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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,199 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 28
Gots: 71 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Is there anything more iconic of the lush tropics than the coconut? The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Kick back with a Koko Brown, brewed with real toasted coconut, and savor the mahogany color and smooth, roasty malt taste.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: julian on 02-19-2011)
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ACifra

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-29-2014 21:57:20 | More by ACifra
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ChiChi

Maryland

3.2/5  rDev -11.6%

Nice caramel brown color, thick head that leaves nice traces on the top as well as the glass. Its a bitey brown and what got me to try this in the first place did not disappoint, that's the toasted coconut. The subtile aftertaste of the coconut is amazing as well as the other flavors that pop up, such as macadamia and almond. I can only dream and assume how well this beer will go with some pineapple and glazed ham! Aloha!!!

03-29-2014 19:25:34 | More by ChiChi
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-29-2014 03:01:08 | More by andrenaline
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Loveyourbeer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

03-29-2014 01:20:27 | More by Loveyourbeer
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-28-2014 01:53:42 | More by DaveMiller
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DavidGross

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-27-2014 02:13:15 | More by DavidGross
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civicm87

New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-26-2014 21:33:14 | More by civicm87
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decoy727272

Texas

5/5  rDev +38.1%

I Have tried EVERY American brown ale and specialty brown ales available in my area and even the Rouge hazelnut or Dogfish heads brown ale does not touch this one IN MY OPINION! It just smells amazing and tastes so good in summer or winter. I buy cases of it when it comes out and never want to drink the last ones. :) would love to try on tap.

03-26-2014 17:41:10 | More by decoy727272
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LADYBEAST

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-26-2014 05:28:15 | More by LADYBEAST
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gshak

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-25-2014 22:36:02 | More by gshak
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Matthew607

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-24-2014 16:48:54 | More by Matthew607
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Pipelovejoy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-24-2014 15:26:06 | More by Pipelovejoy
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/5/2013. Pours crystal clear ruby brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, chocolate, coconut, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, vanilla, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and coconut notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, chocolate, coconut, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, vanilla, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, coconut, toffee, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, vanilla, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, coconut, and light earthy hop flavors; with nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice brown ale! All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/bready malt and coconut flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

03-24-2014 02:42:21 | More by superspak
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Extol

Georgia

4/5  rDev +10.5%

03-23-2014 23:04:37 | More by Extol
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mc4z

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

03-22-2014 08:01:42 | More by mc4z
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-20-2014 17:31:24 | More by waddellc2
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javablaine

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-20-2014 02:38:40 | More by javablaine
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Rpreskenis

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +38.1%

03-18-2014 23:43:38 | More by Rpreskenis
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Hibernator

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Koko Brown
12 oz brown bottle
Jan 23 14 printed on the side label
Served in an 8 oz. hotel glass

Pours a deep brown with a ruby highlights and a decent head on top.

Whiffs of chocolate and roasted malts.

A sugary sweetness with a milk chocolate flavor on the first sip. Easy to drink, but a tad thin on the mouthfeel. The second sip uncovers a nice toasted coconut twist, but something about this brown ale is lacking. Don't get me wrong, I can make it work. I just want more body and less weird sugar flavors in my beer. There is a mini hop snap on the finish.

Drinkable, but unlikely something I will revisit in Hawaii.

03-18-2014 07:00:56 | More by Hibernator
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-17-2014 01:41:57 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Kraig

California

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

03-16-2014 17:31:03 | More by Kraig
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

12 ox bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber copper color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet coconut, bready malts, caramel, and some nuttiness.

Taste: Sweet and nutty notes from the coconut, bready malts, some caramel, and a little chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little chewy, medium to high carbonation, and a bit smooth too. Feels a little dry.

Overall: A nice brown ale. The coconut brings this up a few notches and add a good flavor to the beer.

03-16-2014 03:21:18 | More by Flounder57
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WesMantooth

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -24%

03-15-2014 00:30:14 | More by WesMantooth
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the_alec

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

03-14-2014 23:06:31 | More by the_alec
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username

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-14-2014 22:16:50 | More by username
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.