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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,144
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 124
Gots: 104 | 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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5/5  rDev +26.6%

shockrocker65, Mar 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

creez, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

switzer, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of cpinto6
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

cpinto6, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of MatJones
2.58/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from can. Black head which fades real zippy.

This is my first USA porter from a can and was looking forward to seeing how coconut marries with a porter, however having tasted two other Maui canned ales hopes were not high.

Overall fears were confirmed. I did get a nice chocolate nose, but on tasting I was shocked at how sapplingly dry this ale is. I also did not get any hint of coconut whatsoever. If anything this tasted like maybe some husk was in this particlar batch. Overall the noticable alcohol taste along with a quite harsh dry roasted malt made this one I would avoid (in a can) in future.

MatJones, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of TheGovernator
5/5  rDev +26.6%

TheGovernator, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large, fading tan head.
Nose shows rich chocolate and roasted malt along with softer coffee. Some coconut is noticeable but its faint as you'd expect.
Flavours are a bit harsher, with more emphasis on on the roasty malt and less complexity. Some roasted coffee remains.
Could use a thicker mouthfeel.

CrazyDavros, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of djbow
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A = Really dark brown to black with a khaki or off-white head less than a finger thick. Head quickly dissipates.

S = Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and subtle roasty coconut aroma. As the beer warms the smell intensifies.

T = The taste follows the smell. Roasted malt sweetness, chocolate, coffee and coconut. The finish is dry due to some hop presence.

M = Dry, medium, smooth. Goes down easy and fast.

O = This is a great year-round beer and at 6% ABV you can session this one while you think of Hawaii and Hula girls. One interesting note, the more I drink this beer the more the taste reminds me of a muted Almond Joy. Ans I love Almond Joy bars. YUM! Cheers!

Glass = Imperial Pint.

Serving Temp 42F warmed to 52F before finish.

djbow, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Hophead101
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow - gotta say this beer is amazing (and I hate coconut)

appearance is a nice dark color with a bountiful off white/tan head. leaves a nice top film but more impressive collar.

smell is great. dark malts, chocolate and definite coconut.
taste follows the smell. really a great tasting beer and I don't really like coconut. impressed with how they got the coconut flavor in here in a balanced way.

mouthfeel is also nice - smooth, well carbonated and well balanced. great beer. I am gonna seek out more of this stuff.

Hophead101, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

bullcrapp, Mar 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

sbricker, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

bkrbdan, Mar 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

drewburning25, Mar 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

whispernmyghost, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of Kirby
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Kirby, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of edwardkersh
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

edwardkersh, Feb 29, 2012
Photo of danieelol
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With thanks to MrKennedy for sourcing this from Slowbeer.

Pours lightish black (but resoundingly black) with tanned head. Head doesn’t last that long due to nature of can.

Smell is lots of roast, nuts, a sort of subtle fruitiness which I assume comes from the coconuts.

Taste is highly roasty with some astringency and some malt-funk.

Mouthfeel is medium, sweetness present but balanced, medium but highly noticeable carb.

Overall a very enjoyable beer with a substantial amount of roast, not hugely influenced by coconut though.

danieelol, Feb 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

adrew, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

sean05luvb, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

sgoro, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

M1A2, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of JayQue
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second really impressive beer from this brewery...Big Swell IPA is good also. Poured into a pint glass...Dense black color, some light coming through when held to a light. Nice tan head and some lacing.

Aroma is strong and very pleasant. Roasted malt, some chocolate and a nice hint of cocoanut.

Tastes good....flavors the same as the aroma. The coconut is a nice touch. The balance between malt and chocolate flavors is just right.

Mouthfeel is rich enough. Must be some balancing bitterness because it is not too sweet. Nicely carbonated...Goes down easy.

A good year-round go-to beer.

JayQue, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of jcomp21
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - black as motor oil

smell - like coco and roasted coconut and a touch of coffee but very refreshing and juicy smelling

taste - wow, i think hawaii instantly lots of nice coconut notes, taste fades pretty quickly and leaves a sweet chocolatey lingering aftertaste. Almost a Belgian-ness to this beer.

mouthfeel - somewhat dry and very refreshing

overall - I could drink alot of these, this is a great porter to take to the beach or just to grab a six pack of for game day. Awesome.

jcomp21, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

canned on 12/22/11

Black opaque with a thin tan head and little lacing.

Rich chocolate aroma with coconut highlights.

The flavor blends chocolate, coconut and roasted grain notes. A bit of sweetness on the sides with a dry finish.

Medium body with a thin mouthfeel and abrupt finish. Tasty but not at all rich or complex.

Served at cellar temperature, but seemed a little fuller as it approached room temperature.

CliffBrake, Feb 22, 2012
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,144 ratings.