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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,167 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,167
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 28
Gots: 63 | 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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BumpyAZ

New Jersey

3.39/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: medium brown, virtually no head, a few white bubbles along the glass

S: bready malts, nuty, coconut

T: general nuty taste, mild toasted coconut, malty

M: medium, a little dry and bitter

Overall a good beer but nothing special. Wish the coconut stood out a little more and had more sweetness, seems more of a general roasted nut taste to me.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 04:36:18 | More by BumpyAZ
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mpenske

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-07-2014 04:00:32 | More by mpenske
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-06-2014 19:03:07 | More by JakerLou
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warpedrevolution

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-06-2014 07:30:03 | More by warpedrevolution
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Weekiwachee

Antarctica

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-06-2014 03:10:32 | More by Weekiwachee
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-05-2014 03:53:43 | More by millerbuffoon
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mszpara

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

03-04-2014 01:41:01 | More by mszpara
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Jlabs

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-03-2014 19:25:24 | More by Jlabs
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SuperMario

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-03-2014 05:00:57 | More by SuperMario
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Recless7

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-03-2014 02:56:31 | More by Recless7
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Danielr26

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -38%

03-03-2014 01:02:35 | More by Danielr26
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Drs3

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-02-2014 19:02:17 | More by Drs3
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JKingWood

Texas

3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 18:57:11 | More by JKingWood
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AudioGilz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

03-01-2014 22:54:22 | More by AudioGilz
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ryanmcd

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24%

03-01-2014 19:34:30 | More by ryanmcd
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Bob_Rhoades

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

03-01-2014 02:07:53 | More by Bob_Rhoades
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rlb49

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-28-2014 22:15:58 | More by rlb49
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BeerBeast

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-28-2014 19:40:07 | More by BeerBeast
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-28-2014 19:02:20 | More by NoProblem
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Or80rowley

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2014 00:39:22 | More by Or80rowley
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.51/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 21:27:00 | More by ThisWangsChung
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georgiaboy8686

Maryland

1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

02-26-2014 05:06:35 | More by georgiaboy8686
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russwilliam

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-26-2014 03:46:22 | More by russwilliam
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RHVC59

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

02-26-2014 02:48:46 | More by RHVC59
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ibashmuck

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

02-25-2014 20:13:23 | More by ibashmuck
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,167 ratings.