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Review: Kona Koko Brown

Posted by Steve Greenlee  January 31, 2012 09:25 AM

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kona koko 002.jpgKona Brewing Co. in Hawaii has introduced its first new beer to the mainland since 2007. Koko Brown, brewed with toasted coconut, looks and smells like your basic brown ale -- cola brown with a creamy head, boasting an aroma of dark roasted malts, molasses, and nuts. Take in a sip, and the coconut accents are right up front. But once they clear, the beer finishes as a middle-of-the-road brown ale -- notes of molassess, caramel, and roasted nuts -- with a slight medicinal character in the aftertaste. It's a decent brown ale with a twist. Koko Brown is 5.5 percent alcohol by volume. A six-pack costs about $10.

Gary Dzen

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Gary Dzen writes about craft beer here and in the Globe when he's not covering the Celtics for He can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @GaryDzen.

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