CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.25/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5
Received as an extra from thedindaniel, thanks a ton Daniel!
12oz can poured into a snifter.
I had this beer on my Wants list for a while, but as it's only distributed to a few select states, I never had the chance to land any. However, I got it as an extra in a recent trade, so here goes!
A - Pours a thin, deceivingly watery stream that builds up into a black body with dark chocolate highlights. Builds a nice, 2-fingered tan colored head, but it disappears very quickly; over half of it was gone by the time I sat down. Lacing is almost non-existent.
S - The nose is full of rich malts, with a nice toasty grain background to it. Can get more chocolate in the nose than coconut, but it does flitter now and then. Espresso beans are mixed in smoothly as well to help keep it robust.
T - After tasting, the coconut really does make an appearance. However, rather than playing a prominent role, it lingers in the background and in the aftertaste. Upfront are nice, roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Underneath is a coconut / coffee / hops hybrid, and the finish is nice and bitter, laced with traces of coconut. I actually kind of expected the coconut to be more dominant, but it comes together in the finish.
M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with low carbonation. Lasting bitterness due to the hops, and strong coconut notes in the finish. A bit thin and watery, as the pour would have you believe.
D - Drinkability is high. Alcohol is well masked and as the beer goes on I start to notice the more subtle coconut notes throughout the beer rather than only in the finish.
Overall an enjoyable beer and one I think I'll keep on my Wants to get more of!
Serving type: can
12-02-2010 03:46:12 | More by nhindian
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
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)
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