CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

828 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 828
Hads: 1,863
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 149
Gots: 188 | 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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Photo of Fcolle2
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour dark wood like brown in color with a big finger and a half fluffy tan head. Aroma is a robust porter to style with notes of coco powder, chocolate malt, herbal hops and a slight metallic note on the end. Taste follows the nose with flavors of coco, chocolate malt, some faint hints of coconut and slightly metallic in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and mildly carbonated. (384 characters)

Photo of PacNWDad
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

On tap at Chuck's 85 St. Dark colored, not much head and somewhat cloudy. A little lace lingers with each sip. Aroma of coffee and espresso with a bit of smoky coconut. Sweet tasting, with bread and a tad bit of sourness. Very light for a porter. Not much carbonation and a fairly short finish. (300 characters)

Photo of cbutova
3.59/5  rDev -10.3%

Can brought back from Flagstaff, AZ. Full notes taken when consumed.

A- Can pours out with a black body but not an oily thick appearance. The head is frothy and creamy rising just above a finger with decent retention. A sheet of lace followed by spots.

S- Cocoa powder and toasted coconut make up most of whats happening here with a malty overall feel. Roasted, caramel and toasty cereal grains with slight hops.

T- Chocolate malts provide the biggest flavors with a decent amount of toasted coconut right beyond it. Mediumly roasted grains, moderate sweetness, caramel, cereal and light earthy hop notes. Dark fruit hints.

MF- Fluffy and foamy consistency to a light end body as far as modern Porters go. Carbonation is moderately high and perpetuates the texture. Finishes with slight roast bitterness.

A good porter with an emphasis on cocoa roasty malts and toasted coconut coming in just below that. Could use just a tiny bit of body to support those flavors. (969 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev 0%

Twelve ounce can.

A: Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights under a solid 1" thick mocha head which lingers before settling to a thin cap and leaves splotchy lace.

N: Roast, malts, mild chocolate, very faint coconut (could be power of suggestion) and vanilla.

T: Dark bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts with a hint of toasted coconut on warming.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Smooth, creamy, roasty finish.

O: Expecting lots more coconut here, but still a decent porter. (504 characters)

Photo of Drogon
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

I wanted to drink some taste of the islands that I have been to several times because I love COCONUT. This was a great porter. Creamy and rich, but just one problem. It didn't taste like coconut very much. I was looking forward to some good coconut taste because it's hard to find any coconut beer. The other great coconut beer that was brewed by Goose Island Bourbon County Stout w/ Coconut is only limited release and only in Chicago! I've seen people selling bottles of that or $100!
Overall taste- This is a great beer that after it warms a little has just a tad of coconut after taste
but instead of just putting more into what it says on the label and picture into the actual taste a lot more people would buy this niche beer. (740 characters)

Photo of scratch69
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I poured a can into a pint glass.

Appearance- Dark brown color with two fingers worth of tan head. Loads of foamy lacing.

Smell- Roasted malt aroma with hints of chocolate.

Taste- Roasted malt flavor with notes of chocolate and toffee. Tiniest hint of coconut.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied and smooth.

Overall- Overall a pretty good beer, but I was a little disappointed in this. I was expecting more coconut flavor from a beer with "coconut" in it's name. (455 characters)

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – A dark brown/black color with a nice thick tan head and light wet lacing.

Smell – Roasted malt, with a hint of sweet coconut.

Taste – Taste is similar to the smell, but also includes hops.

Mouthfeel –Lightly carbonated, smooth, and creamy, with a mild hoppy aftertaste.

Drinkability – The coconut is mild, and I think even people that don’t like coconut would enjoy this. It’s goes down easy, and is a great effort from Hawaii. Another reviewer said this would go well with angel food cake and I think he’s right. (546 characters)

Photo of Trifecta1
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from out west. Thanks homies!

A - Dark brown, with a nice healthy tan head. Quintessential porter.

S - Dark malt (dur), chocolate, toffee.

T - Rich and full of flavor, amazing for 6%. Milk chocolate with some sweetness taken off, sweet toffee and caramel, vanilla, slight smoke and a coconut tinge throughout to give it a little something unique. Slighty bitter finish. Godly aftertaste. Amazing.

Do not go into this expecting a coconut bomb. It is subtle, but still very much there.

M - Bubbly and light, coating, quenching, smooth.

O - Went into this expecting great things, and was not disappointed. A new favorite porter, it's a shame that it isn't readily available in the mid-west. (697 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was in search of this beer for awhile and was excited to find it in LA. This is a fine porter but where is the coconut?

