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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 1,732
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 136
Gots: 132 | 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: BeerAdvocate on 07-18-2007

30 IBU
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Photo of TheGovernator
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large, fading tan head.
Nose shows rich chocolate and roasted malt along with softer coffee. Some coconut is noticeable but its faint as you'd expect.
Flavours are a bit harsher, with more emphasis on on the roasty malt and less complexity. Some roasted coffee remains.
Could use a thicker mouthfeel.

Photo of djbow
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A = Really dark brown to black with a khaki or off-white head less than a finger thick. Head quickly dissipates.

S = Roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and subtle roasty coconut aroma. As the beer warms the smell intensifies.

T = The taste follows the smell. Roasted malt sweetness, chocolate, coffee and coconut. The finish is dry due to some hop presence.

M = Dry, medium, smooth. Goes down easy and fast.

O = This is a great year-round beer and at 6% ABV you can session this one while you think of Hawaii and Hula girls. One interesting note, the more I drink this beer the more the taste reminds me of a muted Almond Joy. Ans I love Almond Joy bars. YUM! Cheers!

Glass = Imperial Pint.

Serving Temp 42F warmed to 52F before finish.

Photo of Hophead101
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

wow - gotta say this beer is amazing (and I hate coconut)

appearance is a nice dark color with a bountiful off white/tan head. leaves a nice top film but more impressive collar.

smell is great. dark malts, chocolate and definite coconut.
taste follows the smell. really a great tasting beer and I don't really like coconut. impressed with how they got the coconut flavor in here in a balanced way.

mouthfeel is also nice - smooth, well carbonated and well balanced. great beer. I am gonna seek out more of this stuff.

Photo of bullcrapp
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of sbricker
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of drewburning25
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of whispernmyghost
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of Kirby
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of edwardkersh
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of danieelol
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With thanks to MrKennedy for sourcing this from Slowbeer.

Pours lightish black (but resoundingly black) with tanned head. Head doesn’t last that long due to nature of can.

Smell is lots of roast, nuts, a sort of subtle fruitiness which I assume comes from the coconuts.

Taste is highly roasty with some astringency and some malt-funk.

Mouthfeel is medium, sweetness present but balanced, medium but highly noticeable carb.

Overall a very enjoyable beer with a substantial amount of roast, not hugely influenced by coconut though.

Photo of shelby415
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of adrew
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of sean05luvb
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of sgoro
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of M1A2
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JayQue
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Second really impressive beer from this brewery...Big Swell IPA is good also. Poured into a pint glass...Dense black color, some light coming through when held to a light. Nice tan head and some lacing.

Aroma is strong and very pleasant. Roasted malt, some chocolate and a nice hint of cocoanut.

Tastes good....flavors the same as the aroma. The coconut is a nice touch. The balance between malt and chocolate flavors is just right.

Mouthfeel is rich enough. Must be some balancing bitterness because it is not too sweet. Nicely carbonated...Goes down easy.

A good year-round go-to beer.

Photo of jcomp21
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - black as motor oil

smell - like coco and roasted coconut and a touch of coffee but very refreshing and juicy smelling

taste - wow, i think hawaii instantly lots of nice coconut notes, taste fades pretty quickly and leaves a sweet chocolatey lingering aftertaste. Almost a Belgian-ness to this beer.

mouthfeel - somewhat dry and very refreshing

overall - I could drink alot of these, this is a great porter to take to the beach or just to grab a six pack of for game day. Awesome.

Photo of CliffBrake
3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

canned on 12/22/11

Black opaque with a thin tan head and little lacing.

Rich chocolate aroma with coconut highlights.

The flavor blends chocolate, coconut and roasted grain notes. A bit of sweetness on the sides with a dry finish.

Medium body with a thin mouthfeel and abrupt finish. Tasty but not at all rich or complex.

Served at cellar temperature, but seemed a little fuller as it approached room temperature.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of dansmcd
3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Jet black with a finger of foamy tan head. Head retention could be better as it fades to a thin ring before long.

S - Dark roasted malt, coffee, dark bitter chocolate and shredded coconut. Coffee and cocoa/dark chocolate are the strongest. Quite nice but a fuller coconut presence would have been nice.

T - Bittersweet roastiness in the mocha combination. A tried and true flavour profile. I cant taste any coconut unfortunately.

M - Medium chalky body with moderate carbonation.

O - Good porter but slightly disappointing in the lack of coconut flavour. Recommended but it won't blow your socks off.

Photo of rapidsequence
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz can. $3 from Ned's.

Appearance: Black with lighter highlights. Brief head retention and minimal lacing.

Smell: Light aromas of roasted and chocolate malt. Toasty, nutty coconut, not the fakey kind, but real coconut. Hint of vanilla.

Taste: Happily its not a sweet coconut mess. Its got a nice bitter, roast flavor and again a nice nutty, toasted coconut flavor. Slightly dry with a bit of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is thinner than I would like, not watery, but a little thin. The dryness and clean finish accentuates this.

Overall: This is a nice little porter. At first I was pleased that it wasn't too sweet, but I think it could have a little more sweetness and residual sugar too improve mouthfeel.

Photo of HumanParaquat
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,732 ratings.