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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9661) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 02/09/2012. Pours a clear dark reddish-amber color with a medium foamy light beige head that diminishes slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted nuts, malt and vanilla. Medium body with a roasted coconut flavor as well as notes of earthy malt and caramel. The finish is roasty with a coconut aftertaste. I am not a fan of coconut typically but it works in this beer. Above average overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillKismet (3530) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Gorgeous, deep crystal brown with a creamy tanned head. Pleasant toasted coconut and brown malt scents waft off the glass like a Hawaian evening breeze. The defining characteristic of this brew is the splendid naturalness of the coconut character. Dried coconut smell intermingles with a well-structured brown malt body. These components meld perfectly in flavor. Dryish coconut-whiskey finish. Just a superbly crafted and nuanced take on the brown ale style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2014 Light brown, nutty character and a hit of toasted coconut, has a lot of sweetness. The coconut sweetness is pretty strong but there is some nutty balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2012
From the tap poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Nutty sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_TBone (168) - Hollywood, California, USA - FEB 16, 2012
a - a nice dark brown with a decent head that fades to a sheen pretty quickly. s - coconut, butterscotch, toffee and chocolate malts. t - just like the smell but the butterscotch is lingering only at the end. Nice chocolate touch from this. f - light mouthfeel, med dryness with some lingering. I can’t pinpoint what is missing, but something on the mouthfeel would really bring this more alive. o - overall, a pretty solid beer! I wasn’t sure what to expect but the coconut is subtle enough with the nice malt back that I could definitely have a couple.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mansquito (4209) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Harris Teeter, DC six-pack ($7.50): Pours a brown color with a cream head. Aroma is of sugar, vanilla, nuttiness. Ultimately, I don’t really dig this. I think it was really way too sweet. I didn’t really taste the coconut, but I did taste a lot of sugar and nuttiness (like sweet hazelnut type stuff). Not really my thing, but I still drank half the six-pack.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2698) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Brown appearance with a beige head. Aroma contains some nutmeg, chocolate milk, and toffee. Flavor is rather sweet with some cocoa powder, caramel, coconut, and toffee. The finish is also sweet. Overall this is different but pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crajun (1085) - , Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 re-rate 08/12 - agree exactly with earlier rate - drinking along with many other borns and this rates in the middle - good brew just not at the top end for the is style; needs to be thicker...nice nutty toffee aroma/flavor solid. nice aroma although I don’t know if I smelled coconut (or wtf coconut smells like) - I got malt and a good bit of toffee which was very nice; maybe vanilla. pour was a light amber brown. thin mouthfeel. Flavor was malt, toffee and slight hop bitterness. good brown.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3473) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Pours a clear brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has roasty malt with some caramely notes...mild coconut and vanilla...almost bourbony. Flavor has creamy vanilla and coconut with good roasty backing and light hoppiness...still almost bourbony. Mouthfeel is light and the finish is roasty and dry. Nice brown ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2012
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of malt, toasting, nuts, slight roasting, and slight cocoa. I do not get any coconut. Poured copper/deep orange in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of malt, cocoa, nuts, toasting, and roasting. Again, I get no coconut. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, toasting, cocoa, nut, finish is lightly sweet and dry.

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