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CoCoNut Porter by Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
American Porter
5.70 % ABV

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Review by tavernjef on 03/28/11  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 9 18 4 8 2011
Pours a nice medium brown with orangish highlights. Settles fairly black in the glass with only a sliver at the bottom showing its brownness. A small crown of cocoa brown foam laps at the top briefly before fading to a good skim and inky lacing spread about.

Aroma is of toasted coconut, or pretty much straight up like a Mounds candy bar. Not a boomingly huge nose mind you, just a solid presence that's clean, chocolatey, and wholesome. A bit of roasty browned or darker malt adds a nice tang to it as does some milkyness amd soft creamed coffee.

Taste imitates the nose quite nicely with a clean overall profile thats round, wholesome, and full on yummy and tasty as heck. A bit more chocolate calls to the front with an added tone of milken cream tang over the top. Coconut emerges with toasted aspects impressioned about here and there. Mainly middle ground to some of the finish where it tends to become more milky and creamy tanged with a very light tone to milk chocolate. The coconut is what seems to linger as you go. A very nice little kiss on the palate and tongue.

Smooth, milky, creamy, clean, wholesome, within a slightly lighter medium body. Very reminscent of a milk stout in my mind with some coconut milk added within its tangy tone.

Drinkable by the gallons. Yum! This is one fun tasting little porter. Serve this in a cracked open coconut and Oh My! That would be awesome me thinks.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by James Kitchens on 01/30/11  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 17 5 8 2010
This comes thanks to Men In Cleats from the Footbeer League in 2010. 12oz can poured into a Goose Island tulip glass. This has been on my Want List for a long time...

Color is as expected for a porter - black with tan foam.

Smell is interesting, as it combines bought the roasted qualities of a standard porter with a slight hint of coconut sweetness. As the previous review mentions, it smells like a Mounds bar.

Taste is less than the smell, but still quality. The coconut seems to give it a somewhat smoother taste and feel. Maybe some slight nutty quality.

Overall, this one did not disappoint. Thankfully, MIC thought well enough of me to send a few extra cans.

Served In: Tulip

Review by everetends on 06/21/10  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 3 11 16 4 8 2010
Old Review
12 oz can thanks to the great Murchmac. Been wanting to sample this brew for the longest time, and here it is. Serving this one up in my Terrapin pint glass. Lets do this.

A: Pours a seemingly black body. Held to the light you get a bit more brown to come out, but it is pretty minimal. With the light, you get some red hues sporadically sneaking through all over the body. A semivigorous pour bubbled up about two fingers of brown head. It didn't last too long, falling to a thin collar with a bit of floating top cap. Little bit of lacing makes it t the glass, but a glass coating film keeps in sliding down.

S: This is the show stopper for sure. Tim nailed it by saying this brew smells like a Mounds bar. Its amazingly identical to that aroma when you bite into a Mounds or Almond Joy. The chocolate malts are all about some milk chocolate coming out with complete clarity. Then that toasted coconut blends with that chocolate and creates that intoxicating combonation. There is not much else in here that peeks through, but do you really need much more when you have this aroma? I didn't think so. Great.

T: Taste is not as powerful as the aroma, but its close. The coconut is much more subdued than the aroma would lead you to believe. That coconut is lightly toasted and seems to bring out some other nut type flavors (almond maybe?). Then you get that chocolatly malt presence. Its not as heavy in the milk chocolate realm as it is in the nose. Maybe a little more semisweet or bitter chocolate. This beer rounds out with a slightly grassy/earthy hops presence. Very good.

M: Probably my only gripe with this beer. This beer is medium in body but it does fall in the more lighter side of medium. Almost has a touch of wateriness to it. Carbonation is medium to light, just enough to keep it slightly crisp. ABV is not an issue or a factor. Aftertaste is all hops and chocolate malt.

