chickenflea (280) - 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. Thereís 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.
drsordr (256) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pout clear amber. Nose faint malt, not much else. Taste coconut, sweet, malt. Minimal bitter on the finish, but definitely more coconut.
pottygok (364) - Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Roasted malts with hints of caramel and nuts.
Appearance: Dark brown with minimal head.
Taste: Light sweetness balance by a light sourness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation, odd finish.
Overall: The coconut is clearly present, but Iím not sure itís as balanced as Iíd like. The finish is off putting, with a weird aftertaste. Thereís potential here, and a cool concept, but this just isnít coming together like Iíd want it to.
Grzesiek79 (2421) - Radom, POLAND - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Takie sobie piwo. Po cenie i ocenie na RB spodziewalem sie chyba zbyt wiele. Piwo nie jest zle jest srednio dobre. Wyglad to mala piana niska klarownosc, przypomina wygladem Mild Ale. Brazowy kolor z czerwona poswiata. Sak malo wyrazisty, typowy dla brown ale, finisz za to zadowalajacy bo pozostaje posmak slodowo-palony.
spittle8 (54) - - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Tremendous aroma of malt and coconut, very sweet. Dark reddish-brown, minimal head. Very tasty, chocolate with a smooth coconut flavor that makes it a great dessert beer.
alexandersh (93) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Color: Light toasted brown. Aroma: Nutty. Flavor: Nutty taste with a coconut element, not overpowering. Great balance, not too sweet or sour/ very lightly flavored. Overall pretty good.
tmoreau (1673) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle poured to a Czech-pils glass showing a clear, mahogany brown color, with a nice amount of dirty light tan, creamy head froth, and very appropriate, wavy spray to the lacing. The aroma was very pleasant to the nose, with notes of mildly toasted coconut, light sweetness, nuttiness, smooth malt, and a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied with good, complementary carbonation, the flavor advanced the aroma notes with a moderate hop bitterness that was rather lingering & earthy, a touch of toffee, and a crisp, somewhat dry finish. Iíve used toasted coconut in my own brewing, and am a big fan. Nicely incorporated into this quaffable brew.
ads135 (1728) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím consistently impressed by this brewery. A very nice brown with sweetness seeming a little bit more milky than usual. Coconut is there, but I could only identify it because it was on the label. Tried at the KC Hopfest in 2013.
wnoble (931) - French Lick, Indiana, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours crystal clear brown with little head. Really just a pale film. Nose is fresh coconut meat, stone fruit complexities, and some toasty malts. Flavor is full of fresh coconut and toffee and nutty malts and just a touch of vanilla. Medium light bitterness. Not a bad brown.
ryanscourt (303) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh wood smell. Nice bourbon, or i guess now coconut flavor without being too strong, mostly wood. Light with some toasty sweetness. Thin body.
Otterdance (47) - - MAY 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Brown with small tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and coconut. Has a malty sweetness with caramel, vanilla, and an obvious toasted coconut flavour. Light/medium body and despite itís sweetness is a refreshing beer. Excellent for summer.