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

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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

318 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 12.11%
Wants: 201
Gots: 19 | FT: 3
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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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

05-07-2013 23:12:11 | More by cadaugherty
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-02-2013 04:53:02 | More by spycow
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thank you to Black13 for this long time want and all the other great beers!

Appearance. Pours a deep dark brown, pretty much black in the glass with 2 fingers of light tan head.

Smell. Slightly sour coffee and sweet nuts with dark malts and a bit of caramel.

Taste. Big coffee, again slightly sour and a little bit metalic. Dark malts follow with some nice nutty flavour in the finish. No booze to speak of.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, maybe a little lighter and medium+ carbonation.

Overall. A great Hawaiian combination going on here. Not the best coffee flavour I've tasted in a beer but a fun brew and so happy to finally have tried it. Thanks again Black13!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 01:19:54 | More by Rutager
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jvillefan

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-06-2013 23:53:19 | More by jvillefan
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-24-2013 15:53:33 | More by t0rin0
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-17-2013 03:42:03 | More by SpdKilz
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MordorMongo


4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-13-2013 23:35:22 | More by MordorMongo
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Pecan

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

12-20-2012 08:42:14 | More by Pecan
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tbone1384

Wyoming

4.75/5  rDev +15%

11-11-2012 13:59:19 | More by tbone1384
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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.03/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had this bottle for a couple of months now but can't for the life of me remember where it came from.. its from 09 so here's hoping its held up pretty well...

Huge aromas of dark roasted (almost burnt) coffee, tinges of coconut here and there.... mainly coffee... the aromas are nice... im hoping this is more balanced than the aromas would have me believe... no macadamia that I can detect...

Well, I was right... this basically tastes like an old tired burnt cup of coffee... bitter and harsh with the coffee flavors overpowering everything in sight... I was hoping the coconut and macadamia flavors would still be present but they're nowhere to be found... disappointing...

Im giving this the benefit of the doubt since its not necessarily fresh but this didn't do it for me...

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 20:26:25 | More by Tilley4
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imperialking

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

10-19-2012 16:52:54 | More by imperialking
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Jeffo

Netherlands

1.7/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I can't remember who sent me this one, as all my notes were lost when my computer crashed. If it was you, cheers for the trade!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, tan head with decent retention. Dark body, almost black, with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a half wisp and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, light coffee notes and some nutty aromas. Light tart cherries in there as well, along with a bit of funk. Great...

TASTE: Yup, she's infected. Tart cherries dominate the show, but there are some light roasted coffee flavors pushing for a stage. The infection is much more obvious than the nose. Bolder and lingering aftertaste is a competition between the tart cherry, brett infection and an trying, but failing, touch of bitter-sweet coffee and roasted flavors. It's not horrid, but definiltey not the point.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Prickly on the palate but it goes down alright, finishing with a touch of dryness.

OVERALL: Obviously infected. This review won't affect its overall score, but it will serve as a point of reference for anyone who may wonder. Stone makes great beer and I'd love to try this one again if I happen to run into it. Unfortunately Drain enjoyed most of this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 21:03:14 | More by Jeffo
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Sideswipe

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Came across this in the back of the fridge. Great find on a Friday night! 12oz bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours inky black with a quarter inch of lovely mocha colored foam atop it. The head subsides leaving a ring of beige bubbles around the outside of the glass. The nose is a blast of coffee goodness with a bit of sweet roasted malt and nuttiness to it. Taste follows the nose with huge coffee flavors up front. Roasty malt flavors follow with notes of nutty macadamias and sweet coconut on the backside. The finish is semi-dry with a bit of hoppy bitterness which lingers. Very nice. Feel is medium with a low level of carbonation. What a great beer! The Kona coffee flavors in this one are incredible! The macadamia nuts and coconut add depth and complexity making for a wonderful porter experience. Wish I had stocked up on this one. Greg, if you're reading this, please brew this again and put it into regular production! Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 07:38:09 | More by Sideswipe
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ArchitectBrewCo

California

4.75/5  rDev +15%

06-05-2012 06:22:36 | More by ArchitectBrewCo
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jsapunor

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Typical porter darkness with a fair sized brown head that, though not very deep, is persistent.

Aroma of high quality coffee with a hint of coconut.

The taste is very nice. Coffee up front followed by the coconut and at the finish, the macadamia takes over. This is a very smooth porter with a lingering coffee and macadamia aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is big and soft, like an imperial porter. They hid the alcohol very well. You would never suspect it was 8.5%.

Overall a very good collaborative effort. I've had this bottle for quite a while and I wish I had tried it while it was still being brewed. I could deninitely drink a lot of this.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2012 02:17:40 | More by jsapunor
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smi

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

04-06-2012 01:31:05 | More by smi
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

04-04-2012 22:12:06 | More by muchloveforhops3
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-22-2012 21:48:47 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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ScottyC54

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-17-2012 16:52:34 | More by ScottyC54
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david18

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a twelve ounce bottle of this recently. It was one of four three-brewery collaboration ales that Stone is involved in. It was not one of my favorites as it was little to much coconut.

Appearance is a very dark brown with a dark head that was not big but did stick around for a while.

Aroma was of strong coconut and coffee. A little too sweet for a beer for me.

Flavor as well was too intense on the extra flavors and didn't leave enough room to really enjoy the beer.

I would recommend it but I liked the other collab beers in this case better.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 18:19:03 | More by david18
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bullywee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-21-2012 06:36:34 | More by bullywee
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-11-2012 00:50:16 | More by Tyrawlings
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bearisprime

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-08-2012 22:39:19 | More by bearisprime
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a very dark brown with a 1/4 inch head and good retention

Smell: The nose is what to be expected. Your are greeted with a nice coffee note that is backed up by a slight coconut sweetness and finishes a bit nutty

Taste: Similar to the nose. Coffee and chocolate in the foreground with some coconut sweetness mid palate. The nuts are a bit lost among the other flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mild carbonation

Overall: Good beer not great beer would drink again and again however.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2012 02:50:19 | More by DarthKostrizer
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SoCalStout

California

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-07-2012 07:24:47 | More by SoCalStout
Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
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