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:
#38,551
Reviews:
342
Ratings:
1,484
pDev:
14.92%
Bros Score:
3.08
 
 
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50
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Ratings: 1,484 |  Reviews: 342
Photo of casualfan
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of gpogo
3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Light reddish mahogony body with a small tan head.

A- Sweet malty toffee aroma. Quite prevalent coconut. Light on the nutiness.

T- Initially a nutty brown flavor, but toffee and coconut come through strong. Slight bitterness on the finish, but still very sweet.

M- Light body, but a sweet flavor that sticks around. Moderate carbonation.

D- Honestly I hate coconut, if that is your thing it could be enjoyable. Even then I find it slightly watery. Not my favorite, but not a bad brew.

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Photo of avalon07
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Fair lacing.

S: A somewhat underplayed aroma of cocoanut, malt, and the brown ale nuttiness.

T: Tasted of cocoanut, vanilla, malt, and the aforementioned nuttiness. Definitely not your typical brown ale flavor - this is much sweeter - but pretty enjoyable nonetheless.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer does have some bumpy spots, it's still a drinkable brew.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of duracell
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle. Bottled on the 15 March 2012.

A - Brown reddish color. Small head with low retention and limited lacing on the glass.

S - Roasted coconut, malty, a bit spicy, and some gentle hop in the back.

T - At first, taste is dominated by coconut and malt. Hop progressively shows up to finish on a gentle alcohol warming touch.

M - Good carbonation. Medium body. Quite smooth on the palate.

O - Aromas and flavors are mild, but too discrete to my taste. Though, it's an unusual and pleasant beer!

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

On-tap 4/25/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a medium brown color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.

S: The aroma contains maple, nuts, caramelized malts and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with strong and sweet flavors of maple and caramel followed by a hearty malt character and a touch of honey. However, I didn’t pick up any of the coconut flavoring. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, it’s very solid beer to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the style.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Jester King pint.

A- pours a dark amber with a 1 finger light tan head. Small traces of lacing remain on the glass.

S- huge waves of coconut that gives an almost vanilla aroma, burnt sugar, maple syrup.

T- some malt flavor but again dominated by the toasted coconut. Sweet malts and maple sugar.

M- light body, medium carbonation.

O- I actually enjoyed this beer. Definitely plays to the coconut side of the beer.

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Photo of beerguy36
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of chefhatt
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a pint glass. It has a nice dark brown color body with a little head that lays down quickly. The smell has some vanilla notes and some coconut hints to it. The taste is down right awesome. I get that toasted coconut flavor up front and then the richness of the brown ale on the back of the tongue. It has a nice mouth feel and overall a darn good beer.

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4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 5/13/12
*From notes

A: Rich, robust bootstrap brown. A standard pour yields a 2.25 finger head that lingers for a while. Decent lacing and a colid collar follow.

S: It smells like it's been aged in bourbon barrels for months. Warm toasted coconut is king, and it's all over the bouquet. I get some vanilla and brown sugar as well. Lovely, lovely stuff.

T: The Brown Ale base is a great way to deliver what is all coconut all the time. The malt isn't too toasty, and it's easy to pick up on what the brewmaster wanted: toasted coconut. It's pretty prevalent from top to bottom, but then I dig coconut. If you do too, then you should peep this asap. A bit like a liquid Mounds bar.

M: Thick enough, sure. The carbonation is spot on, and the weight is surprisingly generous. Plenty of density and complexity.

O: What a find. I grabbed a sixer to share with my Pops, and he now proclaims this his favorite beer of all-time. Me? It may not be my GOAT, but it's worlds better then I was expecting. You can bet your ass that I'll be reaching for this one anytime I wanna split a beer with my Dad. My thumbs are certainly up for what is Kona's finest bottled brew to date.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,484 ratings