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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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1,181 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,181
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 126
Gots: 112 | 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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Photo of pixieskid
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!

pixieskid, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of eric5bellies
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.

eric5bellies, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of BeerArchivist
4/5  rDev +1.5%

BeerArchivist, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +1.5%

codynevels, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of mdbailey00
4/5  rDev +1.5%

mdbailey00, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of danwho
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

danwho, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bwiechmann
5/5  rDev +26.9%

bwiechmann, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of ADZA
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Darkest kola hue which leaves a two finger creamy head and sporadic clingy lacing.

S-Toasted coconut,dark roasty mocha,barley and ripe blackberries.

T-Toasted coconut first up followed by dark fruit,cherries coated in dark belgian chocolate,a touch of herbal and fruity hops and is finished with the bitterness of a dark expresso.

M-Light bodied and sessionable.

O-Its nice and fresh and the coconut is balanced perfectly and would revisit cheers.

ADZA, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of Genghis22
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Genghis22, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of BrooBub
5/5  rDev +26.9%

BrooBub, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of jlb502
4/5  rDev +1.5%

jlb502, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of draheim
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can (canned 8/15/2011) poured into a tulip. Pours a deep, dark brown with a nice mocha head.

Aroma is - wow - rich, earthy, toasty... not really sure how to describe it. Chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugar maybe? Must be the coconut throwing me off. Interesting aroma but I'm not sure I completely enjoy it.

Taste is just as confounding as the aroma. It's a standard porter but then the toasted coconut kicks in and I'm just not sure what to make of it. Not even sure if it is the coconut or just an unusual combination of malts. A little chocolatey, roasty... but still mostly just elusive. You could tell me they brewed this with molasses or Vegemite and it would make just as much sense to me.

Mouthfeel is fine, nothing much to say about that.

Overall this is just an interesting, unique beer. I don't know that I like it that much, but it's certainly not bad by any means either. It is full-flavored, that's for sure. Might have to come back to this one every 6 months or so just to see if I can make any more sense of it.

draheim, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of BilbosNuts
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark, opaque brown that is almost black. It has a huge, frothy, mocha colored head with good retention that eventually reduces to a thin film.

S: A big roasted malt presence and a huge earthy scent is the backbone for the aroma. There is also a nice touch of sweet coconut.

T: Once again, as in the aroma, there is the huge roasted malt presence. It has a unique soil-like earthy taste that is sort of overpowering. It leaves me wondering- what happened to the coconut?

M: It is medium bodied and very smooth. Nothing extraordinary here, pretty much a feel you'd expect from a porter.

O: After the great appearance and nice aroma, I was thinking I was really going to enjoy this beer. Unfortunately, for me, the taste fell short and was overpowered by the earthiness. There are many other porters out there that I would rather have than this one, especially at over $10 for a four pack.

BilbosNuts, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of rstone57
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into my Celtics Tervis Tumbler Pint glass.

Color is black with a thumb's width of dark, carmel colored head. The head dissipates to a thin film that remains throughout.

Smell is dark chocolate mocha.

Taste is dark chocolate with subltle coconut and malt with moderate carbonation.

Overall this is a great, unique, dark chocolate porter with a hint of coconut that isn't in your face.

rstone57, Oct 30, 2011
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours jet black with a large tan head on top, probably 2 fingers worth in my Cigar City goblet. Slow dissipation to a still nice layer of foam on top and sticky lacing left behind.

S: Mostly dark chocolate and a little bit of roasty malt. There is a little bit of coconut and a hint of coffee.

T: Similar to the aroma, mostly dark chocolate with traces of coconut and roasty malt. Slight sweetness at the end where this is a bit more coconut.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth with a touch of creaminess.

O: Like this more than I thought I would, since I am not a huge coconut fan, but the flavor is subtle and adds the right amount of flavor.

mdaschaf, Oct 29, 2011
Photo of secondtooth
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this one up as part of a mixed 6-er at the awesome Pono Market on Kauai. Great place for beer and food.

Deep black in appearance, with a hint of red. Nice head, and superb spoke-style lacing.

Nose was creamy coconut liqueur, sweet and slightly roasty. Very nice. The word I used that night was 'divine'.

