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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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very good

1,733 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,733
Reviews: 811
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 136
Gots: 132 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-18-2007

30 IBU
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of SHODriver
4.43/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours black with a half inch of off white head which drops very quickly to a small mat
S: smells of coffee, chocolate, and a little roasty. I can't pick up any cocount. smells very good
T: Follows the nose with the addition of the coconut. Very complementary to the beer. Very coconuty on the swallow and disipates quickly
M: Full bodied with adequate carbonation, very smooth
O: This is a very tasty beer with a well done flavor twist. I kinda wish I had more and huge thanks to podunkparte for throwing this one in as an extra.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Can to a pint glass. Color is essentially black. Creamy tan colored head sits on top.

Fantastic chocolatey aromas. Bitter dark chocolate. Lots of roasted malts. Coffee aromas and hint of toasted coconut. Such a big and inviting nose leads to big roasted malt flavors.

There is a constant unrefined cocoa bitterness throughout. Some lingering hop bitterness. Just a bit of smokiness in the roasted malts. Coffee and the slightest bit of toasted coconut sweetness. You don't get much of it.

The beer is rather thin and oily with some abrasive carbonation. Not the smoothest or cleanest drinking beer. Just not too impressed with the mouthfeel.

Overall though, I'd say it's a pretty solid beer. It's dominated by the bitter cocoa aroma and flavors but is offset with just a bit of sweetness and smokiness to give it a little depth.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

thanks canjeeps for this sweet extra!

a - opened and filled my ccb snifter. creamy tan with a generous white head...talking like 3 fingers that hung out for the party. thick lacing that slid along the glass as a whole. very different for a porter.

s - coconut and vanilla chocolate. i happen to not be a fan of coconut, but this is as advertised.

t - again coconuts all day...covered in chocolate. not a fan of coconut, so this is not a beer for me, but if you like coconut, give it a shot.

m - good carbonation and medium bodied.

o - overall, this is a well made beer and tastes like coconut, just a shame i don't like coconut...fortunately my wife does and she loved the beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank a bunch of these while vacationing in Hawaii. Probably my favorite offering from the islands that I've had there.

A- pours A deep black with nearly no light coming through. Thick and creamy tan head that shrinks to a small thin layer with just a small amount of lacing.

S- dark chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate syrup, toasted coconut, black licorish. Also a bit of hops come through after agitating it a bit.

T- Bitter sweet chocolate that tastes just a bit smoked or charred. The coconut comes through and pairs nicely with the chocolate. A slight presence of hops leaves a bitterness on the back end.

M- carbonation is right on for a porter. Pretty silky, but would like it to be just a bit heavier.

This is a solid porter. I feasted on this beer while in Oahu and will likely go back to it on my next visit to Hawaii.

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3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark cola bordering on black, with a frothy brown head that decorates the sides of the glass as I drink.

The nose is woody with an underbelly of coconut meat. Doesn't smell sweet as I had worried it might, this is more coconut husk than candy. Smoky with a twinge of chocolate.

The taste stays true to form with that toasty roasted coconut being the bacbone around which smoky malts and a touch of black coffee. Well constructed.

Very drinkable. Has that coconut creamy smoothness to it, and low carbonation lets it go down easy.

Overall it feels like a very well executed brew, though not one that I would rely on as a staple. It's tasty, but I don't think I could drink a coconut beer consistently. Try it at least once, though, and judge for yourself

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark brown almost black. Head is coffee with too much cream. Creamy head dwindles to a thin ring pretty quickly. Some lacing. Almost opaque, but clear around the edges.

Smell: Loads of chocolate. We're talking all chocolate malt aromas. Runs from milk to the faintest touch of bitter baker's chocolate. Coconut is prevalent and adds a silky smooth aroma to the chocolate backing. Sweet, definitely smells sweeter than expected. Some booze and roasted malts aplenty.

Taste: Toasted coconut and creamy chocolate. Nice compliment of roasted malts balances at a level just shy of burnt. Touch of smoke and an earthy/woody punch on the back. Nice amounts of flavor, but lacks some depth. Cocoa lingers on the back of the sip. Drops of vanilla amid the chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Starts creamy, but becomes a bit drier as it warms. Carbonation is on point for the style, but doesn't quite jive with the almost creamy mouthfeel. Almost drinks like a heavy lager.

Overall: Definitely good, and the use of coconut is perfect. I'm thinking this doesn't travel all that well as the flavors seem a little out of balance and breadth.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,733 ratings.