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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
twindog (268) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Nice beer with good flavor nice everyday drinking beer. Just bought a case my wife loves this beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tool2scream (188) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2226) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fluffy (2020) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 24, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
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.

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