Imperial Coco Loco - NoDa Brewing Company
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
3.91/5 rDev -0.5%
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
07-15-2013 01:04:15 | More by brentk56
3.64/5 rDev -7.4%
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.
05-24-2013 22:11:50 | More by oberon
3.1/5 rDev -21.1%
Appearance was a nice dark pitch with ruby times when held to light. Good roasty smell....bitter chocolate, faint touch of smoke, good roasty malts. Taste is bitter chocolate, burnt coffee, and muted hops. The coconut is non-existent, and that's what I liked so much about the original. Still a good beer, but there seems to be a lot of actual bitter coconut floating around in the beer. A good one time try. I'll go back to the original in the future.
05-19-2013 20:31:34 | More by GameChicken
3.95/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
05-06-2013 02:00:28 | More by farrago
Imperial Coco Loco from NoDa Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.