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Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter - Stone Brewing Co.

Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut PorterKen Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter

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315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 12.14%


Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2009)
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illidurit

California

3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark brown color with a light tan head. Roasted coffee aroma, black burnt malts. Dark caramel and coffee flavor with a substantial tart fruitiness midpalate, mild toasted coconut. Modest chocolatiness. Full oily body; rich and smooth. Not a big coconut fan (hate the stuff actually) but this was pretty solid.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 09:11:09 | More by illidurit
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This gem is courtesy of Bitterbill, cheers! Very thrilled to get this one!!!

Pours chestnut tinged mahogany with 3 fingers of mocha head. Good lacing & above average head retention

S: Dark chcolate & tons of coffee, plus some creme de cacao as well

T: Coffee, charred grain, baker's chocolate, a touch of booze, coconut & cream up front. Coconut & charred grains as this warms along with a nice coffee flavor, some cocoa & vanilla hiding in the background. Finishes dry with some nice coconut sweetness, coffee & vanilla

MF: Chewy, fairly smooth, but a touch of grainyness as this warms

Drinks pretty damn easy, there is a touch of booze roughness & grainy mouthfeel holding this back just a little, otherwise perfection! Not sure this is worth the price on this sticker though, ouch!!! Stellar none the less!

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2010 04:14:34 | More by russpowell
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pastradul

California

4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a couple of bottles of this for a friend who just got a new pad and is opening her own business soon. Big shout out to Pizza Port Solana beach for not charging capage!!!

Pours a nice dark brown. Not as much head as it has poured before. Might have poured a bit soft.

the aroma is the name. Stron coffee upfront, roasted chocolate and slight bit of alcohol.

The taste is amazing. chocolate and coffee battle to be the main flavor, followed by some sweet roasted malt and a slightly nutty dry finish to wrap up.

One of my favorites for sure!!!

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 15:23:43 | More by pastradul
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The 12oz bottle cost $6.99 in Ft Collins.

This pours a very dark brown with some red tints and a 2 finger head of tannish foam. The foam is shrinking slowly leaving some good lacing.

The smell is roasty with notes of chocolate, toffee, some sweet malt, and by gawd, I can smell a buttload of coffee.. A nice balance between bitter and sweet. Alcohol is kind of in the picture too.

The taste is malty with some good sweet notes and roasted malt, some bittersweet chocolate, tasty fesh coffee like flavours, and a note or 2 of vanilla. It's very tasty and thank goodness for that as there's a pretty strong presence of the alcohol.

I call this full bodied with a subdued amount of carbonation that results in a great mouthfeel.

Drinkability? The alcohol is noticeable so that'll hold down the score for me more than a bitt. That being said, I really like what's going on with this beer. Super tasty, great mouthfeel, and easy on the eyes. A firm thumbs up from yours truly.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 22:54:24 | More by Bitterbill
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VaTechHopHead


3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep brown/black color with a quick fading "big-bubbled" tan head. Just averaging lacing on this one.

S - Real heavy on the coffee aroma with a nice roasted malt pairing. The coffee aroma isn't bitter like you'd expect but has more of a sweet smell. A little nuttiness from the macadamia nuts and not much coconut.

T - Very similar to the aroma...lots of sweet coffee with a sour/bitter finish. Nutty flavor blends great with grains in the middle of the brew. Barely any coconut flavor because of its mild presence in this beer and it's paired with such strong flavors of coffee and roasted malt. Aftertaste is pure macadamia nuts and coffee.

M/D - Medium body that is nicely carbonated and not too aggressive, maybe a tad high on the volumes of carbonation but not complaining. Semi-bitter finish makes it an average drinker that is easy to enjoy and has a great unique flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2010 19:55:37 | More by VaTechHopHead
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mcduck

Oregon

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First beer review evar!

