CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.
Like most porters, CoCoNut PorTeR pours a molasses brown color that is nearly black in the center of the pint glass with a caramel brown edge. A modest creamy tan head forms on the initial pour and leaves thin levels of lace down the sides of the glass.
This can has a little bit of time on it, so it is not as coconut-forward as a I remember. The aroma is moderately full, with milk chocolate, toasted coconut, and fully roasted malt that is just a touch burnt.
The age is most noticeable in the reduction of coconut flavor. There is a slightly dry milk chocolate flavor, with roasted malt notes, some toasted coconut, and a bit of vanilla.
There is a mouthfeel that I wish was a bit fuller and creamier. As it is, the carbonation is less creamy and more crisp than I like in my porters, with a medium body. There is a lightly oily, nutty nature to the mouthfeel, which definitely makes sense, given the ingredients.
Overall this is a great porter than can be consumed in quantity. There are not too many brewers making easily drinkable beers with coconut right now, so this is always a treat to have. I should review this, with a higher score, when I have another can fresh.
Serving type: can
07-02-2013 02:30:50 | More by KickInTheChalice
4.04/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: It has a nice deep brown (almost black) color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and a touch of coconut.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of sweet roasted malts, some coffee/chocolate notes and some coconut. (Was hoping for more coconut)
Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Solid Porter.
Serving type: bottle
06-27-2013 20:47:39 | More by SebD
3.3/5 rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Deep deep chesnut color with what appears to be good clarity but cant really make it out. about a half finger of tan head settles out. Smells of asphault, dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee.
Medium bodied but lively carbonation breaks up the body making it feel a bit thinner. Burnt malts on the tip of the tongue along with dark chocolate flavors with a bit of licorice and anise. A little astringent on the back end and overall a lot of roasted flavors. Coconut comes through almost barely and in the form of a "burnt" coconut taste. really have to look for it which might be a good thing since i hated kona's coco brown. Goes down nice and easy though for such having so many robust and roasty flavors. A little messy at parts with the coconut flavor adding close to nothing but as a porter not bad. A little pricey but that might have to due with how far it had to travel to get to me.
Serving type: can
06-21-2013 00:35:02 | More by jtierney89
4.4/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
Serving type: on-tap
06-16-2013 23:08:42 | More by SlothB77
4.39/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
The name itself warrants curiosity, and being a fan of coconut and the occaisional porter, I figured why not?Poured ino a snifter, it borders on brown/black, completely opaque, and pours a half finger of a tan supple head,lacing is average for a porter.
Aroma is toasty, roasty and coffee-like, with deep roasted malts and the toasted coconut sweetness playing a subtle part in the nose, and this becomes more apparent upon warming.
Taste is smooth and very rich with a pleasant roasted quality, and just a hint of the toasted coconut flavor for a semi sweet finish to round things out nicely.
Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, rich and creamy texture,superb carbonation to move the flavors along.
As long as you aren't expecting to drink a Mounds Bar, and enjoy porters, Maui Brewing Coconut porter is a well crafted and delicious concoction that has the ability to satisfy on a number of levels, and is a really nice way to end the day.
Serving type: can
06-16-2013 05:31:03 | More by Hendry
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
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