CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.
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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
4/5 rDev +1.3%
Twelve ounce can.
A: Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights under a solid 1" thick tan head which lingers and leaves splotchy lace.
N: Roast, malts, mild chocolate, very faint coconut (could be power of suggestion).
T: Chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of coconut on warming.
M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy, roasty finish.
O: Expecting lots more coconut here, but still a decent porter.
08-18-2014 02:01:15 | More by wethorseblanket
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
I wanted to drink some taste of the islands that I have been to several times because I love COCONUT. This was a great porter. Creamy and rich, but just one problem. It didn't taste like coconut very much. I was looking forward to some good coconut taste because it's hard to find any coconut beer. The other great coconut beer that was brewed by Goose Island Bourbon County Stout w/ Coconut is only limited release and only in Chicago! I've seen people selling bottles of that or $100!
Overall taste- This is a great beer that after it warms a little has just a tad of coconut after taste
but instead of just putting more into what it says on the label and picture into the actual taste a lot more people would buy this niche beer.
08-15-2014 11:57:08 | More by Drogon
3.8/5 rDev -3.8%
I poured a can into a pint glass.
Appearance- Dark brown color with two fingers worth of tan head. Loads of foamy lacing.
Smell- Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate.
Taste- Roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate and toffee. Tiniest hint of coconut.
Mouthfeel- Full bodied and smooth.
Overall- Overall a pretty good beer, but I was a little disappointed in this. I was expecting more coconut flavor from a beer with "coconut" in it's name.
08-13-2014 23:21:53 | More by scratch69
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
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