CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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88
very good

1,209 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,209
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 131
Gots: 119 | FT: 1
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 +14.2%

Photo of SHODriver
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: pours black with a half inch of off white head which drops very quickly to a small mat
S: smells of coffee, chocolate, and a little roasty. I can't pick up any cocount. smells very good
T: Follows the nose with the addition of the coconut. Very complementary to the beer. Very coconuty on the swallow and disipates quickly
M: Full bodied with adequate carbonation, very smooth
O: This is a very tasty beer with a well done flavor twist. I kinda wish I had more and huge thanks to podunkparte for throwing this one in as an extra.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of nimrod979
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Can to a pint glass. Color is essentially black. Creamy tan colored head sits on top.

Fantastic chocolatey aromas. Bitter dark chocolate. Lots of roasted malts. Coffee aromas and hint of toasted coconut. Such a big and inviting nose leads to big roasted malt flavors.

There is a constant unrefined cocoa bitterness throughout. Some lingering hop bitterness. Just a bit of smokiness in the roasted malts. Coffee and the slightest bit of toasted coconut sweetness. You don't get much of it.

The beer is rather thin and oily with some abrasive carbonation. Not the smoothest or cleanest drinking beer. Just not too impressed with the mouthfeel.

Overall though, I'd say it's a pretty solid beer. It's dominated by the bitter cocoa aroma and flavors but is offset with just a bit of sweetness and smokiness to give it a little depth.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Treyliff
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank a bunch of these while vacationing in Hawaii. Probably my favorite offering from the islands that I've had there.

A- pours A deep black with nearly no light coming through. Thick and creamy tan head that shrinks to a small thin layer with just a small amount of lacing.

S- dark chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate syrup, toasted coconut, black licorish. Also a bit of hops come through after agitating it a bit.

T- Bitter sweet chocolate that tastes just a bit smoked or charred. The coconut comes through and pairs nicely with the chocolate. A slight presence of hops leaves a bitterness on the back end.

M- carbonation is right on for a porter. Pretty silky, but would like it to be just a bit heavier.

This is a solid porter. I feasted on this beer while in Oahu and will likely go back to it on my next visit to Hawaii.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.63/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Very dark brown almost black. Head is coffee with too much cream. Creamy head dwindles to a thin ring pretty quickly. Some lacing. Almost opaque, but clear around the edges.

Smell: Loads of chocolate. We're talking all chocolate malt aromas. Runs from milk to the faintest touch of bitter baker's chocolate. Coconut is prevalent and adds a silky smooth aroma to the chocolate backing. Sweet, definitely smells sweeter than expected. Some booze and roasted malts aplenty.

Taste: Toasted coconut and creamy chocolate. Nice compliment of roasted malts balances at a level just shy of burnt. Touch of smoke and an earthy/woody punch on the back. Nice amounts of flavor, but lacks some depth. Cocoa lingers on the back of the sip. Drops of vanilla amid the chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Starts creamy, but becomes a bit drier as it warms. Carbonation is on point for the style, but doesn't quite jive with the almost creamy mouthfeel. Almost drinks like a heavy lager.

Overall: Definitely good, and the use of coconut is perfect. I'm thinking this doesn't travel all that well as the flavors seem a little out of balance and breadth.

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5/5  rDev +26.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of fox227
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of 01001111
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: A deep, dark chocolate brown.

S: The toasted coconut is fairly prominent. Slight hints of chocolate.

T: Toasted coconut, toasted malts; neither burnt nor smoky, just pleasantly charred. The coconut again figures heavily into the taste but not in an overbearing fashion. Creamy, a little sweet, and more hints of chocolate; this is closer to a good stout than a porter.

M: Medium bodied and creamy.

O: One of the most enjoyable modern craft porters. Great taste, well balanced, and very drinkable.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Obtained via trade. Thank you Lunch. 12oz can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Pours a very deep brown with a huge pillow of a tan head. Excellent retention. Little to no lacing, what's there is sparse and patchy.

S: Very nutty and woody with underlying milk chocolate and vanilla. Has some of that sugary lactose smell to it as well, like a milk stout. Not a very complex nose, but still good.

T: Burnt and acrid tastes on the attack were jarring, and a bit of a surprise, though not unwelcome. Very smokey. Bakers chocolate and cocoa powder in the background. Everything revolves around a malty, sweet, cola-like base. Not really picking up any hops. A sweet milky taste is really all that the coconut seems to contribute. Finishes very sweet with tastes of the aforementioned milk and some charcoal.

M: Very thin in body. A pleasant creaminess is cut by the abundant, aggressive carbonation.

O: Not enough body, far too much carbonation, and in need of just a bit more complexity (greater hop contribution, perhaps?) to make this a real standout. It's good, but not great. I had high expectations given its reputation, but this beer failed to meet them.

Notes: I really couldn't pick out much of the coconut, all I tasted was that milky sweetness. Did it ferment out, or am I missing it?

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of TheAlamoWrocker
4.7/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is something that I've been wanting to get around to for quite some time. A porter with a twist of coconut which makes it sound delicious. First reviewed on December 25. 2011.

Poured a 12 oz can, no label present, into a JFF is my BFF pint glass.

A: Canned carbonation is always something that blew my mind, it poured 3 fingered being nice and tan. The head goes down slowly and beautifully. This porter is completely black and it even fills its corners with blackness. Carries a nice slow lacing.

S: A nice chocolate and coffee with wood (might be a slight alcohol though) comes through. Definitely not weak, but damn it smells nice.

T: A chocolate presence definitely comes throughout. The woodlike presence comes out smoky toasty. I feel like if they say this a coconut taste then the taste is the body of the coconut roasted adding a smokiness to this beer. The obvious coffee also comes through.
Tasting this again on August 12, 2013 the promised coconut body appears all the way through when it is cold, but as it warms it only shows at the very end of its taste (Will not change original score because of this, but it adds if anything).

M: This comes amazingly creamy with an almost full body and the carbonation comes through moderately. This creaminess comes through as it was a Milk Stout and damn that's from a porter.

O: This definitely feels like a porter and damn does it taste great. On the can its advertised that this won Gold in 2006 as a Herb and Spice Beer and I could see how it did this. I admit I truly can't taste the coconut, but damn does this beer taste great. I am such a sucker for porters and this is obviously another one that I have fallen in love with.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,209 ratings.