gripweed57 (2464) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2017 PRUCK (19) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GIT BIT!!! King Cobra---The Standard of Forties. The cap twists off with a crisp snap of fizz, unleashing the reassuring scent of skunked budweiser! King Cobra is fizzy, has a relatively light body, and a taste of ricey schwag. Crisp finishing that is drier than just about any other forty. Only BIG BEAR beats King Cobra in this genre, but if you can’t find BIG BEAR you can’t go wrong with this. My armpits ALWAYS smell just like super-skunked beer the day after one or two of these treats.
From old tasting notes. Brassy gold color with small bubbles and a brief white head. Sweet grainy malt aroma. Tangy winey malt flavor. Cloying and unpleasant. wlajwl (6817) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 17, 2017
Aroma and flavor is corn/malts, mild fruit and an oddly alcoholic/mostly adjunct finish. ajnepple (6626) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2017
40 oz bottle from Village Liquors on 38th and Sheridan. Clear golden appearance with a a white head. Mild aroma of sweet malts, bread and grains. Similar flavor, fairly bland with a moderate sweetness. Light to medium body with a watery feel. Drinkable. Cavie (4718) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
40 oz bottle. Clear gold color. White head. Aroma is grainy, metallic, slightly sour, but faint. Corn flavor, grain. Alcohol comes out when it warms. MrBeerFanatic (1059) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2017
25oz can. Straw color boozy head. Aromas blah grain and corn. Flavors blah grain and corn. Nothing good about this.
edwardbass (843) - Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Aroma of corn. Taste of corn, malt sweetness, slight bitterness, quite dry. Quite bad. anders37 (26657) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2017
Can. Pours a yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty rubbery grainy aroma. Fruity malty grainy sweetish cardboard flavor. Has a sweetish grainy finish. Sledutah (7612) - Utah, USA - DEC 2, 2016
12oz can thanks to crossovert Cousin_Larry (895) - - NOV 11, 2016
Pours clear golden with a small white head, light lacing. Aroma of corn, grains and sweet malts. Taste is grainy, corn, sweet malts, some alcohols
Bought a 40 for my wife’s 40th birthday party. I had to cool this to near freezing, and then it was tolerable. Low ABV for malt liquor, so you don’t get the buzz you probably want if you’re investing your funds in this product. It was good for a joke but I probably will never have another. beer_rookie (566) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 10, 2015
40oz bottle poured into piilsner glass.
Pours like apple juice, as far as color goes. It has a decent head, not overwhelming. Doesn’t lat long. Some lacing as you swirl, but not a lot.
Aroma is meh. First glass was terrible. Second glass isn’t quite so bad. I smell corn, maybe sone cooked vegetables (again, corn). Maybe a little breadiness. Bubble gum. I’m not impressed. It has less of an aroma than say, Budweiser.
Taste is pretty sweet. Again first glass was not so good, second glass isn’t quite so terrible. It’s stout, but pretty smooth. It’s pretty strong. I’m not sure about taste.
Mouthfeel is very mixed. First glass, it made my mouth numb. Second glass, mouth went numb again, but not so much. It’s smooth, but that’s about all.
Overall, you should probably drink it straight it from the bottle. The more I drink it, the more I like it. But for now, as I drink it at the moment, it’s not great. I do however like the price. "Don’t let the smooth taste fool ya" what the heck does that mean? I don’t really like it, sooo, is this a trick? Am I a fool? No. If you’re looking for malt liquor, try something else.