SSSteve (3557) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
the first time i had this beer was decatur beerfest in fall of 12. honestly, it was the beer of the festival. my wife and i returned several times to the tent for gluttonous refills. this time i acquired a growler from ale yeah store. the beer pours a clear deep brown with a large, creamy tan head. nose of roasted coffee. this beer tastes slightly different, however, from the tap version at the festival several months back. not quite as sweet and coconutty. this one has a more roasted barley flavor with the bitter ethiopian coffee being more up front and i’m not getting the vanilla. its still an excellent beer IMO, so i will rate as a combination from what i remember from the fest. thanks guys, love both of your fine establishments!
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with ruby hints and creamy tan head and lace. Coffee aroma with a hinto chocolate. Coffee on the front with a nice choco finish. Medium body with good carbonation but a hinto watery finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Koko Buni
Date: October 22, 2012
Appearance: brown, big dense tan head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate and cocoanut aroma
Flavor: sweet chocolate and cocoanut flavor, just a hint of the coffee brings in a roasted character, sweet chocolate
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Cybercat (2787) - Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rich, smoky aroma has a good note of coffee and hints of chocolate, vanilla and - yes, coconut. Comes out of the growler a sable so dark it might as well be black with a very thick and rather persistent light tan head that "pillows" as you drink away. Roast coffee flavor fills the mouth with chocolate, vanilla and malty flavors and a hint of coconut that nicely compliments the chocolate. Sweetness is at just the right level, neither subtle nor cloying. Smooth texture has decent fizz and body and a powdery hint. A truly excellent beer - pity this appears to be a one-and-done deal.