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:
#37,745
Reviews:
341
Ratings:
1,477
pDev:
14.92%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
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50
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HISTOGRAM
 
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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

Photo of Kvalelovesbeer92
4.94/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of SolarPower36
2.31/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DMartin747
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First tried this delicious ale in Denver on a ski trip and fell in love. Look forward to every January when it becomes available. Just scored a case at Publix in Orlando. If dark ales and stouts are at the top of your list, you will love this nutty brown ale! On tap it is amazing!

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Photo of sicilian
4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 1971bernat
2/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MRouss
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichRobert
2.99/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Urk1127
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerucee
5/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Coconut!

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Photo of gtjwilding
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Love it! Nutty beers with hints of sweetness are my thing and this is good!

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Photo of jbehlar
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tee76
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SaltofOH
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle dated DEC1016. Nonic pint.

A: pours a dark mahogany, fairly translucent at the edges with 2 fingers thick beige head. Good clarity and quite a bit of visible carbonation. Fair lacing and average retention.

S: smells like a solid brown ale; toasted malt, a little sour yeast esters, and yes - coconut. It's faint, but what is there smells like the coconut air freshener my dad had in his car when I was a kid.

T: coconut is immediately present on the initial arrival, which transitions to a very good and drinkable brown. Malty, toasted bread crust, bitter nut skins, mild to moderate sweetness, cocoa, and just as it transitions to mild and quite clean hoppiness (lacks the earthier and more floral hops I tend to prefer in browns) the coconut surges back, lingering after the swallow and well into the finish.

M: lighter end of mid weight; active, but. It excessive carbonation. Quite clean on the finish.

O: this is a lightweight and very satisfying medium brown ale, with coconut flavor added. I love brown ales, and while the base beer here gets a good vote from me, I think the coconut is s gimmick, albeit an interesting one. This would probably pair very well with Chinese food - or better Thai. If I see it on tap at the local tiki bar, definitely will have it again, but it's not one I'll be buying a six pack of any time soon.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear medium brown pour with 1.5 fingers of foamy white head. Falls quickly and leaves modest lacing.

S: Sweet toasted coconut... nutty and earthy... rich malts. Smells pretty darned good.

T/F: Somewhat sweet... toasted is the word I'm looking for with this beer. Somewhat malty and I do love the coconut flavor of this beer. It works well with the grains. Slight cocoa... notes of an 'almond joy' in there somewhere. Hops only present for some bittering at the finish. Body is medium to light.... well carbonated.

O: A pleasant coconut forward brown ale. If you like coconut you'll enjoy this beer. One I'd definitely have again.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,477 ratings