mmmbeer (1365) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint glass at dh- served a darkened brown color, minimal lacing and hear. Aroma of malt, molasses, and a very faint note of coconut. Hits the mouth with a hearty medium body, malt is sweet enough without coconut, middle holds up well, finish is still malty with some chocolate. It would have been better if it were not for the company that was there... read on...
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light clear brown in color. Nice head with decent lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate and light coconut. Nice toasted coconut flavour with a great backdrop of chocolate. Great brew from kona.
dfinney23 (2531) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
They ainít lying íbout the toasted coconut. It dominates the aroma and flavor, though thereís still a nice malty background of caramel and earthiness. Definitely drinking more of these.
SudsMcDuff (7522) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Uh Raquel, so many go to bed hungry in this nation, yet cat food is full of tuna! I canít help but think each time I go to the zoo and see those porpoises, crammed into those tiny tanks, what a waste that is. Butcher half of them now! Thatís hundreds of pounds of dolphin meat that can be fed to our cats, freeing up that tuna for our nationís hungry.
Drake (11442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine Richmond West. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of nuts, chocolate and toasted coconut. The taste is coconut, chocolate and a nutty finish. Medium bodied.
Aurelius (4840) - 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 wouldnít 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. Canít say I love this. Publix, Bradfordville.
Beershine (5218) - 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 (431) - 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 (4161) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Youngís 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. Donít even try to surf after bloating yourself with this or try to talk to a chic. Youíre 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 Companyís 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 Iíve heard so much about, but really only as an underlying layer.
The flavor profile is equally subtle. Itís 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 Iím unfortunately disappointed. Actually as the Koko Brown comes up to temperature, itís becoming somewhat less drinkable. Sorry, but Iím not excited about this one.