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 (2326) - 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 Aís game. Suprised to see that they had quite a few Kona Brewing products in their line-up and this isnít 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 didnít 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 didnít 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.
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, coconut and a bit of fruit. Lots of coconut in the flavor along with chocolate, caramel and crisp hops in the finish.
cleverlobo (318) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught; clear brown with medium tan head; aroma-coconut, nuts, roasty, sweet; taste-light sweetness, medium bitterness, lively carbonation, coconut aftertaste. Surprising and good.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] Pours an even brown color with a nice looking light brown head on top. Chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla and molasses in the nose. Tastes of cocoa powder, coconut, toasted nut and sweet brown sugar. Velvety mouthfeel leads to a creamy finish. Despite the sweet and toffee-like malt profile, this beer is nicely balanced and the sweetness is kept in check. Good stuff. The coconut really adds a nice dimension here.
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Chocolate and cocoa aroma with light malt. Chocolte and cocoa flavor with malt and a light nuttiness. Medium bodied. Chocolate and toasted coconut lingers with cocoa, malt, and light caramel.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle dated Mar 28, 2011 thanks to bu11zeye) clear amber with creamy tan head. Nose of coconut, a bit stinky. Taste of nuts, cream, smooth, coconut, creamy body and a smooth linger.
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at MarCellars. Nearly opaque brown with a lasting disc of cream. Nose is toasted coconut, chocolate, caramel and a hint of coffee. Flavor is the same with some toasted nut added. Like a Mounds Almond Joy bar, with less coconut, thank goodness. Medium body is sweet, watery and a nice easy drinker. Interesting brown, with just the right touch of coconut.
Beaver (1338) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle, dated 2/22/11. Pours a light brown with a medium creamy off-white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.
The aroma is sweet (almost buttery) toasted coconut and lots of it with a little acidic chocolate.
The flavor is sweet brown sugar and coconut with some buttery chocolate and a very slight acidic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is rather light bodied and watery.
Overall, interesting with lots of coconut but itís too one-dimensional and way too sweet.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on 9/3/2011. This brown ale pours a deep reddish brown color form a 12oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity, molasses and sweet. Some coconut and vanilla as well. A medium bodied brown ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet with lots of nuttiness. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. Perhaps a touch sweet overall, but the additional of coconut really does add some interesting flavors to the beer. Not a boring brown ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.