Coco Loco | NoDa Brewing Company

Coco LocoCoco Loco
BA SCORE
3.99/5
500 Ratings
Coco LocoCoco Loco
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
NoDa Brewing Company
North Carolina, United States
nodabrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:

Enjoy the blend of chocolate and brown malts in this robust porter with crazy-rich color and ruby highlights. The subtle bitterness of chocolate is balanced by sweet, organic toasted coconut. Perfect to pair with food or just to enjoy alone. So go nuts, you'll be glad you did.


Added by thagr81us on 10-29-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,171
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
500
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
80
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 500 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of BeerdNick
2/5  rDev -49.9%

Photo of chippo33
2.44/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

bitter chalk

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Photo of suckaj
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

just wasn't there for me, wasn't what i expected

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Photo of core42
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Kataco16
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of Ainjyll
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of ILikeGoodCider
2.68/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

The bitterness overpowers the beer. Hard to get the flavors through.

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Photo of avitallo
2.81/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Okay. Not a fan of Noda; this beer is not well rounded in the sense that the finish is very dry and leaves the coconut flavor left to be desired.

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Photo of apasternak
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not enough coconut for my taste

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Photo of Lantern
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Rifugium
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of CasanovaCummins
3/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.2/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Solid brew coco nibs chocolate slight coconut flavor would drink it again

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Photo of Roscoe1847
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of juicebox
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of SlowWideTurns
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of neorunner
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of kbuzz
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yaksurf
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Majesty
3.34/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sendsilk
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at the brewery with a few BA's while I was visiting from out of town.

I had heard good things about this beer and was really excited to try it! It has a very nice dark roasty porter appearance. It smells a little 'soft' on the coconut aspect.

Drinking this beer, it's not bad at all. It just doesn't really stand out. It's a very solid porter, but I really don't get too much at all, in the coconut department. With the name Coco Loco, I really expect more (or some, at least) coconut forward presence. It's also a bit strong on the char/roast aspect. A little too much to make it very drinkable. At 6% I should be able to drink 3 or 4 of this quite easily while at the brewery. 1 was enough for the night.

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Photo of maximum12
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Who doesn’t lust after anything with coconut, chocolate, & alcohol in it? Soon, you won’t be able to call things beer without all of these ingredients. 16 oz. can.

The pour is porter dark. The nose is as advertised, but the ad buy was light. Sweet malts, mild coconut & chocolate. Gentle.

Coco Loco is veined with cocoa. The sweet porter is shot with cocoa - bitter, powdered cocoa mixed in until the clumps are gone. Mid-palate roast almost overwhelms the chocolate, but it certainly screens out anything else. No coconut; I believe DNA testing would prove it. A nice, relatively low ABV sipper.

Chocolate, roast, malt. ABC. Simple, clean, easy. Pretty good beer.

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Photo of common_dissent
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Porters can be tough to meet everyones expectations . Some are too thick, some are too watery. NoDa nails color, smell, and mouth feel. Good for them! This is a standard setting porter, however I don't think it's very tasty. A little too bitter for my porter taste... Lots of bitter chocolate and bitter roastiness. Less bitter and lil sweeter and it would be close to a Founders' brew!

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Photo of target88
3.42/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Coco Loco from NoDa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 500 ratings
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