CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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Reviews by bevenson:
4.03/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Stamp on bottom says "81010", which I'm assuming means it was canned on August 10, 2010 making it about four months old.
A - Deep mahogany with a dark tan head. Head has a fine texture and lasts for several minutes. Very pretty looking.
S - Nutty, caramel, and chocolate aromas but nothing specifically coconut. Slight alcohol noticeable. Vanilla comes through as beer warms.
T - Deep roast, caramel and sweet milk flavors. Firm bitterness with no distinctive hop flavor; hops are definitely taking a back seat to other flavors on this beer. Mild coconut comes through as the beer warms.
M - Medium body with moderate to low carbonation for a smooth, mellow drinking beer.
D - Very enjoyable beer. I wish the coconut would have been more forward in the flavor. I don't know if the coconut comes through more when the beer is fresher. Good, but not great.
Serving type: can
12-20-2010 02:29:50 | More by bevenson
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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
3.91/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Can poured into a tulip glass. No bottling date
Pours a black/very dark brown color with a thick beige head that leaves a nice foamy lace on the glass. on the nose i pick up roasted coffee malts that arent overpowering. unsure of what to expect still. Taste is intriguing... im not getting much coconut here. roasted malts and chocolate, but not that strong. its a quite unique taste actually. not in a bad way, im just not understanding the coconut name. the body is on the thicker side with a medium carbonation. pretty easy to drink as you cant detect any alcohol or bitterness.
overall this is definitely worth trying to see what you get out of it. i dont regret buying this and wouldnt turn down another one. just dont expect a coconut taste.
Serving type: can
05-27-2013 18:33:04 | More by Axnjxn
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
90 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.