CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.
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Reviews by output01x:
4.03/5 rDev +2%
Thanks to Dan3279 for yet another great hookup.
Poured from a 12 oz. can (No Date) into a pint glass.
A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger tan-colored head that settles after a couple minutes to a thick, even coating. The body is a dark mahogany that resists all light penetration. Just a few light brown floaties can be seen at the edges of the glass. Some light lacing can be seen clinging desperately to the glass between sips but always seems to succumb to gravity.
The nose has a very rich, robust quality to it. It smells more like an American Stout than a Porter. Dark and milk chocolate intertwine with light notes of burnt coffee beans and chocolate milk. Just a touch of toasted coconut is discernible but has to be searched for. If you didn't know to look for it you would probably miss it.
Each sip starts out just like the nose with dominating flavors of milk and dark chocolate. Flavors of black coffee and chocolate milk are also there. As the beer is swallowed, roasted coffee bean flavors come out and are quickly joined by a smokiness (is this the coconut?). As these flavors fade, a bit of a coffee bitterness sets in at the back of the throat and slowly transforms into more of a grassy hops bitterness.
The medium body makes this very drinkable for such a dark beer. It is smooth and slick with no traces of stickiness or coating. The carbonation is very fizzy, cutting the body and increasing drinkability. While it does make dissecting the flavors a little difficult at the beginning of each sip, it does create a very enjoyable experience and slightly foamy swallow.
03-28-2012 20:57:28 | More by output01x
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3.88/5 rDev -1.8%
Charred walnut with sepia highlights. Some stouts aren't this dark. The upper third of the glass is occupied by a fetching crown the color of wet sand. This is good looking beer that leaves even better looking lace. So far, so excellent.
The nose delivers a modest amount of chocolate malt and almost no coconut. I expected the brewers to use coconut oil, but it looks like they went with toasted coconut instead.
It takes a while for coconut to appear, both within each mouthful and in general. Finally, on the finish, it begins to seep in at the edges. Coconut is one of those flavors that can be easily overdone, especially in something like beer, but it's too subtle here. Warming turns up the flavor knob from 3/10 to 5/10.
Coconut or no coconut, this is a well-brewed porter. Baker's chocolate and coffee beans lead the way, thanks to no fewer than six different malts. I'm not sure why the brewery calls it 'robust', however. Compared to Michelob Amber Bock perhaps, but not compared to a real robust porter.
The body/mouthfeel is pretty close to where it should be. It needs a fraction more heft and a few more bubbles, as long as they result in creaminess rather than fizziness. Then again, if the beer is being consumed on the beach, or at least in hot and humid weather, the slightly light mouthfeel is probaby ideal.
Maui Brewing CoCoNut PorTeR is good beer that stands out because it comes in cans and because it uses an ingredient that is considered to be exotic. Although it doesn't venture as far outside the box as it should, better to have a coconut-accented porter than a porter-accented pina colada.
09-10-2008 12:12:08 | More by BuckeyeNation
4.95/5 rDev +25.3%
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
3.95/5 rDev 0%
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
3.15/5 rDev -20.3%
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
3.79/5 rDev -4.1%
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
4/5 rDev +1.3%
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
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
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