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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,193 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,193
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.19%
Wants: 28
Gots: 69 | 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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MattyG85

Minnesota

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.

02-07-2013 07:12:29 | More by MattyG85
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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

02-07-2013 01:34:46 | More by feloniousmonk
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-06-2013 23:23:55 | More by Haybeerman
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Danimal1101

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-06-2013 22:08:53 | More by Danimal1101
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

02-06-2013 20:29:07 | More by Nachos4two
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wbolden0412

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-06-2013 19:48:15 | More by wbolden0412
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Big_Blue

California

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.

02-06-2013 08:32:27 | More by Big_Blue
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powdersoldier

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-06-2013 04:02:40 | More by powdersoldier
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-06-2013 02:40:33 | More by Gagnonsux
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hosehead83

Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +8.8%

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Dark copper in color, with a moderate head of tan foam.
Aroma-Toasted malt, subtle coconut
Taste-Toasted coconut, toasted malt, a nice little bite in the finish seems to balance everything out. a bit thin-bodied but nice flavor and balance. Sessionable. Good with a burger or BBQ wings.

02-04-2013 18:06:03 | More by hosehead83
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Bonis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-04-2013 16:18:43 | More by Bonis
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hpthebull

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-04-2013 08:27:58 | More by hpthebull
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RandyKemka

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-03-2013 23:13:04 | More by RandyKemka
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projectflam86

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-03-2013 22:15:26 | More by projectflam86
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crack99

Hawaii

4.78/5  rDev +32%

The brewary told me you maintain temp ~30 deg F. 10 # CO2.
This beer can be bought in keg form which is distributed by Anheuser-Busch, can only be bought in bottle form seasonal. I love the roasted coconut taste and i love coconut. The toasted mahogany flavor comes out. Not the avg Brown Ale.

02-03-2013 20:58:15 | More by crack99
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morimech

Minnesota

3.39/5  rDev -6.4%

Clear brown color with just over one finger of head that did not stick around for very long before settling to a film of suds. A little bit of sticky lacing is left behind on the glass.

Definate aroma of toasted coconut. Unfortunately that is the only going on in the aroma.

Likewise that is mostly true in the flavor. Just a little bit of nutty malt that comes in the finish. Pleasant enough flavor albeit slightly gimmicky. If there was more malt flavor, they would really have something going on.

And more malt would also help this beers weakest aspect. Feels thin bodied and watery. Decent enough carbonation.

It delivered what the beer is advertising. Just not enough going on to warrant a good score. Just slightly above average.

02-03-2013 17:55:03 | More by morimech
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-03-2013 14:30:12 | More by ant880
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-03-2013 11:39:29 | More by jminch
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stealth

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -72.4%

02-03-2013 08:02:26 | More by stealth
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arc3636

Kansas

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-03-2013 01:30:00 | More by arc3636
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DmanGTR

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2013 17:29:34 | More by DmanGTR
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DCav


2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

02-01-2013 04:00:07 | More by DCav
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davemathews68

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-30-2013 03:54:27 | More by davemathews68
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RichH55

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-28-2013 20:11:26 | More by RichH55
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stanale

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-28-2013 05:52:10 | More by stanale
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,193 ratings.