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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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1,043 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,043
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 107
Gots: 77 | 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 FreshmanPour77


4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 9-21-10
Reviewed cold from a can to a glass

A - Poured a thick three fingers of foam, the tan head dissipated really slowly. Dark in complexion, can't see any carbonation nor light through the brew

S - Coconut, little vanilla but a fair amount of chocolate and malt. No aroma of hops any where

T/M - Medium bodied, very smooth and creamy tasting porter

D - Very easy drinker. One that I can for sure have more than one of! Got this as an extra from PretzelCity, Big thanks to him!

Serving type: can

10-05-2010 17:17:25 | More by FreshmanPour77
Photo of Mora2000


4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this can. This is a beer I have wanted to try for a long time.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is coconut, caramel and chocolate. About what I expected.

The flavor is roasted malt, chocolate and coconut. The chocolate notes are very similar to dry, powdered hot chocolate and is a little bit chalky.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: can

09-29-2010 01:09:10 | More by Mora2000
Photo of Bfarr


3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Deep brown with foamy brown head with little retention and lacing. Chocolate aroma with the faintest hint of coconut. Chocolate with a touch or foasted malts with a light coconut finish. Silky smooth but a tacky/fuzzy mouthfeel that lingers.

This is a good porter but I couldn't seem to get much coconut out of it and I'm pretty sensitive to it. Most of what can be tasted is a nice subtle finish. However, it does leave a rather conflicting feel. It coats the roof of your mouth and leaves a coating that is fairly unpleasant, much like sucking on coconut. Certainly worth a try if nothing else because it's a good porter

Serving type: can

09-29-2010 00:39:49 | More by Bfarr
Photo of jrallen34


2.42/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

12oz can into my De Struise...Dark brown with a light tan head, great retention, ok lacing...Super light aroma, light sweetnes on the front, you would think that should be coconut but just get a little sweet chocolate and that is it, frankly disappointing as I wanted to be hit with coconut. There is a strange aroma of alcohol that seems to waft and fill the whole glass...The taste shows off the coconut, but this time to the extreme, there is so much sweet coconut in this is almost impossible to drink. Way to sweet, nothing else going on, if was more roasty maybe it would be better.

Interesting concept just not executed as it went to the extreme in aroma and taste. Unless you are a ticker and want Hawaii no need to try this.

Serving type: can

09-18-2010 02:33:02 | More by jrallen34
Photo of t420o


4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this beer because I had heard such good things about it. I didnt know if it was 10 bucks for a 4 pack before, but i'll always pay for quality (even though I was weary as they are in cans).

A- Pretty good. Dark dark brown with a decent head if poured agressive that fades quickly leaving little lace.

S- Smokk, light coconut smell.

T- This was where there beer shined, as it should. At first tatse I was like eh. Then as I got into it, the beer was excellent. Light for a porter but complex. Coffee, smoke, raisens, light coconut flavor that is all so good. Its excellent. Soooo close to a 5. I will definitly get it again.

M- Light but not in a bad way just light for a Porter.

D- Could drink these all day, which I normally wouldnt do with other Porters

Go out and get this. I dont think you will be disappointed, unless you dont like coconuts

Serving type: can

09-15-2010 06:07:31 | More by t420o
Photo of Flightoficarus


4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type - Can

Appearance - Dark brown/near black in color, with a thick, creamy tan head. Mainly just drank out of the can, but had to get a quick glimpse of it :)

Smell - Smell is of roasted coffee, chocolate, and hey, coconut! It's like an almond joy in a can!

Taste - Taste is similar to the smell. Classic roasted coffee/chocolate porter flavors, with a hint of coconut mixed in. Malts are dominant, but this brew is hopped well enough for a good degree of balance.

Mouthfeel - Medium-heavy bodied. Moderate carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel.

Drinkability - Of above average drinkability for a porter. I could have a few of these.

Overall - A very tasty and interesting take on the Porter style. This makes a great dessert beer. You'll love this one if you're a fan of Almond Joy or Mounds!

Serving type: can

09-13-2010 11:07:44 | More by Flightoficarus
Photo of Phelps


4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks: an inky dark brown with the faintest cranberry highlights. The head, about one finger thick, is fuzzy, fizzy, and the color of toasted marshmallow. After a minute, it collapses to a furry ring with some film.

Smells: like an almond joy. Toasted peanuts and almonds lead, along with dark chocolate and sweet coconuts. Yum.

