Imperial Coconut Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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4.24/5
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Imperial Coconut PorterImperial Coconut Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
mauibrewingco.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by laxboy3496 on 04-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,428
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
198
pDev:
8.73%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 198 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of tigg924
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap. Pours opaque dark brown in color with minimal head. Taste is big coconut and light milk chocolate. Medium bodied and carbonation and sweet. Great dessert beer.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.45/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having tried Hiwa and enjoying it, this was on my short list. I'm sorry but this was a flop. I had high hopes. It smells like burnt coconut and rubbing alcohol. Tastes much like Hiwa, but with a cup of burnt alcohol.

It's basically a "get drunk faster" harsh version of Hiwa. Nothing original or exciting about this one. Just have a 4 pack and skip the bomber.

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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarleyAndBrett
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bob_roberts
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into snifter, no bottle dating. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted coconut, caramel, fudge, marshmallow, toffee, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of vanilla, cream, coffee, almonds, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, coconut, cocoa nib, and light earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted coconut, caramel, fudge, marshmallow, toffee, and dark/brown bread; with light notes of vanilla, cream, coffee, almonds, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, toasted coconut, caramel, fudge, marshmallow, toffee, dark/brown bread, vanilla, cream, coffee, almonds, smoke, char, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coconut, cocoa nib, and light earthy hop flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance; and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Light sticky hops, chalky roast, and dryness. Zero warming alcohol for 9.4%. Overall this is an amazing flavored imperial porter! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, coconut, cocoa nib, and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the big ABV. I love the regular beer, but this is definitely a huge step up on richness. Super fudgey and dessert like, but never cloying or overly sweet. Perfect balance of coconut, cocoa nib, and base porter malt complexity. A really amazing offering.

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Photo of Davit
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle, 2017 batch. The nose is luscious, with coconut, milk chocolate, dried banana chips, and yeast rolls. On the palate, the flavor profile is a bit less balanced and enticing, with some baking soda on the finish. A solid improvement over the "regular" version of Maui's coconut porter, which I definitely enjoyed when first getting more into craft beer, but I'm not sure it's such a game-changer as to justify the significantly higher price point.

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Photo of williahd
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bammer21
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HattedClassic
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a nice brown head that dissipates very quickly while the beer itself is a syrupy looking coffee black color.

The smell and taste are pretty good. The smell comes off as a bit toasted coconut light, but still accentuates the smell well, with a more caramel sweetness and light cocoa being the most noticeable notes to it. The taste is the opposite with a more none toasted coconut note mixing with a sweet caramel and milk chocolate note with a hint of cocoa bitterness to it.

The feel is a bit light but still medium bodied with a syrupy texture to it. Not bad.

Overall, pretty good but extremely pricey.

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Photo of Bunuelian
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours jet black with thick mocha colored head that lasts for a good while and settles to a thin film on top.

Aroma - Lots of rich chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, a slight hint of toasted coconut with a little coffee underneath.

Taste - The toasted coconut comes out much more in the taste really forward. some nice chocolate and vanilla along with light roasted malts and again some very subtle coffee. Flavors are very balanced.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated slick feel.

Overall - A very well done coconut porter, more coconut than most beers I have had.

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Photo of daveserv
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Avatar113
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coconut, toffee, coffee. Full bodied. Silky. Thick. Great head. Dark brown/ black. Great beer.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lanciloti
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hermit990
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gobuccos
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the growler via (censored since they should not of sold it to us) in a snifter
with a hearty THANK YOU to those involved. This fine porter pours a deep rich muddled
brownish black with a nice head of off white foam that settles to a thick ring, light wafting
layer, and displays light soapy lacing. Nose of subtleties; light cocoa, light coffee, light vanilla,
light toasted coconut, and sweet malts. Flavors hit the mark with BALANCE, BALANCE, and a
heaping helping of BALANCE. Toasted coconut wafts over medium notes of dark dark chocolate
that mingles with dark roasted coffee and notes of vanilla and marshmallow with a sneaky booze
lying in wait in the background with toffee and subtle char. Excellent mouth feel; medium full body,
light carbonation, lightly slick, and a warming lightly coating finish that is fantastically balanced and
inviting.

In total, this is a fantastic porter that deeply beats the original that I liked but would
not care for more than one in a session. This one you could enjoy endlessly.

Excellent.

Cheers and congratulations to a fine brew from a fine brewery.

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Imperial Coconut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 198 ratings
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