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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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1,087 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,087
Reviews: 405
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 118
Gots: 89 | 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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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-07-2012 00:10:18 | More by tpauer
Photo of Sean9689


3.63/5  rDev -8.1%

Thanks again to Big Grocery for the can at Perennial!

A - Pours a dark brown color, tan head, thin collar, spotty lace.

S - Whole cream, light chocolate, light coconut, roasted malts. Not quite as much coconut as I was expecting, but still good.

T - Roasted dark chocolate, cream, coconut, malts, toasted bready notes. Very creamy and a good amount of chocolate and roast. Finish is dark chocolate and malts.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, creamy finish.

O - A nice porter, but I was actually hoping for more. That said, I would drink this often if it was available in cans around my area. I love Porter's, and the coconuts are just about the perfect level (perhaps a tad more would be nice). Good stuff.

06-06-2012 17:55:02 | More by Sean9689
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New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%

Pours a two finger khaki head that fades to thin layer, leaving some lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Smell: hints of chocolate and flavor is burnt chocolate and coconut. $5.50 for a 12oz can on Norwegian Cruise Line Pride of America off Hawaii. From my notes 5/30.

06-04-2012 22:48:47 | More by jdhilt
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-04-2012 07:34:23 | More by chrisfallon83
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4.03/5  rDev +2%

Can to pint glass.

A warm shade of mahogany with very little head and poor retention.

Fascinating nose. South American coffee, grain husks, rich roastiness, light vanilla, and hazelnut sweetness. Not picking up much coconut yet, but the nose shows promise that this could be a tasty porter.

Medium-roast coffee, hazelnut, vanilla extract, malt bitterness, roast, and a hint of coconut in the middle-to-end. Finishes with some astringent bitterness and coconut milk sweetness. Simple, and a little attenuated, but a pretty nice flavored porter.

A little thin for the style, but the carbonation doesn’t disappoint. Perhaps it’s accentuated because the body doesn’t quite hold up.

Fun little brew. Perhaps an appropriate summer porter. Nothing artificial about it. Has great character. Pick up a can.

06-04-2012 03:30:36 | More by thecheapies
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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%

Can enjoyed on 9/24/11 at Freshcraft.

A - Black. Fairly thin looking. Has a quick-to-rise toffee colored head made up of fine foaming bubbles. No lace.

S - This is a nice porter. Chocolate and roasted barley with notes of vanilla.

T - Sweet and roasty. At first I was thinking vanilla was the additive but eventually the coconut did make itself known. In any case, the coconut didn't taste fresh - it was more like a pre-dried and shredded sweetened coconut. Milk chocolate rounds things out.

M - Medium bodied.

O - This is a fun beer to have access to. Definitely a sweet one though full of flavors and aromas of not only coconut but also sweet vanilla bean and chocolate.

06-03-2012 20:51:18 | More by Spider889
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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

06-03-2012 16:24:11 | More by crobinso
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-03-2012 06:23:32 | More by Jaldama
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-02-2012 03:38:57 | More by EzraAtom
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

06-01-2012 19:27:56 | More by MrVonzipper
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-31-2012 18:49:06 | More by odualum13
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

05-29-2012 05:15:48 | More by herring556
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-27-2012 02:21:11 | More by Beer21
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Poured from a 12oz can into a stout glass. Sent by lokieman as an extra.

A: Pours a very dark brown with an off-white, slightly browned head. Decent retention with some sticky lacing.

S: Hot cocoa, coffee roast, condensed milk, maybe a hint of coconut.

T: Weak chocolate and metallic roast. A bit milky, some mild coconut, slight hop leaf. Solvent fuzzy flavor in the finish.

M: A little carbonation. Between thin and medium-bodied.

O: Drinkable, but poorly executed.

05-25-2012 23:35:31 | More by Etan
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-25-2012 02:37:06 | More by Hopmodium
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.1%

05-25-2012 01:08:46 | More by tbeckett
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-23-2012 17:46:56 | More by ste5venla
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-23-2012 07:38:22 | More by viettran07
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-22-2012 18:08:34 | More by Flowyn82
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-22-2012 03:43:29 | More by jstewart1130
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3.6/5  rDev -8.9%

12oz into snifter, thanks to Scalene for this brew via "Everything Local BIF"

A- Deep brown with medium dark head, not as dark as I expect a porter to be.
S- Very roasty, typical porter aroma.
T- Roasty, just a hint of sweetness, a little bitter at the end
M- Thin, but its a 6% porter so I guess that is to be expected
O- Glad I got to try this, probably wouldn't seek it out, but a nice beer, definitely the best (and only) canned porter I have had.

05-22-2012 03:33:02 | More by Steasy66
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-20-2012 16:03:50 | More by closisinthehouse
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Alberta (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

12oz can, from the Safeway in Kona, where 'they have a code for that', when I drag a few stray single cans to the checkout. I love that.

This beer pours a very dark brown hue, almost back, but for some thin cola edges, with three ebullient fingers of dense rocky, foamy specked beige head, which leaves sparse, but comprehensive island group lace around the glass as it slowly skulks away.

It smells of toasted grainy, caramel malt, fairly prominent bittersweet chocolate, earthy, fleshy, somewhat vegetal coconut, and some burnt brown sugar. The taste is sweet, mildly roasted caramel malt, nicely assertive chocolate sauce, subtle, but still quite noticeable meaty sweet coconut, and some understated, and maybe a little overwhelmed, dry earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is rather reserved, though nowhere near flat, the body a sturdy medium weight, with wisps of silky creaminess in an already thorough smoothness. It finishes still a fair bit sweet and chocolaty, but with a slowly rising earthy dryness, with more than a little zingy, almost sour character. Maybe that's just my palate filling in the blanks, or maybe it's really there, who knows.

A very tasty porter, wherever you're coming from - the coconut guest star doesn't overstay its welcome, and leaves the place better for having participated, giving the big chocolate malt a worthy dance partner, in the absence of the more traditional offsets. Yum.

05-20-2012 04:43:14 | More by biboergosum
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-17-2012 20:01:21 | More by aztraz
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-13-2012 22:43:43 | More by brotherloco
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,087 ratings.