hopdog (9618) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, and earth. Tastes of the same with coconuts.
tomer (2081) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks Tom, small stabel creamy head, clear brown colour with reddish taints, aroma of dried coconut, fruit and hay, something stale and a touch of fruit drops, malty hay flavour, light and a bit coarse bitterness. Not too great.
zvikar (3963) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Pours brown to orange with a nice beige head, aroma of dried fruits, nuts, caramel, toffee and coconut, flavor of coconut, nuts, dried fruits, dark chocolate, medium bodied.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - APR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Clear dark amber-brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, nuts, lots of coconut and a bit of toastiness. Sweetish flavor with nuts, chocolate, coconut, caramel, some toastiness and a slightly drier finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.
MrBeerFanatic (901) - Friona, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown almost amber with a pillow head. Aromas of coconut (my fisrt brew with actual coconut as the focus) with some nuttiness and slight toast. Flavors of very light coconut, faint caramel, slight toffee and a light grassyness for balance. Mostly a light brew with faint flavors. Still enjoy this mostly because of the newness of a coconut flavor and because i greatly enjoy coconut.
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clearish dark brown with light beige head. Smell is chocolate a bit of vanilla and light coconut which isnít very strong but is noticeable. Taste is lightly bitter chocolate malt, nuttiness, and toasty coconut which comes through more in the flavor than aroma. Really enjoyable and a great brown ale. Thin to medium body and with light to medium carbonation. Iíd get a bottle or two of this again for sure when itís in season and Iím in the mood for a brown ale.
sturmthis (856) - Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Dark cooper color with one finger head. Malty and nutty aroma. Roasted malt taste with a hint of coconut. Nice beer.
maekchu (2607) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yamaya. Light coconut nose, with nuts, skin moisturizer, and thick brown bread. Dark translucent brown, light tan head. Coconut is the main note in the initial / light roast malt, some chocolate, and very mild bittering / finishes with more chocolate and a touch of vanilla. Thin-medium bosy. A very pleasant brown ale
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled December 5th. Poured into a shaker pint. I enjoyed Big Wave a decent bit and thought Iíd try another beer from Kona. $2 single.
Appearance: A completely filtered mahogany/ruby-black kind of color. Not much head on it, but a nice wall of lacing through most of the drink. Unfortunately, this is the best part about this brew.
Smell: Well, it smells like a coconut brown, but something about it seems slightly off? Artificial almost? It smells waxy or something along those lines. Iíve noticed some people say it smells nutty, and maybe it does, but itís still distinctively coconut at the same time. Pretty nice. Not bad. Intriguing. Just something a bit "off" about it.
Taste/feel: First thing I notice is the feel... super watery with a fairly mild carbonation. Very, very thin. The flavor is like the aroma with quite a lot of coconut. People say itís more in the background, but I pick up plenty of it. Slight roast from the malt, but it doesnít give off a particular sort of flavor. No coffee or chocolate, it just tastes like a roasted malt -- faintly. Not bitter nor sweet. Easy drinking to be sure.
Overall, Koko Brown is an average-at-best brown ale. If you like coconut, this would be a nice choice... especially on a very hot day, as it isnít at all heavy, and it would be easy to have a few. Iím not sure Iíd buy it again, but I certainly wouldnít say no to a bottle or a pint. 3.5/5 overall just because I could see this being a solid choice on a hot summer day.
scotchzombie (407) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours reddish brown with a large foamy cream-colored head. A nice looking brew. Aroma is grass, nuts and sweet toasted malts. Taste hits you upfront with a sweet candied coconut and then more bitter roasted toffee malts. Slightly bitter aftertaste with echoes of coconut oil. Highly drinkable. I enjoyed this.