I want to review this beer because I notice it goes extremely well with pasta alla carbonara, which my dad made and which was the only thing in the fridge when I wanted to drink this beer. The beer with the pasta is one of those "whoa" moments when a third taste is produced by the combo of the beer and the food. For me, that has only really been equaled by Sam Adams Double Bock with aged gruyère.

a: dark dark char brown; not much head; biggish bubbles

s: smells good; smooth dark coffee is most prominent, nuts are second

t: the macadamia seems to smooth out the bitterness of the hops and coffee. Coconut seems to contribute more to texture--I couldn't really taste it.

m: fine; I guess I was hoping for a little less carbonation

d: alcohol is not especially felt. the smoothness of the coffee component makes the beer exceptionally easy to drink.

I highly recommend concocting some carbonara to go with this beer. It was a phenomenal pairing.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 06:36:35 | More by mcduck
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This was sent to my by my buddy 2DogBrew in one of our many boxes that have traveled this great country to land at each others doorstep.

Pours like any other porter-- hints of red in the deep dark brown color. Minimal caramel head with some spotty lacing on the sides, nothing too crazy.

Smells of deep rich roasty and robust chocolate and fresh ground coffee. don't smell any nutty or coconut notes, which is what I was really hoping for.

On first sip, you have to comment on the mouthfeel-- it is much thicker than it looks. It is a full-bodied porter for sure. Good level of carbonation with plenty of carbonation, that makes it thick and creamy. It goes down nice and smooth. Highly drinkable beer here.

The flavor profile though... Is kind of muddy. It finishes wierd for me-- kind of a minty coconut flavor that reminds me of those "Dirty mouth, clean it up" Orbit gum commercials. Or almost like a pina colada, with that slight alcohol astringency to "help clean and whiten your teeth!"
You do roasted cocoa and coconut, but missing the nuttiness I was hoping for.

Overall-- glad to have tried it. Don't mind if I don't see another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 04:24:03 | More by AleWatcher
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generallee

New York

4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a snifter. There appears to be no freshness date on the label.

Appearance: The color of the body is a very dark brown to nearly black which blocks out almost all light. On top sits a small tan head about one finger tall. It slowly fades down to just a ring of foam with a thing film in the middle. This head is slick and leaves no lace on glass as it just slides right down.

Smell: In the nose I get notes of sweet roasted malt, hints of dark coffee, sugar cookies and delicate nutty notes.

Taste/Palate: The flavor has a mild nutty character with plenty dark roasted malt and coffee notes. Hop notes are mild and add some light leafy/earthy hops notes and bitterness towards the finish. Overall it remains on the sweeter side throughout and into the finish. Its 8.5% alcohol is mellow and refined, adding only a very genital warmth. On the palate it has a velvety smooth and slick feel with mellow carbonation.

Notes: This is an excellent blend of flavors all in perfect balance and harmony.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 12:47:56 | More by generallee
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Backer2004

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Paid $7.99 at total wines outside Marietta, OH for a 12 oz bottle. Stone never ever disapoints and this is no exception. For the style, this is extreme and excellent, the arome alone hit the mark on the Kona coffee and coconut. The higher ABV is definitely noticeable on the mouthfeel and worth picking up on a cold night.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 01:37:51 | More by Backer2004
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 12 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Cambridge Wine & Spirits, Cambridge, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a near pitch black with brown edges when held to the light. A tight, khaki, three-finger head left spotty drops of lacing along the glass. Within minutes, the head faded to a lasting ring of creamy froth.

The aroma was rich and super smooth. High quality, freshly brewed coffee (in this case, Kona) was instantly recognizable. Lightly roasted. Somewhat creamy and semi-sweet. A touch of nuttiness was also detectible.

The taste was similar to the aroma. Coffee came through strong up front. Roasted malts were also apparent. The roast factor however was kept in check. It seemed that the brewers wanted to let the subtleties of the Kona coffee shine through without any distractions. Sweet caramel malts and brown sugar notes were noticeable as well. A touch smoky. I was a bit disappointed however that I could not detect any coconut. The finish was the only notable shortcoming of this beer. It was extremely metallic and bitter initially. As the beer opened up, the metallic flavor subsided but was still noticeable. The finish was also fairly hoppy for the style.

