gregner (16) - 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 (2372) - 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 (6036) - 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 (488) - 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!
ExpendableHero (766) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stuff is great. Copper/ruddy brown colored beer, with a frothy, off-white head. Aromas of some chocolate/coffee, and lots of coconut. Tastes of the aforementioned dark chocolate/coffee notes,and ends on a massive coconut flavor. Sweet, yet semi-smoky, finish. This stuff is very unique, and tasty. I want to try some more.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear brownish rust colored with 1-finger frothy off-white head and copious lacing. Nose is vienna malt, coconut, hops. Tastes malty, with the coconut foldling itself nicely into the beer. This works well. Also some backup hops and earthy peaty notes. Medium palate heft and complexity level. This one would be great with a tropical fruit plate, some mild cheeses, and some almonds and macadamia nuts.
ChainGangGuy (4422) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia. Bottled Dec 20, 2011.
Appearance: Pours out a dark, brown-reddish body with a sudsy, ecru head that steadily thins, though never fades away.
Smell: Toasted loaf bread, chocolate powder, toasted coconut shavings, maybe a light, addition fruitiness. Itís a brown ale flavored with coconut, what do you expect?
Taste: Soundly toasted Munich malt given a layer of semi-sweet chocolate and small but reliant hint of brown sugar. Lightly herbal hops with a soft, low level of bitterness. Sweetish, semi-dry finish with the maltiness lingering gently into the aftertaste. Itís a brown ale flavored with coconut, what do you expect?
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Indeed, it is a brown ale flavored with coconut. If any part of that statement gives you pause, then this isnít for you.
rocbyter (1908) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong malt aroma with hints of fruit. Dark amber color with a small tan head. Sweet roasted malt beginning with a bitter chocolate finish. Creamy palate.
bpreo (1749) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a very very very well made beer. Itís unfortunate that I do not enjoy the taste of coconut, because I would completely adore this beer otherwise. Still, I cannot discredit it because of my personal tastes. A+
obguthr (4079) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wood and coconut nose, quite strong and distinct, chocolate undertones. Clear tea colored, thin yellowish head. Coconut flavor with a brazil nut bitterness. I love Brazil nuts! Maple syrup finish. Thin mouthfeel. Quite good.