JaBier (4983) - 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 (5620) - 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 (3813) - 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 (1327) - 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 it’s 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.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at azwine 3/16/11. bottled date of 2/1/11.
clear ruby brown with a small almond tinted off white head.
initial aroma of metallic malt.... followed by buttery coconut, toasted nuttiness, malt, caramel and chocolate chip cookie dough after the metal fades.
the flavor is the same but shows way more coconut than the aroma lead on... it tastes like a combination of brown sugar instant oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie dough!
it is light bodied, very crisp and quaffable though at times it feels a bit oily.
phildorsey (160) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at the Kona Brewing Co. resturant at the Honolulu International Airport. Pours mahogany and frothy with a hint of nuts and sweet toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Incredibly smooth and roasty flavors are present. A very distinctive and un-sampled flavor that’s great with a Bacon Cheese burger...uuuumm, good.