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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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1,136 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,136
Reviews: 407
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.15%
Wants: 123
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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Photo of tlazaroff
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The first thought when I took a sniff was "WOW!" Immediately the scent of toasted coconut hits the senses like no other. Its exactly like a cookie with coconut on top that got a little burnt while baking. Slightly sweet too, with a roughly equal amount of roast as well. Phenomenal aroma, I just can't stop smelling it!

Pours out a very dark brown, almost black. It highlights a moderate-dark brown around the edges when held to light. The head was a medium mocha color that poured out to about a finger's worth, but dissipated into the beer extremely quickly leaving no sign that it was ever there. Lacing is average.

CoCoNut PorTeR gives me this amazing roast right up front. It's not overwhelming, nor underwhelming.. it's just right. I can't say it's a coffee-like roast either, as I don't get any of that coffee bean flavor in this either. The mid-palate brings on that toasted coconut mentioned earlier. The coconut is intensified on the palate by the aroma, and it lasts well through the finish and aftertaste. Job well done!

The mouthfeel of this beer is quite nice, carbonation and body are both on the moderate side, and drinkability is actually quite high - not session able, but pretty good. Overall it is an extremely enjoyable experience drinking this beer.

tlazaroff, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

acurtis, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Tyrawlings, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of fiedler84
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

fiedler84, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of agaloco9
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

agaloco9, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of RappAttack
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just got this in a Total Wine Alexandria, thought i would give it a go. pretty slandered porter appearance: dark brown with tan head that is retained the whole time. smells of coffee and coconut(go figure). wow the taste is really exceptional, with a rosty coffee note fallowed by lots o co-co-nut. a solid porter with a nice twist. the coconut really works with the other flavors,looks like ill getting a four pack

RappAttack, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of CGMLS3
4/5  rDev +1.3%

CGMLS3, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
4.95/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Epic brew from Maui! Light nutty brown pour from 12oz. can. Nice two finger frothy head and a real coconut aroma. The coconut hits the nose immediately and is a proper introduction to what flavor was to come. Great coconut flavor, not overly sweet, and well balanced with a malty mocha notes. The creaminess of the beer is spectacular, it's richness in body is truely unique in my experience with porters. Grade A Maui, hopefully I won't have to drive 12 hours to get your next offering!

ArrogantDeadGuy, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of tjkinate
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first from Maui Brewing Co. and hopefully not my last.

Pours a 2 finger light brown creamy head that displayed pretty good retention atop this dark brown brew. The scent reveals coffee, vanilla, and loads of roasted malts. The taste follows very closely showcasing the roasted malts allowing a hint of bitterness to poke through. The body is medium and well carbonated.

Overall I found this to be a highly enjoyable beer that I am happy to know is available whenever I crave it again!

tjkinate, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of scott2269
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

scott2269, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of MichaelBuck
4/5  rDev +1.3%

MichaelBuck, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of Steggun
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Steggun, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of teromous
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cans are great, except they're a pain in the ass to pour slowly into a glass. I ended up having some run down the side of the can.

A: Dark brown, appearing nearly black except as light passes through. Excellent fluffy tan head with great foamy lacing.

S: I get a lot of chocolate and coffee smell from the beer. I pick a roasted coconut smell too. It smells just like a chocolate coconut doughnut sitting next to a cup of coffee.

T: It tastes very good. I pick up a lot of the same flavors as I smelled...the same coffee and coconut. I like that I can taste the coconut. It doesn't have the same chocolate flavor that pops out from the smell...tastes like a plain coconut doughnut.

M: The beer is a bit thin as far as porters are concerned. It's a lighter bodied beer that is very easy to drink. I would have liked more body to the beer. The bitterness and carbonation are nice though, which makes up for the body.

O: Overall I would drink it again. It's not just a novelty coconut beer. It's actually very good for a porter. Again, I wish there was more body...but the flavor stands out very well. I would drink it again, and I would recommend it.

teromous, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of 2dogbrew
3/5  rDev -24.1%

2dogbrew, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of LiquidDegenerate
4/5  rDev +1.3%

LiquidDegenerate, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of mglaser37
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Head: Has little to no head with no lace when drinking.

