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RATINGS: 674   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6070) - 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 (4881) - 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 (1650) - 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 it’s too one-dimensional and way too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
bottle at azwine 3/16/11. bottled date of 2/1/11. clear ruby brown with a small almond tinted off white head. initial aroma of metallic malt.... followed by buttery coconut, toasted nuttiness, malt, caramel and chocolate chip cookie dough after the metal fades. the flavor is the same but shows way more coconut than the aroma lead on... it tastes like a combination of brown sugar instant oatmeal and chocolate chip cookie dough! it is light bodied, very crisp and quaffable though at times it feels a bit oily. 7/3/7/4/15

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2011
From tap at the Kona Brewing Co. resturant at the Honolulu International Airport. Pours mahogany and frothy with a hint of nuts and sweet toffee flavor and aroma that sends you straight to the beaches of Paradise. Incredibly smooth and roasty flavors are present. A very distinctive and un-sampled flavor that’s great with a Bacon Cheese burger...uuuumm, good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14095) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours ruddy dark brown with a fizzy/creamy beige head. I think I can smell coconut. Med + body. Flavor is coconut with some chocolaty roast malt. Perhaps a touch of vanilla. Very different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbgrayson (720) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Pours medium brown, with a tan head. Aroma is sweet and a little malty. Taste is definitely coconut, and very sweet. I have tried one other cocnut brown ale, Missoula 5-0 by Big Sky, which makes far more subtle use of cocnut, whcih I prefer. Still, not a bad beer at all. Thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12190) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and copper color. Aroma is roasty/cocoa-medium malt. Taste is coconut/vanilla, roasty/cocoa-medium malt, some hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (9384) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2011 12 oz. bottle as a trade bonus. And it’s a good one. Pours a clear mahogany color with a finger-thick beige head that settles into a thin film and some lace in the glass. Aroma of coconut, vanilla, toasted malts, cocoa beans, toasted brown sugar, and some earth. Flavor of coconut, toasted brown sugar, caramel and toasted malts, vanilla, and rain water. Light-bodied, with a toasty, earthy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. This is a unique, surprisingly outstanding brown ale.

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