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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Ratings: 1,462 |  Reviews: 340
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.37/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hearty look for a brown ale, ventures into porter territory. Almost an inch of head, tan in color. Aroma was brown malt, coconut stayed obscure. A little bit of chocolate.

Taste, mild sweetness, smooth, lacks bitterness. Still wanting in the coconut department. Could use more adjuncts. How about that?

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Photo of Iamjeff6
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Taste: toasted coconut sweet malt, roasted coffee, brown sugar. Deep mahogany color and mostly clear. Sweet nose. Medium body with a delicate laced head. A dessert ale

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

Photo of DucksFan16
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3.08/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJSFS
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tubeyes
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a medium size light brown foamy head with some retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet coconut is totally dominant. Taste is also dominated by loads of sweet coconut taste with light caramel malt also noticeable. Body is light with good carbonation. Interesting but overly sweet and the coconut is so powerful that it gets to be overwhelming.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of kkawachi
3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of templeton-peck
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

One of my favorites, but I always thought it was mis-marketed as a winter seasonal. Now you can't even get it at all outside of Hawaii. While I normally like my Browns a little heavier, I don't mind having a lighter option once in a while, and always thought this would be a great candidate to fill the niche for lighter, hot weather brown with a tropical flair for the summer time.

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Photo of JohnnyChicago
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cheeseball81
2.33/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

May just not be my kind of beer, but I consider Browns to be one of my favorite beers. I'm looking for the beer to be good as a Brown first and then to be enhanced by the added flavors and variations. They focused on being different and missed on the Brown basics.

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Photo of jp32
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knobs303
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of EdFed
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Appearance: Quite clear reddish-amber with a large fine-beaded, cream-colored head with very good retention. Thick, unbroken lacing adorns the glass walls. The carbonation is slight, fine-beaded, and slow-rising

Aroma: Pronounced aroma of bitter cocoa, coconut, roasted nuts, and coffee.

Taste: Opens with a pronounced coconut flavor, beneath this, there is bitter cocoa, coffee, toasted malt, nuts, a hint of vanilla, and wood. The flavor is surprisingly complex. Late in the taste, the toasted coconut still shines, with the coffee, and roasted malt flavors remaining.

Mouth feel: Full and soft, with slight carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Very solid and drinkable, well-made.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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