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Coco Loco Toasted Coconut Brown Ale - Kona Brewing Co.

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Coco Loco Toasted Coconut Brown Ale
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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 17.68%
Wants: 15
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JISurfer on 07-22-2010)
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: a light brown color with a wispy head that breaks apart quickly.

Smell: coconut and brown sugar sweetness is easy to detect.

Taste: mild malt levels here. Coconut is up front with some milder chcoclate and brown sugar tones. Bitterness is mild at best and this beer is a bit on the sweeter side overall.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, smoother at the finish. Aftertaste is long lived as the coconut sweetness seems to linger a while.

Overall: this seems to be a beer to try at least once, but as the glass emptied I was looking for something else on the menu. Overall a bit too sweet for my liking in a brown ale.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2011 19:50:10 | More by Gavage
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-22-2013 21:03:39 | More by BillRoth
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-17-2013 19:07:19 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-01-2013 02:49:18 | More by Cynic-ale
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-05-2013 08:40:23 | More by DmanGTR
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-27-2014 18:56:50 | More by tommyguz
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-18-2014 23:40:48 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Rayek

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-06-2013 01:25:32 | More by Rayek
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

07-06-2013 16:23:21 | More by MinorThreat
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waiting4lunch

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-22-2011 21:45:09 | More by waiting4lunch
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Lukass

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-17-2013 22:42:10 | More by Lukass
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a Stella stem glass. Body is a ruddy brown with reddish highlights, topped by a small amount of creamy tan head. Sweet aroma of toasted malt, toasted coconut, a litttle bit of brown sugar, and just a hint of sweet, dark fruit.
Palate is big on sweet, slightly toasty malt and a hint of fruity hops. Notes of toasted coconut and Hershey's syrup are prevalent. Finish is a lingering sweetness from the rich darker malt profile and the coconut.
Body is creamy and robust, but not too thick. This is, after all, a brown ale, but with much more flavor than the usual English variety. I think this is an interesting twist on what's usually a pretty boring style.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2011 06:35:08 | More by ElGordo
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on tap at the Koko Head Marina brewpub. I was happy to hear they had this one on tap, as I had read about it earlier this year, and made it one of the beers I really wanted to try. I wouldn't put it up there with Maui Brewing Co. Coconut Porter, which I like a lot, but it's still very good. With it being a brown ale, I wasn't sure how it would measure up to the MBC beer, but was pleasantly surprised at how well it went together. The coconut wasn't too overbearing with the brown ale malts, balanced out well actually. My wife thought it was ok, which is impressive, because she doesn't like coconut at all. That just shows how the coconut wasn't too "in your face". Overall a decent beer from KBC. Glad to see them try this one out, hopefully we'll see it in bottles at some point, but who knows.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2010 09:29:32 | More by JISurfer
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-19-2013 03:05:01 | More by thinwhiteduke
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jdense

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle hand-carried back from islands by neighborhood beer buddy, split into two tumblers, 4.4.11.

Faint tan one finger head over clear reddish brown amber body no visible carbonation or lacing. Nose features toasted coconut ala marshmallows, fainted a bit in the middle and return as it warmed, grassy hops. Taste mirrors nose, interesting, the coconut is not overpowering, provides a pleasant sweetness to this otherwise forgettable brown ale. Mouthfeel is medium, decent effervescence. Not something I'd want to bring into the regular rotation, but a nice change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 15:29:13 | More by jdense
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DarthGuitarHero

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-09-2014 02:00:26 | More by DarthGuitarHero
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-15-2014 15:33:55 | More by atlbravsrno1
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

05-24-2012 16:14:07 | More by zekeman17
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kew

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

04-22-2012 23:22:40 | More by kew
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-09-2013 22:05:41 | More by TasteTester
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SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-29-2012 00:56:17 | More by SFC21
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Proclarush

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-16-2013 02:43:14 | More by Proclarush
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tjsdomer2

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Ruby-brown with lots of foam. Little carbonation. Fairly thin.

Smell: Creamy coconut. Extremely unique.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Root beer, coconut, and some coffee. Very creamy and better when it warms to room temperature.

Overall Drinkability: An outstanding beer. Excellent tropical feel for a dark beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 00:32:38 | More by tjsdomer2
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-07-2013 20:13:14 | More by NilocRellim
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hopkrid

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-20-2013 08:00:19 | More by hopkrid
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Coco Loco Toasted Coconut Brown Ale from Kona Brewing Co.
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