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Coco Loco - NoDa Brewing Company

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Coco Loco
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BA SCORE
89
very good

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 7
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thagr81us on 10-29-2011)
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North Carolina

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North Carolina

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09-19-2012 03:34:21 | More by SlowWideTurns
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Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

07-04-2013 20:49:46 | More by neorunner
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sendsilk

Florida

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at the brewery with a few BA's while I was visiting from out of town.

I had heard good things about this beer and was really excited to try it! It has a very nice dark roasty porter appearance. It smells a little 'soft' on the coconut aspect.

Drinking this beer, it's not bad at all. It just doesn't really stand out. It's a very solid porter, but I really don't get too much at all, in the coconut department. With the name Coco Loco, I really expect more (or some, at least) coconut forward presence. It's also a bit strong on the char/roast aspect. A little too much to make it very drinkable. At 6% I should be able to drink 3 or 4 of this quite easily while at the brewery. 1 was enough for the night.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2012 04:34:56 | More by sendsilk
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common_dissent

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Porters can be tough to meet everyones expectations . Some are too thick, some are too watery. NoDa nails color, smell, and mouth feel. Good for them! This is a standard setting porter, however I don't think it's very tasty. A little too bitter for my porter taste... Lots of bitter chocolate and bitter roastiness. Less bitter and lil sweeter and it would be close to a Founders' brew!

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2013 19:59:59 | More by common_dissent
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery which claimed: 6.3%ABV 43 IBU 32 SRM
Pour is nearly black; opaque with a durable tan head that leaves the glass rather thoroughly coated with sticky lacing. Deep, dark mahogany highlights at the edge reveal a clear beer.
Aroma: excellent but rather simple, featuring lots of dark roasted malts and a bit of sweet coconut; certainly not as much as the "Coco Loco" name implies.

T: Loads of very dark roasted malts with a trace of smoke. IBU seems much higher than the 43 reported. Marred by on overly bitter taste and too much burnt flavor from the malt. Very rich but not very complex.

M: near full body with soft. Low carbonation.

O: Surprisingly bitter, charred [and rich] version of the style. Suspect the brewer over-compensated for any sweetness coming from the coconut. An extreme robust porter, I conclude, as I move on to the Imperial variant …

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 22:35:33 | More by chinchill
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Maine

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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EJ6759

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap in a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a nice dark tan frothy head. There is good amount of lacing in this beer. The smell was better than average fairly rich. The taste was really pretty good with a subtle coconut and a hoppiness that came through. The mouthfeel was good and it was well carbonated.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2012 20:41:48 | More by EJ6759
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler shared by kubrick215.

Pours a dark chestnut brown, almost black color with mahogany edges and a one finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting rig.  Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Roasted malt aroma with lots of silky chooclate and toasted coconut.  Slightly smokey with hits of dark and milk chocolate, lactic cream, toffee and coffee bean.  The toasted coconut character really stands out nicely complimenting the subtle roast and chocolate notes.  

Medium bodied with a strong dry roasted malt presence that never becomes overpowering or acrid.  Deeply roasted with dark chocolate, coffee bean, burnt toast and coconut.  Falls off a bit toward the finish and could use a bit more chocolate flavor/sweetness.

Serving type: growler

03-19-2013 01:14:11 | More by corby112
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Coco Loco from NoDa Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.