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:
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Beer appears dark brown; quite red when backlit. Head is a thick off white and very creamy. Lacing is dense and persistent.
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.
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.
Light bodied, but not weak. Carbonation could be slightly higher
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.
PS. How is there not an official critique database?