D: Dude, I would drink a lot of this if I had it. This makes a great dessert beer because the flavor is not as sweet as the aroma. You get that dessert smell, but it doesn't overload you on the sugar. Sits pretty light in the tummy and the ABV keeps this baby pretty drinkable. I have to bring up that aroma again because it is just that good. It truly is amazing and I almost gave it a 5 but lack of diversity kept me from doing so. Still its amazing. It all works and would be better with a slight thicker feel. Just seems it would match the flavors and aroma a bit more. The feel as it is just seems a bit out of place. All in all, very good to great. Thanks, Tim!!!

Serving type: can

Reviewed on: 05-22-2009 05:54:58

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by seaoflament on 03/12/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
86 3 10 18 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 9-9-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Sampled during Stone's 11th Anniversary event.

Color is dark with a good amount of head and slight lacing.

Aroma is incredible, roasted malts, coffee, toffee, chocolate, and some coconut milk.

Tastes very interesting, coffee, roasted malts, coconut is a nice addition to the syle.

Mouthfeel is very silky, like drinking coconut milk with coffee and chocolate. Drinks pretty easy.

Served In: Other

Review by Surly Duff on 02/27/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 2 10 15 5 8 2008
Pours a nice deep black with a couple fingers of foamy medium/dark brown head atop. The foam settles fairly quickly and leaves a good bit of lacing stuck to the walls of the glass.

Nice sweet and roasty malt up front. Chocolate and a touch of coffee are quickly followed by a smoothness imparted by a bit of milk sugar. Coconut then makes an appearance with a bit of nuttiness and a touch of roasted malt bitterness.

Super smooth roasted malts slide across the tongue. Nice malty sweetness is added to by the milk sugar sweetness. Milk chocolate is super smooth on the palate and there's a nice touch of light caramel. Coconut comes through a bit but not as much as in the aroma. Burnt malt imparts a nice touch of bitter chocolate at the end and the chocolate stays through on the aftertaste.

Rich (although not overly heavy in body), smooth, and easy drinking. Delicious.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by KingG on 09/30/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 2 9 15 2 7 2008
Served chilled and poured into a pint glass.

Appearance is above-average. Dark brown/black brew with a small but stable tan head. No lacing to speak of.

Smell is good. Chocolate malt and cocoa powder. Little bit of dairy/milk chocolate in the back-end. Some vanilla extract.

Taste is good. Much like the smell but more subdued. Cocoa powder (Nesquik?), coffee grounds and dark chocolate. Finishes dairy-like with dark coffee notes. Maybe I'm crazy but I don't get any coconut flavors.

Mouthfeel is average. Light-bodied. Thin for the style. Smooth and easy drinking.

Overall: Lacks the mouthfeel and complexity to play with the big dogs of the style but definitely a pleasant experience. Where this beer excels in is drinkability; killing a 4pk would be easy and there's enough flavor here to keep from getting bored.
An easy going, fun porter.

Price: $3.00 Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Tip Top on 07/03/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
78 3 11 15 3 7 2008
A - Pour produces a dense light brown head that is sort of fizzy and reducing quickly. Starts off fizzy anyways, then slows down and sits there for a while showing good retention. Body is dark brown, almost opaque.

S - Big time chocolate on the nose, with dark Belgian chocolate, cocoa, and milk chocolate all playing parts. Lots of vanilla here too. The name does it well, as coconut has it's presence felt in the aroma, which I had my doubts about. Great smelling brew.

T - Taste is a bit different than the aroma. Starts off with chocolate, not as rich as in the aroma. Then works into some burnt coffee bitterness. Light coconut and traces of vanilla follow. Some more chocolate, still sort of light and this time milk chocolate, crosses the palate. No aftertaste to speak of.

M - Medium bodied. Seems a touch thin here.

Overall - Solid beer. After the huge aroma, I almost felt let down. The aroma was so huge and thick, but the flavor didn't quite hold up to that lofty standard.

Served In: Tulip

Review by Kegergator on 12/10/07  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
82 3 11 16 4 7 0
Pours dark, clear amber. Gianormous dark tan head forms. Smell is awesome. Coconut, vanilla, malts. I kep going back smelling the can after having this brew. Loved the smell. Taste is good, sweet. Big coconut flavor with a smooth malty finish. Real nice brew.

Served In: Snifter

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