Koko Brown | Kona Brewing Co.

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82
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1,462 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:
1,462
Reviews:
340
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
14.64%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
202
For Trade:
1
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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark ruby/mahogany color with a fingers worth of head that fades down to a tiny cap

S: Lots of sweet coconut up front along with a light toasted malt note and some very light fruitiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the sweet coconut and light toasted malts and then goes into some light fruit notes that accompany the coconut. Finishes with lingering coconut and light sweetness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid brown ale with a huge focus on the toasted coconut. Very easy to drink. One to try out if you're a fan of coconut

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Photo of bhaugh20
1.85/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of erk0607
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jsalz21
3.17/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mooslerfitness
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Kona Brewing Co. "Koko Brown"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "15:16 3 DEC 14 15" - I'll assume that's a packaging date

Notes: I had to check the label to see if this was brewed with coconut because it has such a nice coconut aroma and flavor, and it does! Toasted coconut. Nice! (Please read as: I'm an idiot). Beyond that it's mildly chocolatey, like milk chocolate, toasty, nutty, and nicely balanced towards sweetness. There are some grassy and herbal hop flavors in the background, but they don't really compete with the malt and coconut that sit upfront. I was expecting more of a straightforward brown ale, not so much of a dessert beer, but it's pleasant and I could certainly see keeping this on-hand for a variety of situations although I'd imagine I'd tire of it as a regular pint. I haven't tried it yet, but I imagine it'd go really well with some smoky and spicy grilled shrimp.

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Photo of Walleybeer
3.24/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Akeah
4.44/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
2.9/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Bought a single bottle to try. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pint glass on 3/3/16.

Brew pours a clear mahogany in color with close to a 2-finger beige head that didn't last long. Some lacing was seen when sipped. Aroma is what would be expect with roasted malts, cocoa powder with a hint of coconut. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Very pleasant to drink. Lighter-side of medium-bodied with decent carbonation. Overall really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Danno48
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Myotus
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured hard at 45°F from a 12oz bottle (bottled on 12Dec15) into a Mikasa Ale glass. Consumed on 09Mar16.
LOOK: Pours with three fingers worth of dense, khaki foam. At 1 minute and 15 seconds, the foam head becomes porous and rocky. At 3 minutes and 30 seconds, the head has finally faded into a quarter fingers worth of off-white foam. Brown in color with a copper tint. Rising bubbles are both small and medium in size and very subtle in quantity. Lacing is thick and moderate.
SMELL: Mild aromas of sweet chocolate, tree nuts, grass, toasted coconut, toffee, and toast are backed by subtle spicy and floral hop aromas.
TASTE: Strong flavors of toasted coconut and mild grass flavors first strike the palate. Mild toffee and subtle sweet chocolate and tree but flavors immediately follow as coconut flavors fade to mild. Mild flavors of toast, floral hops, and spicy hops enter lastly as all previous flavors persist.
FEEL: Light-bodied with hints of carbonation. Goes down smooth. Ends with a thirst-quenching finish.

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Photo of dcotom
4.05/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jsh420
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eden222
2.18/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of imanidiot777
3.04/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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

Photo of grich18
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SPD656
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Suds
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brew is a clear, dark brown color with a think white head. The aroma is richly malty, with sweet undertone. The taste is balanced, with some chocolate notes, almond, walnut, and biscuit. The finish retains malt, but isn't overly sweet. Full in body, and nicely drinkable

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Photo of Dovers
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 1,462 ratings.
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