CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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Reviews by Hands22:
4/5 rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz can into a snifter.
A- pours an opaque black with a thick tan head that faded quickly, leaving a thin film of bubbles on top of the beer.
S- roasty coffee dominates. Get some sweetness in the toasted coconut.
T- roast coffee carries through to the flavor. The coconut comes through as a sweet taste on the back end. Finishes semi-sweet but the roast grain does add a bit of dryness.
M- medium-full bodied with medium-high carbonation.
O- a very good example of the porter style. The coconut is there but gets a bit overwhelmed by the strong roasted malts. As it warms the coconut picks up some. Kind of reminds me of coffee and doughnuts.
Serving type: can
10-22-2011 03:18:36 | More by Hands22
More User Reviews:
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.