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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

567 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 434
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 113
Gots: 65 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub) visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drseamus on 01-21-2007)
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Photo of atoulouk
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

atoulouk, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
3.53/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

IronDjinn, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -25.7%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev -1%

shelby415, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

t0rin0, Oct 25, 2012
Photo of BillHilly
4/5  rDev -1%

BillHilly, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of ExtraStout
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I bought a 4-pack of cans of this at a grocery store in Maui about 3 miles from the brewery.

Beer Facts: 6.0% ABV, 30 IBU's, made with Cascade & Columbus hops.

It begins with a malty-toasted coconut aroma followed with a taste of dark malt, chocolate and hints of coffee. It finishes with flavors of toasted coconut and hoppy spice for balance. The only improvement I would like to see would be making it less "thin bodied" but given where the majority of this stuff is consumed, it is just right.

ExtraStout, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I recall seeing this on "Drinking Made Easy", then happened across it on a holiday on Arizona
A - shiny pitch black, thumb of mocha head, dissipated slowly, not much lacing
S - big chocolate malts off the top, the coconut aroma is more like a raw husk, brown sugar a light grass
T - big roasty and chocolate malt, then the subtlety of toasted coconut starts to creep in a build slowly until in becomes a big part of the flavour by the end of the can, just a touch of smoke on the finish
M - medium to light body with mild carbonation, sweet and bitter with a light chaulkiness
O - was impressed by the presentation on the TV show, and the product lives up to it, the feature ingredient is a compliment to the beer rather than a dominator which works very well in this case, now I just need to actually go to Hawaii

joemcgrath27, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a nice deep black color, the head was light tan and had a moderate retention and minimal lacing. The smell of the beer was loaded with Coconut aromas and backed with a decent amount of roasted malt. The taste of the beer in the beginning is heavily roasted with dark chocolate malts, it's almost too much roast in my opinion. As I finished the beer the last few mouthfuls got sweeter and brought in a lot of the Coconut flavors I was expecting throughout the whole thing. The mouthfeel was sharp and crisp, could have been a little smoother I think with would have complimented the Coconut in someways. Overall it's still a good beer despite my personal opinions on what it does or doesn't offer. I feel that the flavors of Coconut settle to the bottom of the glass somehow, perhaps the choice of glass I used was not the best. Still I enjoyed it and look forward to drinking it again.

Knapp85, Oct 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Ispeakforthetrees, Sep 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

soupermirl, Aug 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

crwrunner, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

csiewert, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of cfrances33
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can from Gehrig13 poured into a shaker on 8/8/12.

Pour: pretty dark brown, almost black with two fingers of tan head. No lacing, recedes to rim.

Smell: Smokey milk chocolate, toasted malts. Some vanilla cream.

Taste: Lots of roasted milk chocolate, vanilla cream. Pretty much these flavors ride out.

Mouthfeel: Really creamy, but not heavy. Goes down really easy. Nice carbonation.

Overall: This was pretty dar delicious, and the glass was gone in 15 minutes.

cfrances33, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for finding this for me.

A - black with a large, dense cap of dark brown head that has good retention

S - big roasted malts, toasted coconut, faint coffee and chocolate

T - huge roasted malt character with toasted coconut coming through; underlying coffee notes; rather intensely bitter finish

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated

This is a nice concept. The coconut works well with the roasted malt character. Unfortunately, it's more bitter than what I'd look for in a porter. I wouldn't turn this down in the future.

tdm168, Jul 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

duceswild, Jul 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

egrace84, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Damn glad I found this apparently it's not brewed anymore but it's been on my tick list for months. Paid the price on this one 5 bucks at the house of 1,000

A - Color is fairly dark for a porter just a touch of amber at the base. Head is equally mocha in color getting a 1/4 inch that settles to a lace ring.

S - Well I can't pick up much coconut but the porter base is stellar with mild chocolate and coffee and little hops or harsh roasts. Maybe some vanilla too.

T - Well I can't knock it much but maybe I do taste some toasted coconut in the mix. Mostly again chocolate and roast, a touch of anise and burnt sugars yet more sweet than chalky. Still a touch dry in the finish to remind you it's a porter.

M - Medium bodied and carbonation is a bit bubbly yet enjoyable.

Overall I guess I can't find this anymore but it was worth putting down the coin. A balanced porter with mild coconut flavors.

DrDemento456, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Maui Brewing Company, Certified Made on Maui, CoCo Nut Porter. "…Like Hot Chicks on the Beach." What? Huh? Just gonna ignore that, not touch it, let it go.
"Porter brewed with hand-toasted coconut."

Dark brown, nearly black, fully opaque, with a full, flush dotted head of creamy tanned foam, leaving lots of lace. Looks good.

Aroma: there it is, freshly toasted coconut, straddled over a …I'm not sure. We get lots of coconut, though. Beautiful.

Taste: nicely hopped, lightly roasty, full-bodied. Cocoa and coffee linger below, and show themselves briefly, outside flashes of more coconut. A very tasty porter, robust enough, with a coconut flavor that never quits, but mellows a bit. Like hot chicks on the beach. I have a feeling you can use this phrase to end a sentence, the way they end fortune cookies with "…in bed." Maybe they do, perhaps it's a quaint local Maui-ism. "Hand toasted coconut…like hot chicks on the beach!"

Anyway. Nothing too "wow" about this one, but it's nice and I thank DA for it. Just like hot chicks on the beach.

feloniousmonk, May 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

bainard, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

amart80, May 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

EROCK83, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of fivestrokeroll
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Roasted caramel coconut nose--nice foamy head. Very dark brown body. Medium to full-bodied with boozy and crisp roasted malts dominating the mouth feel...leaving a dark coffee aftertaste that fades from bitter to bitter-sweet. A big tasting porter for its ABV but refreshing and satisfying nonetheless.

fivestrokeroll, Apr 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

cisteve, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of williamjbauer
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Can served in a chilled pint glass

A - A monstrously dark obsidian with just a few photons streaming through with a 2 finger thick fluffy ecru head with excellent retention and great lacing around the whole glass.

S - Coffee, roasted barley, dark chocolate, toasted coconut with moderate pungency.

T - A robust flavor starting with sweet toasted coconut, with a smooth and creamy milkiness, followed by roasted barley, chocolate, espresso beans, malt, and a touch of bitterness, with a smooth, crisp hint of alcohol for the finish.

M - Full body, moderate carbonation, chewy, creamy, and smooth.

O - Really enjoyed this porter, the coconut addition gave it a smoothness you find in many milk stouts and reminded me a bit of Old Rasputin, but this porter is not quite as refined but still excellent in it own right. Can't wait to visit the brewery in a couple weeks in Maui!

williamjbauer, Apr 03, 2012
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
90 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.