chickenflea (309) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. I bought this on a whim. It sounded interesting. The beer looks like a brown should. The aroma was wonderful, like chocolate milk and coconut. Toasted coconut is front and center in the flavor. There’s also a nice hazelnutty, chocolate, caramel malty, and light toffee flavor. A touch watery but overall a great beer. I have now been pleasantly surprised by Kona twice now. Good job, Kona.
neuromatt (955) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear toffee with a small tan head that fades to a thin rim of bubbles and leaves no lace. The nose has big toasted coconut, nutty, toffeeish malts and a hint of coffee. The flavour is medium-dry with nutty malts reminiscent of an English mild, lots of toasted coconut, herbal hops for balance. Finish is medium-long, with lots of toasted coconut. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a watery-milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice brown ale with toasted coconut providing a nice complexity. 2013-08-10
VsXsV (1672) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Almost clear ruby liquid with small white head. Aroma of toast, coconut, chocolate, sugar, raisins and fruity yeast esters. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of coconut, toast, nuts, vanilla and raw sugar. Medium bodied with high carbonation. The coconut is mostly just annoying.
DruncanVeasey (6644) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Out of the chiller@The Turtle’s Head, CA, 27/10/13. Pale ruby with a hint of halo. Huge sweet bourbon and coke nose. Sweet, virtually identical flavour. A novelty. Half a bottle is plenty enough.
ClassyBeagle (305) - USA - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
FROM NOTES: July 3, ’12
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.
A: Strong coconut, but some light malt sweetness comes through.
A: Pours a clear deep amber to dark brown in color with hints of garnet red. The beer has a half-finger tall fizzy light beige head that reduces to a large patch of thick film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.
T: Underwhelming; toasted malts, light grains, some sweet coconut essence. Tastes to me like a weak brown ale, nothing really standing out.
P: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.
O: It’s a bit of a novelty with the chocolate and coconut flavors, but if those are your things you should try it. Not an everyday beer, but a good one nonetheless.
Imaena (1635) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. This is a really nice brown ale that has a nice smooth finish. Worth picking up.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle poured into a frosted mug at Billy’s in Pittsburgh, PA. Quite delicious with plenty of coconut that doesn’t overpower the other wonderful stuff in here. This is a beer that’s waiting to be discovered.
jonas (5285) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Mahagony brown, low head. Light roast aroma, a bit honey. Full-on roast, chocolate and coconut in the flavor. Mellow, chewy sparkly mouthfeel. Safe to say there is no brown ale like this otherplace.
pdx77 (801) - Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Brown color. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Taste is coconut, cocoa, roasted malt, and caramel corn. Roasted coconut and malt finish.
pdx76 (383) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours dark cloudy amber color with medium thick head. Nose of pure toasted coconut and malt. Taste is also of toasted coconut and sweet malt. Nice and smooth.
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ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours a clear, dark brown color with a two finger off-white head that retains well. The smell is toasted cocount, with a bit of caramelt malt backbone. Flavor is toasted coconut upfront, some bread, caramel, but it fades in the middle. Finish is crisp, with a very light tinge of bitterness. Mouthfeel is light, and a little thin, especially on the back end.