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:
49
Gots:
203
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,462 |  Reviews: 340
Photo of Dinglehacker
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into nonic pint. Minute rim of head, some intricate lace. Cola color.

Nose of sweet coconut and roast.

Taste is largely coconut, sweet but roasted, other bitter nut notes at the end.

Dry but watery mouth.

A great idea that doesn't quite reach the heights you dream for it. It's not a bad brown at all; the coconut is intriguing and it's light enough for summer; it's also a bit thin and not super nuanced. Fans of brown ale should give it a try, but don't expect it to redefine the style.

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Photo of AuntBea
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Icemann383
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whey2Hoppy
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance- Classic for the style, very brown, almost too dark to see through, with a slightly tan head.

Smell- Huge notes of coconut, but it has a tropical and almost boozy smell to it that makes me think of coconut rum. Lots of sweetness and caramel malt on the back-end, and overall just smells delicious.

Taste- Follows the nose surprisingly well, but more subtle in the sweetness than I was expecting. The coconut is definitely there, along with some chocolate, caramel, and even a hint of roast coffee. Very nice.

Feel- Very light and smooth in the body for easy drinking. Not a ton of carbonation.

Overall- A sleeper hit for sure. I'm biased as I LOVE coconut, and especially coconut rum, but this is an amazing brown ale for my palate.

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Photo of DaveCash
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinSparks
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Prost76
3.69/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of unclekeith
3.39/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Madasyn
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.77/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A little biased I am, love coconut in beer do I. Coca cola colored beer with a frothy head after a vigorous pour that receded fairly quickly. Nutty aroma with only slight coconut in the background. The coconut much more prominent in the taste. The beer's a bit thin but I'll take it. I'd drink again without my arm being twisted.

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

Photo of JLK7299
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
2.54/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mikr
2.75/5  rDev -24%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of HermitDan
2.25/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Jaredk1203
4.67/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lwillitz
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12-oz bottle into nonic pint glass

A - very thin quickly-receding head of khaki over a transparent body of dark brown

S - caramel sweetness, coconut, and chocolate; smells like an Almond Joy or similar candy bar; a bit weak

T - coconut, caramel sweetness, touch of chocolate, roasted malt

M - highly-carbonated light/medium body

O - The coconut keeps this one a little interesting--fairly bland otherwise.

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Photo of Try-em-all
2.92/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I thought I would like this. Boy was I wrong. I am sure the thick, rich and unique taste is a favorite to some, but this one just wasn't for me.

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Photo of AngEo
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaketaz
2.91/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of EarForBeer
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Had quite a few pints of this beer during our vacation.

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