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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,211 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 29
Gots: 74 | 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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

mszpara, Mar 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Jlabs, Mar 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

SuperMario, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Recless7, Mar 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

Danielr26, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Drs3, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of JKingWood
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this a three different times and each one was different, don't know if that speaks to my taste at the time or just the brew.
Dark tea in color.
Not a lot going on with the nose, slight hops, roasted malts, but nothing strong.
Nice khaki colored head, when swirled leaves an oil like cohesion to the side of the glass that slowly lets go.Good.
Taste- at its best, the toasted coconut shines through, sometimes dryer than I expected and never in a Mounds bar sweet kind of way. If you like coconut, this is a great beer for you, dark enough so that the coconut doesn't seem out of place, just right to let the toasted coconut star, but as part of the team.
A rare specialty beer that works. Brown drinkers, coconut fans, and someone looking for a dark that doesn't have the same old profile will find something to enjoy here.

JKingWood, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

AudioGilz, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

ryanmcd, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Bob_Rhoades, Mar 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

rlb49, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerBeast, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

NoProblem, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Or80rowley
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I don't get the low reviews on this one, I see it different

A. Dark amber, one finger kakhi color head

S. Bitter hop, coffee, sweet

T. Coconut, coffee, sweet brown sugar

M. Medium body, nice carbonation, clean finish, roasted aftertaste

O. Great beer, I'm a fan

Or80rowley, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear chestnut color. The head is a little over a finger high, and off-white in shade. Its texture is somewhat soapy, ergo it doesn't really leave a huge amount of lacing on the glass. Retention is pretty good.

S: It brings a decent amount of toasted coconut at first. After a while, though, the nose becomes somewhat chocolaty, and even fruity at times. And after even more time, the coconut really comes out. I'll give this nose credit - it's interested me, and brown ales don't interest me.

T: Coconut notes are more subtle here than in the nose, but they're definitely here. Apart from that, it starts with a decent brown sugar and milk chocolate flavors, with something suggesting herbal hops in the finish. The hop levels are perfect here - they help to dry out the sweetness some, yet don't even come close to wrecking the balance. It's one of those rare beers that grows on me the more I drink it.

M: I'm really enjoying the soft dryness of this. Though it's a bit on the thin side, it's not really a chugger - some residual sugar does linger on the finish. Frankly, I kind of don't want to chug this.

O: This is a pleasant surprise. So many 'Murican brown ales go the 'balanced' route, yet aren't really that delicate or sophisticated to compensate for its less exciting flavor profile. But this is. Brown ale is a hit-or-miss style with me - this isn't an emphatic hit, but damnit it's a hit nonetheless.

ThisWangsChung, Feb 26, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

georgiaboy8686, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

russwilliam, Feb 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

RHVC59, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

ibashmuck, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Jameswoody, Feb 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

mholdefer, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

rob99er, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rudabegga9, Feb 22, 2014
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3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz mug.

Appearance: Dark brown color with amber hues and a substantial, fizzy off-white head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves behind spotty lace.

Smell: Without going into each flavor in-depth, the smell of this reminds me of Almond Joy.

Taste: Begins with a toasty flavor which rounds out to sweet malt and coconut. Finish maintains the coconut flavor alongside nuttiness and a touch of chocolate. The Almond Joy of beers!

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with subtle carbonation. Finish dries out.

Overall: An interesting beer, to say the least. Not too bad, but also far from great or inspiring. Something is missing here.

Mosstrooper, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Wsherry1, Feb 21, 2014
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,211 ratings.