Spookgolds (241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from craft beer outlet. Pours a deep amber/brown with aroma of vanilla, and tastes of cocoa powder. Good though.
ANGRYCPA (50) - - APR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
jhamp9 (1638) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
jarealist (5) - - APR 26, 2012 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly smoky vanilla coconut going down. The aroma is even refreshing with its fruity earthiness.
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 (615) - 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 (810) - , 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 (4793) - San Diego, California, USA - 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 (913) - 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 (1020) - 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.