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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,231 Ratings

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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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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

briandaube, May 04, 2013
Photo of Nugganooch
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle from the Kona Brewing variety pack - served in an Imperial nonic glass
Dated 07-FEB-13

A: Auburn brown body with a semitransparent look. Thick half finger of some choppy oatmeal colored suds. Low to retain leaving only a few streaks and dots of stick behind.

S: Smells of nutty malts with a light roast toffee sweetness. There is a root-like earthiness overall and a trailer of coconut crème mixed with coffee. Nice aroma and lighter than expected on the coconut.

T: Tastes like a vanilla cream soda. Leads with the nutty caramelized malts and segues to the vanilla and coconut crème sweetness with a bit of hazelnut coffee mixed in. There is some understated milk chocolate and a root-like earthiness throughout. I get some slight artificial flavorings but not in a real offensive way. Low to moderate bitterness perceived and no alcohol flavors coming through. Lightly sweet and tasty with a definite unique twist to the Brown ale.

M: Very light and a bit watery thin. Nice frothy consistency from the carbonation. A touch of drying but relatively wet on the finish.

D: Somewhat unique and lighter on the coconut than I was expecting. Still still tasty and sessionable. A little gimmicky but still pretty fun to drink.

Nugganooch, May 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Stoutlad, May 01, 2013
Photo of alexgash
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle.

Golden maple syrup brown. Clear. Small, wispy, light beige head. Not much lacing. Toffee, brown sugar, figs, and toasted coconut on the nose. Not bad--definitely plays up the whole coconut thing.

Toasted malt. A little nutty. Toffee and dark fruit sweetness fill in. Nutty, toasted coconut flavor develops and gets pretty strong toward the finish. Hints of vanilla and licorice. Lingering coconut and toffee sweetness in the finish. Medium to moderate body with a somewhat slick feel. Not bad, but not one I would want more than one of in a sitting.

alexgash, Apr 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

nyrblue2, Apr 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

lauramishima, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Falcone, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Jason1337, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

kayrex, Apr 28, 2013
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2/5  rDev -44.9%

VeloCityGirl, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Schlafly33, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Docrock, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Beerswag, Apr 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Theosphere, Apr 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

nheinzie57, Apr 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Vahovich, Apr 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

PingBob, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of bnes09
3.21/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful amber color and semi-transparent. Cream colored head is thick on the pour and retains well. Good lacing.

Tangy tropical plants, grass and wheat toast in the aroma.

Wheat flavor. Coconut. Mild toast character. Hops are grassy and leafy. Has a sour off taste.

Medium bodied. Grainy texture. Dry finish. Solid carbonation.

Eh. Not the best brown ale out there. I appreciate the creativity but this one was a flop in my opinion.

bnes09, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Highstplz, Apr 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

henryhampton, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

twax, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

rydev24, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of neenerzig
4.05/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a clear, deep amber medium brown color with ruby highlights when held up to the light. The slightly off white head is about a inch thick when first poured before eventually settling to a big tick ring lining the inside of the glass and nice swirls of foam on the beer's surface. Pretty decent lacing. Aromas of caramel and molasses malts along with nice hints of coconut, chocolate, and nut. Flavor wise it has a nice sweet caramel and molasses malt sweetness upfront followed by the aforementioned hints of coconut, chocolate, and nut. The slight taste of oak is also present, and it is all rounded out with a slight hop presence of the back of the tongue. Very nice blending of all the various flavors going on here. Has a crisp, smooth, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a nice clean finish. Easy to drink in the way a well crafted beer should be.


neenerzig, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

samturner, Apr 14, 2013
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3.33/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Dark amber/light brown, good head.

Smell: Sweet roast malt, coconut oil, vanilla.

Taste: Artificial vanilla, coconut come through strong. Mild roasted flavor and very light coffee. Kind of weird tasting.

Overall: Kona recently showed up in MN so I picked up a single of this. The coconut flavor does come through but there's an artificial vanilla flavor that just takes over too much of the palate. Having a little more roast or coffee base with the coconut could be very good. Just missed the mark here.

Mdog, Apr 14, 2013
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,231 ratings.