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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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very good

1,793 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,793
Reviews: 823
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 144
Gots: 151 | 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: TurdFurgison on 03-12-2007

30 IBU
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Ratings: 1,793 | Reviews: 823
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second really impressive beer from this brewery...Big Swell IPA is good also. Poured into a pint glass...Dense black color, some light coming through when held to a light. Nice tan head and some lacing.

Aroma is strong and very pleasant. Roasted malt, some chocolate and a nice hint of cocoanut.

Tastes good....flavors the same as the aroma. The coconut is a nice touch. The balance between malt and chocolate flavors is just right.

Mouthfeel is rich enough. Must be some balancing bitterness because it is not too sweet. Nicely carbonated...Goes down easy.

A good year-round go-to beer.

Photo of jcomp21
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - black as motor oil

smell - like coco and roasted coconut and a touch of coffee but very refreshing and juicy smelling

taste - wow, i think hawaii instantly lots of nice coconut notes, taste fades pretty quickly and leaves a sweet chocolatey lingering aftertaste. Almost a Belgian-ness to this beer.

mouthfeel - somewhat dry and very refreshing

overall - I could drink alot of these, this is a great porter to take to the beach or just to grab a six pack of for game day. Awesome.

Photo of CliffBrake
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

canned on 12/22/11

Black opaque with a thin tan head and little lacing.

Rich chocolate aroma with coconut highlights.

The flavor blends chocolate, coconut and roasted grain notes. A bit of sweetness on the sides with a dry finish.

Medium body with a thin mouthfeel and abrupt finish. Tasty but not at all rich or complex.

Served at cellar temperature, but seemed a little fuller as it approached room temperature.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of dansmcd
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Jet black with a finger of foamy tan head. Head retention could be better as it fades to a thin ring before long.

S - Dark roasted malt, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and shredded coconut. Coffee and cocoa/dark chocolate are the strongest. Quite nice but a fuller coconut presence would have been nice.

T - Bittersweet roastiness in the mocha combination. A tried and true flavour profile. I cant taste any coconut unfortunately.

M - Medium chalky body with moderate carbonation.

O - Good porter but slightly disappointing in the lack of coconut flavour. Recommended but it won't blow your socks off.

Photo of rapidsequence
3.87/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz can. $3 from Ned's.

Appearance: Black with lighter highlights. Brief head retention and minimal lacing.

Smell: Light aromas of roasted and chocolate malt. Toasty, nutty coconut, not the fakey kind, but real coconut. Hint of vanilla.

Taste: Happily its not a sweet coconut mess. Its got a nice bitter, roast flavor and again a nice nutty, toasted coconut flavor. Slightly dry with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thinner than I would like, not watery, but a little thin. The dryness and clean finish accentuates this.

Overall: This is a nice little porter. At first I was pleased that it wasn't too sweet, but I think it could have a little more sweetness and residual sugar too improve mouthfeel.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had heard about this, but saw it for the first time in this area yesterday. Always excited to try craft can offerings.

A - Pours a dark black color with a thin tan head and good lacing.

S - Strong notes of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee present. A little bit of nutty sweetness. The coconut is present, but more in the general sweetness of the smell than any particular coconut aroma.

T - Chocolate, toffee and roasted malt flavors. Once again, the coconut accounts more for sweetness. While the coconut isn't as strong as I thought, this is a really tasty and well-balanced porter.

M - Medium bodied, good carbonation, pretty smooth drinker.

O - Maui's Coconut Porter is a great take on the porter style. I didn't find the coconut to be all that strong, but I have a feeling it accounts for the sweetness and great balance. Extremely well done and I look forward to having this brew again and Maui's other beers.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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

Last week was the first time I ever saw Maui Brewing in my area, and I was intrigued.

A - Very dark brew, nearly black, with a tan head about a finger and a half in thickness. Left some good lacing.

S - Strong on chocolate and coffee, with a hint of coconut. Just a hint. A pleasing smell all in all.

T - Very well balanced brew. Chocolate, coffee, and hazelnut flavors start off, followed by some roasty malts, then finishes with some hop bite and light coconut flavor. The coconut does add a nice dimension to the porter and mixes well with the other flavors.

M - Fairly light, very drinkable for a porter.

O - A fine porter that I would buy more often if it wasn't so expensive.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of tlazaroff
4.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first thought when I took a sniff was "WOW!" Immediately the scent of toasted coconut hits the senses like no other. Its exactly like a cookie with coconut on top that got a little burnt while baking. Slightly sweet too, with a roughly equal amount of roast as well. Phenomenal aroma, I just can't stop smelling it!

Pours out a very dark brown, almost black. It highlights a moderate-dark brown around the edges when held to light. The head was a medium mocha color that poured out to about a finger's worth, but dissipated into the beer extremely quickly leaving no sign that it was ever there. Lacing is average.

CoCoNut PorTeR gives me this amazing roast right up front. It's not overwhelming, nor underwhelming.. it's just right. I can't say it's a coffee-like roast either, as I don't get any of that coffee bean flavor in this either. The mid-palate brings on that toasted coconut mentioned earlier. The coconut is intensified on the palate by the aroma, and it lasts well through the finish and aftertaste. Job well done!

The mouthfeel of this beer is quite nice, carbonation and body are both on the moderate side, and drinkability is actually quite high - not session able, but pretty good. Overall it is an extremely enjoyable experience drinking this beer.

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

A: Dark black in the glass, the head is a solid mass of tan brown foam. It's kind of impressive how solid the head is.

S: There is a nice bready note, as well as a lot of cocoa powder chocolate. The coconut is there in the finish, although it gets a little lost in the dark grains.

T: The cocoa powder smell comes through again in the flavor as well as some roasted grains. The finish has a bit of coffee to it as well as a hint of the coconut. There is almost a little bit of a milk stout thing going on.

M: Medium in body. The carbonation is fine in size, and medium in quantity. There is a really creamy quality to this.

O: Overall I really like it, rich and chocolaty. Although I wish there was a bit more of the toasted coconut flavor in there.

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just got this in a Total Wine Alexandria, thought i would give it a go. pretty slandered porter appearance: dark brown with tan head that is retained the whole time. smells of coffee and coconut(go figure). wow the taste is really exceptional, with a rosty coffee note fallowed by lots o co-co-nut. a solid porter with a nice twist. the coconut really works with the other flavors,looks like ill getting a four pack

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CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
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