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

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Barrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut PorterBarrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

90 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 14.58%
Wants: 219
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-29-2011)
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

khumbard, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

stawn, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

TXhomebrewer, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

sstorck, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

Domeshot14, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

mthomas84, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +13.9%

jerz, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of DJButters
4.95/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

That's right. I won a bottle and to the victor goes the spoils. Shared at Toronado SD with friends and family. Drank the same day after pick up.

A: Nothing spectacular. Looks like a nice port. Dark color with minimal, no head.

S: Overwellming bourbon. Bourbon for days... Think 50/50 Eclipse bourbon. Very noticeable for a port base and low alchool percentage. Faint smells of the base brew underneath... Wait... What is that? Mmm coffee, macadamia nut, vanilla, chocolate. Mmmm.

T: The bourbon smacks you in the face. But the finish lasts for minutes followed by waves of vanilla, nutty, coffee... Very good. Fantastic.

M: Perfect. Nothing else. Not over done on carb, like a velvet wash on your tounge. Like a velour jumpsuit for your mouth.

Overall: An amazing beer worthy of the top spot of Stone and perhaps one of the best colab beers ever brewed. Please feel free to trade your bottle to me if you feel otherwise. A complete travisty in life that the beer is not readily avaliable. Great job to all invloved, but I need more. Cheers.

DJButters, Sep 11, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

MrVonzipper, Jun 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

skunk242, Jul 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

dipaguy, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Grant35, Aug 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

SocalKicks, Aug 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

PlinyBeMiney, May 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

jvillefan, Jun 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Happy Holidays to everybody, especially to Javib458 for the trade.

Note to those of you fortunate to get a bottle; cellar temp is the ideal to taste the decadent layers of this well executed barrel aged version of one of my all time favorite beers!

Pours your usual stout black with a 3 finger khaki head.
Aroma; toffee, coffee, macadamia nuts, and a hint of wood and vanilla.
Taste; is nicely layered yet but also has a solid overall profile considering all of the components of this beer.
First you're hit with ripe coffee. Then you get that toasted coconut signature from Maui's coconut porter. From there, an incredible milk chocolate note blended with a hint of vanilla and oak.
Finishes like a bourbon milkshake...yeah, it's awesome.

Overall; thrilled to have the chance to try this beer, having been born and raised on Maui, the base beer (as well as coconut porter) has always held a special place in my heart.

pixieskid, Dec 25, 2011
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4.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Was probably the only person to open this up at the bar.

A-Poured jet black with two fingers of thick head, more foam than I had expected. Nice.

S-This might be the best smelling barrel aged porter that I have had to date. Really excellent bourbon, coffee and roasted malt smell. I would shower in it if it would not lead to social problems.

T-Taste is more subdued than the smell, but still pretty amazing. Really smooth and well balanced, not too much booze.

M-Solid coating of the mouth, not quite as viscous as Hunahpus, but still what I'd want from a barrel aged stout.

O-quite an exceptional beer and was very glad to have tried and shared it.

dsgolovin, Sep 20, 2011
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4.68/5  rDev +6.6%

Bwagner1122, Aug 16, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Split the bottle into 2 Stone tulip glass’ Pours a dark coffee brown with a very nice 2 fingers of cacao head over the top that hangs around for a little bit. The nose is a mild bourbon mixed with some very nice medium roast coffee flavors. Actually a bit surprised at ow much coffee is still left in this after aging in barrels for so long. The mouthfeel is good. Just enough carbonation to help bring out some of te smaller notes on the pallat. Lots of coffee, mild bourbon, vanilla/marshmallow in the back with a slight lingering chocolate malt flavor. Over all a great brew for sure and glad to have tried a bottle.

pastradul, Sep 02, 2011
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4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to starrdogg for bringing this bottle to the Stone tasting. Served in a Stone goblet.

This was the highlight of the night for me. I loved the base beer when it was younger, and enjoyed this one even more so.

Pours a moderately-dark brown color with a thin off-white head and a good collar throughout. The nose hits hard from the beginning with really fantastic notes of bourbon and coconut along with some chocolate, oak, and vanilla in the background. The vanilla carries through to the flavor along with the bourbon and coconut, and just does wonders.

Body is medium and oh so smooth. The coconut bourbon combo is hard to beat. Wow. Some oak and vanilla carry through the finish, which has a bit of remaining sweetness.

Overall, this was one of the better barrel-aged beers that I've had in quite some time. Really fantastic work by the people at Stone, as well as their collaborators. Cheers.

Thorpe429, Apr 03, 2012
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4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml corked & caged bottle poured into a Harpoon 100 Barrel Series gold rimmed stemmed glass.

A - Pours a very dark brown that appears mostly clear in the glass with 2 fingers of dense and fluffy dark tan/brown foam on top. Head lingers for a minute or two and slowly fizzles away leaving light frothy lacing on the glass.

S - Oh Wow! This smells amazing. Quite nutty and rather chocolatey up front. Sweet bourbon blends in so perfectly here, I can't imagine this beer without it. Not boozy at all...just fleshy coconut, smooth vanilla, rich and smooth coffee, yellow cake batter. Definitely one of the best smelling beers I've ever had.

T - Rich coffee up front, medium roasted, a bit astringent. The bourbon plays off the coffee well, just coming on as the coffee starts to fade to the background...almost like a splash of bourbon was poured into black coffee. Bourbon blends off to quite smooth coconut, vanilla and a mellow nuttiness and finally gives way to the coffee again at the finish. Hard for this to live up to the aroma, but this is really, really good.

M - Medium bodied, but wish there was a bit thicker feel here to make this ideal. Carbonation consists of fine bubbles, tingley and at a lowish level. Super smooth and all of the flavors play off of each other so well...this is an excellent dessert by itself.

O - I sought this one out for a long time and for a while I didn't think I'd ever get to try this...so glad I did! I had high hopes, but this met and exceeded them, which doesn't happen to often lately. Super dessert beer with so much going on - coffee, chocolate, mild bourbon (barrel is subtle and so well integrated here - adding to the base beer without overpowering or distracting), coconut, nuttiness, vanilla...just outstanding. Gonna have to seek out another bottle I guess.

portia99, Jun 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Callmecoon, Jan 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

robL, Feb 13, 2012
Barrel Aged Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter from Stone Brewing Co.
96 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.