CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.
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2.11/5 rDev -46.6%
12oz can into a snifter
A: Pours a very dark brown with two fingers of light tan head.
S: Cocoa nibs, roasted malts, and coconut. A bit of caramel sweetness, and a touch of cardboard. Faint.
T: A touch of roasted malts, but extremely faint. I don't think I've ever tasted such a flavorless beer, including BMC.
M: Quite thin with average carbonation.
O: This is impressively flavorless. I've really never had a beer with such little flavor. I guess there aren't any flaws, though.
02-28-2013 02:45:56 | More by coreyfmcdonald
2.42/5 rDev -38.7%
12oz can into my De Struise...Dark brown with a light tan head, great retention, ok lacing...Super light aroma, light sweetnes on the front, you would think that should be coconut but just get a little sweet chocolate and that is it, frankly disappointing as I wanted to be hit with coconut. There is a strange aroma of alcohol that seems to waft and fill the whole glass...The taste shows off the coconut, but this time to the extreme, there is so much sweet coconut in this is almost impossible to drink. Way to sweet, nothing else going on, if was more roasty maybe it would be better.
Interesting concept just not executed as it went to the extreme in aroma and taste. Unless you are a ticker and want Hawaii no need to try this.
09-18-2010 02:33:02 | More by jrallen34
2.45/5 rDev -38%
Interesting gimmick, but it goes a little overkill with the flavor… kind of like a hot sauce that gets its "reputation" from merely burning your tongue off. Would love to try it in draft form to see if perhaps it was just a bad batch (as it seems to be well regarded by everyone else on here), but I was wholly unimpressed with the canned variation. Love Maui Brewing Company's other beer though so I wouldn't talk anybody out of experimenting.
05-24-2013 09:44:06 | More by sh00ky
2.58/5 rDev -34.7%
Poured from can. Black head which fades real zippy.
This is my first USA porter from a can and was looking forward to seeing how coconut marries with a porter, however having tasted two other Maui canned ales hopes were not high.
Overall fears were confirmed. I did get a nice chocolate nose, but on tasting I was shocked at how sapplingly dry this ale is. I also did not get any hint of coconut whatsoever. If anything this tasted like maybe some husk was in this particlar batch. Overall the noticable alcohol taste along with a quite harsh dry roasted malt made this one I would avoid (in a can) in future.
03-08-2012 23:05:59 | More by MatJones
2.73/5 rDev -30.9%
Presentation: 12 oz. can, served in a steidel. "Canned on" date printed on the bottom of the can.
Appearance: One and a half finger dark tan head that vanishes quickly into thin ring. The color is deep, dark chocolate brown, almost black.
Smell: Smells heavily of malt, with just a tiny hint of coconut in the background. It's not a very aromatic beer.
Taste: Malt sweetness is the predominant flavor. There's chocolate and coffee notes too. There's a vary faint coconut taste in the background, which is surprising.
Mouthfeel: It's a strong and full bodied beer. It goes down smooth and has a fair amount of carbonation.
Overall: Considering this is called "CoConut Porter" there's not enough coconut smell or flavor on it. It's more like an aftertaste than anything, which is a little bit disappointing. That being said, it's still a good enough porter so as not to be a complete failure. If you're looking to try something different with a lot of coconut flavor in it, this is not it. If you don't mind trying just a regular old porter with a coconut aftertaste, go right ahead.
01-17-2013 05:54:11 | More by VoodooBear
2.85/5 rDev -27.8%
Picked up a 4-pk on a recent trip to Honolulu.
A little bit of sweetness and a hint of coconut, but beyond that a hodgepodge of flavors. There's a bite at the end which I think takes away from this beer's experience. It seems to be tasting better as it warms and I would suggest future drinkers let it warm for at least 20 min after removing from fridge.
My plan is to enjoy my next 4-pk while in Hawaii -- I think it will taste much better then :)
02-06-2011 22:37:18 | More by Vierenner
2.9/5 rDev -26.6%
For a beer that runs over $9 for a 4 pack, i was expecting this to blow me away. It didn't.
It's about a middle of the road porter. Not much going on. Nothing there to positively distinguish itself from others in its price range.
I got Zero coconut hints, aromas, or flavor. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.
The mouthfeel is light and the flavor is very subdued in a bland way.
Not a fan, especially for the price.
05-19-2014 02:32:34 | More by ronzorelli
2.9/5 rDev -26.6%
A - Dark black with lighter brown highlights - Head retention is minimal and lacing is non-existent.
S - Pretty bad. The coconut does not compliment the smoky porter smell.
T - It tastes decent. Ripe fruits, but also a little taste of something sour. Coconut flavor is prevalent in the background.
M- Smooth and creamy, like a good porter should be.
D - If this were at a bar with the normal selections for Ventura, this one would finish second to Amstel Light for the next round.
02-21-2009 20:01:13 | More by raoulduke37
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
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