I get mostly milk chocolate,and java with if anything a slight minty note...it tastes great but I was expecting some coconut to this.

Body is medium to full....nice and creamy. texture..very full flavored but no coconut notes..

Pour a dark deep brown with a frothy tan head.... (402 characters)

Photo of PrimeLion
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Terrific. Just terrific. Though I don't smell much of coconut (intentional?) I do sense a hint of that roasted, toasted bite at the end. The mouthfeel isn't too tacky, or tacky at all. Its mellow, but full. Reminds me of Olde Engine Oil, though much more sedated. In a good - in a great way. One things for sure, I'll be coming back for more. Highly recommended. (362 characters)

Photo of Omnium
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can > Pint Glas

A - Rich brown black with two fingers of khaki foamy head, thick lacing.
S - Massive roasted oats and malt, a little earthy mineral traces, very little of the coconut is present here.
T - Flavor is packed with a ton of roasted malt flavors, a hint of smoke, more of that mineral trace coming through, and definitely a toasted almond and coconut spread out evenly through your palate.
M - Surprsingly smooth, not overly rich or sweet.
O - Excellent use of coconut here, wish I could pick up more in the aroma, but the flavor is wonderful (556 characters)

Photo of LampertLand
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Maui Brewing 'CoCo Nut Porter' @ 6.0% , served from a couple of 355 ml can purchased for $3.20 each

A-pour is cola brown from the can to a dark brown in the glass with some ruby red peeking thru a small tan head leaving a minimal lace along the pint

S-hints of coconut

T-bad tasting porter , just not a fan of coconut , tad dry on the swallow

MF-pop like carbonation , feels full bodied

Ov-poor beer , bad porter , should be a one & done

prost LampertLand (461 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, with canned on aloha date 01/06/2014 printed on the bottom of the can. My first encounter with this beer and this brewery, generously provided as an extra from Texan 956. Excited to have this beer; the premise sounds lovely.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a dark milk chocolate brown; nearly opaque in the glass with some cola color showing near the edges. Two fingers of creamy khaki-chocolate head with some nice scattered lacing. Head is very fully and creamy. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is pretty standard for the style, but still nice. Not really pulling any distinct coconut aromas from this. Mostly all milk chocolate, lactose / cream, mild toffee / marshmallow fluff, and dark barley / coffee roast. Smells nice, but it could be better.

T - Taste follows the nose - creamy milk chocolate, vanilla, cream, lactose sugars. Still not pulling any distinct coconut out of this, but it sure is delicious. Light to moderate bitterness / roast.

M - The feel is silky smooth, fluffy, and creamy. Medium bodied with excellent carbonation. A very lovely texture, and dangerously drinkable.

Overall, a delicious beer, but I clearly wouldn't know this was brewed with actual coconut without being told. As far as porters go however, the beer is delicious, and I would absolutely have this again if it was available to me. More coconut wouldn't hurt though, just sayin.

Maui Brewing CoCoNut Porter ---4/5. (1,441 characters)

Photo of ronzorelli
2.92/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Meh.

For a beer that runs over $9 for a 4 pack, i was expecting this to blow me away. It didn't.

It's about a middle of the road porter. Not much going on. Nothing there to positively distinguish itself from others in its price range.

I got Zero coconut hints, aromas, or flavor. Nothing. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

The mouthfeel is light and the flavor is very subdued in a bland way.

Not a fan, especially for the price. (423 characters)

Photo of sommersb
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 04-30-2014
Freshness: Canned 12-09-2013
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Mug
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder

Black and opaque beer, capped with 2 fingers of tan head. Lacing and head retention are fair.

The nose has sweet, chocolate maltiness — toasted malts and milk chocolate. I also get some coconut but not a lot.

The taste is overall sweet, but not cloying. Flavors include roasted malts, chocolate, and a little coconut. There's also an earthy hop component, but there's hardly any bitterness at all. Very pleasant tasting overall

Mouthfeel has low carbonation and a medium body. The finish leaves you with sweetness of malts and chocolate.

Overall a delicious porter from Maui Brewing (723 characters)

Photo of hops202
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can poured into stone glass.