Tastes: toasty. Nuts show themselves again, in the form of peanut skins. A light coffee bitterness is revealed, as are dark chocolate and a tiny bit of coconuts. I wish the tropical seed was more prominent.

Feels: lush. Medium-high carbonation with a medium body. Smooth and nearly creamy.

Drinks: like a solid porter. For a beer with coconut in the name, I'd like some more coconuts.

Serving type: can

09-12-2010 19:42:12 | More by Phelps
Photo of sinstaineddemon


4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - a solid dark porter that pours up a finger of dark tan head

S - vanilla and coffee up front, a very nice aroma, its hard to distinguish the coconut from vanilla aromas

T - the flavor resembles coffee liquer with vanilla, in the flavor, the coconut is a bit more discernible, that toasted nutty flavor that cocnut fans love

M&D - super smooth, surprised how well this aged, this can sat in my cabinet for 10 months and didnt expect much after so long and it completely surprised me, great beer

Serving type: can

09-02-2010 16:01:30 | More by sinstaineddemon
Photo of a74gent


3.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer reviewed from prior notes - consumed 8/24/10

A nice beer, but I don't get anything I can distinctly say is coconut. There is a mild aftertaste that isn't true porter, but I'm not sure I'd say it is coconut either. Nice dark pour, mouthfeel is a little thin but overall a tasty drink. Nice carbonation but doesn't manifest itself as huge head.

Serving type: can

08-30-2010 00:25:36 | More by a74gent
Photo of nerdrocker101


4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark black with a small, tight tan head that soon reduces to a mere ring around the glass.

This beer smells amazing. It hits my nose like an Almond Joy. Chocolate, nuts, cream and vanilla.

Bitter chocolate and lightly roasted malt with hints of dark brown sugar and nuts. Smooth, rich and velvety. Medium-full body with a little less than medium carbonation.

I could drink these all days simply to smell it over and over again.

Serving type: can

08-26-2010 01:00:43 | More by nerdrocker101
Photo of dgilks


4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big, rich, coffee and cocoa aroma. I get the barest hint of coconut. Interesting twist on the standard American Porter.

Pitch black with a short-lasted fluffy tan head. Good.

Rich, extracted coffee, hints of chocolate and plenty of roast. Good, solid porter though any coconut is lost.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation.

A tasty porter with plenty going on and it's in a can which is a great plus.

Serving type: can

08-24-2010 12:42:06 | More by dgilks
Photo of seh410


4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Very, very black with no light coming through whatsoever. Thick, foamy dirty white/mocha colored head - about 2 fingers worth. Lots of lacing.

Aroma: Chocolate, coconut and nuts (maybe almond or pecan) dominate. Smells very roasted and toasted, lots of rich malts. This beer smells a lot like an Almond Joy or Mounds candy bar but a little less sweet and a little more toasted. Smells incredible, good enough to eat!

Taste: Lots of rich roasted malt flavor, a little burnt chocolate and hints of coconut. I think it tastes really great but I'm a little disappointed by the amount of coconut. I love coconut and was hoping that the beer would taste as coconutty as it smelled. Still, it's really good and the coconut actually reveals itself a bit more as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light mouthfeel, a little oily and coats the tongue nicely.

Notes: Drinkability is excellent. I love that this beer is so rich and flavorful with just 5.7% ABV. I could definitely drink a few of these no problem.

Serving type: can

08-23-2010 00:09:51 | More by seh410
Photo of monkeylovebeer


4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The CoCoNut pours a dark chocolate brown with a mocha colored head that takes its sweet time to fade to lace. There's a nose of toasted coconut, vanilla, and cold coffee. It almost smells like an Almond Joy tastes.

On first sip, the roasted malt profile dominates but leaves room for a chocolate hit and a really smooth hop finish. This beer has great body and mouthfeel like black velvet (like the paintings, not the whiskey).

This one is all about the balance--and Almond Joy. That's it in a (coco) nutshell: balance and candy, just like life.

Serving type: can

08-18-2010 02:26:37 | More by monkeylovebeer
Photo of Arenbeer


4.97/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thanks a million to Weibull for this amazing porter!!!!

12oz can into a Pint Glass

A- Solid black with a thin 1 finger tan head that doesn't leave to much lacing.

S- Roasted sweet coffee with a nice hint of coffee and coconut.

