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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Is there anything more iconic of the lush tropics than the coconut? The delicious heart of this island treasure has a nutty, toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Kick back with a Koko Brown, brewed with real toasted coconut, and savor the mahogany color and smooth, roasty malt taste. Available Winter/Spring Koko Brown pairs well with coconut and caramel flavors, such as Thai curries, BBQ meats and carne asada. Its refreshing nutty aroma makes for the perfect beer after a day on the water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours a deep amber/brown with aroma of vanilla, and tastes of cocoa powder. Good though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 27, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium brown with little to no head. Faint coconut aroma on the nose. Taste of coconut and vanilla blasts you in the face right away with some malts and very little bitterness. Super clean finish. I like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1337) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2012
Pours a clear mahogany with a thin crab head. Aroma is toasted, nutty, and coconut. Flavor is toasted coconut, toast, nutty, and caramel. A lot of.sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarealist (5) - - APR 26, 2012 does not count
Slightly smoky vanilla coconut going down. The aroma is even refreshing with its fruity earthiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiercepanda (614) - Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (659) - , Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3377) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abcfan (848) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
Very nice deep golden brown, with a cream white head. Nice malty roasty nose. Very clean finish.

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