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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap. Pours a clear light brown with not much head. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, and coconut. Very smooth and well-balanced. This was great!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2614) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Draft. Deep Brown , this head. Scent is of nuts and some toffee. taste is the same but a little too watered down for my liking. would have expected to be fuller. eh

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elamericano (34) - Moscow, USA - JUL 31, 2012
This is a very smooth beer. Very nice aroma. Probably one of its best features. Strong scent of coconut, as would be expected. Suggestions of wheat bread. Appears syrup brown with very little head, which soon diffuses into nothing but a rim. The taste is nutty and coco-nutty. Fulfilling. Medium body, sticky, average carbonation, smooth finish. Overall, a good beer for the money. I recommend.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11390) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
Not being a big fan of either brown ales in general, or coconut as a flavour, I saved his one for a thirsty night after a hot day. Dark brown colour, with slightly sweet aroma. a pretty drinkable brown ale, toasty with some complexity. A bit assertive carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (5902) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012
Location: Draft at the Kona in the Honolulu Airport, 7/17/12

Aroma: The nose is big on sweet malts, toffee, caramel, nuts, coconut, and chocolate
Appearance: Pours a nice looking clearish brown color with a big, lasting of beige head
Flavor: The flavor is heavy sweet, similar to the nose with more toffee/caramel and coconut
Palate: The body is medium-plus with a soft carbonation and a somewhat creamy feel
Overall Impression: This was some rather solid stuff. For some reason I seem to only like the Porters from Kona. Almost everything else they make is basically the Hawaiian version of macro crap. Honestly, when youre there, it feels a lot like Kona is the Hawaiian Budweiser. This beer is clearly the exception to that though...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10708) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Draft Pours clear, dark and new-penny-copper with a mid-sized, tight, white head. Excellent retention. The bouquet furnishes a huge toasted coconut component and and a lesser note of caramel. Light bodied and watery with stinging carbonation. The flavor leans sweet, but not by much. Notes of toasted coconut and toffee are the highlights. Crisp, clean finish with lingering aspects of coconut and vanilla.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Birrabirra (3) - - JUL 16, 2012 does not count
brown, minimal head, clear, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Toasted coconut flavor medium body, sticky, average carbonation, As a fan of brown ales, I really enjoyed Kona Breewerys unique toasted coconut brown ale. Despite the strong aroma and flavor of coconut this beer has a high drinkablity. Its got a great mahogeny color and sweet, nutty flavor. Definitely worth a try!

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdelljh (155) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
a nice coconut aroma really brings in the tropics on this one. the rest is an average brown ale, average carbonation, taste is more like a yuengling. It probably could have been paired better. I had it with bbq chicken.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Phantom630 (4) - Cheswick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
Had to try this beer because I too am coo coo for coconuts. There was a mild hint of coconut, could have hinted stronger in my opinion but it was there probably just enough for most. Went down smooth even though Im not a fan of darker beers, didnt really feel heavy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Serving: Draft. A medium brown pour. The nose has touch of coconut husk and vanilla. The flavor seems to favor the vanilla side with some nuttiness, light toasted coconut, and earth. Light in body. Kind of meh in my book.


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