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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:
#36,988
Reviews:
340
Ratings:
1,470
pDev:
14.64%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
206
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,470 |  Reviews: 340
Photo of BallsDeep
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

**
03/08/2017

Bottle to goblet

Brown color, medium off white head.
Aroma is grains and some mild coconut.
Taste is coconut, brown sugar, malt, grass.
Medium to light body.

Ok.
**

**

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Photo of Sabtos
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Burnt amber-brown with a soft khaki head.

Smell is aerated nuttiness, wheat, light caramel and cola.

Taste is bread, wheat, nuts, caramel, with a toasted coconut finish. It took a while for that coconut to come in but there it is.

Smooth, a little frothy, yet crisp.

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Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
3.54/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall, light tasting for a brown ale. Some coconut and cocoa taste. Really not a big fan of this after the first few swigs. It's too sweet tasting for my liking. If i wanted a macaroon, i'd eat one. Not likely having this one again

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Photo of Dum3z
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopspiller
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Poured into nonic pint. Minute rim of head, some intricate lace. Cola color.

Nose of sweet coconut and roast.

Taste is largely coconut, sweet but roasted, other bitter nut notes at the end.

Dry but watery mouth.

A great idea that doesn't quite reach the heights you dream for it. It's not a bad brown at all; the coconut is intriguing and it's light enough for summer; it's also a bit thin and not super nuanced. Fans of brown ale should give it a try, but don't expect it to redefine the style.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Classic for the style, very brown, almost too dark to see through, with a slightly tan head.

Smell- Huge notes of coconut, but it has a tropical and almost boozy smell to it that makes me think of coconut rum. Lots of sweetness and caramel malt on the back-end, and overall just smells delicious.

Taste- Follows the nose surprisingly well, but more subtle in the sweetness than I was expecting. The coconut is definitely there, along with some chocolate, caramel, and even a hint of roast coffee. Very nice.

Feel- Very light and smooth in the body for easy drinking. Not a ton of carbonation.

Overall- A sleeper hit for sure. I'm biased as I LOVE coconut, and especially coconut rum, but this is an amazing brown ale for my palate.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Prost76
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Madasyn
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.77/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little biased I am, love coconut in beer do I. Coca cola colored beer with a frothy head after a vigorous pour that receded fairly quickly. Nutty aroma with only slight coconut in the background. The coconut much more prominent in the taste. The beer's a bit thin but I'll take it. I'd drink again without my arm being twisted.

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

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
2.54/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mikr
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HermitDan
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,470 ratings
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