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RATINGS: 618   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2968) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thin light beige head, over a clear, light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is primarily cocoanut, with hints of coffee, chocolate....taste is cocoanut, with light coffee, cocoa, finishing with cocoanut, mocha tones...mouth feel light of medium, carbonation medium. This is a different brown. The cocoanut changes the dynamic completely. It is not unpleasant, but one has to like cocoanut to appreciate this. The cocoanut masks the usual aspects one finds in a Brown Ale. BJCP 7/3/12/4/6

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
while there is a decent amount of dark nutty malts the palate is very thin, not very hoppy either. highly carbonation with a clean head and clean tasting

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
The aroma is toasted and coffee like with a hint of chocolate. The appearance is light brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin but ok. Overall a slightly better than average beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Poured clear from bottle, reddish with brown hue and light, tiny bubble head. Aroma is strong toasted coconut, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor is medium sweet, coconut in pleasant but strange in a beer..getting used to it! Smooth palate. Enjoyed more than I expected...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aquilo (586) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Clear, dark red-brown color with a creamy head. Aroma is caramel and cedar, but if I concentrate I can smell the coconut. Flavor is rich and moderately bitter. Smooth palate. This is a dang good beer, and I’m kinda surprised that I haven’t tried it yet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjuf1853 (1278) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Draft at World of Beer (Land O Lakes). Pours a medium chestnut brown with a beige head. Loose, sudsy lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, toasted coconut and spices. Flavor is nice with coconut, hazelnut and malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2012
aroma of toasted coconut and caramel malt. strong coconut and nut flavor. clear copper color. pretty mild. Not a huge fan of coconut but this is decent.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Aroma is pretty damn epic. Like a chocolatey, nutty, toasted coconut cookie. Absolutely incredible nose. Taste is intense coconut and chocolate up front... but the body is thin and the finish is shortlived. Good beer, but it needs to be BIGGER!

3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Had on tap at the Oakland A’s game. Suprised to see that they had quite a few Kona Brewing products in their line-up and this isn’t 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 didn’t 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 didn’t 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.


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