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CoCoNut Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Added by TurdFurgison on 03-12-2007

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Photo of 911CROFT
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

355ml can into an oversized tulip. Paid £3.95 for a single can.

Pours an opaque, dark black body that remains unchanged when held to the light. A two-finger in height, mousse-like, light tan coloured head gradually reduces to a dense foamy cap and collar, leaving behind large rings of spotty, soapy lace.

The moderately roasty nose primarily consists of lightly charred dark malts and roasted coffee beans. Lesser amounts of dark chocolate and cocoa are noticeable underneath, with only hints of toasted coconut and vanilla becoming apparent towards the finish. Taste roughly follows suit. Upfront, dry, dark roasted malts and roasted coffee beans are sweetened by subtle notes of milk chocolate and hints of caramel malt. Traces of coconut and vanilla enter around the mid-palate, bringing a mildly nutty sweetness, before roast profiles quickly re-enter. In the mouth, a medium body and soft carbonation blend a reasonably smooth and crisp feel with excellent drinkability. On the end, lingering dark roast, plenty of acidic espresso coffee and bittersweet cocoa are outlasted by faint traces of residual toasted coconut and caramel sweetness.

Overall this is a good beer and a solid, well-crafted porter. It’s easy drinking, but still full of roast, chocolate and coffee flavours. Ultimately though, the coconut profiles are much less pronounced than expected. At £3.95 a can, I can’t see myself picking up another any time soon, I’d much rather have a standard non-coconut porter or the much better Oskar Blues offering Death by Coconut.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 11/03/15

Pours black maroon with a creamy dark beige foam head. Smells milky sweet with fudge, dark chocolate, roasted malts, toasted coconut, and mild piney grass. Tastes like dark chocolate fudge, roasted cereal malts, toasted coconut, mild cherry, with earthy grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy with low carbonation. Overall a real nice coconut porter.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can into glass

Black, white head, good head retention. Roasty aroma, maybe a touch of the coconut. Same with taste, good balance, not too sweet nor dry. Medium bodied.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can poured into a pint glass. The aroma and taste both feature a nice aroma body with a lot of roastiness with moderate coconut flavors in both the nose and on the palate. Overall, solid but I would like a little more coconut.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

355ml can poured into Sleeman glass.

Pours a clear, dark cola brown with two fat fingers of creamy tan head that leaves puffy clouds of lace as it recedes.

Smells of coffee milkshake, semi-sweet cocoa powder, dried vanilla pods, roasted coconut and mild bitter hops.

Tastes of chocolate covered coffee beans, melted brown sugar, roasted coconut and more plain leafy hops.

Feels light and mild. Medium bodied with carbonation that is a bit thin. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Not a whole lot of coconut, but pretty good.

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Photo of NickandToni
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First Coconut Porter I've had. Impressed. A lot going on this can. Never had a Maui Brew before. Iconic and enticing me to try more from Maui. Purchased from Carmine Street in the West Village.

L-Dark brown with no real light passing through
S-Medium sweet porter scent
T-Dark brown sugars, burnt chocolate, iced espresso, coconut ending
F-Medium body, low carbonation with pleasant burnt notes
O-Suprized. Sits well and quite enjoyable

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L - Pitch black in the glass with ruby red highlights. Two fingers of almond-colored head which stuck around forever.

S - Dark roast coffee with a touch of coconut. Hersehy syrup taste on the back end

T - Toasted coconut, iced coffee, bitter dark chocolate and coffee grounds on the finish

F - Still slightly thin even at 6%, but not watery. Calm feel and bitter coffee stick to everything

O - Coconut was lacking, but still there enough to be noticed. A thin mouthfeel, but this is still a solid coconut dessert beer.

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Photo of Stephen_Hawkings_Drool
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into pint glass.

Color was a nice dark brown with a thick frothy head that dissipated pretty quickly. Smell mostly consisted of chocolate milk, coffee & caramel. Really didn't get too much in the way of coconut. Tasted like a good porter with lots of roasted malt, caramel, coffee and a slightly bitter aftertaste. Still no coconut in the flavor profile. Overall a nice brew, but the coconut was lost in the richness of the coffee and chocolate. Would be great on a hot day with a scoop of butternut pecan ice cream. BEER FLOATS!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown color with light brown head. Aroma is sweet and milky like a chocolate shake. Taste is really well balanced with a nice malt and chocolate sweetness up-front but gets slightly bitter on the finish with a bit of coffee roastiness and also hoppy notes. Body is rich and smooth with low carbonation making it really easy to drink. I don't really get intense coconut notes but overall it's a really tasty porter.

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Photo of Suds
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I had this brew while on vacation with my wonderful family in Hawaii. The beer is solidly black twitch a dark brown head. The aroma is solidly porter...roasted.malt an a hint of hops. The taste, though, is mpsweeter than expected. And I did could perceive some of the coconut that's in the BOM. Full in body and pleasant.

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Photo of OompaMentor
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can into pint glass; dark mahogany color with nice carbonation and brown toffee head. Toasted malts, hint of coconut, coffee and chocolate to the nose. Medium body, easy on the palate. Coconut is subdued by coffee and chocolate but it's a decent brew! Certainly not a Funky Budda Last Snow but I'd have another.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355 ml can. Canned on 2015-06-19.

