A Nut Brown Worth Cracking
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.
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME:
PREMIUM 2-ROW, VICTORY, CARAPILIS, MUNICH, CHOCOLATE
CASCADE, WILLAMETTE, WARRIOR, MILLENNIUM
First off, I have to say that I'm amazed those hops are in there. Granted, I have no idea how much and for how long, but I'll be damned if I didn't like this beer, and Cascade is typically a GAME OVER hop for me.
Anyhow, here's my review: 3.73/5
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4Appearance:
Beer appears dark brown; quite red when backlit. Head is a thick off white and very creamy. Lacing is dense and persistent. Aroma:
Lightly hopped, very malty. There's a bit of a hop tang
, but not enough to send me packing. The coconut is very pronounced, but toasted not cloying or sweet as the official description promises. Taste:
The coconut hits first, but the slight sweetness rides over the tongue in a wave, allowing the maltiness of the beer to come forth before reasserting itself at the finish. There is little to no bitterness. Again, the coconut has a distinctly toasted flavor to it, but ideally so. Enough to notice, but not overdone and, therefore, acrid. Mouthfeel:
Light bodied, but not weak. Carbonation could be slightly higherOverall:
I'll be honest, this beer was decent enough to plow through a six pack in 90 minutes. A hair too sweet for my tastes, but much less so than some other Brown Ales I've attempted.Serving type:
PS. How is there not an official critique database?