Oscbert (1147) - 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 (6729) - 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 there’s 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 don’t 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 (323) - , 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 (13270) - 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. There’s 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.
eaglefan538 (2943) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On draft at Pinnochio’s in Media. Pour was brown colored, completely headless and no lacing, looked uber flat. The aroma was sweet coconut and chocolate. The flavor followed, coconut sweet light chocolate, nothing to balance this. A sad concoction, waste of "beer." Mouthfeel was very lightly carbonated, a bit sticky, a joke.
TheEpeeist (3545) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 12 oz bottle. Not quite 2 weeks old; that’s fresh! Clear brown with beige frosting. Nose is brown sugar, toasted coconut and slight ash. Medium body with a sourish tang. Taste is toasted coconut and macadamia nut, bitter cola and molasses with a grassy finish. Good session brown ale. I’d buy this again.
Dogbrick (9446) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/09/2012. Pours a clear dark reddish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts, malt and vanilla. Medium body with a roasted coconut flavor as well as notes of earthy malt and caramel. The finish is roasty with a coconut aftertaste. I am not a fan of coconut typically but it works in this beer. Above average overall.
BillKismet (3502) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous, deep crystal brown with a creamy tanned head. Pleasant toasted coconut and brown malt scents waft off the glass like a Hawaian evening breeze. The defining characteristic of this brew is the splendid naturalness of the coconut character. Dried coconut smell intermingles with a well-structured brown malt body. These components meld perfectly in flavor. Dryish coconut-whiskey finish. Just a superbly crafted and nuanced take on the brown ale style.