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Maui Brewing Imperial CoCoNut PorTeR
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.89/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Our Imperial Coconut Porter is a stronger version of 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. TCHO cocoa nibs were blended with the toasted coconut during the maturation process to intensify the aroma of coconut and dark chocolate.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
From notes, had at obriens for SDBW. Pours thick and black with a big tan head. Nose is of course, CoCoNuT, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, toffee, brown sugar and molasses. Taste is sweet with some good bitterness for such a big beer. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, finish is long and the body is medium. Thought it would have been heavier, but still great.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 18, 2012
Very dark brown color. Huge notes of dark fruits, roasted malts, caramel, rich, not sweet or cloying, but very heavy and full bodied. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Keg at North Bar, Leeds. Pours a pitch black with a small, quickly dying head. Aroma is dark chocolate and coconut - a dark chocolate Bounty. Taste is really rich, with toasted coconut up front, then dark chocolate (an inversion from the taste - nice feature). Bourbon, treacle, coffee, malt and a touch of caramel also there. Big full body, but it isnt cloying. Long, long finish, and a very pleasant one, due to the lovely favours. This wins. Brilliant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2011 rating: Smoky, mocha nose. Stron chocolate, black roast barley. Less dramatic coconut influence than the original. Drinks a bit heavy for me, but still such a superb use of base ingredients.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JAN 7, 2012
On tap at Small Bar. Black with a creamy tan head. Roasted grain and coconut aroma. Strong coconut flavor up front with chocolate and roasted grain flavors quickly following with a soft palate. Nice.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Enjoyed at the Maui Brewing Co brewpub. Best Imperial Porter I have had to date. No contest. Aroma is of toasted coconut candy, and burnt chocolate. Taste is rich chocolatey coconut, just like the regular version of this beer... except the body is HUGE and the roasted coconuts, the sweet toasty malt, and dark chocolate flavors linger forever. This brew is INCREDIBLY impressive. I’m loving it. Too bad they don’t bottle....err... can it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1732) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2011
On tap at Holy Grail-First glass out of the keg- Color is very Dark, Smell of Roasted Malts and light coconut and chocolate, Taste is Heavy with roasted malts and chocolate and light coconut..Palate is heavy with coffee and chocolate with light coconut.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chuwy (35) - JAPAN - DEC 17, 2011
On tap at Devilcraft bar’s Maui brewing event, Tokyo. Coconut flavors not as strong as in the normal porter thankfully. Use of cocoa nibs is evident,as the cocoa/chocolate flavor melds well with the coconut. Slight whisky/bourbon element from the higher alcohol but all in all a nice beer. A few points down as it’s still thin bodied. What is it with Maui brewpub beers? All tasting thin bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blutt59 (6032) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2011
on tap, deep brown color with short tan foam, aroma of cocoa , coffee and whiskey, flavor is silky smooth , cocoa, bourbon, coffee, great finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (936) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2012 Pours a deep brown/near black with a decent brownish head. Amoras of chocolate, coconut and coffee. Tastes of bitter chocolate and coffee with the sweetness of coconut. Lots of roasted malt. Terrific beer.


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