jimhilt (2610) - 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. zacgillbanks (5180) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Dark brown with vanilla and slight chocolate flavours followed by a very strong coconut body and a slight roasted finish. robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Pours deep amber/brown, nose of roasted nuts, and caramel. A little heavy on the malt for me, but good malty flavors, nuts, coconut, green apple, and a trace of bitter chocolate. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Brilliant copper/ red color with ivory head. Nice toasted coconut, vanilla, cedar, nutty aromas. medium body. Tasty toasted coconut flavors with some caramel, roasted nuts--good wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Tasted on 8/9/12 from a capped 12oz bottle purchased at Turnip Truck in the Gulch. Pours clear, deep auburn with a very thick, rocky beige head that slowly recedes to rocky lace. The nose is nutty brown malt with a touch of milk chocolate, toffee, and tons of toasted coconut. The flavor is about the same with the toasted coconut and almond, milk chocolate, toffee, and even more coconut with a bit of a bitter back end. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long toasted, nutty coconut and lightly bitter finish.
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap. Pours a clear light brown with not much head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, and coconut. Very smooth and well-balanced. This was great! BrewBoxer (2636) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Draft. Deep Brown , this head. Scent is of nuts and some toffee. taste is the same but a little too watered down for my liking. would have expected to be fuller. eh elamericano (34) - Moscow, USA - JUL 31, 2012
This is a very smooth beer.
Very nice aroma. Probably one of its best features. Strong scent of coconut, as would be expected. Suggestions of wheat bread.
Appears syrup brown with very little head, which soon diffuses into nothing but a rim.
The taste is nutty and coco-nutty. Fulfilling.
Medium body, sticky, average carbonation, smooth finish.
Overall, a good beer for the money. I recommend. Sammy (12201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
Not being a big fan of either brown ales in general, or coconut as a flavour, I saved his one for a thirsty night after a hot day. Dark brown colour, with slightly sweet aroma. a pretty drinkable brown ale, toasty with some complexity. A bit assertive carbonation. ben4321 (6504) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012
Location: Draft at the Kona in the Honolulu Airport, 7/17/12
Aroma: The nose is big on sweet malts, toffee, caramel, nuts, coconut, and chocolate
Appearance: Pours a nice looking clearish brown color with a big, lasting of beige head
Flavor: The flavor is heavy sweet, similar to the nose with more toffee/caramel and coconut
Palate: The body is medium-plus with a soft carbonation and a somewhat creamy feel
This was some rather solid stuff. For some reason I seem to only like the Porters from Kona. Almost everything else they make is basically the Hawaiian version of macro crap. Honestly, when you’re there, it feels a lot like Kona is the Hawaiian Budweiser. This beer is clearly the exception to that though...