T- Delicious roasted dark malts compliment a sweet coconut coffee flavor that makes this beer so amazing. This porter will forever be my favorite. There's no other one like it, so well blended and so flavorful. Get Some!

M- Medium to full body with a nice creamy fullness that also has some chalky characteristics but not bad. Moderate carbonation on the tongue and a slight bitter dry finish.


Serving type: can

08-05-2010 01:35:16 | More by Arenbeer
Photo of flagmantho


4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: entirely black with a slight ruby tinge when held up to the light. Head poured two thick fingers of fizzy tan foam, though this appears to be quickly dissipating.

Smell: aroma has plenty of chocolate and a little coffee as well as a noticeable coconut character. There's also just a hint of brightness that you see in some porters. Overall, quite nice.

Taste: the coconut isn't super prevalent here, but I feel like it really fills out the porter flavor. Adds a hint of sweetness and almost a tiny bit of vanilla. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good consistency and a pretty good level of carbonation. I like this one.

Drinkability: Maui Coconut Porter is really a solid, drinkable porter. I will definitely have this again if I ever happen to see it around.

Serving type: can

08-01-2010 19:06:54 | More by flagmantho
Photo of yeahnatenelson


3.68/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thrown in as an extra by Kshock -- what a nice guy!

Appearance -- pours like dark maple syrup, nearly black in the glass, with a rush of tan head that quickly dissolves into the dirty halo.

Smell -- Roast malt, molasses, maple syrup, faint coconut. Overall, mildly sweet.

Taste -- Plenty of roast maltiness, dark roast coffee-like notes, mild molasses sweetness, and again, the faintest shadow of coconut.

Mouthfeel -- Medium to light in body with mild carbonation.

Drinkability -- This one didn't knock my socks off, and I couldn't taste much coconut. Beyond that, it's tasty and, while I was hoping for a fuller-bodied brew, the lighter mouthfeel made it especially easy-drinking.

Serving type: can

07-28-2010 22:09:13 | More by yeahnatenelson
Photo of djbreezy


4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oregon Brewer's Festival in a mighty plastic mug.

appearance - dark with tan head, medium head, good retention

smell - coconut and roasty malt along with a bit of chocolate on the nose

taste - coconut, chocolate, roasted malt profile, big and flavorful, earthy

mouthfeel - medium body, not too light, just about right for a porter, exceptionally smooth

drinkability - smooth and rich, great for the style

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2010 03:06:43 | More by djbreezy
Photo of DosBeerigos


4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

C. Clear
H. Super Dark Red Almost Brown
N. Coffee Coconut and Slight Chocolate Hints

Ok, well we know I love beer from a can, as long as it is good beer from a can. This beer had a super light body that was smooth and pleasant to drink. The coconut really shines in this Porter. Its really amazing how the delicate flavors shine through but still dont over power the beer. The coconut plays well with the hints of dark chocolate and light coffee that is in this beer. THIS IS WORTH FINDING AND DRINKING ALL SUMMER IF POSSIBLE! Great Beer!

Serving type: can

06-30-2010 20:13:44 | More by DosBeerigos
Photo of mithrascruor


4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizza Port OB, San Diego.

Pours a shiny black color with no head whatsoever, just a few specks of foam. Seriously smells of cocoa and coconut. Normally I would not be a fan, but something here works to make it quite enjoyable. The taste starts out the same, but after a bit you get some really nice roasted malts coming in to help balance it out. Really smooth, and with a lighter body than I'd expect for a porter, but it goes nicely with the flavor. Definitely a bit on the sweet side, but not too much. For some this could be a great introduction to craft beer or darker beers. For me it is a totally refreshing beer - I probably wouldn't have more than 1-2 at a time, but you can be sure that I'll be picking up some cans of this, and trying some of the brewer's other beers.

Serving type: on-tap

06-25-2010 15:57:44 | More by mithrascruor
Photo of Kelly88


4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to klevelandrocks for this amazing extra!!!

Poured from can into perfect pint glass

A- opaque brown that gives a one and a half inch beige head. No lacing.

S- muted roasted malts with only a slight Panama Jack tanning lotion smell.

T- this Porter tastes great! Chocolate and coffee with earthy tastes. Coconut is fleeting and not noticeable in every sip. If This was called a stout I wouldn't have a problem with That

M- about right for a Porter. Medium bodied with great carbonation that delivers the flavor to all areas of the palate.

