King Coconut Porter | Catawba Brewing Co.

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127 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
33
Avg:
4
pDev:
11%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Zach136
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Typical porter color, no surprise there. Medium intensity coconut flavor. In check levels of roasty bitterness. A solid B+, balanced take on the style.

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Photo of dvmin98
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Leag0002
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mlockman
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinDixonBeer
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of BlueAndBrew
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tim007007
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Immortale25
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Bottom of can says 140-15.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and sheer spotty surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a broken ring behind.

S- Sweet aroma of chocolate and coconut plus some mild roasted malt.

T- Taste leans more toward coconut with some chocolate and roasty tones. Sweet aftertaste reminds me of a Mounds bar. Slight metallic flavor after multiple sips are taken.

M- This is where the beer falls flat. Even for a porter, the mouthfeel is thin, bubbly and uninviting.

O- It's no wonder Catawba's best offerings are the ones with tons of flavoring adjuncts dumped into them since it masks the subpar beer underneath.

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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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Photo of Chris-1911
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave1999
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured pitch black with a tan coloured head which quickly disappeared.

The smell is earthy, roasted coffee, dark chocolate.

The taste is dark chocolate, bitter coffee, earthy hops. Didn't get any coconut.

The mouthfeel is very light with medium carbonation.

A decent enough beer, if it had just a bit more body it would've been a big improvement. I didn't really get much coconut either.

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Photo of strohme2
3.65/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djgustafson
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Yellolab2010
3/5  rDev -25%

Photo of markthompson536
3.84/5  rDev -4%

Photo of thehooksman
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Wayne17
3.6/5  rDev -10%

King Coconut Porter from Catawba Brewing Co.
4 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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