King Coconut Porter | Catawba Brewing Co.

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King Coconut PorterKing Coconut Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
18
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Rifugium
2.21/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

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.

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Photo of halo3one
2.94/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thin. Coconut smell and flavor could be stronger.

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.06/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.33/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.37/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.57/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.6/5  rDev -10%

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3.6/5  rDev -10%

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King Coconut Porter from Catawba Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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