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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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89
very good

1,201 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,201
Reviews: 409
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 129
Gots: 114 | 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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3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Opaque black with just a hint of amber-chocolate around the edges and cratered tan foam that's slow to fade but leaves little lace. Baking chocolate, sprucey birch beer, and yes, some toasty coconut on the nose.
Milk chocolate, soil, caramelized sugar, some treacly black malts and a heavy dose of toast then slight woody hops.
Coconut only shows on the finish then a lean minty linger. Light-medium, chewy, quite lively; no hint of 6%.

Well layered malts give some real sweetness - fruit flies came straight for this one. Hops (Cascade and Columbus, seemingly) don't show up to the party. Lightness in body would keep me from calling this a porter, if I were asked. The carbonation does keep it from cloying, but overall I feel it hurts the body of what could be a more substantial porter, even though it probably suits hot weather.

Somehow less than it could be.

Photo of jmarsh123
3.18/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours pretty black with a 2 finger sticky tan head.

Smells of coconut and coffee.

Some good chocolate flavor up front. The aftertaste is completely coconut influenced. In fact the coconut overpowers other flavors and it's not one I love.

Mouthfeel and carb are both good.

I was curious about this one. I hate coconut. Me hating coconut won out. Trying to put that aside, this beer does do what it intends to although the coconut is fairly one note.

Photo of MAB
3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coconut, or Cocoa and Nut?

To start with, this one is a real looker. Deep brown with an agressive, darker head.
The aroma was a bit muted, I thought. Definitely roasted malts and coffee notes.
Taste was solid. One thing I'll give credit to this brewery for: you don't wait for a taste to develop in your mouth. It hits you squarely in the taste buds.
Very much roasted grains first, with a chocolate note and some residual bitterness to finish. I didn't get coconut, at all.
The mouthfeel was very much as a porter should be.
Overall, this was a darned fine beer. I just wish that there could have been some real coconut flavor or aroma, somewhere.

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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours deep black with a tan head that stands tall.

Smells like a porter. Mainly roasted barley, slight hop bitterness, light amount of esters. And then, hidden amongst the flavors is that trophy of coconut.

Tastes like a porter. A very good porter at that. Well balanced, sweet chocolate and burnt tones without being heavy and packing a well measured amount of barley flavor. But what's that other flavor I'm getting? It's like there's a tiny little pina colada hiding somewhere in this glass.

Mouthfeel is good. Slightly more carbonated than I like my darker beers, but it's from a can and I haven't really seen a brewery undercarbonate in cans correctly yet.

Overall: *steps up on soapbox* Hear yee hear yee... All yee brewers take notice. When you make a flavored beer, do not make the flavoring the only thing you can taste. You're brewers for crying out loud. If I wanted a porter that tasted like an island themed air freshener, I'd buy a wine cooler. This beer has performed a deed known to be nearly impossible, to hint at a flavoring, and have it compliment the beer without dominated it. Here's looking at you, Hell or High Watermelon. CoCoNut Porter is a great beer because it is first and foremost, a great porter. The coconut in it is just a silver lining that makes me like the taste of the beer more, as all beer flavoring should do.

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4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

thanks to pjones for another delicious beer! no one drank this at hb club. Their loss now my gain today.

A beautiful beer that pours a darkest brown and turbid, covered with 4 fingers of lasting beige whipped cream.

Mmmm, milk chocolate and creamy light coffee with a very light tangy edge, and hints of candi and toffee. Coconut? MIA in bouquet.

Very sweet with sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, then a morph into the roastier flavors, which are very light in nature, some swet milk chocolate and creamy sweet coffee. Just the lightest hint of tart yeast, and even lighter hints of coconut toward the end of the sip as it warms.

Very light in the mouth, full of flavors and sweet at that, but no cloy, very clean, its strongest feature, the flavors shine here for sure. Nice finish, if a touch too lacking roast.

Nice American Porter that drinks like a lightish Milk Stout. Recommended

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm a bit biased when it comes to this beer, I was born and raised in Maui...moved well before I started drinking beer though.

So, found a can of this in the back of the "cellar" the other day, was canned over a year ago. Figured it was about time to drink it...have had it many times but usually on the fresh side.

Pours a deep dark brown, with a 2 finger tan head.
Aroma;incredibly roasty, coffee, milk chocolate.
Taste; matches the nose but the best way to describe it is toasty...could be the fact that the coconut is toasted. The only time I have really ever detected an actual note of coconut is when it's super fresh...it's been a while since I have had that happen.

Thought it was time to review this beer, as it is a personal fav of mine. I'm stoked that it held up as well as it did; it's an excellent beer and am also glad that it is becoming more and more available...was even available for a short time here in Paris!

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3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from my Duvel tulip

A - Pours a dark mahogany colour with a tanned large bubbled head, that does not retain. A cola like appearance

S - Creamy chocolate and malt

T - Some nice creamy flavours up front with some chocolate and heavy vanilla. The finish is a little bitter. A tiny bit of coconut on the finish.

M - Medium body and medium carbonation. Quite smooth.

O - This is a very drinkable stout that is very moreish. Coconut is nearly non-existent though.

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CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,201 ratings.