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CoCoNut Porter - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,732 Ratings
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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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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

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3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of tut2528
3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bottom of can states: Canned on 05-04-2012... consumed on 07-24-2012

A: pour is a deep black with a solid fingers worth of head formation. massive lacing cause the head to retain in excess of a minute. The head has a consistency that lies directly between thin and foamy and is off-white in appearance

S: I pick up on a strong malt backbone, chocolate, coffee grounds and a slight smokiness. I do not pick up any coconut however which is disappointing.

T: Where's the coconut?!?!?! it has a decent balance of roasted malt barley (as the can indicates) and coffee grounds, and just an ever so slight hint of nuts. Hops and a smokey aspect dominate the finish.

M: medium-full bodied, finish is decent but doesn't leave much of a flavor.

O: went to Maui on my honeymoon and thought that this was a huge disappointment. The coconut was completely elusive (which makes me think that it must be consumed immediately fresh). Sells in 4-packs for a typical price, but I just don't find this one any more unique than any other porter. Disappointing

Photo of Beaver13
3.15/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz can. Pours black with a medium creamy tan head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet toasted, roasted fudgy chocolate and coconut. As it warms, the coconut dominates.

The flavor is a bit of a mess - acidic chocolate malts with a little coconut and some charred bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium boded and watery.

Overall, showed promise, but the flavors were very disjoint and it was thin and watery.

Photo of jmarsh123
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours pretty black with a 2 finger sticky tan head.

Smells of coconut and coffee.

Some good chocolate flavor up front. The aftertaste is completely coconut influenced. In fact the coconut overpowers other flavors and it's not one I love.

Mouthfeel and carb are both good.

I was curious about this one. I hate coconut. Me hating coconut won out. Trying to put that aside, this beer does do what it intends to although the coconut is fairly one note.

Photo of Norfawkers
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

If you like protein shakes, this may be the beer for you...

Appearance: Deep dark brown w/ adequete head

Smell: Tanbark, chocolate

Taste: Bitter, chocolatey, licorice...protein shake

Mouthfeel: Syruppy, lingering finish

Drinkability: A bit sickening after a while, there are certainly much better porters out there

Photo of Rifugium
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It's not a secret that I hate coconut. However, I have had several coconut beers that I like. This, sadly, was not one of them.

Solid black pour with a small tannish head that mostly dissipated, leaving a few stray bubbles on top. Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasty malts, not a whole lot of coconut. Taste came off a bit like a Mounds bar, but I found it much too sweet, intense and cloying with sugary sweetness, like coconut candy (I'm assuming there is such a thing). It wasn't entirely bad overall, but just too much for me to handle. It's supposed to be beer, not a malty mixed drink. Body was medium. This one might be for some, but not for me.

Photo of lighthabit
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

pours dark, barely passes the light thru the glass test - none got thru :). head dies quickly to a circle around the rim. faint lacing. aroma is hard to pin down for me, i think the coconut is throwing me off. for some reason i find it reminding me of firestone's velvet merlin, but with a (thankfully) faint hint of coconut. mouthfeel is a bit thin for my tastes, but i tend to like stouts a bit on the thick side. i'm glad i tried it, though i don't think i'll chase it down again. points for justifying their use of a can, rather than bottle, for several reasons (listed on can). an interesting brew to try, if only because it's different.

Photo of StoutHearted
3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This brew poured dark black with a fluffy, light cocoa-colored head that lingers, lacing up the glass. The smell of sweet coconut and licorice is prevalent. The taste is thin and tinny, but has a bit of a hoppy aftertaste that is not unpleasant, but it soon disipates into a bitter finish on the tongue. The mouthfeel leaves little to encourage you to hold it in your mouth. Overall, the beer is drinkable, but not great. The coconut and hops kind of battle each other.

Photo of Grohnke
3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(BA / BJCP)

Very dark brown. Creamy cola colored head forms and lasts quite long. Spotted etching remains, along with a scattered film.
(5 / 3)

Heavy chocolate, medium coconut, medium-light roast, light caramel. Very light herbal hop, and very light fruity esters.
(4 / 10)

Moderate roasted malt. Medium-light nuttiness. Light chocolate. High hop bitterness. Light acidity from the roast. Light herbal hop. Light vegetal characteristic starts on the finish and continues throughout the aftertaste. Stale-like qualities.
(3 / 12)

Medium-light body, medium-high carbonation. Moderate astringency.
(3 / 3)

The aroma gave me the initial impression that this beer was going to be stellar. However, the complex, beautifully balanced aroma did not carry through to the taste. The flavor was messy and had some off-flavors. Where is the taste of coconut?
(2.5 / 5)

(3.2 / 33)

Photo of SirSketch
3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Nearly opaque (a dark mahogany) color. One finger of creamy tan head that disappears quickly.

S - Very robust milk chocolate aroma with pronounce caramel, as well. Smells like some sort of chocolate cake and the coconut makes a nice garnish on top.

T - Roasted grains, milk chocolate, nuttiness from the coconut, dry dirt and deep down some herbal, earthy hops. Not the robust coconut flavor I was expecting.

M/D - Mouthfeel doesn't fill out the way I think it should and the carbonation isn't what it should be. The finish is slightly sweet. Pretty dull beer in general tho :-/

Photo of Retail1LO
3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to JJFoodie for sending me a 4-pak of this as part of our trade.

Serving: Can poured into a pint glass

This pours typical to most porters and stouts. A nice dark brown/black body topped with a substantial 3 finger foam head that was all talk. It disappeared in seconds. The nose is nearly non-existent. I sniffed this glass for 30 seconds trying to find something, and I couldn't. I moved on to pinpointing the taste aspects, and eventually got some hints of earthy alcohol, but that was about it. The taste is absent of any coconut whatseover. I don't know where that comes from, but I couldn't find it. That being said, there's a nice taste of cocoa, small vanilla notes, and some nuttiness. This is a heavily carbonated beer and ever sip coats your tongues in bubbles and bitterness. This is decent, but falls short of what I was expecting.

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3.24/5  rDev -18.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Gunslinger711
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to treehouse for this brew!

Served in a pint glass.

Pours dark with little head retention.

Has kind of generic porter smell to it, not catching any coconut scents yet.

Mouthfeel is smooth and light compared to other porters I've had.

Tastes like a light version of a generic porter, somewhat dark, somewhat roasted. I catch a little bit of a coconut taste on the tail end.

Drinkability. If I was on the beach in Hawaii and craving a porter, I could put a few these down. Light and drinkable, a little lacking on taste, especially coconut smell and taste. I do appreciate it making the trip from Hawaii though.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

Photo of Etan
3.25/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz can into a stout glass. Sent by lokieman as an extra.

A: Pours a very dark brown with an off-white, slightly browned head. Decent retention with some sticky lacing.

S: Hot cocoa, coffee roast, condensed milk, maybe a hint of coconut.

T: Weak chocolate and metallic roast. A bit milky, some mild coconut, slight hop leaf. Solvent fuzzy flavor in the finish.

M: A little carbonation. Between thin and medium-bodied.

O: Drinkable, but poorly executed.

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

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