Color: Beer has a nice dark brown color.

Aroma: Has a strong nutty/chocolate scent.

Mouth-feel: Smooth & creamy…heavy feel but low carbonation feel compared to visible carbonation.

Taste: Has a balanced sweet & bitter flavor…a malty start and hoppy finish.

mglaser37, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of philbe311
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Just shy of two fingers worth of tightly packed uniform that is dark tan in color and has a slightly wavy, not quite rocky, top that become creamier and richer as it begins to settle... Solid retention ultimately yields to a thick rich lacing and thin collar... A couple streaks of moderate paced carbonation rise along the sides of the glass... The color is a flat black...

S - At the forefront is a terrific mix of fudge brownies and coffee... A layer beneath is a smorgasbord various chocolate notes... Cocoa... Milk chocolate... Dark chocolate... Chocolate milk... Malt - the kind found in whoppers and milk shakes... Some light roasted malts as well... Just a kiss of soy sauce as well...

T - Unfortunately much of the complexity and intrigue of the aromas doesn't translate to the palette... The flavor is in no way off putting, but it is a let down after a stellar aroma... Roasted malts and cocoa to start... The finish is exceedingly nutty with some faint coconut flavors mixed in as well...

M - Medium bodied... A bit chalky... Light to medium carbonation... The finish is slightly dry... Rather one dimensional...

D - The tale of two beers... The appearance and aroma were excellent... The flavor and mouthfeel were rather pedestrian... The end result is a solid, but unremarkable offering...

philbe311, Feb 01, 2012
Photo of jpbebeau
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can gifted by coworker dated 030111. Poured to pint.

A: Pours a quite dark brown with a pinky of fine-bubbled head. A tip of the glass reveals constant carbonation streaming up from the depths. No lacing to speak of.

S: Big semi-sweet toasted coconut and chocolate. Good balance.

T: Nice coconut here, too. Roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Mild, pleasant sweetness that plays nicely with the bitterness.

M: Medium-light. Too carbonated, though. A little sticky afterward.

A nice beer; pleasantly surprised considering the can date. I think one in a sitting is plenty. This filled in for dessert, and did so admirably.

I'd have one again.

jpbebeau, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of PissWarmChango
4/5  rDev +1.3%

PissWarmChango, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +1.3%

sd123, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Jefe73, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of sponger
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

sponger, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip. Bottled 9/21/11.
Pours a deep brown with a fine foam head that sticks. Looks awesome. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate.
Taste is very good...chocolatey roasted malts and coffee; very little coconut. This is super smooth.
Overall, its an excellent porter, but lacking in coconut flavor (in my opinion). I would buy next time I see it.

DrinkSlurm, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of kagent777
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can purchased in Las Vegas in early November. Can on date says 06/21/11. Poured into my beer goblet.

Appearance: Darker than a few of the stouts that I have had before. A nice looking two finger tan head.

Smell: The smell is semisweet chocolate and subtle toasted coconut mixed with sweet malts. Maybe some earthy hops notes, but they are pretty subtle also.

Taste: The chocolate is not as noticeable as in the smell. The bitterness is more forward than the sweetness, but neither one is overpowering. The coconut is still a subtle toasted flavor rather than a sweet almond joy type flavor. The flavor lingers a good long time. A little bit of sweetness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is strong and prickly on this one. I would like to try it on draft and see what how a softer carbonation would fare. The body seems pretty middle of the road to me.

Overall: This is a good beer, and I will get more of it when I travel. The coconut flavors may go right by someone that is not expecting them.

kagent777, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of lindalo112
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

color: Dark brown almost black
smell: chocolate,
taste: Balanced- it starts sweet and ends bitter, with a hence of coconut and creamy
carbonation: very low carbonation
head: light head and light hold
mouth-feel: heavy mouth-feel
- no hop aroma but had a hoppy finish

lindalo112, Jan 25, 2012
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,136 ratings.