Koko Brown | Kona Brewing Co.

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82
good
1,464 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
1,464
Reviews:
340
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.92%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
204
For Trade:
1
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Beginner2
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of PorterLambic
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice light, bright, clear brown with a tinge of orange throughout. Smallish off-white head.
Smell is rich with cocoanut, roasted malt and a sweetness like cane sugar partially caramelized.
Taste is toasted cocoanut, malt, that same semi- caramelized sugar and vanilla.
Medium bodied with a nice brown ale medium effervescence. A touch of dryness in the quite watery finish. A solid, if only middle of the pack, brown. They've done better but could do far worse.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Photo of Flounder57
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ox bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger off white head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber copper color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Sweet coconut, bready malts, caramel, and some nuttiness.

Taste: Sweet and nutty notes from the coconut, bready malts, some caramel, and a little chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, a little chewy, medium to high carbonation, and a bit smooth too. Feels a little dry.

Overall: A nice brown ale. The coconut brings this up a few notches and add a good flavor to the beer.

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3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had a seven ounce pour of this as a part of a sampler at Pour 24 in Las Vegas' New York New York Hotel. Overall this beer was way too coconut-y in both aroma and flavor and I couldn't get past it to the beer. The color was nice and as a brown should be but everything else was coconut. I'm not a big fan of any fruit flavor in my beer so i had trouble reviewing it for anything else.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.6/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Deep mahogany brown in color. A quarter inch of of white foam rests on top. Brussels lacing. The aroma is of coconut and caramelized malt. There's definitely a sweetness that dominates. The mouth is a bit carbonated and warm. There's bit of a cloying aspect between the caramelized malt and the intense sweetness from the coconut. The taste is an intense dark maltiness that is quickly overwhelmed by the sweet coconut.

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Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 1,464 ratings.
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