Zulu King Coconut Porter

Louisiana
United States
Zulu King Coconut Porter, Low Road Brewing
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Robust American Porter with natural coconut flavoring

Profile

ABV: 
6.3%
IBUs: 
22
Served at: 
45º - 50º F
Hops: 
Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, East Kent Golding
Malts: 
Maris Otter, Crystal 40L, Crystal 120L, Chocolate Malt
Judges Review 
Michael Heniff's picture
Judges Rating:
87
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

Zulu King Coconut Porter by Low Road Brewing is a porter brewed with coconut and is being evaluated as a Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (category 30A from the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guidelines). Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beers should have a harmonious balance between the spices, herbs or vegetables with the base beer style. Porters are medium-strength dark beers noted for their prominent dark malt flavors, which can include notes of burnt, chocolate or coffee.

Zulu King pours black in color, is almost opaque, and sports a rim of light brown head. The aroma is moderate chocolate malt over moderately light coconut aromas. The flavor is of moderate chocolate malt and lighter ashy and smoky notes with a light coconut with a light sweetness. The beer finishes with  moderate bitterness alongside moderate chocolate and burnt/ashy malt with a light coconut note.

Zulu King is a pleasant-flavored porter. The coconut complements the dark malts well without ever breaking harmony. The ashy note detracts somewhat, but this flavor is not unusual in many porters.

Brewery Introduction

At Low Road Brewing, we blend artistry and science, tradition and creativity to produce spectacularly crafted local beers in a small town, laid-back taproom that feels like home. We are obsessive in our pursuit to continually improve our processes and products to ensure we are providing you with... Read More

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