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RATINGS: 668   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2012
12oz bottle. Clear brown pour with a sparse head. Aromas of nuts, toasted malt, roast, and a bit of chocolate. Toasted coconut flavor up front with some sweet malt and nuttiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2012
Kona koko brown - pour is dark burgundy with tight tan head. Nose is nice, caramel malt with the toasted coconut blended in well. Some vanilla and fudge notes, toasted marshmellow, behind create a nice balance. The taste is much of the same. Light on the coconut with the nice fudge and vanilla. A hint watery in the finish but well blended malts and sweetness. Lighter body, higher carb probably is what detracts from the finish but smooth and soft on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Katamar13 (4) - Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2012 does not count
Rich dark color, sweet chocolate and coconut aroma, strong coffee/chocolate flavor at first, slightly bitter coconut middle and a creamy almost buttery finish, thick and silky mouthfeel. A great beer but to much sweetness to drink more than a few at a time.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (6043) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 8, 2012
Clear brown, nice dense brown head. I get maple, molasses, and of course coconut. Taste is what Hawaiian Tropic smells like, if that makes any sense. Nice mix of coconut and traditional Brown Ale flavors. I would buy this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
Single bottle purchased from an ABC store on Kauai Island on 04/07/2012. Colour: Light brown with minimal head. Nose: Lots of burnt barley and malt. Buttery coconut comes in light waves. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium-light bitter, medium-light sour. The coconut creaminess coats the cooked malt beautifully for a great mouth feel. Besides that, the balance of the malt-hop-coconut play is off and there is tugging in several directions. The finish is better as it settles to a suttle sweet coconut.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear brown with tan fizzy head. Aroma of subtle toasted coconut with hints of chocolate with signs of dark roast. Flavor is much the same with an off-dry characteristic. Mouthfeel is light body with high carbonation. Overall, a tasty brew but I enjoyed it more after the first bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2012
The beer pours a medium brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of chocolate and toffee notes, exactly what I expect from a big American brown ale. The flavor is more complex. There chocolate and toffee are still present, but the toasted coconuts also really come through and add to the overall flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewbie (476) - New York, USA - APR 6, 2012
12oz bottle. bright amber color, small thick tan head. aroma of roast and caramel. nice caramel taste, smooth. coconut. hops in the finish. nice beer

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (2655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2012
Draft at Tattooed Mom. Dark honey color with a thin white head. Strong taste of real coconut. Not just a one note, but the full range of flavors you get from fresh toasted unsweeted coconut. Medium body. Palate is a bit oily. Some hop bitterness and burned sugar balance things out. Not for everyone, but it is quite an unusual taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttutony (842) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
Medium brown with a thin off-white head. Nutty malty aroma. Toasty, nutty malt on the palate, the coconut flavors compliment the rest of the beer really well. Great brew.


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