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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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83
good

1,246 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 1,246
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 32
Gots: 84 | 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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Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours reddish/mahogany brown into my snifter with about one finger on tan head that has moderate retention and lacing.

S - Sweet caramel malts, toasted coconut and mild vanilla and cocoa notes.

T - Sweet malts and coconut are noticeable but fade quickly, toasted nuttiness, mild cocoa and vanilla. Flavors are very muted with the exception of coconut.

M - Fairly light and thin.

O - Overall an easy drinker and people who like coconut most likely would enjoy it. I'd say it's worth trying, but not seeking out.

StoneBrewFanatic, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of tirlzx
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tirlzx, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of DrBwser
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DrBwser, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of bcostner1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bcostner1, Jan 23, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip.
Pours a chocolate color brown..almost like a coke.
No head, but a bit of lacing is present.
Smell is so good. Toasted coconuts and malts dominate.
Taste is wonderful. Again, toasted coconut is present, but works so well with the toasy malts. I taste a bit of chocolate as well.
Slightly dry finish but crisp, fresh, and refreshing. I really like this brew. This is my first one since having it at the Brewery in 2010...and I loved it then. So glad to see it here on the east coast. I will be buying this for sure again and again. One of, if not my actual favorite brown...and I usually dont love brown ales...
Cheers!

DrinkSlurm, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of electtodefer
3/5  rDev -17.4%

electtodefer, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +24%

sukwonee, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of beerjustin
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

beerjustin, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

ianjsullivan, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of PthPndr
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

PthPndr, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of ricksrealm
3/5  rDev -17.4%

ricksrealm, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of JustinQ
4/5  rDev +10.2%

JustinQ, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of ScreamForMe
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

ScreamForMe, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Doppelbockulus
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells about like a typical brown ale. I get yeast and a bit of mild malt, but no coconuts.

Dark ruby appearance, clean and clear.

Not really any coconut on the tongue, either. It just tastes like a brown ale. There is a presence of toasted malts, but thankfully not burned malt. Hops are lightly present, more so in the after taste.

Typical mouthfeel, about like a Newcastle.

Doppelbockulus, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of IPAguy2009
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this 6 pack for 8 bucks. Had it last year and liked it.

A-clear brown slight red tint color. Very little lacing.

S- slight malt sweetness, with lots of toffee and coconut smells, I love coconut so its really good!

T-pretty mild brown ale taste with the coconut in the background. Yum!

M- pretty light and small amount of carbonation

O- I like its, its not great, but I like it. I'd recommend it. Nothing to really flip over but its tasty and well done! Prost!

IPAguy2009, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured a clear medium coffee brown. The white bubbly head builds no more than one finger high and dissipates fast, leaving little lacing.
The smell is a combination of coconut , roasted malts and a little coffee.
The taste is pretty much the same, the malts dominating the end.
This is a medium to light bodied beer and was a little to shallow for my taste. It is very drinkable, but I probably won't buy it again.

Hopfenpeter, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of shand
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Pours a fairly clear brown color with a decent head. Aroma is sweet malts, grains, and coconut. The taste is a nice mix of coconut and sweet malts. The malts really start to take over on the finish. The mouthfeel is smooth with a medium level of carbonation, and the drinkabilty is good. Overall, a solid brown ale with just a bit of a twist.

shand, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of rangerred
4.1/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is a clear dark brown with a one finger off-white head. Minimal lacing.

Smell is dark roasted malt with a little bit of chocolate and coconut.

Flavor has plenty of roasted malt but coconut also is front and center. Good chocolate flavor as well all blending together to create a wonderful taste. A tiny bit of hop bitterness is there to level out the sweetness. It's almost like a Mounds bar in a glass.

Overall a wonderful beer for someone who loves coconut.

rangerred, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of obrike
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a sixer at Specs in Round Rock.

This is a pretty polarizing beer. If you like the candybar Mounds, you'll love this beer...if you don't, you more than likely will give it poor marks.

Deep mahogany/dark brown pour with a thin head, decent whispy lacing left behind on my pint glass. I liked the look.

Certainly getting the coconut pulp taste...along with some roasted sweet malt.

Wow...that's a huge kick of coconut...super sweet. Getting some chocolate and roasted nut as well...certainly different than your average brown ale. A bit overpowering with the coconut, but I could see how some would really love this. A bit too thin on the backend, but very easy to drink, especially with the 5.5 abv.

Quite an interesting take on a brown ale. Aloha Koko Brown.

obrike, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of GallowsThief
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The House of Brews.

A – Poured out a dark brown with about a finger of off white head that drops to a thin lacing.

S – Pretty sweet smell with roasted malt, chocolate and vanilla. Coconut.

T – Had a fairly large coconut flavor right out of the gate. Pretty standard brown ale after the coconut fades. Has some chocolate and coffee flavor along with a touch of roasted malt. Nutty at the end.

M – Medium bodied and fairly good carbonation. Pretty smooth.

O – I liked this beer but I love all things coconut. I think it’s a fairly average brown but the coconut is my cup of tea. If you are not a coconut fan its not for you. I will take it anyday.

GallowsThief, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Dizbro21, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

tvanr, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Hughlegit
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Hughlegit, Jan 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

TrickkyGangsta, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of jsurfs82
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

jsurfs82, Jan 10, 2012
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 1,246 ratings.