Ken Schmidt / Maui / Stone Kona Coffee Macadamia Coconut Porter

 
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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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4.2
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2011
12 oz bottle that I randomly picked up in NYC after never seeing it here. Poured a nice dark brown with reddish highlights and a small tan head. Smells of coffee up front, followed by a rush of coconut and some traces of nuttiness in the background. The taste starts out with an initial rush of coffee, but as it sat while I played some Rock Band the flavor flowed into a lovely mix of coconut and chocolate, which was very reminiscent of a Mounds bar. Sadly the macadamia nuts never really came through, but that is my only complaint about this delight of a brew.

3.5
pellegjr (396) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2011
12 oz bottle, pours dark maple w/ a ligtly tan head, aroma is coffee and chocoate, flavor is light chocolate w/ some nutty notes on finish. decent but not especially memorable

4.2
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - FEB 25, 2011
At a tasting, thanks YK23, bottle, pours very dark brown with dark brown head, dominant aroma of strong roasted coffee, coconut taste, sweet taste on the tongue, flavor fills your mouth, and overall a creative and excellent cooperation produced a delicious beer.

3.7
SDalkoholic (2393) - Linda Vista, California, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Poured a dark brown color with a fluffy development of foam as the head. Sort of hard to pick up any scents other than the minor notes of coconut and lightly toasted malts in the faint and distant background. As for the flavor, it seemed more gentle and subtle than I had been expecting due to all the hype surrounding this beer, but it does have some qualities I like. There is a tasty blend of Kona coffee along with a faint taste of coconut while I can barely taste the macadamia nut. I just ate macadamia nut cookies yesterday, so the flavor of them are very fresh in my mind, however, I don’t really find that same flavor in the beer unless it’s the aftertaste. I’m glad I didn’t buy more than two bottles of this stuff because it’s over hyped in my opinion and expensive too.

3.7
wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Tasted on 2/18/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Sun Devil, I know that this one has some age on it. Pours very dark, but still clear brown, almost like the color of coffee, with a thick off-white head that settles pretty quickly into thin lace with a decent collar. The nose is primarily earthy roasted coffee, with a ton of roast, and the macadamia nut and coconut both coming through in more of a toasted way. The flavor is pretty much the same as the nose with the coffee and roasted notes coming through strongest and the coconut and macadamia nut both still present in a toasted manner. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long roasted coffee and toasted coconut and macadamia finish.

3.9
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy/fizzy light brown head with average retention for a coffee beer and a small ring of lacing. 4.5 S: Roasted coffee is plentiful, but coconut is right behind. Coconut and coffee work so well together and I’d love to see more breweries using them in tandem. Anyway, the underlying porter falls somewhat victim to the stronger C&C aromas (which I’m okay with), but there is still a grainy roastiness to be picked up. This is one great smelling beer. 4.5 T: The taste is in a word: powerful. The coconut flavor comes in full force, pushing aside even the coffee. Coffee is still strong, however, and makes for a tasty collaboration with coconut. Also, there’s a lactose-like sweet & sourness present. I don’t know if there’s any lactose in here, but it sure tastes like it. Malts are somewhat nutty, somewhat grainy, with plenty of roasty toastiness. 4.0 M: Medium body. Carbonation is a bit aggresive, but not too much so. Could be a bit creamier, but overall okay. 4.5 D: This is a great beer for what who like coconut and coffee. For those who don’t, shame on you. Definitely something I wouldn’t mind having again and again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-04-2010 17:43:34

3.8
jredmond (8284) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2011
Bottle split with Brother Andrew and Baby Streets. Pours a dark brown body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is very interesting - roasty notes, milky, coconut, and coffee. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, extremely unique notes of coffee, sweet roast, nuts, and dark fruit.

4.1
Atom (2451) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2011
12oz bottle pours dark brown/black with small tan head. Aroma is earthy, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, and slight coconut. Texture is thick and sticky. Taste is chocolate and roasted malts balanced nicely with coconut and Macadamia present on the finish. Taste like drinking a cup of coffee and then eating a Macadamia chocolate cookie. Nice.

3.8
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Winter Storm. This beer is good. Pours black with a small offwhite head, specks of lace. Smells sweet and roasty and chocolatey with some earth. Tastes of coffee and roasted malty sweetness. Sweetness lingers. Very nice. Full body, good carbonation.

3.8
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Bottle. Abbey de rocs sediment, awesome pour... Super dark brown. Plums, vinegar, raisen, some roasty porter characteristics beneath. Not your typical porter.


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