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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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1,210 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 29
Gots: 74 | FT: 1
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 MCain04
3.34/5  rDev -7.7%

Acquired as an extra in a trade. Thanks hilgart1. This was poured into a stella artois glass from a 12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Dark amber, clear, 0.5-1 finger head that is grey/off-white, quickly dissipating with no lacing.

Smell: Toasted coconut. Surprising apple-brandy aroma. Smells almost like a barrel-aged brew, though this is far from it.

Taste: Thin, mild coconut, mostly tastes like a thin weak brown ale. Like Newcastle Brown Ale, with a hint of toasted coconut.

Mouthfeel: Thin, moderately carbonated, wet.

Overall: An average brown ale that doesn't really bring much to the table in terms of coconut. I don't really go for brown ales to begin with, so this didn't wow me. Average at best.

MCain04, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of RWLawman
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

RWLawman, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of hardy008
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%

Pours a clear dark brown color with a one finger light tan head with decent retention and lacing. The aroma has toasted bread, caramel, and coconut.

Tastes just like it smells with toasted bread, coconut, and caramel. Sweet, with no bitterness for balance. Not overwhelmingly sweet, but sweet enough that I am glad it is no sweeter than it is.
Light bodied wit average carbonation, and a toasted bread and coconut aftertaste. A nice effort from Kona.

hardy008, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of WebGuyMike
4/5  rDev +10.5%

WebGuyMike, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

gshoes3, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Resuin
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Resuin, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of jucifer1818
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jucifer1818, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Dactrius
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Dactrius, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Headgoober
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Headgoober, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of SteveForSuds
4/5  rDev +10.5%

SteveForSuds, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of WDJersey
4/5  rDev +10.5%

WDJersey, Feb 10, 2013
Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

rcjennings, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jkn09, Feb 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

darthhamby, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of FCRICH
4/5  rDev +10.5%

FCRICH, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%

Appearance-a deep brown with a light khaki head 1 finger of foam that leaves a thin cap on the beer

Aroma- chocolate and coconut some yeasty sourness

Taste- nutty with tastes of raisins toasted almonds and of course coconut. LIke a toasted macaroon actually I haven't tasted side by side but it may give that maui brewing coconut beer a run for its money. hops balance out and give you a bit of a poke at the end but the whole thing cleans up pretty well on the pallete.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied theres a lip smacking maltyness but it is not overly sweet or syrupy.

Overall- there may be some biased here but i visited Kona Brew Co on my honeymoon. Great beers. I especially like this one!

Uncle_Jimmy, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of gatornation
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

gatornation, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of MattyG85
3.84/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Label bottling date of Nov 29, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a deep brownish amber with some ruby. Lots of rising bubbles and a solid three fingers of off white head with good retention. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.

Smell: A sweet toasty aroma with a big profile of coconuts. Starts out with a big scent of coconut with dark toasted malts. Hints of chocolate, toasted biscuit, nuts, caramel, toffee, yeast, and a little coffee roast. Some brown sugar adds some more sweetness. Hop presence is very light. Coconut dominates the smell.

Taste: Like the aroma indicates, a very coconut forward toasty taste. Big coconut flavor throughout with toasty malts. Hints of sweet chocolate, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, coffee, and yeast. A fair amount of brown sugar sweetness. Subtle earthy hops come through towards the finish. Once again the coconut is the dominate note. Pretty decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is on the lighter side of medium with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy and crisp. Sweet but dries up a bit towards the finish.

Overall: A pretty decent brown ale. Very coconut forward and on the sweeter side. An interesting take on the style.

MattyG85, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%

Kona Aloha Series Koko Brown Ale. Ale brewed with toasted coconut and natural flavor added.

Clear, russet brown, slim tanned head.

Aroma: sweet juicy coconut hits the nose right from the top. It's the dominant flavor in the nose, and nothing but nothing is getting out from underneath. We know from the start that if you are no lover of coconut, this is one to avoid. If you belong in the set that adores it, get ready to fall in love.

Taste: The toasted cocoanut is still large when it lands on the tongue, small dark malt backs it up handily. Minor bitterness. long, malty finish. Small sweetness. Utterly likable, easily approachable.

What's the neck paper read? "Koko Brown's distinctive nutty aroma and flavor comes from real toasted coconut blended into each brew. One sip of this roasty, smooth, mahogany colored ale and you will feel like you are on a warm, sun-drenched beach in Hawaii. Alohoa?"

If you like coconut in a brown ale, this is where you go. If you don't, stay the hell away

feloniousmonk, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Haybeerman, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Danimal1101, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Nachos4two
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Nachos4two, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of wbolden0412
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

wbolden0412, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Big_Blue
3.73/5  rDev +3%

Appearance: Beer appears dark brown; quite red when backlit. Head is a thick off white and very creamy. Lacing is dense and persistent.

Aroma: Lightly hopped, very malty. The coconut is very pronounced, but toasted – not cloying or sweet – as the official description promises.

Taste: The coconut hits first, but the slight sweetness rides over the tongue in a wave, allowing the maltiness of the beer to come forth before reasserting itself at the finish. There is little to no bitterness. Again, the coconut has a distinctly toasted flavor to it, but ideally so. Enough to notice, but not overdone and, therefore, acrid.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but not weak. Carbonation could be slightly higher

Overall: I'll be honest, this beer was decent enough to plow through a six pack in 90 minutes. A hair too sweet for my tastes, but much less so than some other Brown Ales I've attempted.

Big_Blue, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of powdersoldier
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

powdersoldier, Feb 06, 2013
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.