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King Coconut Porter | Catawba Brewing Co.

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3.94/5
Very Good
128 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#7,552
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
128
pDev:
10.91%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of crobinso
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Btheis13
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours dark brown with nice tan head that dissipates pretty quickly. Strings of lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Lots of toasted coconut and milk chocolate along with roasted malts. There is also a hint of coffee.

Taste - There is not as much coconut in the taste as was in the nose. Mostly roasted malts and chocolate, again there seems to be some coffee there as well. I was hoping for more coconut.

Feel - Medium bodied carbonation is a touch high tingles the tongue. smooth and rich.

Overall - A pretty good coconut porter nice flavors easy drinking only complaint is I would like a little more coconut in the taste.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Amedlin18
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Keith27614
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tonyjenlasc
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look - Black w/ some brown tones. Very thin head
Smell - Not as much coconut as I was hoping for. More roasted notes and chocolate then anything else.
Taste - Again, wasn't overly impressed w/ the coconut flavor...or lack there of I should say. That said, it's still tasty. Tons of chocolate and roasted malts. Some coffee notes as well as slight hints of coconut
Feel - Medium, rich, smooth

Overall - Not a whole lot of coconut flavor in this one. But a really nice tasting porter none-the-less.

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Photo of cnealc
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lanciloti
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KingEdward
3.66/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into a Belgian snifter.

A: Dark brown to black with a brown fringe when held to the light. The decent size head quickly reduces to a tiny ring that leaves almost no lacing.

Aroma: Coffee, dark chocolate, dark roasted malts but no coconut.

Flavor: Dark and black bread, chocolate and faint coffee are soon joined by light coconut. Some sweetness, but mildly bitter overall. Some burnt grain flavor.

M: Medium body with light carbonation.

Overall: a fairly good porter with a light, conservative dose of roasted coconut.

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Photo of mbbransc
3.37/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeard89
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pitch black with coconut flakes floating in the beer. Very cool. Thin white head

S - Chocolate, coffee, and coconut

T - sweet, lots of cocoa and chocolate, and awesome coconut aftertaste.

F - medium rich body

O - yes, this is like a craft candy bar beer. Damn good!

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Photo of NCMatt
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Consumed one from the can directly and poured one from can to snifter style glass.

It's pretty dark, but rightfully so, this is a porter after all. Coconut was faint in the smell, but fairly pronounced on the palate. Could be more coconut forward, but is pretty delicious as is. Mild but present bitterness don't let the coconut overly sweeten the beer. Well balanced as a whole. It was a bit heavy on carbonation for my tastes, but overall was quite enjoyable!

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Photo of Kegatron
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cackalacky
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I wanted to like this beer a WHOLE lot. It has all the constituent parts I'm looking for! In the end, however, it didn't quite live up to my expectations...though maybe they were too high to begin with. It's a solid porter, but the coconut wasn't as pronounced as I'd had hoped. Still, for the money, it's a very good beer.

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Photo of McAndrew
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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King Coconut Porter from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 128 ratings
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