D- pretty good. Not to sweet and goes down smooth. Great session beer. Wish I had more

Serving type: can

06-21-2010 00:57:50 | More by Kelly88
Photo of Bendurgin


4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this as an extra from a Adamdc. Thanks!

Poured this from a can into my tulip. Very dark brown with about an inch of tan head. This vanishes quickly to reveal spotty lacing. Coconut is a big front runner in the nose followed by a welcome presence of coffee and roasted malts. Initially I taste espresso beans and bitter cocoa. The finish delivers vanilla and the very anticipated coconut flavor. This medium bodied beer is nicely carbonated, but it feels a bit syrupy. This tasty treat seems prefect for a cool summer night spent on the back deck.

Serving type: can

06-16-2010 01:39:36 | More by Bendurgin
Photo of oregonskibum


3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a wide-mouth goblet.

A: Color is black that fades to a dark brown along the edges. Pours with a one-inch light tan head. Head dies off to a thin film and a decent ring around the edge of the glass.

S: Yup, definitely getting the toasted coconut. Get some sweet notes behind the coconut - reminds me of cookie. Some hints of vanilla and cocoa.

T: Coconut really fades in the taste and only makes a faint impression. Some chocolate, toffee, or caramel, a bit of earthiness are there. Comes across a little sweet up front. Finish has an odd note, I assume the coconut.

M: Medium body, low to medium carbonation. Seems appropriate for a porter.

D: The coconut adds an interesting dimension to this beer. I really enjoyed the smell and wish the coconut came through a little more on the taste. But overall, this is a decent beer and fairly easy to drink.

Serving type: can

06-08-2010 05:38:49 | More by oregonskibum
Photo of busternuggz


4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to chickencoop for sending me some of these in a trade!
Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Awesome opaque brownish black color with an inviting 1 1/4" light brown head, which quickly dissipates but hangs on for about half the beer with a thin remnant that reminds me of the creamy foam on a mug of hot chocolate. Leaves spotty lacing on the sides of the glass.
The smell is amazing roasty bittersweet chocolate with a little hint of coffee and some nuttiness, which I want to call toasted coconut but maybe its just the power of suggestion, as well as a wisp of caramel. Scents are slightly muted, I'd like them to come out more.
Taste follows the smell, great roasty chocolate that comes on just a little sweet and ends with bittersweet mild coffee notes, and a bit of charred flavor. Little hints of hazelnut throughout, with a nice lasting bittersweet aftertaste mingling all these flavors subtly.
Nice smooth and creamy texture with a slight viscosity that knows when to let go.
Very smooth and drinkable porter, I want to crack another one as soon as I'm done.
Awesome porter. Wish the coconut was more present, but that's about my only complaint. Wish I traded for more than a 4 pack.

Edit: The 2nd time I got some I tasted and smelled the coconut more, different batch maybe. So there you go.

Serving type: can

05-23-2010 21:45:01 | More by busternuggz
Photo of scottfrie


4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz can into sniffer.

A: Pours a deep dark brown with a dense dark brown head that quickly faded into a very thin scum.
S: Light sweet malt, caramel, and roasted nutty grains.
T: Toasted malt, dry grains, maple syrup, toffee, caramel, vanilla, roasted oats, milk chocolate, and maybe the vague taste of coconut oil in the finish and aftertaste. Just a hint of alcohol in the finish as well.
M: A very good balance between the dry, roasted dark flavors and fruity sweetness. Carbonation is present and silky, and the body is slick yet chewy enough to have substance.
D: I was pleasantly surprised by this porter. The coconut is pretty hard to pick out, and I wouldn't know it was in it unless the can told me, but it is a delicious porter none the less. Body is smooth and the flavors are light yet complex. If not for the price I would buy this more often.

Serving type: can

05-19-2010 22:24:59 | More by scottfrie
Photo of mdfb79

New York

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

a - Pours a dark brown color with two inches of tan head. Light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, and hints of coconut and chocolate. Very interesting.

t - Tastes of coffee, roasted malts, and coconut. Hints of chocolate in the aftertaste.

m - Medium body and high carbonation.

d - Overall an interesting porter. I liked it and thought it was a pretty standard porter with hints of coconut in the smell and taste, which was very appealing to me. If you like porters and coconuts check this out.

Serving type: can

04-16-2010 01:53:15 | More by mdfb79
CoCoNut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 1,043 ratings.