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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,231 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,231
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 30
Gots: 79 | 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 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
Photo of Dizbro21
3/5  rDev -17.4%

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

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

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

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

jsurfs82, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

imperialking, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of daedalusfinch
4.5/5  rDev +24%

daedalusfinch, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of DrJay
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A short-lived whitish cap topped the coppery brown beer. Nice clarity, a bit of lacing. Roasted, toasted aroma with coconut and floral character, some coffee. Similar flavour profile, with malt sweetness more prominent than bitterness. Lots of toast, coconut and roast, some nuttiness mid-palate. Lingering floral bitterness. Medium bodied and on the dry side, moderate carbonation, but thinned out a little in the finish. Decent overall, as long as you don't mind coconut.

DrJay, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of Ryan1423
4.5/5  rDev +24%

Ryan1423, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of MetaSteve
1/5  rDev -72.5%

MetaSteve, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of BrewtalAlement
4/5  rDev +10.2%

BrewtalAlement, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of JayS2629
3.95/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an amber brown with a two finger off-white head that fades quickly but leaves ok lacing.

The aroma was of toasted nuts, cocoa, caramel, vanilla and faint hints of coconut.

the flavor was a good solid brown ale with chocolate, vanilla, toasted biscuit, and caramel flavors. faint hints of coconut subtly come in. Not enough to be called a coconut beer.

Creamy, medium body, good

Overall a very easty drinking, tasty beer.

JayS2629, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of OtsegoAmigo
4/5  rDev +10.2%

OtsegoAmigo, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of debuscher22
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

debuscher22, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Anew, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Flatbread Company in Paia, Maui, Hawaii.

Pours an amber color with a 1 inch foamy tan head that settles to a thin film. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, nuts, and some coconut aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, nuts, slight vanilla, and toasted coconut. A mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a pretty good mouthfeel with a crisp carbonation level. Overall, this is a pretty good brown ale that the coconut works with but I have had better coconut beers before.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of codynevels
3/5  rDev -17.4%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of Adamostella
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Adamostella, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of AlexM
4/5  rDev +10.2%

AlexM, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of TippySelenoid
2.88/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes.

Served in a weizen glass.

It's chocolate brown with a tan head that lasts all the way to the bottom.

Very sweet coconutty smell, almost like a candy.

This beer tastes like suntan lotion. The coconut seems artificial and is overpowering. It was more htan I expected and found it to be too much by the time I got to the bottom of my glass.

It's a creamy beer with a nice amount of bubbles.

This was my last beer on my vacation. I was sad to be heading back to Missouri. My wife and I had these at the Kona Grill in the Honolulu airport.

TippySelenoid, Nov 06, 2011
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,231 ratings.