CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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Reviews by Ghenna:
4.28/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Snagged a 4 pack of cans at Bevmo for ~$8.
It pours a very nearly opaque black with a tall brown head. As the head dies off, it leaves little in the way of lacing.
Smell is definitely chocolate heavy, though there is a bit of roasted malt smell too.
Taste follows smell. Chocolate (the earlier description of fudge is apt) and a toasted malt. I'm not really picking up a lot in the way of coconut, though that doesn't detract from the beer at all. It tastes quite good.
It is far from a light beer, and nowhere near as chewy as a barleywine, which I guess would put somewhere in the vicinity of medium bodied. The beer leaves a little stickiness on your lips too.
Although it's not my favorite porter, this is usually a staple of my fridge, mostly because my wife is a fan. An additional benefit is that you can fit a lot more of these cans in the door of your fridge then you can bottles.
Serving type: can
11-10-2009 01:03:51 | More by Ghenna
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4.45/5 rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I dont get why it says this beer is retired. I just bought a 4-pack at Foodland in Kapolei, Oahu, this morning. The canning date on the bottom says '121913' so its relatively newish. Anyways, just poured into a whiskey glass from my hotel room.
A - pours a black-brown with a thin head that dissipates rather rapidly. Held up to artificial light and does not shine through. Solid darkness.
S - coconuts, rum, deep maltiness, sugarcane. Coconuts are the dominant smell. This beer smells so awesome.
T - as smell influences taste, the above mentioned notes dominated the palate. This is real coconut to me. I let it warm to room temperature (which is about 75 degrees here in Kapolei at 8pm) and the flavors are really enhanced. In addition to the dominant Coconuttiness, toffee, coffee, and dark chocolate notes emerge.
M - light carbonation, which is good for the style. It is also very refreshing and feels lighter than many other porters, which goes hand in hand with the environment here.
O - a beautifully well done beer. I am glad i was able to get my hands on it. I havent seen thison the mainland in a couple of years and had only tried it once before at that. The coconut shines and adds a wonderful element to this beer. Highly rec if you can get it! I will be buying a few more packs to bring home to SF.
Serving type: can
02-02-2014 06:01:20 | More by beepill
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
90 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.