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RATINGS: 1124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Our Coconut Porter is a classic robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate, and hints of coffee. It then finishes with flavors of toasted coconut and hoppy spice to balance the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Tried getting this while on Kauai and couldn’t. Then my buddies friend mysteriously shipped him a can out of the blue that his parents go in Maui. The beer gods are with me. Poured black with a small tan head. Smelled of dark roasted malt and real coconut. Taste was quite roasty with some chocolate and coconut. This experiment turned out quite well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 19, 2007
can, maui brewing: Wow. this is a unique take on a porter and it’s very well done. The aroma is roasty, but once you taste it you get the coconut in the finish, not too much, but it works, and it works very well. great job

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
12oz can, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a dark brown color; light tan head with patchy lacing. Pleasant, nutty and chocolate aroma; definitely a show of coconut, but integrated nicely into a well-roasted porter. Medium-to-full, creamy mouthfeel, with an oily, nutty presence coupled to a roasted / milk chocolate porter backbone; very well-done, interesting porter. Medium, oily and chocolaty finish. I’d buy this all the time if it was local.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Shared by sliffy. Black body with a brown head. The aroma is of bittersweet chocolate, almonds and some coffee. The flavor is much the same, except sweeter. I really don’t get tons of coconut flavor-more like sugary chocolate. A little chalky with some harshness to the flavor. Not bad overall--but slightly dissapointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2475) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Can as an exra from fordest. Pours black with a small head that turns into a hairline halo lacing. Aroma is weird at first, lots of toastiness and roast. But then comes this weird zing of fruitiness thats very sharp, must be he coconut. Taste is less on the weird cocnut and more traditionally a roasty robust porter. Finish has that sharp fruitiness that almost reiminscent of barrel aging. Definitely enjoyable but no more than one.
...like hot chicks on the beach. What the heck does that mean?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Can: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, chocolate, coffee, some nutty notes, and some roasted malts. Flavor, coconut, chocolate, coffee, and some vanilla. Medium to full bodied, a little on the sweet side, but pretty solid overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Can. Dark brown pour with deep crimson hints. Mid-sized tan head, decent retention, oily and viscous overall appearance. The aroma is quite sweet. Medium roasted grains, milk sugars or lactose, light coconut, bready malt, vanilla and cinnamon. The flavor is very sweet, too much so for my liking, though it does grow on me. Ample roast, moderate caramel. Bitterness is low, acidity is low, sweetness is nearly excessive. Mouthfeel isn’t very sticky, as I’d feared it would be upon first nosing. Adequate but soft carbonation. Silky mouthfeel, with a rustic approach to malt extraction and sugar conversion. Finishes slightly sticky, balanced, erring on the sweet side. Caramel and coconut come out nicely as it nears room temperature. this would be a wonderful beach beer, under a sun shade.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2007
Courtesy fordest. Pours black/brown with a small, quickly dissipating light brown head. Smells of dark fruits, a little coconut, roast, light chocolate. Pretty complex nose. Very sweet taste, alot of vanilla and coconut, which is more formidable in the flavor. Get some alcochol, roasted malts, light chocolate, along with some dark fruit in the finish. Very sweet, but still very interesting. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Nice dark brown appearance on tap at SD Fair fest. Aroma of strong coconut and chocolate. Smooth on the palate and quite over bearing coconut flavors. Chocolate lightly noted also. Unique brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Can. Pours a dark caramel color with a light tan head. Looks very carbonated. Roasted malt aroma with some chocolate and light coconut notes. Medium bodied with roasted malt flavors of chocolate and coffee. Apart from the carbonation, which seems a bit off, this is a great beer.

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