tambui (3) - Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2010 does not count
A very dark brown/black color, frothy head. Initial taste of aluminum from the can is overpowered by a rich porter flavor, nice chocolate filling with a coffee aftertaste. I honestly couldn’t detect much coconut flavors in this one, except through the aroma. Tasted great. 41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Smells of milk chocolate and sweetened turnips. There is an earthiness, an organic feeling that gives it real distinction. Light roast, chocolate, a supple round body and a silky sweet finish (I assume from the coconut) are the stars here. Would love to have more and well worth a hassle to find. Reminds me of some of the better European Baltic Porters or Smuttynose Baltic for sure. Thanks Maui Brewing. 2010 12oz. can. SpringsLicker (3685) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Sampled at tasting at stevo’s.
Clear brown with a tan head.
Sweet aroma. Very faint Coconut.
The flavor is weak, not what I expected. Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - MAY 5, 2010
12oz Can. Pours a nice deep brown, dark khaki head color, minor lacing, good retention of a thin head. When I poured it all I could smell was the coconut but now I’m getting some malt sweetness and hints of hop. The flavor is an intriguing mix of the three, kind of switches about very quickly before leaving an almost cherry flavor lingering. Medium body, very slight slick texture, medium carbonation. cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2010
Can served in a wine glass overlooking the tan sandy beach and crackling waves on Maui. Bonus point for "appearance". Pours dense dark porter brown with a small, short lived light beige head. Aroma is toasted coconut and malt as advertised. Very nice and the highlight of the beer for me. Mild sweetness and moderately roasted flavors. Medium body, smooth-oily texture, and a long lightly roasted finish.
DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2010
Can thanks to bvc! Dark brown pour, plenty of carbonation and a good rich malt aroma (and some barely noticeable coconut.) Flavor starts out as silky sweet dark roasted malt, plenty of sweet lactose, and finished with some very subtle coconut. Really an amazing beer, get yourself a can! SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
Thanks for the opportunity to try this beer!
A- Body is a very dark brown-nearly black hue. Pours with an approximately one finger creamy creme brulee colored head that has pretty good retention but eventually fades to a collar. No lacing is left behind in the glass. When held up to the light one can see glimmering red colors shining through.
S-The initial impression of the nose is of sweet flavored coffee. Upon further examination one can detect coconut, toasted malt, and chocolate in the nose.
T- The toasted coconut and malt characters come out more for the flavor than they do the nose and are the main character upfront. The finish becomes sweeter as the toasted flavors fade some and allow for the other characters to emerge. What lingers is an impression of toasted malt, chocolate, and a sweet coconut flavor.
P-Great porter mouthfeel. Medium carbonation and medium weight body that is wonderfully smooth and silky.
O- This is a great porter and I am happy to have the opportunity to try it. The sweet and toasted flavors compliment each other very well and develop a nice balance. The flavor is also not cloying in any way.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 03-11-2009 03:25:43 badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2010
Pours black with medium off-white head. Highly roasted coffee and chocolate aroma with cream and peanut. Wonderful, creamy body gives rise to a great chocolate, coffee, lactose, and coconut medley. Massive milky aftertaste. Excellent buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - APR 20, 2010
Love my coconut Porters. Wish this was a style that more brewers made. This one from Maui is a solid one with a beautiful roasted chocolate smell and plenty of smoky hints drifting from the brown head. Taste is very well balanced and never comes across oily or having any sort of Banana Boat Tanning lotion feel that some lesser Coconut Porters have. NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2010
Really intense aroma--roasty, chocolatey. "Like Hot Chicks on the Beach"-WTF? Toasted Coconuts and all --- definitely pulled it off.