Compared to the Koko brown, the coconut flavors of the Maui Brewing Company Coconut Porter are more of a subtle aftertaste. The Coconut Porter offers a malty coconut aroma at first contact, followed up with a silky taste of chocolate, dark malt and a slight hint of coffee. The coconut presents almost as an afterthought, combined with an aftertaste of hops and spices.
For meal pairings, hearty beef curries are a good choice. Like the Koko Brown, almost anything with a coconut flavoring works well with a Coconut Porter, including a sizable serving of coconut cream pie.