on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sampled in a 12oz bottle. Pours deep brown, really impressed for a hawaiian brewery. Has a nice head on it that is quite creamy. The malts are very toasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Had on tap at the Oakland Aís game. Suprised to see that they had quite a few Kona Brewing products in their line-up and this isnít a regularly bottled beer, so I thought it was good thing (albeit expensive).

The beer pours out a rootbeer brown body with a minimal head. I didnít dock it points because the person pouring the beer just wanted to get as much liquid in the cup as possible. Aroma of light vanilla bean/vanilla sugar and subtle roasted notes. I wanted to smell the coconut, but just didnít sense it. Flavor had some light-medium malt sweetness, light chocolate, black walnut like bitterness with a hint of the coconut. If you want premium beer at the ballpark, prepare to pay for it but when you stop and think about it...regular swill is just a buck or two cheaper. Pretty nice for a ballpark beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4995) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of grainy malt, coconut and a bit of fruit. Lots of coconut in the flavor along with chocolate, caramel and crisp hops in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cleverlobo (318) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Draught; clear brown with medium tan head; aroma-coconut, nuts, roasty, sweet; taste-light sweetness, medium bitterness, lively carbonation, coconut aftertaste. Surprising and good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2011
[Tap] Pours an even brown color with a nice looking light brown head on top. Chocolate, hazelnut, vanilla and molasses in the nose. Tastes of cocoa powder, coconut, toasted nut and sweet brown sugar. Velvety mouthfeel leads to a creamy finish. Despite the sweet and toffee-like malt profile, this beer is nicely balanced and the sweetness is kept in check. Good stuff. The coconut really adds a nice dimension here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Draft. Brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Chocolate and cocoa aroma with light malt. Chocolte and cocoa flavor with malt and a light nuttiness. Medium bodied. Chocolate and toasted coconut lingers with cocoa, malt, and light caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2011
(12oz bottle dated Mar 28, 2011 thanks to bu11zeye) clear amber with creamy tan head. Nose of coconut, a bit stinky. Taste of nuts, cream, smooth, coconut, creamy body and a smooth linger.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3840) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at MarCellars. Nearly opaque brown with a lasting disc of cream. Nose is toasted coconut, chocolate, caramel and a hint of coffee. Flavor is the same with some toasted nut added. Like a Mounds Almond Joy bar, with less coconut, thank goodness. Medium body is sweet, watery and a nice easy drinker. Interesting brown, with just the right touch of coconut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beaver (1338) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2011
12oz bottle, dated 2/22/11. Pours a light brown with a medium creamy off-white head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet (almost buttery) toasted coconut and lots of it with a little acidic chocolate.

The flavor is sweet brown sugar and coconut with some buttery chocolate and a very slight acidic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is rather light bodied and watery.

Overall, interesting with lots of coconut but itís too one-dimensional and way too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Sampled on 9/3/2011. This brown ale pours a deep reddish brown color form a 12oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity, molasses and sweet. Some coconut and vanilla as well. A medium bodied brown ale. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet with lots of nuttiness. The hops are earthy and floral. Nice balance. Decent carbonation. Perhaps a touch sweet overall, but the additional of coconut really does add some interesting flavors to the beer. Not a boring brown ale. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 49 50 51  52  53 54 55 » 61

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50