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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,769 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,769
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 140
Gots: 148 | 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
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Gtreid
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. can poured into my Stone tulip. Canned on 9/22/2011.

A: Great, dense, chocolate brown color. Huge 3 finger mocha head faded to a thin collar and left some spotty lace.

A: Chocolate, biscuit malt, toasted character, with notes of cherry wood and earthy hops. Since this is about 3 months old the coconut has faded and is really not noticable.

T: Again chocolate forward with nice notes of biscuit and toast. Cherry, vanilla, wood, and an earthiness rounds out the flavor profile. No hint of the alcohol.

M: Full body and thick. Great levels of carbonation.

O: This is one fine beer. Although the coconut has faded, the base beer is fantastic. I love porters, and this is one of the better ones I've had. Great look and flavor to the beer. I bet when fresh the coconut makes it even better.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Braseltonage
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. can poured into a globe.

A- Dark black, nearly opaque. Little to no light penetration, some slight dark brown edges. 1/2 -1/4" deep tan head. Quickly dies down, but consistent, sticky lacing remains. 

S- Very nice roasty, toasty aromas. Hints of cocoa, very mild coffee, with a nice toasted nuttiness. Toasted coconut aroma melds in very nicely hind it all, adding a very slight sweetness to the nostrils as well. 

T/M- Dark malts upfront. Surprisingly harsh, at first. Let it warms up a bit. Smooths out nicely as you drink it. Toasted coconut on the finish, not at all over powering.  The toasted quality of it really fits in nicely with the malt profile. No noticeable hop flavor, but very good balance in the beer. Could stand to be little more substantial in the mouthfeel.  Would also benefit from a creamier texture. Carbonation is a little heavy to me.

Overall, this was very good. I tend to avoid fruit beers, but this was a pleasant surprise.  Would pick it up occasionally if we actually got it here in MO.

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2.5/5  rDev -37%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of larryi86
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can dated 9/12/11 poured into a snifter

A- Black with a three finger tan head.

S- Toasted coconut, roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee.

T- Toasted coconut, roasted malts and coffee, chocolate, and a slight acidic/metallic after taste that is actually enjoyable after two or three sips.

M- Smooth, creamy, silky, medium body.

O- A nice porter that is easy to drink. At first I was not sure what to expect from a beer with coconut, and it was nice to see it be so tasty. Very happy I tried this, probably will grab a few more cans soon.

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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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%

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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  rDev +0.8%

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

12oz Can - Thanks to frenchy for this one

Appearance - The beer pours a black/brown colour with a huge size fizzy light brown coloured head. I can't see much carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some fairly good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 8 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Chocolate, malts, smoke, roasted/toasted nuts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate mixed with malts and a roasted/toasted taste. There is only just a hint of coconut taste.. and it's not the type of taste I was expecting either. It's a burnt coconut type taste, not so much of a coconut oil flavour. It ends with a toasted and chocolate aftertaste.

Overall – While it really wasn't what I was expecting, it's still a delicious and highly drinkable beer. I'd drink it again anytime.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,769 ratings.