The mouthfeel was supple and creamy. Super smooth on the palate with a fine, mild effervescence.

Drinkability was impressive. This was a tasty and interesting porter. Furthermore, the 8.5% ABV was barely perceivable.

The folks at Stone Brewing have another winner here in their collaborative series. The smooth and luxurious Kona coffee flavor brought this beer to a whole other level. Overall, a really good albeit overpriced (at $8 a bottle) offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2010 03:36:58 | More by Damian
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zeff80

Missouri

4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured out an opaque, black color with ruby highlights. It had little to no head and left some soapy, tan residue on the glass.

S - It smelled of coffee and coconut. A nice overall roastiness emerged, too.

T - Pretty strong with the coffee flavor. It has mild chocolate and coconut flavors. A nice blend of bitter and sweet.

M - It was soft and smooth with a dry finish. A medium bodied beer with a subtle alcohol heat.

D - This is a really interesting beer. I don't really like coconut, but it works in this beer and is quite well.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 21:14:41 | More by zeff80
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Dubber55

New York

3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Dark brown almost black, one finger mocha colored head
S: Coffee
T: Roasted coffee. A bit of an acrid taste as well.
M: Right on for the style
D: 1 12oz was plenty

A little one dimensional. I didnt taste or smell the coconut or the macadamia nuts. This is a good coffee porter but the problem is, when I pay $6 for a 12oz beer, I expect more.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 05:15:44 | More by Dubber55
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a short light brown head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of hearty roasted malts, black coffee, some coconut and a touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out malty with flavors of roasted coffee beans and a hint of coconut. I had imagined the coconut flavor being a bit stronger but I know realize how much better suited it is in a more subtle and complementary role. The hops presence is about where it should be for the style and is enough to provide a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, very good representation of style while adding a little bit of a twist, this is a very solid beer with some extra complexity compared to most porters that makes it worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2010 03:35:33 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Pabs311

Connecticut

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours black with a nice mocha head, settling w minimal lacing but a nice ring of mocha head clings to the sides of the glass.

S- sweet maltiness. coffee tones over power this beer when it's cold but as it warms more of the coconut comes forward. the macadamia nuts are only picked up slightly here and there and are not overly present.

T- Coffee reins champ here again when the beer is cold. but once again as the beer warms there is more coconut and macadamia nut present. finishes with some bitter coffee when cold and switches to a somewhat sweet coconut when warm.

M/D- medium-full bodied, lower carbonation. interesting beer, i would reccomend to drink this beer at room temperature, alot more of the character comes out then.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2010 20:02:36 | More by Pabs311
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BTPete

New York

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Consumed on 3/16/10
12oz bottle to tulip

A: Dark black with a small tan head. No lacing.

S: Coffee is the big one here. Nice robust coffee smell seems to take over most of everything.

T: Nice and smooth. The coffee presence at first is then settled with a nice nuttiness and subtle coconut undertone. Awesome. Really nicely done. No alcohol burn at all, you wouldn't know it was 8.5%.

M: Nice mouthfeel, it actually feels more carbonated than it is.

D: Highly drinkable and wish it was available local. I'd drink more.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 18:11:39 | More by BTPete
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BDJake

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pitch black with ruby edges, small head with little retention and lacing

S- very strong kona coffee laced with coconut, roasted malt, and very nutty

T- a very tropical porter, with every aspect of the base style, plus a buttload of coconut, coffee and macadamia nuts blended very well

M- burly, with low yet adequate carbonation and a strong aftertaste

D- definitely a sipper, just like a fresh cup of hot coffee

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2010 07:06:51 | More by BDJake
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GregSVT

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a black cola color with an off-white head that fades to a ring and leaves a bit of lacing.

S: The nose is full of vanilla, coffee, chocolate milk, and roasted malt.

