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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,778 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,778
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 141
Gots: 149 | 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:
Beer added by: TurdFurgison on 03-12-2007

30 IBU
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +25.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Maui Brewing Company, Certified Made on Maui, CoCo Nut Porter. "…Like Hot Chicks on the Beach." What? Huh? Just gonna ignore that, not touch it, let it go.
"Porter brewed with hand-toasted coconut."

Dark brown, nearly black, fully opaque, with a full, flush dotted head of creamy tanned foam, leaving lots of lace. Looks good.

Aroma: there it is, freshly toasted coconut, straddled over a …I'm not sure. We get lots of coconut, though. Beautiful.

Taste: nicely hopped, lightly roasty, full-bodied. Cocoa and coffee linger below, and show themselves briefly, outside flashes of more coconut. A very tasty porter, robust enough, with a coconut flavor that never quits, but mellows a bit. Like hot chicks on the beach. I have a feeling you can use this phrase to end a sentence, the way they end fortune cookies with "…in bed." Maybe they do, perhaps it's a quaint local Maui-ism. "Hand toasted coconut…like hot chicks on the beach!"

Anyway. Nothing too "wow" about this one, but it's nice and I thank DA for it. Just like hot chicks on the beach.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Steasy66
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a nonic pint. Dark black, some lacing on the glass. Moderate carbonation. Very light mouthfeel. Toasty, chocolate malt flavor. Little to no sweetness. Minimal alcohol heat, and not necessarily getting the coconut. Very easy to drink.

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4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep, dark brown with a large tan head that fades quickly. The nose is an intense toasted coconut and the taste follows (older cans have a much faded coconut presence). It's a really smooth porter (watery, drinkable, light-ish bodied) and is highly drinkable...coconut is just an added benefit. This is a very tasty beer that is completely worth trying.

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4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes taken in Kauai.

Pours a deep brown haze with nice head retention. Get a whiff of coconut and smokiness. A nice smooth medium body with coconut (not overpowering though), smoky malt, slight chocolate, smooth toasted malt, hint of hops for balance was my impression. Great local brew, would love back in Michigan. A little heavy, nice as desert.

Cheers!!

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,778 ratings.