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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,230 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,230
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 30
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Mikeb8, Apr 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jzlyo, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ramrod666, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

willland, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

KingMe, Mar 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ACifra, Mar 29, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!!!

ChiChi, Mar 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

andrenaline, Mar 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Loveyourbeer, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

DaveMiller, Mar 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

DavidGross, Mar 27, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

civicm87, Mar 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

decoy727272, Mar 26, 2014
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

LADYBEAST, Mar 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

gshak, Mar 25, 2014
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Matthew607, Mar 24, 2014
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Pipelovejoy, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

superspak, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Extol, Mar 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mc4z, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +37.7%

Rpreskenis, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Hibernator, Mar 18, 2014
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,230 ratings.