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Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)

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Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 12.71%
Wants: 20
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.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 04-06-2011)
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Reviews by abeeronthebeach:
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3.89/5  rDev -6.7%

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.

02-19-2014 00:31:40 | More by abeeronthebeach
More User Reviews:
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

07-03-2014 01:51:45 | More by Punchy_Munchie
Photo of Mora2000


4.22/5  rDev +1.2%

On tap at the Draught House in Austin.

The beer pours a dark brown to black color with a brown head. The aroma is very strong and is full of sweet, milk chocolate. I also get a little bit of coconut but the chocolate is what stands out. The flavor is more of the same. The chocolate overpowers all of the other flavors. Very sweet overall. The alcohol is well hidden. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice take on the regular Coconut Porter. Definitely one to try if you get a chance.

05-22-2011 05:03:30 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-31-2014 04:08:47 | More by HoppySeb
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

06-21-2013 01:48:52 | More by SMKilp
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

06-23-2012 22:44:32 | More by leinie13
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

02-10-2013 16:35:22 | More by Trevdawg
Photo of laxboy3496


4.93/5  rDev +18.2%

A wonderful brew that takes Maui's ever popular Coconut Poter up a notch. The addition of Cocoa Nibs in the brewing process really gives a nice compliment to the toasted coconut notes that already exist in the beer. Rich, thick, dark brown head that reminds of chocolate ice cream. A smooth, coffee like finish with that touch of coconut and chocolate that I was hoping for. Tasted twice with consistent notes.

04-28-2011 01:55:28 | More by laxboy3496
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-17-2014 18:36:45 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

02-10-2013 22:09:40 | More by BKArmstrong
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-30-2013 03:01:26 | More by bsinger45
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-06-2014 19:54:32 | More by dipaguy
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-03-2014 07:24:12 | More by hbchrisg
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-05-2012 20:58:15 | More by pavpav12
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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New York

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%

08-26-2014 01:00:38 | More by agandt
Photo of John_M


4.51/5  rDev +8.2%

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.

07-06-2014 17:26:27 | More by John_M
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

09-01-2014 05:20:34 | More by HuskyinPDX
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

On tap at Stone's 15th Anniversary

A: Black with a thin tan head.

S: Earth, cedar, roasted malt, dark chocolate and a hint of coconut as it warms.

T: Roasted malt and dark chocolate with a touch of wet earth. Similar to the regular version, I didn't get a whole lot of coconut in this. That said, I liked this one way better than the original.

08-22-2011 16:03:34 | More by notchucknorris
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

09-27-2013 03:59:12 | More by Jame515
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

01-07-2012 01:55:32 | More by imyourhero21
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New York

4.72/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured from a 12oz can into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass. Thanks to my buddy Chris for bringing this back from the Mountain Brewers Beer Fest.

A: Deep deep brown color...no light shines through it. Mildly aggressive pour leads to a wild 2 finger, root-beer-float colored head that slooowly disappears. Lacing is consistently but sporadically present throughout.

S: First thing on the nose is chocolate followed by toasted dark malts and coffee. Coconut is faint but definitely present.

T: Taste follows the nose for the most part but I definitely pick up notes of molasses in this one too. The coconut is also more prevalent here than in the nose but the delicious coffee and cocoa flavors that were so up front in the smell were just as up front here but added a sense of bitterness that was welcomed. Not sure if the bitterness was from the hops or from the cocoa. Either way, delicious balance. Alcohol is hidden in the taste very nicely.

M: Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, has the feel of a milk stout almost with the creamy coating it presents. No heat from the ~8% abv to speak of. Thick mouth coat leaves a nice bitter aftertaste that makes me take a moment to enjoy before going back for more.

O: Is my favorite porter at this point by far. Complete, delicious, balanced, sweet, bitter. What an absolute treat to be able to drink this beer. I suggest you get your hands on it at the first chance you get.

06-17-2011 22:56:49 | More by suspect
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Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
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