Koko Brown | Kona Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Kona Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a medium brown color with a slight beige head. There isn’t much to the aroma but a slight scent of coconut. The flavor is dark, complex, and full of coconut. This is pretty unique and the best part is it tastes good too. A well made brew from that far south-west state!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bright chestnut with pitted tan froth with speckles.
Definite toasted coconut nose with some waxy fat, floral nectar and brown toast.
Some toasty malts pushed out of the way by coconut milk that grows into a round, creamy mouthful with no hops noticeable. Maybe some almonds, red currants, and vanilla in there, but you're working hard to find them.
The same notes just fade to black with a tingling linger.
Smooth, fizzy, light to medium.

Wow, am I torn on this one. Not much of a beer, but man, does it taste like all the best parts of coconut - lush and tropical. If all they did was add toasted coconut to the secondary, then I need to double down for my next coconut porter. Sessionable, one-dimensional, gimmicky and darn tasty.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No Freshness dating.

A= Pours a hazy light brown color with a thin head that is a little whispy in appearance. The head doesn't last long and leaves some spotty lacing behind.

S= The smell is typical brown ale in the nose. Nice sweet caramel malts and a faint whisp of coconut that makes itself known.

T= The taste is again typical brown with the caramel malts. I get a little roast malt from it on the back of my tongue. The coconut is a little more subtle in the taste but there is a sweetness that comes over it post swallow that makes the coconut known.

M= Well done.

O= I've had a lot of this beer. One of the things I like about it is that it's a unique flavor with the coconut without being over bearing. Kona does a nice job of adding unique ingredients without making it taste gimmicky. I love this beer.

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Koko Brown from Kona Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 1,474 ratings
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