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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,170 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,170
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.15%
Wants: 28
Gots: 63 | 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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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-15-2013 03:25:52 | More by MN_Beerticker
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber, ruby, deep bronze color. About two fingers of head after the pour. Centric island of off-white foam in the middle. Looks good I'd say.

Toffee, toasted, mildly roasted mlats. Hints of chocolate and maybe a hint of brown sugar. Just a hint of shaved cocomut. Smells enticing.

Toffee with a hint of coconut. Plus a little chocolate powder, toasted and roasted malt flavors of biscuits and pumpernickel bread crust. Mouthfeel is a little syrupy, but smooth and easy the rest of the way. Easy to drink, and you can taste just enough coconut, which is a big plus for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 22:20:55 | More by scruffwhor
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tastymug

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-12-2013 13:44:15 | More by tastymug
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AmitC

New York

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A delicious beer.

Pours brown in color. Clear. Some tan colored head.

Nice coconut smell, slight caramel.

Very perfect coconut and malty blend of a taste. Tilts towards sweetness, but not really.

Mouth feel: Light to slightly medium bodied brew. Decent carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 00:45:24 | More by AmitC
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kristenrae8

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-11-2013 23:28:17 | More by kristenrae8
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aasher

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-11-2013 12:13:30 | More by aasher
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mjtiernan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-11-2013 04:29:55 | More by mjtiernan
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Brunite

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-11-2013 04:10:55 | More by Brunite
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

01-10-2013 03:36:07 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-09-2013 18:15:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-09-2013 01:25:29 | More by enelson
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TX-Badger

Texas

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-08-2013 02:53:13 | More by TX-Badger
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%

01-06-2013 23:24:46 | More by BrianCramer
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CreedeSon

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-06-2013 17:24:48 | More by CreedeSon
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.4%

01-06-2013 16:14:43 | More by Hopstout
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vande

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-04-2013 03:23:36 | More by vande
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Conniehophead

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +24%

01-03-2013 18:03:59 | More by Conniehophead
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neil2me

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

01-03-2013 17:44:13 | More by neil2me
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Sooch222

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

01-03-2013 01:33:35 | More by Sooch222
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

01-02-2013 03:18:49 | More by bigbeers84
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DrinkingWithCruthers

Alaska

2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

To play upon a cliché, appearances can be somewhat disappointing. It’s like when one encounters a great looking woman/man but their personality is bland despite their exotic linage or propensity to color their hair. Fun to look at and pleasant to share times with but ultimately unsatisfying. Thus the Koko Brown with its playful spelling and attractive labeling lays fallen by its timid taste and ultimate forgettabilty.

Upon first looks, my excitement rose eyeballing this bourbon brown colored ale with the small tan head to match. Clear and effervescent looking, I was confused as to the almost complete lack of aroma to be had while chilled. I was especially confused do to the nature of the added coconuts to the brewing process, that while present throughout a tasting, are largely minimal to non-existent in aroma. As the beer rose to room temperature, the coconut was more detectable, but a bit too little too late to quote another cliché.

The one true surprise of this Hawaiian brew is its surprising dryness, on par with most chardonnays I’ve had and definitely one of the driest beers I've ever had. Not sure what to account this too expect perhaps an odd uncalculated quality of the coconuts added to the brewing process. In any regards, this plus the moderate alcohol tinge throughout leads me to believe that perhaps an imperial version of this brew with a heavier emphasis on the coconut and heavier tones could be very interesting indeed.

I definitely like the idea of this brew more than Kona Brewing Company’s iteration, and ultimately wouldn't recommend it to a friend, but it sure is pretty from a distance.

Label - 4
I include this with each bottle/can review because I feel that for the average consumer to even approach an unknown beer, it's the packaging that entices rather than the actual end product. Points and half points are given for Style, Readability, Tasting Note, Brewers Notes and Ease of Bottle Reuse.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 10:27:08 | More by DrinkingWithCruthers
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beersvh23

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-30-2012 02:51:18 | More by beersvh23
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ouits

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2012 12:38:27 | More by ouits
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

12-28-2012 00:53:37 | More by cliff1066
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.4%

12-27-2012 04:22:57 | More by ejimhof
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,170 ratings.