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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,796 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,796
Reviews: 824
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.34%
Wants: 145
Gots: 151 | 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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Ratings: 1,796 | Reviews: 824
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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%

Photo of biboergosum
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of gabrielsyme
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—hints of brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a half finger high tan head that gradually died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of toasted coconut flakes and burnt and dark roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and flavors of toasted coconuts linger through the finish. No bitterness or sweetness is detectable; there are some hints of bittersweet chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn’t a gimmicky beer because the coconut is well incorporate into the taste and helps accentuate it. It is also rather sessionable.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my wife for bringing this one back from a business trip to the west coast.

A: Pours an opaque very dark black in color with just the slightest hints of dark brown when held up to the light. The beer has a half finger tall tan head that quickly reduces to a thin layer over the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: I really like the aroma of this beer with the heavy dark roasted malts and the wonderful smell of the toasted coconut. Some hints of molasses as well.

T: A very well balanced flavor to this beer, not too sweet and not too bitter. The taste follows the smell with the dark roasted malt body and a little bit of molasses sweetness. That is followed by some bittersweet chocolate and the toasted coconut.

M: On the heavier side of medium bodied with moderate to high amounts of carbonation.

O: While this beer has the look of a stout, it is much lighter and easier to drink. The beer is very easy to drink and could be quite sessionable. I love the toasted coconut flavor without any additional sweetness, makes this beer very delicious. Definitely one to get again though next time might warrant a trip to Maui :)

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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass at 45 degrees.

Appearance: A monster three finger head with great retention. The color of the beer is dark brown, like used motor oil. The clarity of the beer is opaque with some carbonation bubble on the side. The head left some lacing on the glass. The appearance of the beer is really good.

Nose: A very rich dense roasted malt with some earthy, toasted, roasted, and a burnt note. Other aromas are molasses, toasted coconut, floral, a smokey note, phenols, and grainy.

Taste: A rich flavorful porter, the malt is smokey, earthy, toasted, roasted and has a burnt character ( but it is more an undertone). Other flavors, molasses, floral, pine, peat, phenols, and some bitter sweet chocolate.

The mouth feel is robust but medium body. It has the look and feel of a stout, but it is not.

Overall: This is a a really good porter, rich, robust flavor, and very satisfying. However, the coconut is an undertone, I was hoping for more pronounce flavor. I enjoyed very much.

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3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Black & a bubbly, thin head that is about a thumbs width tall and light brown in colour. The head fades pretty fast though, disappearing almost entirely within a couple of seconds.

Strong roasted malts and a lot of dark chocolate to begin with, there is also a lot of sweetness to this one and a touch of milk. I can detect some coffee, a little bit of sugar but sadly the coconut that the name would suggest is missing from the nose.

Roasted malts and coffee flavours to start although these don't appear to be as strong as the nose suggested earlier. There is a lot of sweetness and sugar along with some dark chocolate that makes for a warming taste. I think I can also detect a little coconut too.

Light medium in body and really smooth tasting with strong carbonation without being too gassy however there is a little fizz to it. Very refreshing and incredibly easy to drink.

Very nice overall although the look of the beer and poor head retention had me worrying to begin with. There beer is very easy to drink and had a good roasted malts taste. It probably doesn't do quite enough for it to warrant a second buy though.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
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