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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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1,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,069
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 114
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-18-2007)
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Reviews by DoubleJ:
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4.9/5  rDev +23.7%

The can design looks like one of those Starbucks coffee and cream drinks found in supermarkets. Short explanation of why cans are better than bottles, and lots of words and designs on the can. On to the beer:

Some ruby brown hues can be spotted at the bottom of my glass. The beer is opaque in color with a short-lived rocky head before it settles into a one centimeter creamy head. Wow, what a wonderful smell! Fresh coconut and semi-sweet baking choclate tease the nose, molasses creeps out too. Exceptional! Exceptional! One of the best smells I've run across in a beer.

My mouth waters as I anticipate the flavor in my mouth. Yummy yum yum! The flavors are great...semi-sweet chocoalte and molasses are the mainstays, with the coconut flavor close behind. The coconut gains its dominance towards the end of each drink. Has an Alomnd Joy finish to it.

...like hot chicks on the beach, CoCoNut PorTeR (eah! that hurt my eyes!) is mysterious, deceptive, and could never have too many.

Long overdue update on 4/12/11: CoCoNut Porter has become one of my favorites. It also makes a great desert beer.

10-08-2008 03:09:01 | More by DoubleJ
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-09-2012 04:08:29 | More by Zakk
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4.95/5  rDev +25%

Epic brew from Maui! Light nutty brown pour from 12oz. can. Nice two finger frothy head and a real coconut aroma. The coconut hits the nose immediately and is a proper introduction to what flavor was to come. Great coconut flavor, not overly sweet, and well balanced with a malty mocha notes. The creaminess of the beer is spectacular, it's richness in body is truely unique in my experience with porters. Grade A Maui, hopefully I won't have to drive 12 hours to get your next offering!

02-08-2012 22:15:53 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

12-24-2013 07:28:12 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-03-2014 01:52:22 | More by Punchy_Munchie
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Alberta (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev 0%

08-14-2014 22:28:40 | More by FadetoBock
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-10-2013 18:34:28 | More by joel66
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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

A - Dark brown/ black with a very very light brown head.

S - A sweet smell. There isn't much coconut in the nose, but there is dark chocolate and coffee.

T - The dark chocolate and coffee flavors are the most prominent. There is also a very slight coconut flavor, but it is not very powerful. The finish is a slight bitterness from the hops, but it is a really tasty finish.

M - Medium body with fairly heavy carbonation that is pleasant on the tongue.

O - I am usually underwhelmed by porters, but this is quite tasty and has a lot of great things working in its favor.

08-22-2011 06:39:52 | More by 3HovsepiansBrews
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4/5  rDev +1%

10-21-2012 21:20:52 | More by warnerry
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3.15/5  rDev -20.5%

12oz can. Pours black with a medium creamy tan head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet toasted, roasted fudgy chocolate and coconut. As it warms, the coconut dominates.

The flavor is a bit of a mess - acidic chocolate malts with a little coconut and some charred bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium boded and watery.

Overall, showed promise, but the flavors were very disjoint and it was thin and watery.

01-31-2011 06:11:13 | More by Beaver13
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4/5  rDev +1%

12-08-2011 02:45:32 | More by rlreif
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-08-2014 20:02:41 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1%

07-16-2014 23:27:40 | More by JakerLou
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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%

12oz can poured into City Beer Store tulip. Appearance is dark black , tannish minimal head, that diminished to nothing..smell is chocolate malt, coconut, and a little woodsy effervessence as well. Taste is smooth, starts out with semi-sweet cocolate, and finished with a subtle coconut flavor, and roasted malts definately apparent. Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied with bitey carbonation for a Porter..a good summer porter for sure..overall, good, not amazing, however very solid.

12-24-2013 16:17:14 | More by Beerswag
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1%

05-08-2013 22:43:20 | More by megamass
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4/5  rDev +1%

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this can. This is a beer I have wanted to try for a long time.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is coconut, caramel and chocolate. About what I expected.

The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and coconut. The chocolate notes are very similar to dry, powdered hot chocolate and is a little bit chalky.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

09-29-2010 01:09:10 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev +1%

09-20-2013 04:21:16 | More by Lofreqwave
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4/5  rDev +1%

02-18-2014 04:19:03 | More by chossboss
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3/5  rDev -24.2%

11-19-2013 21:36:13 | More by NOLTERN
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New York

4/5  rDev +1%

01-11-2013 04:10:32 | More by mjtiernan
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4/5  rDev +1%

03-28-2012 16:04:23 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-15-2011 02:48:26 | More by bpfrush
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-07-2014 18:04:58 | More by juicebox
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3.65/5  rDev -7.8%

Can (2012)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Dark brown throughout with a moderate brown head that eventually leaves a small ring atop the beer. This leaves the glass near clean on the way down. Appropriate, but not special in appearance.

The aroma is certainly the star of the show here, with nice amounts of coconut and hazelnut coffee leading the way, along with mild roast and toast. There's a bit of a maple sweetness as well, interestingly enough. Wonderful aroma.

The flavor isn't quite as unique or simply as enjoyable as the aroma. The coconut, roast, and sweetness are still there, but there's also a touch of an acidic character that isn't exactly complementary to the rest of the porter.

Medium body with moderate-low carbonation.

Good enough, but not overly special.

10-01-2012 00:44:11 | More by ehammond1
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-28-2012 05:50:21 | More by Mantooth
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CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,069 ratings.