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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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CoCoNut PorterCoCoNut Porter

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very good

1,771 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,771
Reviews: 818
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 11.59%
Wants: 140
Gots: 148 | 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 dlello2
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Nice super dark brown, nearly black. A latte-colored head with about a quarter of a fingers worth of head, gone quick. Looks delicious (whatever that means)!

S - Smells great. Some sweetness, milk chocolate, maybe the tiniest hint of coconut. Nice.

T - Yea, this is nice. Not much coconut in there. Nice milk chocolaty front/middle. Ends bitter - quite nice after the sweetness. Maybe a touch of spice at the end as well. The aftertaste has the tiniest amount of smoke in it--hey maybe that's the toasted coconut? Aftertaste is great... gets better and better as it gets warmer.

M - Thick... almost oatmeal stoutish. Super easy drinking. Hard to take it slow. Very well balanced w/ nice carbonation.

O - This is a really nice porter. Disappointed in the lack of coconut but hey... it's great for just being a porter!

Photo of Zimbo
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mega mega easy thick dark tan head but in time this retreats to wisps and light lines, still, it looks really good going in the glass. No even tempted for a moment to chug it from the can.

Smells smooth deep rich and a an almost velvety (if that can be a smell) sweetness which does sort of slow down the longer its exposed to the elements.
Generally pretty black with some crimson flecks.
Taste also has a more smoothly oaky quality than coconut with a slight metallic touch and then some coffee and some bitterness which all pretty gentile.

DEcent, intereting but not at all earth shattering. But I would definitely seek it out again.

Photo of ernestenvy
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Onemic
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of JonathanG
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Metal4Breakfast
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Parrotshake
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours from one of those attractive cans into an IKEA pint glass a very dark brown with a hint of tan head, not much. Smells like a mass of cocoa powder and roasted malt. Earthy hop note, not much coconut so far, but something different... an unusual waxy smell that is at first offputting but then, not.

Bigger than I thought. Expecting a tropical coconut treat, imagine my surprise at finding such a ballsy, roasty porter with a big streak of astringency running through it. Rough around the edges - even at 5.7% I believe I detect an alcohol note. That said, underneath it all there is a certain softness. Is that the coconut? I don't really taste it so much as feel it. A gentle wave of soothing oiliness that prepares the palate for the next moutful.

Medium thick and tightly carbonated. Not what I was expecting. A very good beer. Fairly intense, full flavored porter that doesn't pull punches. That said, I know of a couple of beers that do the same - more coconut, please.

Photo of Cylinsier
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz can

Pours opaque black, light cream and coffee head at a half inch, dissipates to a film and retains there indefinitely.

Smells of cocoa, light spices, and caramel malts.

Tastes of roasted coffee beans, mild chocolate and coconut sweetness, and some dry hop bitterness.

Body is medium with fizzy tingles of carbonation on the tongue and in the back of the mouth.

A really good porter with just the right amount of coconut to make it interesting without making it weird. Not the greatest ever, but cool for being unique and having a good flavor and I would have it again.

Photo of shockrocker65
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of creez
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of cpinto6
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of MatJones
2.59/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from can. Black head which fades real zippy.

This is my first USA porter from a can and was looking forward to seeing how coconut marries with a porter, however having tasted two other Maui canned ales hopes were not high.

Overall fears were confirmed. I did get a nice chocolate nose, but on tasting I was shocked at how sapplingly dry this ale is. I also did not get any hint of coconut whatsoever. If anything this tasted like maybe some husk was in this particlar batch. Overall the noticable alcohol taste along with a quite harsh dry roasted malt made this one I would avoid (in a can) in future.

Photo of TheGovernator
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
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
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
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
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,771 ratings.