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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,211 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,211
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 29
Gots: 74 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

twax, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rydev24, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of neenerzig
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

Eric

neenerzig, Apr 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

samturner, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Mdog
3.33/5  rDev -8%
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
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

spants, Apr 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

quadhog, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

oriolesfan4, Apr 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

sjoeboo, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of donteatpoop
4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured a light coppery brown, like a top shelf whiskey. Nice little cap of white foam that quickly dissipates save for a ring around the perimeter.

The smell was light notes of grain and toast and a good whiff of coconut.

Taste was excellent. The coconut was subtle, which is good because it could easily overpower a brew. Nice and smooth to drink, if a bit thin for the style. Great beer, easy to drink. Definitely worth repurchasing. Glad to see it finally available here, I'd been wanting to try this.

donteatpoop, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Wamba, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Arsenal0328, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

sammy806, Apr 10, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly dense but clear brown body with a thin film of light tan that soon is gone and a gentle carbonation gliding to the surface.

S- The buttery coconut aroma has a syrup quality that grows as it opens. There is a mellow kona coffee brown malt aroma that grows just a bit as it warms.

T- The kona coffee note and buttery coconut is a bit artificial tasting and the soda pop finish has cola and brown malt flavors that are a bit sweet.

M- The light mouthfeel has a tight full soda pop fizz in the finish.

O- I was really looking forward to a good commercial coconut brown ale and this was not it. Lots of artificial flavors and more like a soda pop than a beer made it a bit hard to finish the bottle.

rhoadsrage, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Nihilistkid, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

yottachem, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

tjsmith910, Apr 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

dertyd, Apr 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

wonothesane42, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of Chaney
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Took a chance on this because I friggin love coconut.

Served in a Port City shaped glass.

A: Dark, dark reddish brown, with a sticky off-white head.

S: Definitely buttery coconut. Think coconut cream pie with WAAAAYY too much dairy.

T: OMG. This was totally not what I was expecting. Coconut Extractz R' Us. This sort of had a vomit aftertaste to it.

M: Carbonation was fine. Pretty thin stuff. Lots of lacing.

O: This was basically toasted coconut butter in a glass. If that's your thing, knock yourself out. I'm not a vegan, so I only sample the stuff from time to time.

Chaney, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

flyingPharmacist, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of sam_bliss
4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This one is deep dark brown but super clear for the style. Smells like toasted coconut, blackstrap molasses, and sweet, nutty malts. The taste does bring a slight pine and resinous hop flavor to balance the roast and caramel malts. The coconut seems almost burnt in the mouth, which is pleasant, surprisingly. The mouthfeel is far less full than the typical brown ale. There is a distinct flavor that I have trouble pinpointing.

After about eight of the twelve ounces poured from this bottle have been consumed, I finally got it. It smells like whiskey! Jack Daniels and brown sugar. This is not a note that I have before experienced in a brown ale, but it works in this one. Whiskey and toasted kokonut make this a unique brew--and unlike many sweet ales it tastes as if it is stronger rather than weaker than the actual alcohol content. It tastes like hard alcohol--whiskey--but instead it's only...wait it does not say what percent on the bottle. BeerAdvocate says it's 5.5% but the spot on the bottle where the ABV was listed on other Kona brews is just empty space on the Koko Brown label. I guess I should be ready if I start feeling hammered, since it did taste just like JD.

sam_bliss, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

MAUEX_MFA, Apr 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

syndelee, Apr 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

shelby415, Apr 02, 2013
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,211 ratings.