CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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3.91/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
05-27-2013 18:33:04 | More by Axnjxn
4.11/5 rDev +1.7%
12oz can into a pint glass
no born or best before date
A: Pours an opaque black with 2 plus fingers width of bubbly, light mocha colored head. Decent retention, but leaves only a small amount of lacing.
S: Toasted coconut is there, which is real nice, but there is also an acrid almost sour note that is bizarre and pretty prominent. Some roasted malt is there as well. I also get a dry, somewhat musty aroma like brown cardboard. Really a pretty strange aroma, but for some reason I kind of like it.
T: Again a bit odd. Initial taste is reminiscent of what I think licking a cardboard box would taste like. Once I get past that, some traditional porter flavors come out like roasted malt and rich dark chocolate. Toasty coconut is there, as well, although not as prominent as I hoped. Different, but again, I find myself drawn to the strange conglomerate of flavors.
M/D: Smooth, appropriately low carbonation, thicker than I anticipated for the style. Moderate drinkability. Really nice mouthfeel for a standard porter.
O: Overall, kind of a strange brew. Didnt think much of it at first, but it really grew on me as I slowly drank it. I would drink this again, but wouldnt go out of my way to obtain it.
03-17-2013 18:46:19 | More by zac16125
3.53/5 rDev -12.6%
Thanks to my friend Paul for hooking me up with a can of this. From a 355 ml can, it pours out a deep dark brown hue, not quite opaque there are translucent cola highlights when held to direct light. Massive head on the pour, took 3 attempts to empty the can and fill the glass, presenting a loose bubbled mocha head that slowly settles to a frothy thin cap.
Sweet and toasty malt up front in the aroma, some faint roasty notes, as well as some toasted coconut.
Dark toasty malt up front in the flavour, some sweetness before the toasted coconut appears and tends to remain most prominent towards the finish. Dry, rather cocoa-like finish and aftertaste, with faint coconut also lingering on.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied on the lighter end of the spectrum, somewhat slick texture although with decent attenuation, and some moderate carbonation.
Things lean towards the sweeter end of things, although that may be expected due to the presence of the coconut, however the malt could have balanced it out some more. I'm not complaining though, I enjoyed this stuff and will seek out some more when the opportunity arises.
11-09-2012 03:56:53 | More by IronDjinn
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
90 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.