Pours a nice deep black with hints of very dark red. Nose has some roast and chocolate, not much coconut. Taste has slight coconut, mainly roast and a cream sensation similar to a milk stout with slight bitter chocolate. Reminds me of a good milk stout and/but certainly quite delicious for a porter. (331 characters)

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark, dark brown with a light brown, frothy head that slowly reduces to a thin ring. Lacing is retained around the glass. Smells of chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, and some oak. The coconut is not that dominant which is what I was expecting. Taste is similar to the aroma; roasted malts and chocolate. Medium body with a nice mouthfeel. Goes down smooth and leaves the lips a bit sticky in the end. Overall, a good porter but was left wanting more. (461 characters)

Photo of Hibernator
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

CoCoNut Porter
12 oz. can
Canned 012114 jet ink on the bottom of the can
Served in an 8 oz. hotel glass

I picked up a 4 pack of cans this afternoon at a convenience store in Kauai.

This beer pours a jet black, opaque in appearance with a khaki colored head on top. I get whiffs of malts and sugary sweetness in the nose.

This porter has a nice mouthfeel to it. Dark roasted malts with hints of espresso, chocolate and cocoa. I taste some sugary sweetness with a pleasant toasted coconut profile. There is a mini hop snap on the finish that provides a mini bite. (566 characters)

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up as part of a mixed six on the recommendation of my beer guru, who always steers me right. Excellent looking beer with a very interesting smell, you get the hint of coconut with the smoke, interesting mix. Taste is also surprising, very tasty. Not a big coconut fan, not a big smoke fan in my beer, but it works for me. I was almost surprised how much I like this beer. Very good beer that is very much worth a try because it is very unique, tasty, and easy to drink. (481 characters)

Photo of IllNate
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and two fingers of tan head with good retention. Nice lacing too. Smells malty and sweet with a hint of toasted coconut, reminds me of some milk stouts I've had. Taste follows with some black malt with coffee, followed by some malty sweetness and hints of coconut. Really well done, not overpowering at all. Mouthfeel is probably the low point for me, a little too fizzy. Overall an outstanding beer. (440 characters)

Photo of ranger7
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
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. (300 characters)

Photo of mralphabet
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Poured a very dark brown with hints of red... A good fingers worth of tan head that fades quickly with no lacing to speak of.

S: Here is where this beer shines... wonderful smells... strong roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, cream and a nice underlying coconut.

T: Much like the smell.... roasted malt upfront followed by a strong coffee with cream.... right at the end I'm getting a little bitter chocolate and finishes with a light coconut. Right on the money for a Coconut porter.

M: Mid-Bodied, pretty dry yet creamy.... Very nice.

O: A very good porter.... Coconut is slight but adds that little extra to a very good porter. Very session worthy. (713 characters)

Photo of richj1970
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into shaker pint.

A: Pitch black with frothy 2 or 3 finger tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, espresso, and coconut.

T: Flavors are dominated by roasted malts with an almost smokey quality to them. Coconut is apparent but not as big as I was hoping for.

M: Full bodied without being heavy or thick. True to the porter style. Finish is quite dry.

O: A solid porter and the addition of coconut just makes it that much more enjoyable. I think this could easily be adapted to an oatmeal stout and barrel aged. Now that would be an amazing brew. (600 characters)

Photo of BierJager89
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a creamy brown head.

S: Toasted coconut, roasted malt, and dark chocolate in the nose.

T: Roasted malt, then coconut, dark chocolate and coffee in the finish. Really tasty.

M: Medium bodied and a bit smooth.

O: Definitely recommended. I like the blend of coconut and dark roasty flavors. (305 characters)

Photo of beepill
4.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I dont get why it says this beer is retired. I just bought a 4-pack at Foodland in Kapolei, Oahu, this morning. The canning date on the bottom says '121913' so its relatively newish. Anyways, just poured into a whiskey glass from my hotel room.

A - pours a black-brown with a thin head that dissipates rather rapidly. Held up to artificial light and does not shine through. Solid darkness.

S - coconuts, rum, deep maltiness, sugarcane. Coconuts are the dominant smell. This beer smells so awesome.

T - as smell influences taste, the above mentioned notes dominated the palate. This is real coconut to me. I let it warm to room temperature (which is about 75 degrees here in Kapolei at 8pm) and the flavors are really enhanced. In addition to the dominant Coconuttiness, toffee, coffee, and dark chocolate notes emerge.

M - light carbonation, which is good for the style. It is also very refreshing and feels lighter than many other porters, which goes hand in hand with the environment here.

O - a beautifully well done beer. I am glad i was able to get my hands on it. I havent seen thison the mainland in a couple of years and had only tried it once before at that. The coconut shines and adds a wonderful element to this beer. Highly rec if you can get it! I will be buying a few more packs to bring home to SF. (1,323 characters)

CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 828 ratings.