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King Coconut Porter - Catawba Brewing Co.

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King Coconut PorterKing Coconut Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

74 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 19
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2004)
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -46.8%

Someone extra'd me a can of this recently, but I apologize for forgetting who it was.

Pretty typical porter appearance, dark brown, with a small tan cap of head that dwindled to a thin layer; minimal lacing. Aroma was on the lighter side, standard notes of roasty dark malts, with hints of coconut and toffee. In the taste, there was, again, dark roasty malts with some expected bitterness, thin coconut water, quickly followed by a wave of acridity: metallic, sulfuric, chemical. Really bad. This was undrinkable.

08-10-2014 00:21:54 | More by Rifugium
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BjrogerS

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.7%

06-22-2014 04:03:16 | More by BjrogerS
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.7%

11-11-2012 00:23:12 | More by jaidenjb
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-20-2014 13:57:49 | More by SocalKicks
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patre_tim

China

3.35/5  rDev -17.1%

A: Dark brown to black with a ruby tinge only when held to the light, and a 3 finger creamy dark chocolate head that fades fast leaving no trace of lace.

S: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, mocha. Not getting the coconut.

T: Dark chocolate, coffee, coconut comes in several times, the first like coconut water, after a brief pause like fresh green coconut, the kind you only get in Thailand or some tropical destination. Slight metallic note. Not getting the coconut on the second sip.

M: Medium body, little to no carbonation.

O: A decent porter lacking carbonation, lacking coconut taste in my opinion, but a great label on the can and appealing idea. At moments I really get the coconut, and other moments I search for it and don’t find it.

06-30-2014 02:17:58 | More by patre_tim
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

05-24-2014 23:38:57 | More by Falcone
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-03-2014 20:15:10 | More by StArnoldFan
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churningfroth


3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-26-2014 17:00:16 | More by churningfroth
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-30-2014 23:28:28 | More by Fettpopps
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robertjskelton

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

06-29-2014 20:10:23 | More by robertjskelton
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Sarcar77

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -10.9%

08-21-2014 01:07:27 | More by Sarcar77
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-12-2014 14:20:51 | More by Mantooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

06-04-2014 15:03:09 | More by Cynic-ale
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asams10

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-26-2014 03:13:49 | More by asams10
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

This beer was a bit thin for a porter, I did not detect all that much coconut and the touted candy bar in a can slogan was a bit over sold. It was a solid porter overall. I think the flavors are typical of the style. I do wish there was a bit more thickness to this beer and a bit less of the carbonation. I wonder how this one would taste as a nitro beer?

08-20-2014 16:13:34 | More by humuloner22
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-05-2014 16:29:29 | More by CBodamer
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loverofthecraft

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-05-2014 08:00:17 | More by loverofthecraft
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plinythederek

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-18-2014 14:09:14 | More by plinythederek
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ari32

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-01-2014 18:30:36 | More by ari32
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-24-2014 03:36:37 | More by visualmartyr
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cantstandya65

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 14:44:00 | More by cantstandya65
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StrongRepublican

Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -5.7%

Poured into shaker pint glass from the can.

A: Deep, rich brown pour with a finger of dark brown head that fades quickly leaving no lacing behind.
S: Chocolate, roasted barely, and a subtle sweetness and nuttiness.
T: Lots of roast, some smokiness, light chocolate and underlying sweet coconut. Coconut is very subtle and blends with the nuttiness and malt well.
M: Well carbonated, maybe a tad high. Smooth mouth feel with some lingering sweetness.
O: Very good representation of a style that I'd like to see more of. Could use a bit more coconut, but I'd rather it be subtle than overdone and cloying. This is a very palatable beer and I am glad I was able to pick up a 6er.

05-26-2014 22:07:41 | More by StrongRepublican
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rodrot

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

This beer poured a dark brown color with a half inch head. Aroma was of coffee and coconuts. It sort of reminded me of the smell that comes from a bottle of sun tan oil. Taste was quite strong of coconuts with a little bit of roasted malt and espresso coming through. This beer was medium bodied and fairly smooth. I couldn't have more than one of these at a sitting though . The coconut flavoring is too overwhelming for my taste. Normally, I'm not a big fan of flavored beers but this one is pretty good.

05-05-2006 21:48:07 | More by rodrot
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Bung

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Barley's Taproom Asheville NC. A solid looking near black pour, adequate light tan head. Aroma has a nice blend of roast malt, chocolate, light coconut and "earth". Taste has good roast malt and coffee, some chocolate and vanilla that is probably present from the coconut. The coconut is really just barely present throughout. Finish with a nice bitterness. Solid medium body. Pretty darn good. Better than the Pisgah porter, but not quite as good as the Foothills People's porter I had in the same sitting.

11-08-2009 19:21:22 | More by Bung
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aleckpa

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

06-08-2014 11:42:58 | More by aleckpa
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King Coconut Porter from Catawba Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.