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RATINGS: 687   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2016
The aroma was malty with just a hint of coconut. Cola colored pour with a small off white head and little lacing. Toasted coconut flavor competes with the malts. Finishes with a sort of sun screen coconut flavor in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfontana (913) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Greg & Janes Beer and Wine. Aroma is strong coconut over nuts, caramel and vanilla. Appearance is clear dark amber to red with minimal sparkle, two-finger width frothy beige head with poor retention and minimal trace lacing. Taste is strong coconut and toffee/caramel (like a dark coconut rum). Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thick, creamy texture, average-to-lively carbonation and sweet, long finish. Overall, the coconut dominates and ordinarily might make me deduct points from veering too far from a standard brown ale, but since it comes from Hawaii it seems like more of an authentic variation. Yum!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (16572) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle @ DE. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, little chocolate, hop and a little nut. Flavour is malt, caramel, spices, candy, sweet, little chocolate, cocunut and a little bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (3254) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2016
0,355 l bottle Aroma: Coconut, slightly roasty, some cereal, caramel, red-brown, clear, minimal head, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beachmaster (509) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle into a pint. Pours a clear medium brown, with a moderate khaki head that lasts. Nose is roast malt and coconut. Taste follows, with a pronounced toasted coconut flavor. Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (15454) - Snderborg, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2016
Bottle at K16. Mild coconut aroma. Clear dark brown colour. Small white head. The flavour has a good coconut note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (43287) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2016
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and coconut. Toasted and slight caramelish finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (1656) - New York, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottled 02/2016. Pours black, tan/white head. Aroma is fairly intense coconut, roasted malt, nutty aroma. The coconut with the roasted malt actually works perfectly. This is a great balance. Im impressed. I feel like Kona may not be the best brewery, but I like them. Aroma is exactly toasted coconut flakes and vanilla. Excellent. Flavor lets down a bit, but maybe it needs to warm. Lots of coconut flakes, really nice ones. Tastes like those FrozFruit coconut ice cream bars. Its a little too effervescent for me. It doesnt need to be thicker or more full, just lighter carbonation. Feel like this on cask would be excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5318) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle. Brown with small head. Light cocoa and caramel with a hint of nuttiness. Coconut is present, but fairly understated. Not bad, but not great either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Pours a reddish brown. Aromas of chocolate/nuts/ and some fruit. Flavor didnt stand up to the aroma. A little chocolate/coffee taste.


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