Koko Brown | Kona Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
konabrewingco.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Koko Brown's distinctive, nutty aroma and flavor comes from real, toasted coconut blended into each brew. One sip of this smooth, mahogany colored ale and you'll feel like you're on a warm, sun drenched beach in Hawaii. Crack one open!

Added by julian on 02-19-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,910
Reviews:
348
Ratings:
1,498
pDev:
14.64%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
221
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 1,498 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of MDrollette
4.39/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RyanK252
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Moose McGillicuddy's

A: Pours copper mahogany with a light tan head that settles to a thin layer and laces nicely.

S: Toasty, nutty, coffee, chocolate, and a little coconut, earthy, and toffee sweetness.

T: Toasty, really nice hit of coconut, a little chocolate and coffee, a little earthy, and some toffee sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Probably my favorite Kona beer I've tried so far. Really solid use of coconut.

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Photo of Zaktcc
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puboflyons
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated Jan 11 18. Sampled on June 15, 2018.

This is a highly attractive beer with its deep chestnut brown pour with reddish hues under a tremendous, long-lasting puffy tan head. Lacing.

The aroma is sweet to the max with a dose of coconut and cocoa or chocolate in the mix. Low to no hop profile.

Creamy, medium body.

Sweet malts abound in the flavor too but I'd say it tends to have a chocolate-like taste with a mild or nearly muted bitterness to finish. A slightly different take on the standard brown ale.

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Photo of Pens1967
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear brown color. 1/2 inch head of an off-tan color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of coconut, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and a hint of citrus hops. Fits the style of an American Brown Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coconut, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, hint of piney hops, and a hint of citrus hops. Overall, average at best.

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Photo of Chilmer
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of QuentinDishaw
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of theBubba
2.74/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured with a nice head, deep umber color and refreshing scent of coconut. Taste? Not what I expected. IBU overkill considering the coconut appeal. The bitterness ruined the party. Yuck.

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Photo of carcerdominus
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nass
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The coconut is there but there is not much going on for the base beer. This beer is just lacking some more solid backbone type of flavor. I don't recommend buying a whole 6 pack of this but 1 bottle is worth trying out. Cheers! B- (80-84) score range

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Calraven
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ibanez2k
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zhoxush
3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Brewsmcnasty
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks and smells as you would expect. The taste is where it gets you. Very complex the more you drink it the more flavor profiles you discover. Sweet, toasty, coconut, cocoa, touch of bitterness. I'm a fan.

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Photo of pbhallen
2.94/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not a huge coconut fan.

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Photo of km02600
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,498 ratings