Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.
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Reviews by matjack85:
3.69/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL. 12oz brown bottle with a bottled on date of 1/20/13 stamped on the bottom of the front label, making this bottle about 50 days old.
The beer poured a clear brown color with a 1-finger tan head that dissipated in under 30 seconds and left only small amounts of spotty lacing.
You certainly can smell the coconut along with small amounts of chocolate and malt.
While coconut is the main flavor here, it isn't overpowering. It blends well with a malty caramel sweetness and small amount of chocolate. Not exactly a melted candy bar, but close. There's also a mild hop bitterness and a touch of alcohol to balance out the sweetness.
Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
I never had a beer with coconut in it before, but then again before I started drinking craft beers, I never would have thought adding chocolate to a beer was a good idea either. I enjoyed this one, probably because they didn't over do it. Gonna try another one next time I have coconut shrimp and see how it pairs with that.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2013 11:22:36 | More by matjack85
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4.01/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Tulip pour and I am met with an amber colored ale with nice burgundy highlights. Beige head that dissipates too quickly. Ring around the glass.
Aroma is chocolate with nice coconut whiffs. Semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa round it out. Also getting some good vanilla whiffs.
Taste is like the smell. Chocolate and coconut. They did a great job incorporating the coconut and highlighting it in this brew.
Much too thin in the mouthfeel. Watery.
Overall I was happily surprised by this. I am not a huge Kona fan, but this completely made me turn back for another go around. Well done beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 15:56:41 | More by kaseydad
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,173 ratings.