CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,208
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 131
Gots: 119 | FT: 1
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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Photo of angelmonster
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a 1/2 inch milk chocolate head. Body is black but a very dark brown when held up to the light. Head retention and lacing are barely above average

Smell is similar to a milk stout, some lactose and chocolate. Roasted malts and coffee are also present with coconut faintly in the background. Theres not much alcohol in the nose and hops are slightly there.

Taste is of burnt malts and roasted coffee. Some toasted coconut is there but based on all the hype and previous reviews of this beer I was expecting a full on coconut bomb. Finish is of hops and bitter chocolate. There is no alcohol kick to it at all.

Mouthfeel is on the light side but not watery. Beer is well carbonated but not too much. Head died down too soon and didnt add any texture or creaminess to the body which I really enjoy in dark beers.

Drinkability was good. This was a pretty sessionable porter but at 10 dollars for a 4 pack, not the most bang for your buck. Coffee and chocolate flavors were way more pronounced than the coconut which was disappointing. Would have liked a ton of more coconut flavor and probably wouldnt buy this one again just based on price

Photo of goldbot
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Coconut porter is one of the more interesting beers I've heard of before; excited to try this one. Pours deep, deep brown, basically black out of the can. Thick, bubbly, light brown head tops the beer and dissipates quickly. A very smooth and mellow aroma - chocolate, almond, coconut notes. Lightly roasty with some caramel going on as well. The flavor is malty up front, a bit more roasted malt, some caramel sweetness, and some dark chocolate. A deeper, more coffee-like, nutty malt flavor lingers on the tongue after drinking. Huge depth of flavor here, good complexity; a very smooth and mellow, balanced beer.

Photo of vbiliyar
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Rudy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Swervine44
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of elcrawl
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of AApparel
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Anvilfarm
1.75/5  rDev -55.6%

Photo of HungarianCount
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MusicaleMike
3.98/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

"Coconut Porter is a fresh handcrafted robust porter brewed with six varieties of malted barley, hops, and hand-toasted coconut."
For some odd reason, warm days make me long for dark beers. This one hits the spot!
Coming out of the can, the beer appears a deep chestnut brown color, and in the glass it appears almost completely black. Solid 2 fingers of mocha-colored foam on top. Slowly, the head dissipates to a very thin layer of bubbles.
The aroma is of delicious taosted coconut mixed with the milk chocolate smells of the porter's dark malts. It is a gentle yet distinctive aroma!
Fills the mouth with rich nots of toasted coconut, dark chocolate, toasted marshmallow, and light suggestions of lactose sugar.
Mouthfeel is a medium-bodied texture, with enough lively carbonation to keep it from being "heavy". Biting finish, and a roasty aftertaste.
Enjoyable beer and I would most definitely drink this beer again. Probably would go extremely well with desserts and Hawaiian-inspired pork dishes.

Photo of edwardkersh
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of humulusphile
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of tjkinate
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first from Maui Brewing Co. and hopefully not my last.

Pours a 2 finger light brown creamy head that displayed pretty good retention atop this dark brown brew. The scent reveals coffee, vanilla, and loads of roasted malts. The taste follows very closely showcasing the roasted malts allowing a hint of bitterness to poke through. The body is medium and well carbonated.

Overall I found this to be a highly enjoyable beer that I am happy to know is available whenever I crave it again!

Photo of JoeAmerican77
4.18/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours out pitch black with a few fingers of light brown head which exits quicker than expected.

Smells of cocoa puffs and mild toasted coconuts,

Oh wow, a smooth taste of marshmallow and milk chocolate, sweet and a hint milky.

Mouthfeel is exceptional and goes with the mellow but impressive flavor palate. Smooth, creamy, silky oh yes.

Very drinkable, its something I would pass on to a friend or even an enemy and make them a friend.

Photo of NorCalAussie
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Mullinger1980
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of vonnerbeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of output01x
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dan3279 for yet another great hookup.

Poured from a 12 oz. can (No Date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger tan-colored head that settles after a couple minutes to a thick, even coating. The body is a dark mahogany that resists all light penetration. Just a few light brown floaties can be seen at the edges of the glass. Some light lacing can be seen clinging desperately to the glass between sips but always seems to succumb to gravity.

The nose has a very rich, robust quality to it. It smells more like an American Stout than a Porter. Dark and milk chocolate intertwine with light notes of burnt coffee beans and chocolate milk. Just a touch of toasted coconut is discernible but has to be searched for. If you didn't know to look for it you would probably miss it.

Each sip starts out just like the nose with dominating flavors of milk and dark chocolate. Flavors of black coffee and chocolate milk are also there. As the beer is swallowed, roasted coffee bean flavors come out and are quickly joined by a smokiness (is this the coconut?). As these flavors fade, a bit of a coffee bitterness sets in at the back of the throat and slowly transforms into more of a grassy hops bitterness.

The medium body makes this very drinkable for such a dark beer. It is smooth and slick with no traces of stickiness or coating. The carbonation is very fizzy, cutting the body and increasing drinkability. While it does make dissecting the flavors a little difficult at the beginning of each sip, it does create a very enjoyable experience and slightly foamy swallow.

Photo of SlothB77
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from memory - on tap at World of Beer in Arlington, VA

Pours asphalt black with limited, but iridescent lacing.

Tropical and floral aromatics.

Taste of sweet, tropical fruits. A porter/ dark beer that can be enjoyed during the hot days of summer. Coconut is present, but not overpowering.

The beer has a smooth, creamy opening and sweet, bitter finish.

Tired of having IPAs and belgium whites all summer? Try this refreshingly excellent coconut porter that is sessionable even during those hot muggy dog days of summer.

Photo of jpbebeau
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can gifted by coworker dated 030111. Poured to pint.

A: Pours a quite dark brown with a pinky of fine-bubbled head. A tip of the glass reveals constant carbonation streaming up from the depths. No lacing to speak of.

S: Big semi-sweet toasted coconut and chocolate. Good balance.

T: Nice coconut here, too. Roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Mild, pleasant sweetness that plays nicely with the bitterness.

M: Medium-light. Too carbonated, though. A little sticky afterward.

A nice beer; pleasantly surprised considering the can date. I think one in a sitting is plenty. This filled in for dessert, and did so admirably.

I'd have one again.

Photo of Meyers1023
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of ranger7
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tumbler.

A: Very dark brown, with a small tan head.

S: Malt with a trace of coconut.

T: Interesting. The coconut smooths the harshness of the toasted malt. Reminds me of a milk stout.

M: Light feel. Slight carbonation.

O: First try of coconut as an adjunct. I like it.

CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,208 ratings.