Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.
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3.45/5 rDev -4.7%
ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass. Bottle does not list ABV but does list BOD.
A: Clear chestnut brown with a half-a-finger slightly off-white head.
S: Strong sweet coconut, malt, and nuts.
T: Sweet coconut, lots of nuts, some roasted malt, toasted smokey notes and slight hops in the finish for balancing.
M: Surprisingly light and dry.
O: Interesting aroma and acceptable flavor. The mouthfeel should be heavier though to match the toasted sweet coconut and smoke. On the other hand, this is a brewery in Hawaii; I doubt a heavy beer would go well there.
01-21-2012 01:16:22 | More by ianjsullivan
3.43/5 rDev -5.2%
The basics: 5.5% ABV and super cheap for a sixer...
Actually it pours exactly what I would call a Koko Brown in color...Very clear...Very light carbonation...Thin ring of foam and no real lacing. A bit "mehh" at first glance...
The aroma is super cool. It's kind of like an Almond Joy candy bar, but a subtle version of it. There's a slight hop component, but it's faint. I also get a touch of cinnamon. Pretty cool but not very complex.
Flavor is very similar to the aroma - kind of like drinking an Almond Joy...The initial burst of flavor seems sweet, but it's not. I also get a macadamia nut type flavor in the late middle and finish...Finish has an off bitterness which I can only attribute to the hops that MIGHT be present, but I can't be sure. The main fighter in this match is coconut and chocolate, as the name implies. It delivers exactly what it says it will, but it's otherwise uneventful.
What I like most: The interesting Almond Joy notes in the flavor and nose.
What I like least: The rather pedestrian beer that backs it all up.
Verdict: Worth the price, and that's to say it's cheap.
03-24-2011 03:40:35 | More by SolomonGrundy
3.89/5 rDev +7.5%
Two things I really loved about this beer. The price and the taste. The price was right since this is a big brewer and supply is ample. Not a lot of other beers I would take to a party for this price and feel like I'm taking this quality. The taste is exactly what it's advertised to be. Nutty brown ale with a bunch of coconut in there. I love it when a beer gives you exactly what you're expecting. Not saying I don't enjoy a complex brew but when drinking in the yard with friends you don't need to go crazy on in depth flavors and explanations. If you're a fan of brown ales and coconut separately, than combine them and enjoy a tasty beverage.
06-28-2014 20:15:22 | More by ThePaleRider
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.