drjay44 (2968) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin light beige head, over a clear, light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is primarily cocoanut, with hints of coffee, chocolate....taste is cocoanut, with light coffee, cocoa, finishing with cocoanut, mocha tones...mouth feel light of medium, carbonation medium. This is a different brown. The cocoanut changes the dynamic completely. It is not unpleasant, but one has to like cocoanut to appreciate this. The cocoanut masks the usual aspects one finds in a Brown Ale. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
while there is a decent amount of dark nutty malts the palate is very thin, not very hoppy either. highly carbonation with a clean head and clean tasting
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is toasted and coffee like with a hint of chocolate. The appearance is light brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin but ok. Overall a slightly better than average beer.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured clear from bottle, reddish with brown hue and light, tiny bubble head. Aroma is strong toasted coconut, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, coconut in pleasant but strange in a beer..getting used to it! Smooth palate. Enjoyed more than I expected...
Aquilo (586) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark red-brown color with a creamy head. Aroma is caramel and cedar, but if I concentrate I can smell the coconut. Flavor is rich and moderately bitter. Smooth palate. This is a dang good beer, and I’m kinda surprised that I haven’t tried it yet.
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at World of Beer (Land O Lakes). Pours a medium chestnut brown with a beige head. Loose, sudsy lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, toasted coconut and spices. Flavor is nice with coconut, hazelnut and malt.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of toasted coconut and caramel malt. strong coconut and nut flavor. clear copper color. pretty mild. Not a huge fan of coconut but this is decent.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is pretty damn epic. Like a chocolatey, nutty, toasted coconut cookie. Absolutely incredible nose. Taste is intense coconut and chocolate up front... but the body is thin and the finish is shortlived. Good beer, but it needs to be BIGGER!
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled in a 12oz bottle. Pours deep brown, really impressed for a hawaiian brewery. Has a nice head on it that is quite creamy. The malts are very toasty.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the Oakland A’s game. Suprised to see that they had quite a few Kona Brewing products in their line-up and this isn’t a regularly bottled beer, so I thought it was good thing (albeit expensive).
The beer pours out a rootbeer brown body with a minimal head. I didn’t dock it points because the person pouring the beer just wanted to get as much liquid in the cup as possible. Aroma of light vanilla bean/vanilla sugar and subtle roasted notes. I wanted to smell the coconut, but just didn’t sense it. Flavor had some light-medium malt sweetness, light chocolate, black walnut like bitterness with a hint of the coconut. If you want premium beer at the ballpark, prepare to pay for it but when you stop and think about it...regular swill is just a buck or two cheaper. Pretty nice for a ballpark beer.