Imperial Coconut Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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Imperial Coconut PorterImperial Coconut Porter
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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

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Added by laxboy3496 on 04-28-2011

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Ranking:
#1,405
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
224
pDev:
8.49%
Bros Score:
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Photo of flyinhawaiian
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Maui Brewing Co

A: Pours dark brown, nearly black, with a frothy khaki head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Roasty toasted coconut, chocolate, light coffee, earthy, and toffee sweetness. Basically a Mounds bar.

T: Chocolate fudge, a little spice, just the right amount of coconut, roasty, earthy, slightly herbal, and toffee sweetness.

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, just a touch of warmth.

O: Been wanting to try this one for a while. Got it at the source it's fantastic

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Photo of Bryan12345
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of shelby415
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of arizcards
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed a snifter for dessert on 6-6-18 while visiting the Lahaina brewpub for $6.25.

Beer was served cola brown with a smallish off white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose was coconut and cocoa forward, very nice.

Taste followed the nose. Lightly roasted malts formed the base with cocoa and coconut additions lending a sweet dessert taste to this. Hopping was just enough to make it so it was a well balanced dessert.

I found the mouthfeel to be have a delicate body for an imperial style, very silky smooth. Reminded me of the Speedway Stout feel.

Overall a delicious brew, glad i followed my instincts and had this after lunch. This is probably a one and done brew for most folks.

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Photo of CoreyC
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CJNAPS
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of n2185
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Dark chocolate, coffee, toasted coconut, fades a touch as this warms

T: Follows the nose, a little vanilla & caramel, plus plenty of dryness from the coconut up front. More chcocolate, a touch of woody hops, a little booze, toasty coconut in spades as this warms. Finishes with a whisper of mocha, toasty coconut & dryness, just a little booze

MF: Pretty chewy, fairly firm carbonation

Much to like about this one. Coconut is restrained enough to allow the cocoa to shine as well. Glad I pulled the trigger on this one

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Photo of Prost76
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted a below average amount of time. Not much lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of roasted malt, coconut, chocolate, and caramel.

T: Tasted of a good shot of milk chocolate (always welcome), a tinge of caramel, a lot of roasted malt (mostly in the finish), a decent amount of coconut, and light hops. A much more subtle flavor than I expected, but it still manages to be likable. Very well-balanced and flavorful.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O; This is a solidly made, highly enjoyable porter. It wasn't cheap, but it was worth it.

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

Photo of Nichols33
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of GregSemenza
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eppie82
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft at Rock & Brews in Paia, Maui. Very dark brown-black appearance with medium foam upon pour. This just has a ton of roasted malt and especially coconut in smell. Screams you're about to drink a dessert beer, which it is. Plenty of chocolate in there as well along with loads of coconut. Roasty and dark. Quite sweet and smooth. No hint of booze. But it is a bit thin 9.4% abv.

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Photo of jakecattleco
4.63/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Didn't complete a formal review due to small serving size, but definitely one of the best coconut porters I've had to date. Wonder if they roasted the coconut first, as it was so nice and complimentary rather than abbrasive and artificial/ metallic as I've found it in some other beers. Would love to find a bottle!

Update: 10 oz tulip pour at Davis Beer Shoppe.

L: Black with brown edges. Limited tan head has surprisingly resilient head with a ring that never seems to dissipate and left mixed lacing.

S: Nice balanced prominent, yet not overpowering, nose. Semi-sweet chocolate, coconut, some roast and perhaps a smidgen of rye?

T: Coconut is so complimentary, blends, maintains influence without being artificial. Other elements follow nose prominence. Slightly sweet finish.

F: Medium bodied with low-medium carbonation, slick on the tongue and finish.

O: Outstanding porter for my palate and preferences, definitely want more...as evidence by seeking it out again the day after first taste. Definitely in the lead for my best beer of 2018.

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

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4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Imperial Coconut Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 224 ratings