Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by IPhantom:
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly amber, Newcastle-ish brown with a white-tan, half finger thick head. Lacing is high and persistent. Nose definitely puts across the promised coconut, along with some biscuity malt and dry hop characteristics. The overall impression is almost a faint toffee. Taste is to the malty side for an ale, the toasted coconut coming through rather subtly-sweet (although I see how it could get cloying for some people). Finish is surprisingly crisp, with something almost like maple syrup left on the tongue.
Maybe it's because I warmed up with a few Magic Hat #9's, but I found this beer surprisingly good. Good spring pick, and I'd definitely buy it again to share.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2012 21:20:51 | More by IPhantom
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3.36/5 rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A- Crystal clear brown with quickly dissipating, soapy head. OK lacing.
S- Smells more like sweet vanilla candy when its cold. Coconut becomes more pronounced as it warms, but never really becomes true. Some slight breadiness and caramel malts.
T- Cold, it was mainly burnt cracker with a touch of coconut. I found it needed to warm a few minutes for the flavors of caramel, light citrus and slight earthy hop to come out, but as it warmed further, those flavors dissipated away, leaving a warm version of what I tasted cold. Weak flavors.
M- Light bodied and semi drying. Burnt, bready aftertaste.
O- I'm a big coconut fan, but this really wasn't what I was hoping for. The coconut never quite tasted like coconut, and every aspect being graded was weaker than I prefer. I don't want to dis Kona; Fire Rock Pale Ale is one of my go-to's, but this one just didn't measure up for me.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 19:52:25 | More by tmm313
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,037 ratings.