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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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1,775 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,775
Reviews: 821
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 141
Gots: 150 | 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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Photo of dbrauneis
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 :)

Photo of colts9016
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.

Photo of flyingpig
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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Photo of StoicBeast
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of vbiliyar
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Zraly
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish, dark brown with a mocha colored head. Smell of roasted malts.

Notes of chocolate and coffee up front. Smooth, silky mouthfeel with a touch of oil. Gentle coconut and fruit note in the finish. Extremely drinkable with mild, soft carbonation. Delightful.

Had this for dessert with a coconut chocolate cookie (Pasja's kokosawa). Divine!

Photo of Firkin-Bunghole
4.7/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes taken during vacation in Oahu. The day after my plane touched down my 1st stop was at Tamura's in Kaimuki to buy this beer. To my surprise there was also a beer sale-$7.29 for a 4 pack. If I could have drank one in the store I would have. I was amped to try this beer.

Appearance-Medium-brown. Didn't pour went from can to mouth.

Smell-Coconut, sugar, chocolate (milk chocolate), light roastiness

Taste-Coconut and chocolate came through--thank goodness this beer was living up to the hype.

Mouthfeel-Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated.

Overall-This beer was my go to beer when in Hawaii. From haupia to shave ice to plate lunches I would try this beer with just about anything. A big Mahalo to the folks over at Maui Brewing. This is brewing done right.

Photo of fivestrokeroll
3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Roasted caramel coconut nose--nice foamy head. Very dark brown body. Medium to full-bodied with boozy and crisp roasted malts dominating the mouth feel...leaving a dark coffee aftertaste that fades from bitter to bitter-sweet. A big tasting porter for its ABV but refreshing and satisfying nonetheless.

Photo of cisteve
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of MrKennedy
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can from the International Beer Shop, into a Brooklyn tulip. Definitely should've reviewed when in Maui last year, this was sublime, but hey, that's holidays!

Black appearance, no light permeating through. Tan coloured foam that poured to two fingers and receded to a level just above film. Wavy lacing.

Smells initially of chocolate milkshakes then coconut and vanilla. Nice, interersting and always good to stick the snout into the glass.

Tastes of coconut of course, some light vanilla and a little bit of chocolate. But does everything its sets out to very well.

Decent body, not too sweet, pretty drinkable: this didn't take an age, nor did the pint at Kapalua.

Thanks to mulder1010 for introducing me to this a year or so ago, an eternal favourite. Does what it says very, very well. Fun, enjoyable and sessionable. And its in a can. Love it.

Photo of markrmoser
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of bh123
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Vasko5m
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of output01x
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dan3279 for yet another great hookup.

Poured from a 12 oz. can (No Date) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2-finger tan-colored head that settles after a couple minutes to a thick, even coating. The body is a dark mahogany that resists all light penetration. Just a few light brown floaties can be seen at the edges of the glass. Some light lacing can be seen clinging desperately to the glass between sips but always seems to succumb to gravity.

The nose has a very rich, robust quality to it. It smells more like an American Stout than a Porter. Dark and milk chocolate intertwine with light notes of burnt coffee beans and chocolate milk. Just a touch of toasted coconut is discernible but has to be searched for. If you didn't know to look for it you would probably miss it.

Each sip starts out just like the nose with dominating flavors of milk and dark chocolate. Flavors of black coffee and chocolate milk are also there. As the beer is swallowed, roasted coffee bean flavors come out and are quickly joined by a smokiness (is this the coconut?). As these flavors fade, a bit of a coffee bitterness sets in at the back of the throat and slowly transforms into more of a grassy hops bitterness.

The medium body makes this very drinkable for such a dark beer. It is smooth and slick with no traces of stickiness or coating. The carbonation is very fizzy, cutting the body and increasing drinkability. While it does make dissecting the flavors a little difficult at the beginning of each sip, it does create a very enjoyable experience and slightly foamy swallow.

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from can to a pint glass. No date I could locate on the can to indicate packaging or freshness.

A - The beer pours a deep dark brown color. I'd call it black if not for the brown edges when held to the light. A nice 2 finger milk chocolate colored head with very good retention and lacing. The head slowly fades to a thick film that lasts throughout and leaves gobs of lacing.

S - A strong roasted malt presences: black patent roast, coffee, chocolate tones. The coconut isn't as dominant as expected and provides a nice compliment in toasty character to the roasted malts. Nice well-balanced nose.

T - Similar to the nose in that the first flavors are the roasted malts on the tongue. Immediately the roast is paired with a malty sweetness and a mild bitterness. The coffee and chocolate malt character develops in the middle. It's not until the back end that the coconut flavor develops. The beer finishes with a lingering roast flavor complimented with a light light coconut toast.

M - Medium carbonation and medium bodied.

O - A good offering from Maui Brewing. I think the flavors somewhat struggle within the beer to really blend to a cohesive flavor. It's good but could be great. I'd still happily put a few down there for something different than the usual Porter.

Photo of alwaysplayin
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

eh. pours a dark foamy brown with a nice tan head. smells artificially sweet, with rich roasted chocolatey malts. flavor isnt bad, but the coconut doesnt seem real. i have to be fair, i had this side by side with kona's coconut brown ale (which was exceptional) so it seemed less authentic than the kona version. that said, its got a nice round flavor with a very sturdy dark malt base that works well with the coconut. feel is okay, maybe a little heavier than id want to drink in the islands, and the aftertaste is a bit funny, but i cant place it. i think i would rate this higher if i didnt have the kona product at the same time, as coconut beers go, that one is the pick, but this is worth a shot if you like the tropical additives.

Photo of bespin15
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jerbax101
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of jmccraney
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Dweedlebug
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of harrisjohnson
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,775 ratings.