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RATINGS: 692   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, don’t 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. I’d gladly drink another one or three. Being a seasonal, get it while you can.

raymow (1650) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2017
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
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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 (534) - - APR 28, 2017
B. Pours a black color with khaki head. Easy drinking with a nice coconut flavor

jamestulloch (4109) - 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

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