On Tap

Koko Brown 1/10/14
Koko Brown 1/10/14

Rosatis

 

On Tap is brought to you by Rosati’s Pizza, 701 S. Gregory, Urbana.  328-2334

To wash the taste of the recent Snowmageddon out of our souls, I thought we try a little something different, so I went with Koko Brown, from Kona Brewing Company in Hawaii.  It’s brewed with toasted coconut.  Honestly, I was a bit hesitant with the coconut in there, but it turned out really good.  You can taste it right up front, but it doesn’t over power.  There’s just that slightly sweet, slightly nutty, slightly roasty flavor and then it fades into the some solid maltiness.  The finish on this one is a little roasty, and nutty with some toffee notes pulling through it all.

Over all this is a nice little twist on a nut brown ale and it doesn’t go overboard with the coconut gimmick.

Ryan’s Score: 8.1

Shane’s Score: 7.5

My Score: 7.5

We all liked it.  We’d all recommend it. We’d all drink it again.

Especially if you drank it with a Rosati’s BBQ Chicken Pizza with Pineapple.  The sweetness of the pineapple and the smoky goodness from the BBQ sauce goes really well the the sweetness of the coconut and malt of Koko Brown as well as the nutty, smoky, toffee flavor.

This is a really good combo.

 

 

PlayPlay

Recent Headlines

9 minutes ago in Music

Rick Springfield embarking on solo tour

Fresh
springfield

The "Jessie's Girl" hitmaker will head to his native Australia for a tour.

40 minutes ago in Viral Videos

It’s not Pitbull, it’s Amy Poehler

Fresh
amy

Do you think she fooled anyone?

56 minutes ago in Entertainment

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o named ‘most beautiful’

Fresh
people

The actress was named as the world's most beautiful woman for 2014 by "People" magazine.

1 hour ago in Music

Blondie marks 40th anniversary with new music

Fresh
blondie

The band will mark four decades in the music business with a two-disc set.

1 hour ago in Entertainment

‘Peeps’ coming to a big screen in marshmallow movie

Fresh
peeps

The film focuses on the sugary confections as they prepare to be judged at the annual Peeps diorama contest.