T: The taste is phenomenal...loads of vanilla, coffee, and milk chocolate that each take center stage at different intervals as you drink. There is no alcohol presence which is amazing considering the ABV.

M: The feel is creamy and medium bodied. It works well with the flavors present.

D: I could drink this every day...too bad it's limited. 8.50% will sneek up on you though.

Highly recommended if you like the Maui Coconut Porter...this is similar but with a vanilla flavor instead of the cocoa. I'd love to see this barrel aged.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 01:35:28 | More by GregSVT
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badboyrsl84

California

4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I found out about this from Freddy at Beverages for Less. I was so excited to finally get my hands on it.

The pour was a jet black with a small amount of caramel head.

The smell is that of dark chocolate and coffee with an always reliable Stone smell present.

The taste is Bitter/Sweet. It starts out real bitter and finishes with a choc/coffee taste. There is a good amount of carbonation but not too much. I'm not real familiar with Firestone so i don't know how much of their beer is in this, but there is a different taste to this one. It more than just Stone here!

I'm a big fan of dark brews and this is definitely a porter. As I write this its warmed up a little and the bitterness has tamed making this a very solid brew. This is a great collaboration from Southern California Brewers!

I can't wait to try the Stone collaboration with Dogfish Head coming soon!

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 18:30:18 | More by badboyrsl84
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SanDiegoBeerLove

California

3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Dark with red highlights just like a cup of coffee. Head is thick, Dark Tan, and about a finger in width.

S - Smell of Roasted Coffee(overpowering), Bitter Chocolate, Vanilla, Cherry, and Brown Sugar.

T - Tastes of Roasted Coffee, Chocolate, Vanilla, Coconut, Cocoa powder and Tannic.

M - Good mouthfeel with average carbonation but a little chalky(because of the Coffee and Macadamia) for my tastes.

D - This is a good desert beer if you like coffee but I don't and still like it. I wonder how much caffeine is in this beer. The alcohol really doesn't show much.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2010 05:10:39 | More by SanDiegoBeerLove
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours mostly black in the glass (maybe a darker shade of brown depending on how the light hits it) with several big foamy fingers of mocha tan colored head. This retains with a rich ½ finger of froth, which leaves a thick latticework of sticky foam down the sides of the glass. Coffee stands out immediately in the aroma, giving off notes of astringent and biting roast. Chocolate and earthy hops sit underneath with a fairly heavy feel, while light notes of both macadamia and coconut each add a bit of both nutty and milky sweetness to the proceedings in their own way. These aspects of it actually strengthen across the back of the aroma the more this warms.

Dark roasted coffee is very crunchy and assertive feeling in the taste, mixing in easily with equally sharp notes of bitter chocolate and spicy and earthy hops. The gentle milky nature of the coconut hangs with the chewy sweetness of the chocolate towards the back, while the nuttiness of the macadamia character mostly mingles in the finish along with lingering acrid roast and astringent notes from the coffee. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied, with a big smooth creaminess up front that then gets much more chewy and slick towards the back. This is actually showing a bit more heat than I would have thought (or liked) with a warmth to it that sticks right in the stomach at times.

While this was overall decent (playing more like a straight up Coffee Porter, with the coconut and macadamia aspect showing a distant second), there was just too much of a burnt and acrid nature to the coffee, plus this showed way more alcohol than it should have. This was a bit disappointing considering the pedigree involved.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 19:52:08 | More by Kegatron
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice super-dark pour. Some coffee right away in the aroma. Coffee and dark-roasted malt carry through with a moderate creamyness to the mouthfeel. I was a bit let-down that I really got very little sense of either the coconut or the macadamia nut, but this beer has now been in the bottle a while and perhaps the coffee tends to take over. Nonetheless, taken as a coffe-flavored porter, it was quite good, and the abv was not evident at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 13:46:27 | More by Brent
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Ego

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
dark in the suburbs, light cocoa head rises up to 2 fingers and retreats quickly, lacing is good, the bubbles are very uniform and the head regenerates quickly with a little swirl of the glass, nice.

