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Maui Brewing CoCoNut PorTeR (UK Cask Edition)

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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STOP! This entry is for a 2010 one-off cask brewed in England. If you had this beer any other method, please rate under the normal entry.

Cask: Special - JDW Spring 2010 festival.
Brewed at Banksís by Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Company, Hawaii.
Ingredients: Speciality malts; toasted coconut; Cascade and CTZ hops.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 1. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 13/04/2010 Roast aroma. Small beige head. Black slightly rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a hint of dryness in a bitter coconut roast finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Penny Black JDW, Northwich 27/04/2010 Some coconut aroma. Beige head. Dark red coloured hoppy and fruity with a bubble gum flavour. Bitter coffee roast finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Manchester & County JDW, Northwich 30/04/2010 Big hop aroma. Black fruity and a little rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A little dryness in a bitter coconut and coffee roast finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2010
Consumed on tap at the Spoons by Liverpool St. Coffee, coconut, vanilla and dark chocolate. An enjoyable stout. A good level of hops but could do with more. A little sweet on the finish. The texture is good and the drinkability is high. I enjoy a nice porter every now and then and this is an interesting twist on the classic style. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2010
cask @ JDW standi order ...deep red brown ... thin tan head ...light chocolate roast hint of coconut nose ... nice solid roast ... and at first think only barest coconut ... but oh the linger just loads of coconut ... bitter linger

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5218) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
UPDATED: APR 19, 2010 April 10, 2010 JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Oooh. Nice. Brilliant idea to use coconut in beer and it works very well in this dark, chocolate flavoured ale, providing an exotic and unusual creamy sweetness to the balance the roasty bitterness. The soft, natural carbonation and freshness of cask conditioning brings this to life. This is lovely. [4.1]
April 15, 2010 JDW Spring fest - Rochester. Coconut, vanilla, lavender, coffee, chocolate, bitterness, raw licorice stick. Pleasant, though hasnít rocked my world as much as first time. [3.7]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10258) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
Cask conditioned at a Wetherspoons. Black with tan head. I have been looking forward to this after reading previous comments and I certainly wasnít disappointed. Yes it was sweet but it has a sticky milk chocolate flavoured body and with a late burnt bitterness, itís smooth and tasty. Good beer, but I didnít get a Coconut flavour. Never mind, this was really very likeable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2010
Hand pulled cask at many Wetherspoon pubs during their Spring 2010 festival. Almost black with a thick beige rocky head. Coffee and chocolate combine with the interesting addition of roasted coco nut to create a unique bitterness that is balanced by some smooth almost buttery coco nuttiness too. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask at Pilgrimís Progress (JDW), Bedford, in Spoons Spring Festival í10. Very dark brown, near black. Off white head. Sweet slightly spicy aroma. Taste was mainly chocolate for me, like a well sugared mug of Cadburyís drinking chocolate. A little, but very effective, bitterness. Immensely likeable beer. Canít see anything else in the Festival topping this beauty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2010
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Very dark brown with a dense beige foam. Aromas are coffee with nutty coconut with cream and vanilla. Floral with fresh coconut milk. Some chocolate and spices with grapefruit. Flavours are sweet chocolate and coffee malts with nutty bitterness. Lactose with spices and grapefruit. Herbal with dark chocolate bitterness. Smooth on the palate but with a bitter finish. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1961) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2010
Cask@JDW, Hoylake. A dark brown ruby tinged affair with a medium sized foamy, lingering tan head. Aroma was candy sweet with fruit and coconut notes. Flavour was pretty decent, once again sweetish, with plenty of roast and chocolate, tasty hop bitterness mingling nicely with.... yes sir, some coconut. Liked it plenty. From Maui to Wolverhampton - Maui wowie.....

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1756) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2010
Cask - The Glass House (JDW), Norwich. Poured black with a big bubbly off-white head that settled to a fine creamy layer leaving a touch of lacing. Coconut comes through in the aroma with chocolate, some roastiness and hints of vanilla. Yes, itís sweet but thereís a good bitterness there to back it up in the finish. Lots of milk chocolate flavours, touches of vanilla and coffee. Thickish body, soft palate texture, a bit oily with low carbonation.


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