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Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter | Stone Brewing

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Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut PorterKen Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter
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4.12/5
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330 Ratings
Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut PorterKen Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Stone Brewing
California, United States
stonebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
234
Ratings:
330
pDev:
11.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
199
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 330 |  Reviews: 234
Photo of Jeffo
1.76/5  rDev -57.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I can't remember who sent me this one, as all my notes were lost when my computer crashed. If it was you, cheers for the trade!

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, tan head with decent retention. Dark body, almost black, with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a half wisp and leaves some dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted malts, light coffee notes and some nutty aromas. Light tart cherries in there as well, along with a bit of funk. Great...

TASTE: Yup, she's infected. Tart cherries dominate the show, but there are some light roasted coffee flavors pushing for a stage. The infection is much more obvious than the nose. Bolder and lingering aftertaste is a competition between the tart cherry, brett infection and an trying, but failing, touch of bitter-sweet coffee and roasted flavors. It's not horrid, but definiltey not the point.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Prickly on the palate but it goes down alright, finishing with a touch of dryness.

OVERALL: Obviously infected. This review won't affect its overall score, but it will serve as a point of reference for anyone who may wonder. Stone makes great beer and I'd love to try this one again if I happen to run into it. Unfortunately Drain enjoyed most of this one.

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Photo of Sideswipe
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Came across this in the back of the fridge. Great find on a Friday night! 12oz bottle into a snifter.

The beer pours inky black with a quarter inch of lovely mocha colored foam atop it. The head subsides leaving a ring of beige bubbles around the outside of the glass. The nose is a blast of coffee goodness with a bit of sweet roasted malt and nuttiness to it. Taste follows the nose with huge coffee flavors up front. Roasty malt flavors follow with notes of nutty macadamias and sweet coconut on the backside. The finish is semi-dry with a bit of hoppy bitterness which lingers. Very nice. Feel is medium with a low level of carbonation. What a great beer! The Kona coffee flavors in this one are incredible! The macadamia nuts and coconut add depth and complexity making for a wonderful porter experience. Wish I had stocked up on this one. Greg, if you're reading this, please brew this again and put it into regular production! Highly recommended!

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jsapunor
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Typical porter darkness with a fair sized brown head that, though not very deep, is persistent.

Aroma of high quality coffee with a hint of coconut.

The taste is very nice. Coffee up front followed by the coconut and at the finish, the macadamia takes over. This is a very smooth porter with a lingering coffee and macadamia aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is big and soft, like an imperial porter. They hid the alcohol very well. You would never suspect it was 8.5%.

Overall a very good collaborative effort. I've had this bottle for quite a while and I wish I had tried it while it was still being brewed. I could deninitely drink a lot of this.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of david18
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a twelve ounce bottle of this recently. It was one of four three-brewery collaboration ales that Stone is involved in. It was not one of my favorites as it was little to much coconut.

Appearance is a very dark brown with a dark head that was not big but did stick around for a while.

Aroma was of strong coconut and coffee. A little too sweet for a beer for me.

Flavor as well was too intense on the extra flavors and didn't leave enough room to really enjoy the beer.

I would recommend it but I liked the other collab beers in this case better.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Pours a very dark brown with a 1/4 inch head and good retention

Smell: The nose is what to be expected. Your are greeted with a nice coffee note that is backed up by a slight coconut sweetness and finishes a bit nutty

Taste: Similar to the nose. Coffee and chocolate in the foreground with some coconut sweetness mid palate. The nuts are a bit lost among the other flavors

Mouthfeel: Medium body and mild carbonation

Overall: Good beer not great beer would drink again and again however.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow. Right place right time. Huge thanks to Michael for opening this while I was standing in the same room. Beer servd in a snifter. Beer is brown / almost black. Tan head small bubbles, wispy, no real lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is nutty, sweet, mild coconut. There is a slight roast as well.

Beer is medium to light in body, some bitterness on the backed. Again very nutty but only slight coconut. Good though. I'd have it again.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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5/5  rDev +21.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter from Stone Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 330 ratings
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