King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor | Anheuser-Busch

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56
awful
525 Ratings
THE BROS
54
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King Cobra Premium Malt LiquorKing Cobra Premium Malt Liquor
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Malt Liquor

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
525
Reviews:
186
Avg:
2.19
pDev:
36.99%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
80
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 525 |  Reviews: 186
Photo of LooseMoose1978
2.4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Troy-Hawaii
1.48/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

OK for a cheap beer, but I think having once was enough to satisfy curiosity. Wouldn't drink it again.

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Photo of tzieser
2.93/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 40oz bottle into.......who the fuck am I kidding, this is malt liquor god dammit and the only way to drink it is out of the bottle in a paper bag outside on a hot day

L: typical malt liquor. Piss gold in color. A bit of lacing.

S: lots of sweet corn and malt in the nose with a bit of solvent on there (alcohol). Undertones of wet cardboard.

T: after a few chugs (you are not allowed to sip this shit) I'm getting a bunch of corn/cereal malt sweetness. No hops to speak of except for balancing out the adjuncts. Finish is surprisingly clean with a bit of alcohol residue

M: finishes a tad dry and clean. Not too carbonated thankfully


Certainly not my pick if forced to choose a malt liquor. Id probably go with Olde English over this.



Side note: I rated this a 3/5 since we are rating this according to style. I never understood why some of the dopey BAs here review according to personal choice, not by style guidelines. Nobody has ever said malt liquor or adjunct lagers were brewed for full flavor. If the brewers were trying to make a tasty Munich Helles Lager and the result was King Cobra then yes, this would deserve a 1/5-- but that is not the case. The brewers set out to make a malt liquor and that's exactly what King Cobra is, so if anything a 3 out of 5 is a pretty harsh score. If you don't understand then just do yourself and everyone else a favor and read the BJCP style guidelines before reviewing

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Photo of Carrier4
1.71/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

Drink it

ass holes

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Photo of HardyA
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of LovingCup
3.25/5  rDev +48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't always drink malt liquor,but when I do, I drink King Cobra. Crapola I return to time and time again. 40oz...6%...2 bux..."drinkable"...winning!

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Photo of LeonardFournette
5/5  rDev +128.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good malt liquor and one of the cheaper ones in my area

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.35/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of N1ght5hade1994
2.45/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A good, cheap beer if you just want to get wasted. If you're looking for something to enjoy though, this is not for you.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
1.66/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ordybill
1.98/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a 40 OZ bottle into a red solo cup. This still couldn't conceal my shame!!!
This beer is horrible from the color, smell to the taste. I didn't even like the label on the bottle. I don't mind a good malt liquor, I like Colt 45, Magnum and Private Stock. But this is awful.

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Photo of apasternak
1/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Some bizarre notes in this one. The mouthfeel was not ideal and the color was sickly

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Photo of MisterKilderkin
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of slipknotfan93
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of entenduintransit
2.55/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

It's really the best 40 you can buy. It gets its job done.

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Photo of redsoxjim
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of KCCO_JSV
1.85/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of CJNAPS
1.63/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
1.84/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Lettsgo3
2/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of 5EKF
2.12/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of JacketAudio
2.13/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not bad really. Like the commercial used to say: "Don't let the smooth taste fool ya!"

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Photo of Jackjaffar
3.05/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best 40 on the market.. Best bang for your buck

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Photo of Stinger80OH
2.07/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Rddymk
3.01/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The King Cobra malt liquor is the best malt liquor I have ever drank and I have drank a lot of malt liquors.
No such thing of hops in this. No such thing of roasted malt in this.
Just get your buzz on for cheap.
I think that is is brewed at a lower temp than other malts due to the heaviness of the corn adjunct and maybe the artificial sugars that they use over at the St. Louis brewery.
King Cobra...drink it and you'll be a Cobra for life!

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King Cobra Premium Malt Liquor from Anheuser-Busch
2.19 out of 5 based on 525 ratings.
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