cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle @ home. I was given a high recommendation of this by my buddy Tim, so I got to give it a try. Pours a deep brown appearance with a tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Wow, the aroma is delicious. Rich coconut and nutty aroma with some more subtle notes of caramel, chocolate, and coffee. 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 that I imagine could really enjoy mainstream success. fluffy (2461) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
pours dark ruby red with an effervescent head that dissipates like soda. aroma is nutty to be expected, with a bit of a coffee note. flavor is typical of the style, though i didnt get much coconut from it honestly. still, a solid brown that isnt too heavy. nice. Aml42000 (625) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Light, transparent brown with a thick beige head. Spicy, fresh aromatics with excellent intensity. Very similar to the Coconut Porter as the coconut is out in front, but in the end this is a bit less sweet and a bit more enjoyable. A very easy beer for anyone to enjoy. taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Brown - really nice thick head. Aroma of toasted cereal. Taste is cereal but with a nice mix of coconut. Not much bitterness and a touch of sweetness. The finish is at first malty, then going to the taste of coconut milk. bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours reddish brown with a medium head. Aroma roasted malt with coffee. A bit thin in body with a lively amount of carbonation. Flavor is mild, but tastey. Coffee is more present than coconut, but every once in a while the coconut does pop through.
joeneugs (6372) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Pours a clear brown color with a khaki head. The aroma is very strong with coconut and lightly toasted malt. The flavor is odd to me. Kinda like suntan lotion. Very strong notes of coconut overpower the rather simple brown ale base. There’s some burnt toast at the finish. This beer does pair well with curry dishes though. radagast83 (8443) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2012
20oz pour at local sports bar. Came to the table as a reddish-brown, with not much of a head. Aroma was a mild, distinct, roasted malts, with a nice toasted coconut. Woah! Flavor was light roast, with coconut and vanilla. Was so smooth and creamy. I may have found a fantastic brown ale I can get at a crummy sports bar. rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance is a clear dark brown with a one finger off-white head. Minimal lacing.
Smell is dark roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate and coconut.
Flavor has plenty of roasted malt but coconut also is front and center. Good chocolate flavor as well all blending together to create a wonderful taste. A tiny bit of hop bitterness is there to level out the sweetness. It’s almost like a Mounds bar in a glass.
Overall a wonderful beer for someone who loves coconut.
StPeteBeerMan (54) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Off white head that lingers. Appears reddish brown. Aroma is light but very pleasant of toasted coconut. Taste of vanilla and light toasted coconut with light body. Caramel notes emerge as it warms. Fantastic concept but I wish the was more body or sweetness to enhance the coconut flavor. drjay44 (3825) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin light beige head, over a clear, light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is primarily cocoanut, with hints of coffee, chocolate....taste is cocoanut, with light coffee, cocoa, finishing with cocoanut, mocha tones...mouth feel light of medium, carbonation medium. This is a different brown. The cocoanut changes the dynamic completely. It is not unpleasant, but one has to like cocoanut to appreciate this. The cocoanut masks the usual aspects one finds in a Brown Ale. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6