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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,148 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,148
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 28
Gots: 60 | FT: 2
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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mherring84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

02-15-2014 04:35:28 | More by mherring84
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-15-2014 00:25:38 | More by Hypersomnia
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

02-14-2014 07:05:56 | More by dbaraniak
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Vonhinx

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-14-2014 00:01:06 | More by Vonhinx
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-13-2014 02:38:21 | More by oldvines
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-12-2014 05:39:26 | More by 52P48
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TheBrother

New York

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

02-12-2014 03:04:29 | More by TheBrother
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

02-11-2014 05:05:52 | More by crowsnest
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Adkins721

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-10-2014 23:46:16 | More by Adkins721
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JKV96

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-10-2014 23:43:56 | More by JKV96
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jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

3.05/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle poured in a pint glass. Smell is pleasant enough a little malty sweetness and some toasted notes, no discernable coconut however. Mouthfeel comes up short very thin feeling, makes me go back for another sip but has me looking for something more. Taste is nice, sweet malt is back again along with the toast, after really trying I get the coconut but it doesnt stand out at all. A decent brown ale but nothing special and if I didnt say coconut I probably would never have known.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 03:56:44 | More by jkeefe1800
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Goldndomer

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-10-2014 03:06:35 | More by Goldndomer
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-09-2014 01:14:46 | More by Sspeer1
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GOLDENDOMER

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-08-2014 17:16:13 | More by GOLDENDOMER
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California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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BryantForestry

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Deep mahogany brown in color. A quarter inch of of white foam rests on top. Brussels lacing. The aroma is of coconut and caramelized malt. There's definitely a sweetness that dominates. The mouth is a bit carbonated and warm. There's bit of a cloying aspect between the caramelized malt and the intense sweetness from the coconut. The taste is an intense dark maltiness that is quickly overwhelmed by the sweet coconut.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 01:10:42 | More by Franziskaner
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MSandahl23

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-04-2014 21:39:13 | More by MSandahl23
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-04-2014 00:33:29 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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johnnyf27

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-03-2014 22:03:21 | More by johnnyf27
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TechBrew

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

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bralston345

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Givemebeer

Vermont

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Brown. 1 1/2 head that fades and some lacing is evident.

S: coconut and cocoa

T: Was unsure if the coconut would come through on this but it really does. It dominates the flavor with some light chocolate in the background. A little one dimensional.

M: Fairly light bodied with a sweet finish

O: Tough to rate. As a brown ale, its not too good. But Kona went for a gimmicky beer and succeeded. If you like coconut, get it. If you want a well crafted complex brown ale, avoid it.

Points for nice coconut flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 05:07:39 | More by Givemebeer
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stript

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +30.9%

02-02-2014 03:08:59 | More by stript
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Rowlaw

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

I really wanted to like this beer. The look was just the way I like: dark with a amber hue. The aroma wonderful dark, rich, with a hint of coconut. The beer poured well with a full 1" head in the craft pub glass I used. While I let it breath, I drank the last sip from the bottle. It was wonderful. Dark and malty with a believable hint of dark chocolate and the whiff of toasted coconut.

A few moments latter I sniffed the glass and swiftly took my first full sip. Wham. I was hit by the coconut. The more I drank the more the coconut overpowered. It was so good out of the bottle, I really wanted to like the glass. I couldn't finish. Maybe I'll give it another try but keep it in the bottle. Possibly I'm overwhelmed by the coconut aroma and I liked the first sip out of the bottle because my nose wasn't in the glass.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 00:55:09 | More by Rowlaw
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,148 ratings.