CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.
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4.03/5 rDev +2%
My first from this brewery, thanks to dcloeren. Also interesting looking can, although canned 9/14/11, over a year old now unfortunately.
Pours a fluffy bubbly large darker chocolate colored almost 2 finger head, that fades fairly quickly at first, then slows a bit but eventually leaves nothing to cover the top, with spotty messy lacing, over super dark molasses brown color with barely any light coming through almost making it black looking.
Nose is nice, lots of chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa, little syrupy like with caramel, vanilla, toasted biscuit, with nice toasted coconut undertones that come through fairly well, nice toasted coconut, nutty aromas, and chocolate, slight almond joy like nose.
Taste starts a bit syrupy and semi sweet, with a light caramel and syrupy like flavor. That quickly turns to nice cocoa, dark chocolate, fairly bitter dry chocolate powder. Also some vanilla, Then plenty of toasty, toasted coconut again, toasted almond, toasted grain, etc. Nice coconut that is light overall and heavy, but not overpowering. it does get a slight off flavor from the coconut oils breaking down, but that's most likely from the age. Little biscuit malt. Finish is semi bitter, earthy hop bitterness with a slight spicy quality, then nice coconut, chocolate, and vanilla lingering and quite dry.
Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied but still feels somehow watery, decent carb.
Overall pretty good, nice flavors of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, and lots of toasty coconut. Pretty tasty, but not perfect, and the age shows a little. I would like to try it on draft sometime, hopefully in Hawaii. Wormtown NORM might be the only coconut porter better than this though.
09-21-2012 02:11:18 | More by jlindros
4.1/5 rDev +3.8%
Thanks to my wife for bringing this one back from a business trip to the west coast.
A: Pours an opaque very dark black in color with just the slightest hints of dark brown when held up to the light. The beer has a half finger tall tan head that quickly reduces to a thin layer over the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.
S: I really like the aroma of this beer with the heavy dark roasted malts and the wonderful smell of the toasted coconut. Some hints of molasses as well.
T: A very well balanced flavor to this beer, not too sweet and not too bitter. The taste follows the smell with the dark roasted malt body and a little bit of molasses sweetness. That is followed by some bittersweet chocolate and the toasted coconut.
M: On the heavier side of medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation.
O: While this beer has the look of a stout, it is much lighter and easier to drink. The beer is very easy to drink and could be quite sessionable. I love the toasted coconut flavor without any additional sweetness, makes this beer very delicious. Definitely one to get again though next time might warrant a trip to Maui :)
04-15-2012 19:04:57 | More by dbrauneis
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
what a great beer. i have had the pleasure of trying this one soo many times. poured from a can to a pint glass
nice burnt amber color with a smooth and even head of off white that coats the sides of the glass and really offers up a nice and well rounded view.
aroma of caramel, coconut, vanilla, other sweet notes, lots of stuff going on here but maintainig its session drinkable factor the whole time. smooth and creamy with lots of caramel and hints of grain bouncing around all over, clean finish with just the right amount of flavor.
overall an outstanding beer i would love to try again
07-06-2011 01:49:48 | More by mikesgroove
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
3.59/5 rDev -9.1%
Can brought back from Flagstaff, AZ. Full notes taken when consumed.
A- Can pours out with a black body but not an oily thick appearance. The head is frothy and creamy rising just above a finger with decent retention. A sheet of lace followed by spots.
S- Cocoa powder and toasted coconut make up most of whats happening here with a malty overall feel. Roasted, caramel and toasty cereal grains with slight hops.
T- Chocolate malts provide the biggest flavors with a decent amount of toasted coconut right beyond it. Mediumly roasted grains, moderate sweetness, caramel, cereal and light earthy hop notes. Dark fruit hints.
MF- Fluffy and foamy consistency to a light end body as far as modern Porters go. Carbonation is moderately high and perpetuates the texture. Finishes with slight roast bitterness.
A good porter with an emphasis on cocoa roasty malts and toasted coconut coming in just below that. Could use just a tiny bit of body to support those flavors.
08-27-2014 17:08:28 | More by cbutova
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
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