A: Opaque black. 1 finger high foam.
S: Celery (!!). Coconut. Roasted coffee.
T: Coconut milk. Cocoa. Hints of sourness. Medium low bitterness. Dry.
M: Full bodied. Creamy.
O: Overall quite nice. Although the initial celery like aroma is a sign of some faults.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I suppose this is another example of American ingenuity; putting local ingredients together and making it into a tasty brew despite not being able to imagine it being good.
This was better as it warms, the coffee flavors came out more to balance the coconut.

On the "1001" list.

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Photo of Dopen993
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into tulip. 9/22/15.

L. Mid ought back with an off white color head with nice retention.
S. Sweet dark malts on the nose. Nice toast, sweetness with a hint of caramel. Not getting that much coconut though.
T. Coconut shines through in the palate, but not over powering. Delicate and dry. Nice dry malt notes with light chocolate notes as well.
F. Lighter feel with light carbonation.

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Photo of Ninjakillzu
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L : Poured into a Pint Defiance tulip. Body is a very dark brown, almost black. The two finger brown head receded quickly.

S: Dark and milk chocolate, toasted coconut, slight dark fruit and woodiness.

T: Dark roasted malt, dark chocolate, toasted coconut, very slight woody bitter aftertaste.

F: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Soft and foamy, with a slight warmth.

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Photo of EMH73
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep brown with a one inch tan, creamy head and good lacing. Predominant smell is that of roasted coffee with no trace of coconut. Tastes of roasted coffee, dark chocolate with just a hint of coconut. Not at all sweet, but not bitter. Medium bodied and carbonated, easy to drink. Wish there was a little bit more coconut.

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Photo of Czarkazm
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Canned 8/12/2015. The pour is a light mahogany brown color. In the glass, the body looks black but up the a light some ruby red highlights are shown along the edges and the head is thick, creamy with a light tan color. The aroma was a bit unexpected, lots of dark fruits, earthy molasses, good roasted qualities, a nuttiness, toasted coconut is evident, oats, smoked malts, and unsweetened cocoa. Medium mouth feel with lots of carbonation, it has a velvety sensation going down with a bitter roast aftertaste. In the flavor, I get milk chocolate, earthy (almost stale) hops, vanilla, unsweetened toasted coconut, roasted grains, toffee sweetness, and heavy cream. Nuanced complexity. I also noted a slight dry pepper skin quality that I get in beers brewed with chili peppers. Tastes like it has more age on it than it really does. Doesn't feel like a traditional porter; it has more of a stout consistency to it.

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Photo of smcolw
3.45/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown where only the brightest of lights pass. Good webby lace from a modest head.

I get the same metallic smell (iron) as I did from the Maui IPA. Distracting.

A bit of a gimmicky beer. I like the coconut, but the porter is a bit pedestrian. It starts with some toasted (chocolate) malts. The swallow and finish bring forth the coconut. It's nice but a simple twist.

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Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown approaching black. Full tan head with chunky lacing. Sweet nose, toasted coconut, vanilla, nutty malt. Carbonation compliments body well. Toasted astringency from coconut, sweet sasparilla, yam, and pine form a pleasantly dry and sweet brew.

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Photo of crotharagain
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very dark, looks like a stout but with a thinner head. Smells like smoked coffee porter, no hint of coconut in the aroma. Slight coconut in the taste a little overwhelmed by the coffee and smoke flavor. Mouth feel is very nice for something shipped from the island to the east coast and sat in my fridge for a few weeks. I think this is a good beer to stash away for aging, the last one in the pack was better than the first and many weeks passed between tastings.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slight smell of coconut but definitely came through in the taste. Chocolate/roasted malts. Goes down smooth, i will definitely be byying this again. Decent price as well.

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Photo of katsumi27
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Didn't smell coconut, only chocolate and coffee. Very smooth in taste, like the coffee I get from Papua New Geuina. Hint of chocolate but no coconut.

I'm only a noob in beer tasting so I'm giving you what I smell and taste.

The look is black with a nice head. For a coconut porter, I'd expect more coconut.

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Photo of NWSREM
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, translucent at the edges, small head quickly fades. Smell of coconut is first and foremost. Taste is also dominated by coconut with some chocolate and roast, not too sweet or desert-like but a bit mild in taste dept. Body is medium, smooth. Nice but could be a bit tastier.

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Photo of horshack7
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Oh yes it's very dark with a dark beige frothy head about one finger thick that upon thinning out leaves behind thick lacing.

Aroma: Vanilla bean, wisps of coconut, chocolate malts roasted hops, bits of espresso in the back.

Taste: Chocolate malt bite in the front. Dark roasted hops and malts. Espresso, the coconut kicks in with some good force at the end. The finish is silky smooth with a full body. Cheers.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Black body with a huge tan head leaves heavy lacing. A great looking brew.
S - Lightly roasted malts, some coco sweetness. A hint of coconut.
T - Traditional porter, roasted malt, light coco. Coconut itself is quite subdued. Canned on 9/9/15. 3 months ago maybe it had faded? Coconut lingers and actually shows up as an aftertaste. It's a nice finish.
M - medium/thick a little too thick body low carb. Smooth as silk.
O - A nice subtle coconut porter. Definitely a different animal than Death by Coconut. Easier to drink.

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