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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jarealist (5) - - APR 26, 2012 does not count
Slightly smoky vanilla coconut going down. The aroma is even refreshing with its fruity earthiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
Appearance: deep clear garnet and ruby hues under a fast fading head if thin white foam. Resembles a polished gem when held up to the light. Swirls with a bit of foam and lace but not much else.
Nose: massive notes of chocolate covered almonds and pralines with walnuts for sweetness. Thin layer of caramelized sweetness brings to mind toffee and caramel. Subtle and pervasive aroma of toasted coconut dipped in chocolate. Plums and treacle along the sides. More cocoa notes weave in and out.
Palate: delicious and pleasantly light mouthfeel which allows the clean and straightforward flavors to shine. Toasted coconut and chocolate are inseparable with almonds and praline along the edges. Touch of plum skin for bitterness while more toasted coconut dipped in chocolate holds it all together. Not a very long finish just some cocoa powder in the breath which quickly dissipates.
Final Thoughts: hands down my new favorite beer from Kona Brewing. While Kona Brewing may be located in Kona Hawaii, dont be fooled by thinking our Kona here in the states comes from the islands. Instead they are contract brewed under strict control and guidelines by AB/InBev here in the states. That being said, Koko Brown is still a darn good brown ale. Id gladly drink another one or three. Being a seasonal, get it while you can.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2012
A clear red amber beer. The aroma is nutty and caramel. The flavor is caramel and cocoa, actually not too bad. Thin bodied-overall, not very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kayres (868) - , Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2012
Pretty copper color with light white head. Slightly sweet but dull aroma. Hints of vanilla. Smooth med body. Slightl sweet roasted coconut, subtle. Interesting brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5633) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 20, 2012
Absolument tel quannonc avec ses notes de coconut rti profondes, chocolat au lait, malt caramel et agrumes avec un final sec. Belle bire de soif avec de ltoffe, peut-tre pas en pichet mais pour commencer une soire.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2012
Good brew. Pours brown with little head. Aroma is slightly nutty / malty. Taste is mostly malt, with a hint of coconut in the finish. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - APR 20, 2012
Very nice deep golden brown, with a cream white head. Nice malty roasty nose. Very clean finish.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2012
I cant see why everyone is rating this one so high! The coconut flavor is overpowering, way overpowering, and just kills everything else!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (6032) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2012
12 oz bottle thanks to Jimmie. Poured a clear dark chestnut brown with a large full foamy super light beige head. Aroma is seems buttery at first but with a slower more directed sniff it seems its just the combination of toasted coconut, caramel, chocolate malt combo along with some orange juice notes from the hops. Meh, this combo seems good in theory but overall its not working that well for me. Fuller bodied with average to slightly strong carbonation which actually tingles your throat and leaves an average duration on the aftertaste. The flavor works better than the aroma on this one. Notes of toasted coconut, dry medium brown toast, light milk chocolate, slight orange and citrus rind along with an aftertaste of chocolate milk. Not bad but wish the aroma was better. Not bad though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - APR 18, 2012
Draft at las ramblas with Linh. Pours a hazy amber brown body with thin light brown lacing. Aroma is sweet nutty malts, spice, and raisin bread. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with notes of cinnamon, sweet nuts, bready malts and spice.


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