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Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)

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Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 12.62%
Wants: 22
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub) visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Coconut Porter is a stronger version of robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. TCHO cocoa nibs were blended with the toasted coconut during the maturation process to intensify the aroma of coconut and dark chocolate.

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On tap at Toranado Seattle on 8.30.14

Tons of coconut and chocolate. Tastes like a candy bar. No way I could've handled a full pour.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

The beer pours a viscuous, blackish brown color with fairly good head retention and light lacing. The nose is pretty impressive right off the bat, showcasing dark chocolate, light coffee, vanilla, light licorise and noticeable coconut. As good as this beer smells, it's way better on the palate... this beer is literally liquid mounds bar candy in a glass. The beer is fairly sweet, but not overly so, with the dark chocolate and coconut clearly dominating. I asked the bartender if the beer had been aged in rum barrels (it really tasted like it to me), and he laughed, noting they planned to make a rum barrel aged version in the future (which I suspect will be just killer), but not for this batch. Mouthfee was full, and the finish was long and chocolate coconut infused. The beer was a bit boozy on the finish, but not overly so, and I thought the slight booziness on the finish actually enhanced the overall flavor profile in this beer.

Really an outstanding beer, and I assume the brewer has tweaked the original recipe. The listed abv. at the brewpub was 9.4%, and the current version drinks like a nearly 10% abv. beer. Delicious stuff, assuming you like coconut.

John_M, Jul 06, 2014
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Looks great; has that classic, thick, liquified coal look to it. Healthy mocha-foam head. Slick, black and oily.

S - Sweet desiccated coconut on the nose is a delight. Sweeter than the standard version. Coconut macaroon, char, and a little bourbon.

T- Tasts pretty much on point for a porter, although I find the abv. to be far too apparent which unfortunately masks the coconut. A little hot and boozy. Less roasted and toasted flavours, more bourbon and molasses. Dark rum on the finish.

M - Nice thickness but just a shade harsh on the tongue, perhaps due to the prominent abv. A little oily.

O - This beer looked great and smelled great but fell down when it ramped up the alcohol without ramping up the flavour and mouthfeel to match. Lacks balance. I tend to find Maui Brewing Companies beer's just a little disappointing, and the same is true of this one. I was hoping for a beer which really builds on the CoCoNut Porter, resulting in a beer with heavier mouthfeel, stronger coconut flavours and stronger roasty-toasty flavours as well. This beer doesn't quite achieve that.

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Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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