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Koko Brown - Kona Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
good

1,190 Ratings
THE BROS
71
okay

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Ratings: 1,190
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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rob99er

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-23-2014 02:15:03 | More by rob99er
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-22-2014 22:37:20 | More by rudabegga9
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Mosstrooper

California

3.26/5  rDev -9.9%

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz mug.

Appearance: Dark brown color with amber hues and a substantial, fizzy off-white head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves behind spotty lace.

Smell: Without going into each flavor in-depth, the smell of this reminds me of Almond Joy.

Taste: Begins with a toasty flavor which rounds out to sweet malt and coconut. Finish maintains the coconut flavor alongside nuttiness and a touch of chocolate. The Almond Joy of beers!

Mouthfeel: Smooth, medium body with subtle carbonation. Finish dries out.

Overall: An interesting beer, to say the least. Not too bad, but also far from great or inspiring. Something is missing here.

02-21-2014 22:15:02 | More by Mosstrooper
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Wsherry1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-21-2014 05:45:49 | More by Wsherry1
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mlklein27

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-21-2014 02:03:22 | More by mlklein27
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cmwilliq

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-20-2014 20:19:28 | More by cmwilliq
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-20-2014 17:09:32 | More by Tayloraphilips
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Geech

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

02-20-2014 03:47:08 | More by Geech
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Rosstheboss

Iowa

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-19-2014 00:50:34 | More by Rosstheboss
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

02-18-2014 14:57:42 | More by rhinonau
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-18-2014 03:20:32 | More by chossboss
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jjamadorphd

Florida

3.91/5  rDev +8%

I really, really want to like these Kona Beers, but something just keeps holding me back. Of all the Kona's I have had, this one is by far the best. The Koko Brown has a rich brown color with a frothy head that has staying power. The scent and taste is definitely strong in the roasted area and distant with regards to coconut - almost a good blend. The mouthfeel is bold and thick, complementing the full ale flavor. However, overall, I had to be honest with myself and grade them almost outstanding - close, but just no cigar.

02-18-2014 01:15:47 | More by jjamadorphd
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archyquaffer

Montana

3.74/5  rDev +3.3%

Poured from a stubby 12 ounce bottle into an oversized pilsener glass. A fairly aggressive pour produces about a 3/4 inch creamy, off-white head which proves long lasting. Plenty of sticky lace is left on the sides, with a continuous coating of froth on top. The beer is a deep ruddy brown. A rich looking and inviting beer.

I don't get a ton of coconut flavor in either the aroma or the flavor. I've had this before- on the prior tasting, the coconut was quite noticeable. They may have toned this down a notch. Anyway, the beer does have some coconut aroma, along with sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and chocolate flavors, with a bit of bittersweet nuttiness on the palate. All of the flavors, which increasingly remind me of a Mounds candy bar, become a bit more noticeable as the beer warms.

This is pretty much what I like in a brown ale- relatively sweet, but with some nutty bitterness to balance, with just a little complexity, but overall rather simple. I seldom see this where I live, although the other flavors of Kona are generally available. I picked this up in a Three Bears Alaska store for about $7.50 a sixer (cheap).

02-18-2014 00:48:14 | More by archyquaffer
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.1%

Amber color, no head. Has a sweet vanilla and coconut aroma and flavor. Body is a bit on the sickly sweet side, but the carbonation cuts that away in the finish. Has a creamy, medium-body feel. I’m glad I tried it, but I don’t think I’d go out of my way to get another.

02-17-2014 16:28:38 | More by brutusmuktuk
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brewelladevil

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

One of my favorite beers. Beautiful mahogany color, nice aroma, velvety mouth feel and a finish that leaves me ready for another one. The coconut flavors really come out after warming up a bit. Overall, a really great balance between hops and malts and a unique and tasty combination of flavors.

02-16-2014 16:49:40 | More by brewelladevil
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-16-2014 07:05:08 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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haggadah

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

02-15-2014 12:26:56 | More by haggadah
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mherring84

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-15-2014 04:35:28 | More by mherring84
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Hypersomnia

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-15-2014 00:25:38 | More by Hypersomnia
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dbaraniak

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -24%

02-14-2014 07:05:56 | More by dbaraniak
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Vonhinx

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-14-2014 00:01:06 | More by Vonhinx
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-13-2014 02:38:21 | More by oldvines
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-12-2014 05:39:26 | More by 52P48
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TheBrother

New York

2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

02-12-2014 03:04:29 | More by TheBrother
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crowsnest

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

02-11-2014 05:05:52 | More by crowsnest
Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 1,190 ratings.