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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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1,116 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,116
Reviews: 404
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 123
Gots: 96 | 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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Photo of davey101
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Canned on 9/12/2011. Pours a dark brown body with a one finger high khaki head. Aroma is pretty standard for a porter. Roasted malts, light chocolate and coffee. Just a touch of the coconut. Flavor is kind of a let down. Bitter roasted malts with some dirty coffee. Almost no coconut presence. I know this wasn’t fresh, but I was excited to find this on a road trip. Pretty weak.

davey101, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of MJGTi
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

MJGTi, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Grohnke
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5


Very dark brown. Creamy cola colored head forms and lasts quite long. Spotted etching remains, along with a scattered film.
(5 / 3)

Heavy chocolate, medium coconut, medium-light roast, light caramel. Very light herbal hop, and very light fruity esters.
(4 / 10)

Moderate roasted malt. Medium-light nuttiness. Light chocolate. High hop bitterness. Light acidity from the roast. Light herbal hop. Light vegetal characteristic starts on the finish and continues throughout the aftertaste. Stale-like qualities.
(3 / 12)

Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation. Moderate astringency.
(3 / 3)

The aroma gave me the initial impression that this beer was going to be stellar. However, the complex, beautifully balanced aroma did not carry through to the taste. The flavor was messy and had some off-flavors. Where is the taste of coconut?
(2.5 / 5)

(3.2 / 33)

Grohnke, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Peller80
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Peller80, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of ms11781
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ms11781, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of BillHilly
4/5  rDev +1.3%

BillHilly, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of Souleman
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Souleman, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of bookerandy
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

bookerandy, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of drewone
4/5  rDev +1.3%

drewone, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of Rudy
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Rudy, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of thebouch01
4/5  rDev +1.3%

thebouch01, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- DArk Nearly opaque grainy brown head, head doesn't linger

S- Coffee roasty, Malty and Bread. Slight coconut

T- dark and roasty coconut undertones mixed with toffee and molasses

M-Flat on the tongue towards the back, A little like coffee, no creamyness at all

O- This is a great tasting beer, I think it would compliment fish and fruit very nicely. I could hold its own with some spicy stuff I think, Thai Spicy not Mexican Spicy. Tasty. The Coconut does get lost a little in the beer but I would have another!

Uncle_Jimmy, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of hopstalmology
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

hopstalmology, Jun 29, 2012
Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4/5  rDev +1.3%

BlesstheHarvest, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of 3Hops
4/5  rDev +1.3%

3Hops, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +26.6%

CEDAMA, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of reyna311
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

reyna311, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of FreshHawk
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Absolutely gorgeous pour. Pitch black color with a very large, sticky, foamy, thick, pillowy, off-white head. Amazing retention that leaves a sticky lacing.

S - Coffee and cocoa/dark chocolate are the strongest. Some burnt malt and a subtle sweetness that I can't quite figure out (I assume it's the coconut but I'm not positive). A slight astringent aroma as well. A little on the faint side, but nice.

T - A lot of coffee/mocha flavors. Some dark chocolate and cocoa nibs. Slight astringency that gets less noticeable as I drink. A subtle sweetness with faint hints of vanilla and some coconut. Coconut isn't very strong but there is a hint of it in the sweetness. Slight burnt/charred malt and molasses throughout in the background.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Quite slick and smooth feel.

D - It went down easy and was tasty but there was nothing that particularly jumped out or made me want to drink more. Nice balance of burnt flavors and sweetness.

Notes: Good porter but nothing outstanding. Coconut was pretty hidden with only a hint of sweet coconut. A nice balanced porter but it isn't really a spice/herb/flavored type beer. Nothing special to seek out, but a nice porter if it is around.

FreshHawk, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of falloutsnow
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up in AZ by CE, much thanks
Canned 11/28/2011
Poured into a standard US pint glass

Maui's coconut porter is a great idea that, unfortunately, doesn't present itself well in execution. The toasted coconut had great potential, but is unfortunately subsumed under several other flavors, most notably an overabundant sweetness. I would be willing to give this another shot if I could find a fresher can, but since it's not locally available, I probably won't seek this out again.

Pours a very tall head (>3cm) out of the can, tan in color, and composed of large and medium-sized bubbles on top, smaller ones on the bottom: the result is something like the foam atop a root beer float. Retention is very good, the head lasting several minutes as it sinks down to a ring around the glass with a few small islands of residual foam; lacing is also very good, with large swaths and clumps along the glass' side. Body is an opaque dark brown to black color, but I'm still able to see the carbonation float up from the bottom of the glass.

Aroma is mostly of pleasant milk chocolate and baked chocolate cake with a hint of roasted malt and watery coconut juice behind it all. Not bad, but not very emphatic with its scents.

The front of the palate begins tasting roasted malts, milk chocolate, and a bit of stale sourness found in some porters: so good, so far. Mid-palate picks up continued roasted malt, milk chocolate, and a hint of lightly toasted coconut. Back of the tongue picks up sweetness, a twinge of ethanol, and noticeable toasted coconut in the closing moments of tasting. The sweetness is actually a bit too much for the beer at this point; I'm not sure what the cause is, but instead of the roasted or chocolate malt, or the toasted coconut, taking priority, it seems like the malt's sweetness takes center stage at the back of the palate, and continues through the aftertaste. Aftertaste is of roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, and an amount of sweetness that's bordering on cloying to me. More roasted flavor or coconut would have been a better lingering flavor.

Beer is medium-bodied with noticeable, but "soft" carbonation, causing this to foam up slightly on the palate and have an overall mouthfeel of smoothness. A bit watery around the edges and in the closing moments, a bit of a disappointment there. Closes out dry and satisfying.

falloutsnow, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of iKrystin
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

iKrystin, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Pencible, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Hanzo, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice deep dark brown with a good two finger mocha head that slumped to leave a nice thick blanket with very nice light side lacing.

S - Good roasted malts and coffee. Not much coconut.

T - Like the nose there are good roasted malts and coffee. There is some light coconut. Light chocolate, almost like a mounds bar.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery but translates well with the flavour.

O - Overall there are some really nice flavours and appearance but perhaps this was an old can as the aroma and mouthfeel were both rather lacking.

rudzud, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Danobold, Jun 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

CP20, Jun 12, 2012
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,116 ratings.