Taste was deceptive. I got roasted bittersweet cocoa up front, followed by a rich, full-on toasted coconut wave. The finish seemed more roast and burn.

A welcome treat for the taste buds, and an experience worth revisiting. Too bad I can't get this in Indiana anytime soon!

secondtooth, Oct 28, 2011
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this beer from Desaparecido. Thanks Ed!

12oz can served in a standard pint glass.

L - black with a tan head that thinned to a light layer.

S - roasty aroma with hints of cocoa more than coconut.

T - rich, roasted malty flavor with very subtle coconut mixed in.

F - medium bodied with a smooth drinking feel.

O - a good tasting porter.

JoeyBeerBelly, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of ColdPoncho
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks a bunch charlie for this
Canned 03/04/11

A - Deep brown body with a big loose light brown head.

S - Big roasty nose, some coconut, some sweet dark fruits, a very enjoyable smell.

T - Lots of roast, some sweet dark fruits, nice balance to nose, having trouble tasting any coconut. But its fine, a bit too sweet perhaps.

M - very smooth, medium body.

O - a pretty good beer, wish it was a little bit more coconutty.

ColdPoncho, Oct 21, 2011
Photo of bum732
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

S: Dry roasty malt, very light touch of coconut.

L: Dark black, light tan head that dissipates slightly. Dusty head.

T: Dry roasty malt with some coconut sweetness near the finish. Medium low bitterness leads to some dark chocolate with additional toasted coconut.

M: Medium mouthfeel, medium high carbonation.

Really enjoyed this, aroma was disappointing, but the taste had a nice subtle coconut that worked great with the roast. Carbonation was a little high, but glad i tried this.

bum732, Oct 20, 2011
Photo of uustal
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black/brown with a one finger light brown head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet chocolate and molasses along with a good balance of coffee beans and a touch of hops. Really nicely crafted sweet porter. Initial hit of sweet chocolate, not overly sweet, but very nice. Little kick of roasted coffee and hops before a sweet creamy finish. Hints of vanilla, coconut and coconut milk to finish off this tasty brew. Really complex flavor profile.

uustal, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of Shumania
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Canned on 6/27/11

a: dark black with a large 2 finger beige fluffy head.

s: Good kick of chocolate with some coffee in there and the hint of coconut.

t: Bitter coffee and sweet chocolate play very well off each other and the coconut adds something nice in there as well.

m: Perfect creaminess to this beer while remaining drinkable.

o: A great porter! Good chocolate and coffee flavors.

Shumania, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Pitasoup for this can.

A - Pours rich, opaque brown with 3 fingers of big, rocky, tan head. Almost as if a super sized toasted marshmallow was sitting on top.

S - Fresh malty aroma with a hint of toasted coconut in the background.

T - Bang!! Coconut right up front, followed by the roast, hints of chocolate, a bit of graham cracker. Like a giant s'more made with roasted coconut marshmallows. Could use a touch more roast, but this is a tasty brew.

M - Creamy, but not too much. Not like a nitro brew.

O - Every time I try this beer, I taste some other subtle nuance. One of the best porters available.

RocPorterFanatic, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of ronniebruner
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The first thing i noticed when i poured this beer was the unique light amber color. The beer's aroma is of smoky wood and a light floral taste.the beer has the perfect amount of lace, head and carbonation. It is surprisingly traditional porter in taste, as the coconut is barely detectable. Overall this beer surprised me, it is alot better than I expected. Definitely worth a try if you are a fan of porters.

ronniebruner, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of BJA
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into perfect pint glass

A: Jet black with a tan head. I got about 1 inch of head that dissipated down in a few minutes and left a lil’ cap on the beer as I drank it down.

S: Dark chocolate, light coconut, vanilla, a bit of coffee with roasted malt in the background. The coconut scent is a bit sugary.

T: I get a good amount of dark chocolate with roasted malt. There is a sweetness to it as well and that coconut flavor. I get vanilla in the finish and aftertaste.

M: It has a medium mouthfeel leaning toward a bit of heaviness. It has a medium finish

O: I like this porter a lot. It is very drinkable. The sweetness is balanced very well. It always stayed at a perfect spot and never overwhelmed me.

BJA, Oct 09, 2011
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,181 ratings.