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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,025 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,025
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 104
Gots: 77 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-18-2007)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep, dark chocolate brown.

S: The toasted coconut is fairly prominent. Slight hints of chocolate.

T: Toasted coconut, toasted malts; neither burnt nor smoky, just pleasantly charred. The coconut again figures heavily into the taste but not in an overbearing fashion. Creamy, a little sweet, and more hints of chocolate; this is closer to a good stout than a porter.

M: Medium bodied and creamy.

O: One of the most enjoyable modern craft porters. Great taste, well balanced, and very drinkable.

Serving type: can

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Obtained via trade. Thank you Lunch. 12oz can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a very deep brown with a huge pillow of a tan head. Excellent retention. Little to no lacing, what's there is sparse and patchy.

S: Very nutty and woody with underlying milk chocolate and vanilla. Has some of that sugary lactose smell to it as well, like a milk stout. Not a very complex nose, but still good.

T: Burnt and acrid tastes on the attack were jarring, and a bit of a surprise, though not unwelcome. Very smokey. Bakers chocolate and cocoa powder in the background. Everything revolves around a malty, sweet, cola-like base. Not really picking up any hops. A sweet milky taste is really all that the coconut seems to contribute. Finishes very sweet with tastes of the aforementioned milk and some charcoal.

M: Very thin in body. A pleasant creaminess is cut by the abundant, aggressive carbonation.

O: Not enough body, far too much carbonation, and in need of just a bit more complexity (greater hop contribution, perhaps?) to make this a real standout. It's good, but not great. I had high expectations given its reputation, but this beer failed to meet them.

Notes: I really couldn't pick out much of the coconut, all I tasted was that milky sweetness. Did it ferment out, or am I missing it?

Serving type: can

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4.7/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is something that I've been wanting to get around to for quite some time. A porter with a twist of coconut which makes it sound delicious. First reviewed on December 25. 2011.

Poured a 12 oz can, no label present, into a JFF is my BFF pint glass.

A: Canned carbonation is always something that blew my mind, it poured 3 fingered being nice and tan. The head goes down slowly and beautifully. This porter is completely black and it even fills its corners with blackness. Carries a nice slow lacing.

S: A nice chocolate and coffee with wood (might be a slight alcohol though) comes through. Definitely not weak, but damn it smells nice.

T: A chocolate presence definitely comes throughout. The woodlike presence comes out smoky toasty. I feel like if they say this a coconut taste then the taste is the body of the coconut roasted adding a smokiness to this beer. The obvious coffee also comes through.
Tasting this again on August 12, 2013 the promised coconut body appears all the way through when it is cold, but as it warms it only shows at the very end of its taste (Will not change original score because of this, but it adds if anything).

M: This comes amazingly creamy with an almost full body and the carbonation comes through moderately. This creaminess comes through as it was a Milk Stout and damn that's from a porter.

O: This definitely feels like a porter and damn does it taste great. On the can its advertised that this won Gold in 2006 as a Herb and Spice Beer and I could see how it did this. I admit I truly can't taste the coconut, but damn does this beer taste great. I am such a sucker for porters and this is obviously another one that I have fallen in love with.

Serving type: can

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CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,025 ratings.