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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
Brewed by:
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Maui Brewing Company in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

Pours an opaque black with a 1 inch foamy khaki head that fades to nothing. Thin streaks of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and some toasted coconut aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, bitter cocoa nibs, and toasted coconut. There is a nice roasty bitterness that lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp yet smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good porter that I like more than the CoCoNut Porter that is put in cans.

Photo of Mora2000
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of mdaschaf
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of John_M
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Photo of HopHead84
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


On tap at URGE.

A: Black, impenetrable, ominous,
and foreboding is the body. An inch of tan cream crowns the ebony elixir. It looks inviting yet dangerous.

S: Aromatic dark chocolate with well integrated coconut and a moderate roasted malt presence. The chocolate borders on fudge. Molasses is light, and there's a restrained nuttiness. Excellent.

T: Rich dark chocolate is abundant, with a lower moderate earthy bitterness. Roasted malt accompanies black strap molasses. The 7.9% is completely hidden. Sounds like a good Porter, doesn't it? Add in the coconut and you have a delicious porter. The dark chocolate-coconut combo is fantastic. Coffee is very faint.

M: Full body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is chewy, creamy sticky, and smooth.

Overall: A step up from the regular coconut porter. Really nice stuff.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of notchucknorris
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of beerpadawan
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at O'Brien's. Pint glass.

A: Pours black, somewhat viscous, with a decent sized cap of stone colored head, quickly dissipating to a ring. Minimal lacing.

S: Big melted dark chocolate, roasted malt, both well integrated. A little smoke.

T: This tastes like straight up dark chocolate. There's also some cocoa, roasted malt, and toasted coconut. Very dry. Finish is a nice bittersweet chocolate. Overall, very chocolatey and delicious.

M: Smooth yet kind of chewy/grainy (from the chocolate), medium-light carbonation and medium-full body.

O: Super tasty and exceedingly drinkable, perhaps the chocolatey-ness being the limiting factor (depending on your preference). This is basically coconut porter on steroids: both the chocolate and coconut come through a lot more, but still maintaining a nice balance.

Photo of JISurfer
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of grittybrews
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured near-black with two fingers of mocha head. Big chocolate aroma with some mild roast, sweet caramel, and a touch of toasted coconut.

Slightly low carbonation and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate and caramel up front, hints of coconut and coffee, and slightly bitter dark cocoa on the finish.

Nice balance -- sweet without being cloying. Maybe a side-by-side would be more revealing, but I didn't find this to be very different from Maui's standard coconut porter...maybe just a little more chocolate sweetness and a bit more boozy warmth.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
92 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.