otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: deep clear garnet and ruby hues under a fast fading head if thin white foam. Resembles a polished gem when held up to the light. Swirls with a bit of foam and lace but not much else.
Nose: massive notes of chocolate covered almonds and pralines with walnuts for sweetness. Thin layer of caramelized sweetness brings to mind toffee and caramel. Subtle and pervasive aroma of toasted coconut dipped in chocolate. Plums and treacle along the sides. More cocoa notes weave in and out.
Palate: delicious and pleasantly light mouthfeel which allows the clean and straightforward flavors to shine. Toasted coconut and chocolate are inseparable with almonds and praline along the edges. Touch of plum skin for bitterness while more toasted coconut dipped in chocolate holds it all together. Not a very long finish – just some cocoa powder in the breath which quickly dissipates.
Final Thoughts: hands down my new favorite beer from Kona Brewing. While Kona Brewing may be located in Kona Hawaii, don’t be fooled by thinking our Kona here in the states comes from the islands. Instead they are contract brewed under strict control and guidelines by AB/InBev here in the states. That being said, Koko Brown is still a darn good brown ale. I’d gladly drink another one or three. Being a seasonal, get it while you can.
fiercepanda (587) - Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A clear red amber beer. The aroma is nutty and caramel. The flavor is caramel and cocoa, actually not too bad. Thin bodied-overall, not very good.
kayres (488) - , Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty copper color with light white head. Slightly sweet but dull aroma. Hints of vanilla. Smooth med body. Slightl sweet roasted coconut, subtle. Interesting brew
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Marheb (2136) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Absolument tel qu’annoncé avec ses notes de coconut rôti profondes, chocolat au lait, malt caramel et agrumes avec un final sec. Belle bière de soif avec de l’étoffe, peut-être pas en pichet mais pour commencer une soirée.
abcfan (726) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good brew. Pours brown with little head. Aroma is slightly nutty / malty. Taste is mostly malt, with a hint of coconut in the finish. Good stuff.
cstuartj (985) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice deep golden brown, with a cream white head. Nice malty roasty nose. Very clean finish.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I can’t see why everyone is rating this one so high! The coconut flavor is overpowering, way overpowering, and just kills everything else!
dmac (4080) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Jimmie. Poured a clear dark chestnut brown with a large full foamy super light beige head. Aroma is seems buttery at first but with a slower more directed sniff it seems it’s just the combination of toasted coconut, caramel, chocolate malt combo along with some orange juice notes from the hops. Meh, this combo seems good in theory but overall it’s not working that well for me. Fuller bodied with average to slightly strong carbonation which actually tingles your throat and leaves an average duration on the aftertaste. The flavor works better than the aroma on this one. Notes of toasted coconut, dry medium brown toast, light milk chocolate, slight orange and citrus rind along with an aftertaste of chocolate milk. Not bad but wish the aroma was better. Not bad though.
jredmond (5458) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at las ramblas with Linh. Pours a hazy amber brown body with thin light brown lacing. Aroma is sweet nutty malts, spice, and raisin bread. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of cinnamon, sweet nuts, bready malts and spice.
dagimp (726) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a pint glass at the brewpub. Pours a medium brown with a slight bit of head and lacing. Nice fresh and floral aroma, very nutty. Mouthfeel is very, very light. Almost like a lager... a little too light for me, i'd like to have a little more body to this one. Taste is very sweet. Definitely the toasted coconut they use in it, you can spot it a mile away. However, that's all the flavor this beer has. It's pretty one dimensional. Glad I tried it but wouldn't want another.
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