jgb9348 (6198) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Deep dark brown coloured body with a thinnish, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of coconut, malt, caramel, cardboard and a bit of earth and vanilla. Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour with a deep, bitter earthy bite showing a lot of permanent marker, some spice notes and a lot of caramel on the finish. Aftertaste is fairly one-dimensional with a lot of bittering notes and less malty, well-rounded flavours. Overall, a bit less than I was expecting, with a lot of strong ,assertive flavours dominating the taste and palate. Still, nice to try a new beer from Hawaii, but this one isnít as good as it could have been. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Tustin, California on 03-February-2012 for US$1.49 sampled at home in Washington on 09-October-2012. Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Appearance was clear reddish brown with lasting tannish creamy 1 finger head, lacing throughout. Aromas are chocolate, coffee, caramel malts, slight spicey musky hops, then hints of coconut. Taste are sweet caramel, chocolate, coffee malts with slight spicey citrus hops and a touch of coconut. Palate was creamy smooth CO2 with meduim body, then spicey average length malty finish. A good session brown with hint of coconut... Nik925 (795) - USA - OCT 6, 2012
This beer came very lowly recommended from friends, but a $3 bomber was worth the try for "toasted coconut". Friends were right as this is no good. Sorry. There is some tasty coconut in there, but it is if 99% covered by crappy burnt malt. Dear brewer: Brown ale gives you some flexibly, for sh1ts sake take it and run with a coconut flavor, as your malt is sketchy at best. Embrouille (2852) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 27, 2012
Bottled 33cl. Nice inviting nose. Medium bodied. Good roasted malt profile. Pleasant bitterness. Dry nutty finish. Flawless and rather pleasant. sjohnny (627) - - SEP 19, 2012
I wasnít sure what to expect from this one. The beer was very good on itís own. Medium bodied and smooth with good flavor. And then came the roasted coconut flavor as an added bonus. It complimented the beer very nicely. Good stuff.
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is nutty, coconut. Taste coconut, nuts, roasted malts, thin body with a long, dry, sweet finish. Very interesting beer. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 29, 2012
THOUGHTS: Wow. Very different. Not the greatest beer Iíve ever had, but after trying over a thousand beers itís great to try something unlike anything Iíve already tried. Reminded me of Easter candy ó chocolate-covered coconut.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, brownish amber with a small to average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma contained moderate to heavy toast, nut, and caramel; hints of chocolate; chocolate covered coconut; and mostly coconut. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly acidic; while the finish was light to moderately sweet, slightly sour and ever so slightly bitter with an average duration. There was caramel, coconut, nut, toast, hints of chocolate, and chocolate-covered, coconut Easter candy. The light to medium body was slightly syrupy with fairly fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent finish. alobar (3759) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Chestnut brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Caramel, coconut, nuts, and hint of grain flavor. Really nice beer! Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2012
from Bier-Bienne - pours a cloudy dark brown beer under a firm and creamy beige head; aroma of caramel and hints of nuts; soft palate, some earthy bitterness; medium-bodied; malty and gently nutty finish - gentle jimhilt (2609) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Very dark brown color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Coconut nose. Flavor is a funky sweet coconut. Not your usual brown. $1.75 for a 12oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT. Bottled Mar 28, 12.