1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor - Anheuser-Busch

Not Rated.
King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorKing Cobra Premium Malt Liquor

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
51
awful

413 Ratings
THE BROS
54
awful

(view ratings)
Ratings: 413
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 2.01
pDev: 38.81%
Wants: 6
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Malt Liquor |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
King Cobra is an American malt liquor with a robust and full-bodied, smooth, clean taste.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor Alström Bros
Ratings: 413 | Reviews: 165 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of markallmon
markallmon

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +99%

05-04-2014 23:10:55 | More by markallmon
Photo of lespaulrocka
lespaulrocka

California

1.86/5  rDev -7.5%

Appearance - It's nothing special it's a clear golden and very very bubbly. No head or lacing.

Smell - Smells a lot like vegetable oil and alcohol. I don't think there is much to describe about it.

Taste - I can mostly taste the alcohol with a bit of corn.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, crisp and drinkable for a malt liquor.

Overall - Not something I'd recommend unless you're interested in emptying the change in your pockets. I didn't enjoy this malt liquor that much but it's alright I think there's much better out there.

05-03-2014 05:32:19 | More by lespaulrocka
Photo of ramrod666
ramrod666

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

04-29-2014 19:04:04 | More by ramrod666
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

1.75/5  rDev -12.9%

04-27-2014 04:24:10 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
Photo of ApplePi
ApplePi

Arizona

2/5  rDev -0.5%

04-24-2014 11:41:13 | More by ApplePi
Photo of JOldewurtel
JOldewurtel

Maryland

2/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2014 17:38:47 | More by JOldewurtel
Photo of mfnmbvp
mfnmbvp

Illinois

1.8/5  rDev -10.4%

40 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Split between me and a friend, mfndsvp, acquired at the local beer store for $1.92 with tax. Expectations are next to nothing.

Poured into a Houlihan's pint glass.

A - Pours the typical clear gold with lots of carbonation. A finger or so of fizzy white head that dissipates into nothing quickly. Very thin spotty lacing, but it's still there.

S - Smell is comprised of musty grains / GMO corn / huskiness, and some medicinal wet paper / cardboard going on.

T - Taste follows the nose - wet paper / cardboard, GMO corn / huskiness / grains, and some off medicinal flavors.

M - Feel is crisp, clean, and carbonated. Lightly sticky & papery. Drinkable for the 6.00% abv, but it's just not good.

Overall, another tick from the bottom of the barrel. I've clearly had worse than this, but this isn't a likely contender for repeat drinking. Still light years better than shit like Steel Reserve 211.

King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor ---2/5.

04-14-2014 21:43:32 | More by mfnmbvp
Photo of Zaphog
Zaphog

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

04-14-2014 15:19:05 | More by Zaphog
Photo of Sean66
Sean66

Illinois

2/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2014 02:46:58 | More by Sean66
Photo of beergorrilla
beergorrilla

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

04-11-2014 06:20:11 | More by beergorrilla
Photo of JPDOG
JPDOG

Delaware

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

04-07-2014 00:35:11 | More by JPDOG
Photo of ChiChi
ChiChi

Maryland

2.66/5  rDev +32.3%

Many friends of mine are in sheer disbelief that I actually like this beer. You probably asking yourself why like they do. First off, the taste to me is better that any other malt liquor, and although the ingredients are simple...corn. Its a smooth drink. its also high in alcohol content which for its price gives a nice cheap buzz. If I drink enough the corn taste keeps getting sweeter. Drink this stuff ice cold and its better in cans, the light cant get to it.

03-29-2014 19:33:44 | More by ChiChi
Photo of ralerwen
ralerwen

Illinois

2/5  rDev -0.5%

03-26-2014 19:07:02 | More by ralerwen
Photo of ricecracker420
ricecracker420

California

1/5  rDev -50.2%

03-26-2014 05:36:27 | More by ricecracker420
Photo of Matthew607
Matthew607

Illinois

2/5  rDev -0.5%

03-16-2014 23:51:05 | More by Matthew607
Photo of xbrettfavrex
xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev +11.9%

03-11-2014 07:50:30 | More by xbrettfavrex
Photo of brewlover517
brewlover517

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev +36.8%

03-08-2014 21:09:20 | More by brewlover517
Photo of threedaggers
threedaggers

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -50.2%

03-07-2014 03:10:28 | More by threedaggers
Photo of SteveJeremy
SteveJeremy

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev +36.8%

03-07-2014 02:18:49 | More by SteveJeremy
Photo of HRamz3
HRamz3

Pitcairn

2/5  rDev -0.5%

03-05-2014 20:25:27 | More by HRamz3
Photo of carmike813
carmike813

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev +24.4%

03-05-2014 15:39:47 | More by carmike813
Photo of MammothTarantula
MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

1/5  rDev -50.2%

03-04-2014 14:44:50 | More by MammothTarantula
Photo of Ewhite2121
Ewhite2121

Vermont

1.5/5  rDev -25.4%

03-03-2014 01:46:57 | More by Ewhite2121
Photo of ParkbrauFan
ParkbrauFan

Iowa

1.75/5  rDev -12.9%

02-28-2014 03:24:32 | More by ParkbrauFan
Photo of evilcatfish
evilcatfish

Missouri

3/5  rDev +49.3%

02-23-2014 04:28:01 | More by evilcatfish
King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
51 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.