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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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1,122 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,122
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 123
Gots: 98 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-18-2007)
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

profondo, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Can (2012)

Texas Liquor
Carlsbad, CA

Dark brown throughout with a moderate brown head that eventually leaves a small ring atop the beer. This leaves the glass near clean on the way down. Appropriate, but not special in appearance.

The aroma is certainly the star of the show here, with nice amounts of coconut and hazelnut coffee leading the way, along with mild roast and toast. There's a bit of a maple sweetness as well, interestingly enough. Wonderful aroma.

The flavor isn't quite as unique or simply as enjoyable as the aroma. The coconut, roast, and sweetness are still there, but there's also a touch of an acidic character that isn't exactly complementary to the rest of the porter.

Medium body with moderate-low carbonation.

Good enough, but not overly special.

ehammond1, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have been trying to get my hands on this one for a while. I am not entirely certain that it was worth the wait. The beer was a dark malty color when poured into a snifter. There was about a half inch, off-white head which seemed a little unusual for a porter. The fluffy head made the aroma leap into my nose a little easier, sending notes of malt and flakes of coconut into a scent detector. The initial taste was a dark malty thrust with the coconut hints far in the background. Also present was a hint of nuttiness and something flowery that I could not identify. The thicker texture of the mouthfeel allowed the porter to coat the tongue and lending staying power to taste. For a porter, this is a nice drinker. Like most people, I did not buy this as a porter. The unique coconut spin on a porter is what will draw the attention of drinkers. In this respect, I found the beer disappointing because the coconut was not potent enough overwhelm my palate.

JohnnyHopps, Sep 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Deuce_Wingo, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

SocalKicks, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a very dark brown with a big tanned head.

The smell is roasted coffee,dark malts and burnt toast.

The taste matched the smell, rich dark,toasted malts,coffee and burnt toast which must have been the toasted coconut.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Easy to drink and very tasty.

Dave1999, Sep 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

brewdude1982, Sep 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

bbcd, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of Maceyka
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Maceyka, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Dat
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Dat, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of circus_cat
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: WOW, head alert. Be careful pouring this into a tulip glass--I went semi aggressive and it overflowed in about 1 second. Good-looking beer. Mine's almost ink-black with a rocky, slowly dissipating mocha head. Getting more lacing than I would have expected. Some bubbles are clinging to the side of the glass. It looks effervescent.

S: The nose is straight-up dark chocolate almond joy. Light coconut with bigtime chocolate wrapped around it. I get burned toast but not in a terrible way. Caramel and chocolate malts coming through as well. A tag bit of hop bitterness. The slightest bit of banana on my second or third smell.

T: I'm a little surprised--I get the bitterness up front with dark chocolate and coffee through the middle. The finish is milk, coconut, and milk chocolate. I really like this.

M: Light to medium body, refreshing, no booze burn at all (pretty lowish ABV so no surprise there), on the dry side. I like!

circus_cat, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of Svarallo94
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super dark brown to light black with a nice creamy tan 2 finger head that fades to a capping really looks nice in a tulip or snifter

Nose hits with strong toasted coconut right away with creamy chocolate and vanilla aromas right behind it . Possibly a hint of coffee as well . Smells really nice

Tastes is similar to the nose . Got even better as I let it warm .

Mouthfeel was middle of the road / not super thin but not super heavy .

Overall this is a really great beer . One of my favorites ( but I am partial to coconut brews ) it drinks like a desert with the great chocolate malt / vanilla / coconut flavors.
I was very impressed by this . Cheers !!

Svarallo94, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mrandypandy, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

mocktm, Sep 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

marine1975, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of jtd1969
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - dark brownish black with a light brown or light tanish head.

S - Coconut and coffee, chocolate

T - Sweet roasty malts with coconut and a rich coffee taste. Hops on the end are really well balanced.

M - Smooth, good carbonation, nice rich body that is a little thinner than medium body, but definitely not light bodied. Rich tasting but a smooth light swallow

O - Such a tasty porter. I would drink this often if I could get my hands on it regularly. I recommend it.

jtd1969, Sep 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Butterworth, Sep 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

DeezGunz14, Sep 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

Backlash209, Sep 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Lynn, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of cyclonece09
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours a nice black color with a nice 1.5 finger brown foam head that leaves nice lacing down the glass. A very aromatic brew with lots of smell of rich chocolate and some coffee taste. A little blander than I was expecting given the aroma, nice dark malt taste, but little chocolate smell in the taste. This light bodied beer is very drinkable with a nice level of carbonation, but not overly so. Overall, a very good beer.

cyclonece09, Sep 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

BeerTruck, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass

A) Slow pour leads to moderate light brown foamy head that slowly disappers into a very low cap with light lacing. Beer is a very dark brown.

S) You catch the sweet roasted malts, sweet coffee, some coconut, a little bit of alcohol

T) Nice mix of sweet and bitter - lots of roasted coffee, some coconut. No alcohol evident in taste. Moderately carbonated.

M) Pretty consistent with taste, not too thin. A little bit of carbonation, finish not too dry at all.

O) I can see why Washington Post tasters loved this; while a bit of a gimmick beer it's really quite good and a definite change of pace. Not a traditional porter, but very tasty.

IvoryFoxhole, Aug 31, 2012
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3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An even porter. The coconut tones seem mild and subdued. I think I was expecting more. It's consistent though. Fairly hearty. I was just expecting some...coconut. Or at least a clearly notable bit of it. I think in this instance, it's more an accent than a feature. And that's alright. The oily nature of this porter works well with it.

RblWthACoz, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

maltmuncher, Aug 30, 2012
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,122 ratings.