TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the Kona Brewing Companyís Koko Brown Ale, their coconut-influenced nut brown ale. The Koko Brown pours out a dark brown color, not quite as dark as the picture suggests. The foam on top is a light cream color, that starts fairly thick but fades quickly.
The aromas are subtle, dominated by roasted malts with a just a touch of nutty aromas. With some vigorous swirling in the glass I can pick up a little bit of that coconut Iíve heard so much about, but really only as an underlying layer.
The flavor profile is equally subtle. Itís a soft brown ale, dominated by roasted (nearly burnt) malts with just a small influence of coconut and nut flavors. I let the brew come closer to room temperature to see if I get a little more, but Iím unfortunately disappointed. Actually as the Koko Brown comes up to temperature, itís becoming somewhat less drinkable. Sorry, but Iím not excited about this one.
twindog (268) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer with good flavor nice everyday drinking beer. Just bought a case my wife loves this beer
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I guess this is a niche beer. Seems to have great reviews. For me it was just a sugary sweet mess with too much coconut. Not my jam.
patricks110 (2226) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A thick, creamy beige head sits atop a beautiful mahogany brown body. Beautiful carbonation cascades upward in the body. The nose has a nice nutty roasted malt with a hint of chocolate and a subtle coconut. The taste has a balanced, chewy malt with notes of fruit and nuts. Koko has a medium body with a bit of a hop on the finish. This is a wonderful example of a really well balanced brew.
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - roasted malt, hint of sweet coconut;
Appearance - brown, thick creamy head, decent lacing;
Taste - balanced malt front, nutty coconut sweetness intensifies throughout the back, long somewhat dry finish;
Palate - slightly crisp, average body for the style;
Overall - extremely flavorful brew though not overly complex.
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brown with a modest off-white head thatís fairly persistent. The aroma is full of coconut, which dominates the toasty malt aromas underneath.The taste is, again, dominated by coconut over lightly sweet and toasted malt flavors and a modest bitterness. Medium bodied, softly carbonated, and somewhat creamy.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. I was given a high recommendation of this by my buddy Tim, so I got to give it a try. Pours a deep brown appearance with a tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Wow, the aroma is delicious. Rich coconut and nutty aroma with some more subtle notes of caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Toasted coconut is front and center in the flavor. Thereís also a nice hazelnutty, chocolate, caramel malty, and light toffee flavor. A touch watery but overall a great beer that I imagine could really enjoy mainstream success.
fluffy (2020) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark ruby red with an effervescent head that dissipates like soda. aroma is nutty to be expected, with a bit of a coffee note. flavor is typical of the style, though i didnt get much coconut from it honestly. still, a solid brown that isnt too heavy. nice.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, transparent brown with a thick beige head. Spicy, fresh aromatics with excellent intensity. Very similar to the Coconut Porter as the coconut is out in front, but in the end this is a bit less sweet and a bit more enjoyable. A very easy beer for anyone to enjoy.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown - really nice thick head. Aroma of toasted cereal. Taste is cereal but with a nice mix of coconut. Not much bitterness and a touch of sweetness. The finish is at first malty, then going to the taste of coconut milk.