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RATINGS: 678   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.

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   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Obfuscate (521) - Minneapolis, - JAN 16, 2017
Im a sucker for coconut and coconut beers. This one does it well. Plenty of flaked coconut flavor. Maybe a tad thin but otherwise a great beer if you like this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrus86 (577) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2016
TAP. Brown pour with solid off white head.. Coffee & cocoa powder on the nose.. Roasted malt body, coconut & chocolate is there, finishing with the sweet toffee vibes.. Sourced kona koko marina pub

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
neur0 (1188) - GERMANY - NOV 4, 2016
(Flasche) Es hat eine hellbraune Farbe, ist klar filtriert mit einer fast weien Schaumkrone. Das Aroma ist dominiert von der grsteten Kokosnus mit einem slichen Grund. Der Geschmack ist sehr schlank, lig, Kokos, slich und leichte Lsungsmittel.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dredd (844) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2016
Aroma isnt so great, light vanilla, pour is medium brown with light tan head. Flavor is mostly vanilla malt with a light grainy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tayeth (576) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2016
Extermer Geruch nach Kokosnuss mit schokolade und Karamell. Geschmack nach Kokos, Schokolade und Asche. Komischer Nachgeschmack nach Beton. Insgesamt etwas wssrig. Ganz ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
gueuze (874) - - SEP 27, 2016
Dunkelbraun, klar. Geruch Karamell und Kokosnuss. Im Geschmack ebenso mit leichten Rstnoten. Leider wenig mundvoll, wssrig. Leicht bitter im Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
LetsGoState (848) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2016
Aroma is toasted malt. Taste is some coconut and roasted malts. Overall decent for coconut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (18065) - PCastle, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2016
Klares dunkel nussbraunes Bier mit einer mittelgroen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nussig, mild rstmalzig, etwas kokos. Geschmack s malzig, viele Kokosnsse, nussig, Karamell. Geschmack nach Kokosnssen, s mild rstmalzig, karamellig, wenig schokoladig, gut.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (6864) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - AUG 25, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear (?) mahogany colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Nuttily, dark malty aroma with a chocolately touch, "holistic" notes of coconut ("inside" and "outside" parts), a touch of roast, Taste is dry, dark malty, rather intense notes of coconut run the spectrum of variations from fresh to roasty; chocolately interludes. Lasting finish, minimally sticky palate. Absolutely convincing use of coconut.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6728) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2016
(Bottle, 0.355 l - BB Feb 10 16, 20160825) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had roasted malts, coconut and caramel. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, coconut, caramel, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste was roasty and bitter. A decent brew where the coconut was hidden almost enough.

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