CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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Reviews by sweetbrew82:
4.18/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. can into a pint glass/ no freshness date
P: Damn near pitch black with cola brown light streaming in through the very edges of the glass. The toasted tan crown shows some decent thickness with a creamy, frothy texture that displays some nice craters as it sinks. Shows decent retention before it deflates to a thin halo on top while leaving a little lace behind.
A: Big whiffs of roasted barley, cocoa, a little coffee, some toasty coconut that stays more subtle than expected, and some underlying earthiness that comes out more as I continue to probe around in here. This smells like a winner!
T: Opens up with lightly roasted malts that impart flavors of cocoa nibs blended with milk chocolate and a fresh helping of breakfast blend coffee. The toasted coconut is strategically added to avoid dominating the profile, and instead opts to stay subtle like the nose suggested to lend a very interesting variation in flavor in comparison to the average porter. I also pick up some mineral notes and toasted nuts, along with an underlying vanilla sweetness and some earthy hop notes that try valiantly to provide a little balance. Quite the flavorful Robust Porter here!
M: The mouthfeel of Maui Brewing Co.'s Coconut Porter is a little thinner than I expected, especially considering the way it looks, smells, and tastes. It does work well enough for this brew, though. It's medium-bodied with a slightly watery vibe right in the middle, but does offer a healthy carbonation that livens things up with a minor prickly bite that is careful to allow for some creaminess to develop underneath. A little more of a silky smooth feel and some chewiness would be ideal, though.
Notes: This is a pretty tasty porter! I had been putting off trying this brew in fear that the coconut would dominate and make this overly sweet. Luckily, that is not the case at all. It stays subtle and allows the rest of the flavors to shine with it, while keeping an even keel between sweet and bitter. Even if the mouthfeel is a bit too thin for my personal tastes, it turns out to be a minor complaint because it works sufficiently with the flavors at hand. Nicely done!
Serving type: can
09-25-2009 11:04:34 | More by sweetbrew82
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.