subtle coconut. The taste has a balanced, chewy malt with notes of fruit and nuts. Koko has a medium body with a bit of a hop on the finish. This is a wonderful example of a really well balanced brew.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - roasted malt, hint of sweet coconut;
Appearance - brown, thick creamy head, decent lacing;
Taste - balanced malt front, nutty coconut sweetness intensifies throughout the back, long somewhat dry finish;
Palate - slightly crisp, average body for the style;
Overall - extremely flavorful brew though not overly complex.
rougeau13 (1863) - Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown with a modest off-white head that’s fairly persistent. The aroma is full of coconut, which dominates the toasty malt aromas underneath.The taste is, again, dominated by coconut over lightly sweet and toasted malt flavors and a modest bitterness. Medium bodied, softly carbonated, and somewhat creamy.