Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
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Coconut Hiwa PorterCoconut Hiwa Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States
mauibrewingco.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly CoCoNut Porter

A robust dark ale with hand-toasted coconut & hints of mocha.

30 IBU

Added by TurdFurgison on 03-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,446
Reviews:
940
Ratings:
2,392
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
168
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370
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Photo of PatrickCT
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMcGrath
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.3/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer is very dark brown and had a thick foamy tan head. The beer smells sweet and a hint of coffee, reminded me of a sweet mocha drink. The taste is similar, dark coffee and a sweetness which assume is the coconut. The beer reminds me more of a stout than a porter.

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Photo of Mdwhisler
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice dark brown color. The head is tan, 2 finger, and has good retention. There's some very nice lacing on the glass as the head dissipates.
The nose is fairly weak. Just very slight. Just a hint of mocha.
Taste - Interesting. I get the coconut, and then the mocha kicks in on the backside.
Decent body. Just about where I'd expect for such a beer. Nice carbonation feel in the back of my throat.
Solid and delicious stout. A pleasure to drink.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is good. Lacing is excellent. Light roasted aroma with java and coconut. Light bodied but somewhat creamy at the end. Roasted malts, mocha java and coconut on the taste. Moderate carbonation. Decent beer.

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Photo of drstalker
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deereless
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very nice coconut porter that would have been even better had the porter been slightly richer and creamier. Nice very dark brown, almost black color with some tan head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of roast coffee, a little chocolate and coconut. Tastes of dark roast coffee and chocolate - almost like a mocha coffee drink - along with some nice coconut notes, caramel, vanilla creaminess and malt. There was a little less smooth richness than I was expecting with a typical porter. Nice smooth mild mouthfeel, just wish it was a little more creamy. Good carbonation, actually a surprising amount that I normally wouldn't have expected for a porter.

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Photo of NedFredHead
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a very slight red tone. I think the coffee and chocolate hints (the former more prominent than the later) come through, whereas the coconut was lacking. More carbonation than I expected. Overall a balanced, medium-bodied stout, but nothing special.

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Photo of Turbo
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jduprey007
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Colton89
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StormAles
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlandy
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown and opaque with a ruby tinge when held to the light. Topped with 2 fingers of beige head.

Smells of chocolate, and dark toasted notes.

Tastes of chocolate, molasses, toffee, coffee and a hint of sweetness. Not really getting any coconut.

Medium, foamy body with moderate carbonation.

Got in Sacramento, drinking in Redding, Sept 18th, 2018. Nothing very coconut about it.

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Photo of seanh99
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was pretty close to perfect in their tap room and it is good here on the east coast. The smell of coconut is really nice and the beer is enhanced by the toasted coconut flavor

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Photo of stoumi
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

No surprise that this porter pours a vary dark brown with a half a finger light brown head that quickly fades, leaving a thin veiling covering the top of the glass, but no lacing. Smell: It's definitely a coffee forward porter with hints of dark cacao nibs, a light coconut with a trace of roasted malts and caramel. Taste: It's more roasted malts and coffee up front on the palette, as the dark chocolate and cacao sneak in later. The coconut came after the swallow for me, but very, very light. Coconut Hiwa has a medium body and very light carbonation. Think I was expecting a bit more from this porter, which is didn't really deliver, a bit short on that full flavor I was looking for in a coconut porter.

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Photo of dbauer
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of goblue30
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomTrocc
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the can, it pours a darker brown with a nice large tan head that slowly diminishes. Lacing as you enjoy it. Scents of coffee and vanilla in the nose, along with the roasted malts. The mouth gets the same, with vanilla coming through strong, although not overwhelming. Enjoyable!

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Photo of MrUse
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,392 ratings