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Imperial Coco Loco - NoDa Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chinchill on 04-25-2013)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours out fudge brown with a really fizzy head and a few coconut floaties, to boot; the head fritters away rather quickly though it does leave some spotty lace behind

Smell: Roasty, with strong chocolate notes and just a whiff of coconut

Taste: Very roasty, up front, with a growing dark chocolate flavor building in the middle; hints of coconut appear just after the swallow and are slightly more pronounced in the finish; still the roast and chocolate flavors dominate through and through

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation; hides the alcohol well but watch out for the coconut floaties

Overall: I rather enjoyed this beer though I would prefer a little less roast and a little more coconut - the chocolate was just right

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 01:04:15 | More by brentk56
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-27-2013 21:08:04 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a somewhat murky deep roasted chesnut brown with a thinner light beige head atop that leaves a half ring of broken lace as it settles quickly.Aromas of sweet chocolate, roast and molasses,the coconut doesn't really play a role.The carbonation level doesn't seem to high with a light to medium feel for such a big beer.Mellow chocolate and brown sugar flavors with mild roast,it's not a real ballsy flavor profile,again the coconut isn't big but in the finish I get a light toasted coconut note.As I drink more the chocolate flavors become deeper and the alcohol creeps.Not bad but not great,the people are cool at NoDa so Iam not gonna say anything bad about this beer wich isn't that bad anyways.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 22:11:50 | More by oberon
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

10-27-2013 21:08:53 | More by nickfl
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-08-2013 22:34:54 | More by Kegatron
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-26-2013 02:10:37 | More by Rifugium
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

12-11-2013 01:18:16 | More by XmnwildX12
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-07-2013 21:09:43 | More by dbrauneis
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Noda Imperial Coco Loco (‘regular’ Noda Coco Loco) 9.7 % (v. 6.3%) ABV 49 (v.43) IBU 41 (versus 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.

T: Loads of very dark roasted malts with a trace of smoke. IBU seems a little bit higher than the 49 reported. Lik regular Coco Loco, marred by an overly bitter taste and too much burnt flavor from the malt. Very rich and moderately complex.

M: full body with soft. Low carbonation; limited harshness from the high ABV

O: Sampled back-to-back, this is a clearly improved version of the regular Coco Loco. It is smoother, creamier, more interesting and complex (thanks at least in part to the alcohol esters). Seems less burnt too. Both are very rich and rather extreme robust porters. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

04-25-2013 00:37:14 | More by chinchill
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dirtylou

Washington

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, split

I was stoked to see this in the family fridge as I wasn't aware this beer existed. The regular Coco Loco is an exceptional beer and this version has been amped up with vanilla beans and coconut. This beer was extremely unfiltered - bits of coconut throughout and I even found a little pasty clump that was extremely bitter (condensed hop?). Outside of that sloppiness, this beer was quite tasty with heavy vanilla notes. I prefer the regular version, but this was fun.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 19:41:17 | More by dirtylou
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

07-24-2013 21:29:17 | More by WOLFGANG
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

10-27-2013 02:56:39 | More by Axnjxn
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-23-2013 13:24:04 | More by KevinGordon
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 2 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark pitch black in color with a thin brown head. TONS of big floaties on this one which seemed strange for the style. Nose is dark chocolate, malty, a nice hint of the coconut is there. Tastes of dark slightly burnt chocolate and a nice sweet coconut flavor. Fairly thick body with a dark chocolate/coconut aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 17:34:53 | More by BMart
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

06-24-2013 19:18:27 | More by tommyguz
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-25-2013 05:23:01 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-27-2013 21:08:55 | More by Lovely85
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Dicers

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

07-18-2014 22:03:50 | More by Dicers
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jak

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-05-2013 02:21:57 | More by jak
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KVNBGRY

Florida

4/5  rDev +2.3%

10-28-2013 18:52:57 | More by KVNBGRY
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-06-2013 23:00:08 | More by JISurfer
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farrago

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a frothy, close to two finger head of deep tan color, mostly a tight weave of small bubbly foam with some dimpling, excellent retention and loads of stickiness to the wide streaks of lacing. The liquid itself is a murky brown to black, opaque, lots of little chunks floating about, most of them presumably coconut flakes, switches to a more yellow tint around the rims. The nose has a palpable roasted nature, coffee, chocolate, cocoa and, duh, coconut, touch of vanilla and molasses as well, has a dry grainy side too, at moments something like white grapefruit to orange pith, not quite leafy but does have the texture of an herbaceous penetration into the nostrils. Full-bodied, thick and kind of heavy, anchors itself to the tongue rather than flow through the mouth. The roast and toast even higher here, more bitter than sweet, little sweetness left in the coconut. Coffee, cocoa, mocha, and caramelized brown sugar. Allowing for this, does have a creamy mouthfeel and a soft carbonation. Touch of black licorice and orange spice, banana, peach, apricot fruit. The hops are there while woven into the total fabric. Energetic for the sake of being energetic through the finish, admire its moxie but sacrifices some balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 02:00:28 | More by farrago
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GTB

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-07-2013 20:42:15 | More by GTB
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11-28-2013 20:20:42 | More by mc4z
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

05-06-2013 00:08:10 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Imperial Coco Loco from NoDa Brewing Company
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