nose...
cocoa fighting coconut, at first sniff it is really strange, this takes some time to get down to what is going down here, the combination sometimes smells "sickly sweet", you do get a nice dose of coffee but it smells too dark, as an avid kona fan this doesn't smell half as good as my morning brew (I drink medium roast from Richard's on the main island).. not bad but I have stuck my schnozz into better coffee-ish porters.

taste etc...
the heaviness is offset by the carbonation almost perfectly (and I do mean almost, it is a 'touch' too prickly for my preference), coats the mouth well leaving a really pleasant nutty/cocoa aftertaste, the macadamia is very subtle and melded well with the coffee playing in the back as bitter notes (I love bitter), the alcohol is no where to be found, this drinks really easy, considering the amount of ingredients and the pedigree this is just a really nice beer, I wouldn't sell my left nut to get it but if you like starbucks instead of dunkins you might want to check this out.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2010 03:53:56 | More by Ego
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was expecting more considering the pedigree of the brewers and the high price of the bottle ($10). Thne nose is the main issue as it smelled burnt and almost vegetal in nature . I expected a luscious impy porter nose but had to struggle past the smell with each sip. The beer is quite bitter with intense coffee notes almost like a iced coffee had been mixed in with the porter. The nuts really showed up in the finish as the beer warmed up but the beer seemed a little confused in focus because of all the ingredients. Would age help , I don't know because I doubt the nose will improve.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 17:22:52 | More by canucklehead
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ThreeWiseMen

California

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split amongst friends at a recent gathering. Thanks goes out to Swimsum for bringing this treat!

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Pitch black and oily with an ever-so-tiny off-white halo. Light peaks through around the body's outermost edges. No lacing.

Smell: Kona coffee and strong meaty spices (black pepper being one of those). That Kona smells excellent! As for the macadamia nut and coconut: I suppose I get the macadamia; no traces of coconut though. Pretty one-dimensional, but I still dig it.

Taste: Lots of Kona coffee, complemented by cream, macadamia nut, roasted malt, and nougat. I still can't find the coconut. Totally centered around the Kona coffee. Still tastes pretty damn good.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and milky with low carbonation. Pleasantly roasty. Nice, full character. Easy and mild.

Drinkability: This was much more of a coffee porter than anything, and an excellent coffee porter at that. I was disappointed by the absence of coconut and lack of macadamia, but this beer disappeared fast. Wish I had my own bottle. Thanks again Brent!

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 20:42:35 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

3.53/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled November 2009
A solid pour into my large Triple Karmeliet tulip produces an almost four finger thick, nicely browned head that leaves some nice, light lacing on the sides of my glass as it slowly subsides. The beer is quite dark, almost pure black, but it shows just a touch of diffused, rich red color when held up to the light, though the beer remains quite opaque. Aroma is quite acrid, sharp and burnt smelling. It doesn't seem to well balanced really. If you can get past the dominant burnt character, there is a nice toasted coconut note to the nose with some vanilla notes. There is a bit of a roasted vegetal note at times to the nose.

The flavor is a bit smoother than the aroma as there is a sweetness to this beer that helps cut the acrid roast, but the beer still finishes with an acidic burnt note that lingers a bit on the tongue. There is a solid, roasted nuttiness to the beer that is a combination of coconut and some other rich nut character that must be the macadamia nut notes (but I don't know this flavor well enough to place it). The body of this beer is actually pretty well balanced, I think the texture is hurt a bit by the acrid roast character, but this also helps to lighten the body up just a touch, but without overwhelming the soft creaminess that this beer has.

As the beer warms up it gets a bit more balanced, though it is still heavily roasted. This is certainly not a bad beer, the roast character really is a bit too harsh to call this great though. The mash schedule and perhaps the water treatment for this beer where a bit off from where they should have been, but this might soften up with 6 months or so of age.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2010 16:25:34 | More by Gueuzedude
Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.