raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2017 TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is the Kona Brewing Company’s Koko Brown Ale, their coconut-influenced nut brown ale. The Koko Brown pours out a dark brown color, not quite as dark as the picture suggests. The foam on top is a light cream color, that starts fairly thick but fades quickly.
The aromas are subtle, dominated by roasted malts with a just a touch of nutty aromas. With some vigorous swirling in the glass I can pick up a little bit of that coconut I’ve heard so much about, but really only as an underlying layer.
The flavor profile is equally subtle. It’s a soft brown ale, dominated by roasted (nearly burnt) malts with just a small influence of coconut and nut flavors. I let the brew come closer to room temperature to see if I get a little more, but I’m unfortunately disappointed. Actually as the Koko Brown comes up to temperature, it’s becoming somewhat less drinkable. Sorry, but I’m not excited about this one.
bottled - dark reddish color. Coconut aroma. Artificial chocolatey coconut flavor. Just ok. anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and coconut aroma. Slightly roasted malty caramel and coconut flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel and coconut finish. jareeves (5) - - JUN 8, 2017 does not count
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm via Beer Buddy for iPhone MoritzF (9901) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2017
(bottle, 35.5cl) Clear, ruby brown colour with a beige and short foamy head. Slightly toasted and delicately buttery malty aroma with notes of coconut, honey and a whiff of alcohol. Moderately sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a modest carbonation. Delicately toast-malty taste with notes of coconut oil, butter with a subtle spicy hoppy touch; moderately sweet and delicately bitter finish with lasting notes of coconut in the aftertaste. Uncommon but pleasant. 06.VI.17 mjmoen (536) - - APR 28, 2017
B. Pours a black color with khaki head. Easy drinking with a nice coconut flavor
jamestulloch (4111) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2017
Bottle from Beer Zoo. Clear brown body with a thin off-white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of earth and nuts. Flavour of brown sugar and tea. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. I didn’t get much coconut. MBlessing (1309) - Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 5, 2017
Schönes klares braun, schöner schaum, im geruch toll nach kokosnuss Vanille, schokomilch und etwas holzig, der Geschmack entwickelt sich langsam was im ersten Moment etwas wässrig wirkt entwickelt sich zu einer schönen kokosnuss Note leicht röstig etwas holzig eine Spur Vanille malzig, im Abgang bleiche eine leichte frische kokosnuss Note, ich würde sagen ein gelungenes bier! scoth (685) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2017
Pours clear dark nutmeg brown with a medium beige head, moderate retention. Aromas of toast, caramel, coconut, and biscuit. Medium light body, velvety, decent carbonation. Mildly sweet, mildly bitter finish with a sense of lingering toasted coconut. Darker and more interesting that many browns. axl (868) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2017
Clear slightly redish hued brown with gray-white head. Aroma is sweet roasted coconut, light caramel and brown bread. Taste is initially sweet with rich roasted coconut but then ends abruptly in a dry and astringent short bitterness. Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation and short dry aftertaste. ffaoe (792) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2017
faint roasted malts aroma. dark red/brown and clear in color with light head. very light in body. faint notes of chocolate and roasted barley, faint residual sweetness