Coconut Hiwa Porter
Maui Brewing Co.

Coconut Hiwa PorterCoconut Hiwa Porter
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From:
Maui Brewing Co.
 
Hawaii, United States
Style:
American Porter
Ranked #155
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #14,107
Avg:
3.94 | pDev: 10.91%
Reviews:
965
Ratings:
1,519
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2022
Added:
Mar 12, 2007
Wants:
  169
Gots:
  388
SCORE
88
Very Good
Coconut Hiwa PorterCoconut Hiwa Porter
Notes: Formerly CoCoNut Porter

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

30 IBU
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Reviewed by Broman from Alaska

3.57/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can

Appearance -Pours minimal thin head that dissipates very quickly to a few bubble atop. Black pop color body. Minimal lacing.

Aroma-Coffee mainly with some roasted malts. Mild aroma but pleasant.

Taste- Chocolate and coffee up front with a toasted sweet coconut finish that lingers.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- Subdued flavor and aroma is nice. Good porter, but not a great one in my opinion.
Nov 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.9 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Sep 03, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by DoctorZombies from Florida

4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours brown with ruby highlights and good clarity; a little cap retention; solid ring and spotty lacing. Toasted coconut nose. Light roast malt, mocha and toasted coconut taste. Light body, light carbonation; no warmth from 6% abv. Overall a good coconut porter; the coconut taste is subtle but present; the body is a bit thin; an enjoyable coconut flavored beer.
Jun 27, 2022
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Sampling a cellar temp 12 oz can poured into my snifter. Date stamp is 7-13-21. Didnt mean to sit on this one, just got lost in the shuffle.
The beer pours a clear cola brown from the can and rests in my glass more of a black coffee color. A fizzy beige head of 1 cm foams up and fades quickly to a wispy island in the center of the glass and a sturdy edge layer.
The aroma is some roasted malts and a bit of charred wood mixing with a bit of dark chocolate. I may just be telling myself it is there, but very faint coconut scents are buried in there. The nose is actually kind of mild overall.
First sip reveals a medium to lite body with smooth texture. Very gentle carbonation that rolls across my palate.
Flavor is roasted malt and dark chocolate and again I get some charred wood, did the coconut fade to this flavor and scent?
I dont really get any hops and booze is hidden as would be expected. The beer drinks smooth and easy.
A decent porter, miss the coconut , but its a fine beer, nothing to chase after though.
Jun 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.69 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.01 by Rhetion from Florida

Apr 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Apr 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by Anacross from Oregon

Mar 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

Feb 12, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by hockeypuck from Maine

Jan 23, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

4.33/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
12oz can

Dark cola. Smell of roast malts, slight coffee and cocoa powder. The taste is very smooth and translates all the scents, delivering a very tasty porter that is extremely clean, and avoids the cloying sweetness that plagues a lot of similar beers. Easy to drink. Reaching for negatives: barely any coconut flavor translates, and what does is a weird coconut aftertaste, sorta like candle wax....
Jan 20, 2022
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Rated by Oreokid from Oklahoma

4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Very best tasting porter I’ve had.
Nov 25, 2021
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Reviewed by sjrider from California

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Can pour- dark brew with short khaki head leaving moderate lacing. Nose is mild roasty malt with hints of cocoa and coffee. Taste follows with a slight hint of coconut. Easy quaffer with a rather thin dryish finish.
Nov 24, 2021
 
Rated: 3.98 by Taenim from New Jersey

Oct 03, 2021
 
Rated: 3.56 by Mikexw from New York

Jun 20, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
This was solid and Maui sounds solid in general but thus wasn't mind blowing after all. Still an exciting brew to have for dessert or to top off the night.

After having something with more legitimate flavor im lowering rating for this one. Super mid compared to death by coconut to me
Apr 04, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Mar 31, 2021
 
Rated: 4.09 by LasVinny from Nevada

Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 4 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 01, 2021
 
Rated: 3.64 by SpaethJam from New York

Feb 21, 2021
 
Rated: 3.43 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Feb 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by HairyLeggedBiden from Minnesota

Jan 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.1 by Mrseanworldwide from Ohio

Dec 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.11 by Bruno74200 from France

Sep 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Aug 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.79 by einman from Minnesota

Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
this has the most satisfying "holding a can" feeling I have ever experienced.

other than that, it's a toasty/roasty porter.
fluffy dark-cream head with heavy lacing and fairly high retention
gooey molasses and mocha waves. toasted malt. overall, fairly close to those almond-joy bars, but with richer chocolate
body is fairly heavy, and carb is lower end. finishes dry with what i can only assume is the toasted coconut up for the last word.

overall, this is a beautiful beer, to look at and to sip on. I wasn't crazy about the dry-finish. It just seemed more intense than I would have liked, but that's strictly personal, and I can get over it in order to enjoy another round.
Jul 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by trek7000 from Illinois

May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 13, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Apr 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.52 by Navin-Johnson from Texas

Apr 07, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnLabisch

4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Not a huge porter guy, generally a hop head. I’m often thrown off by thick dark beers, but the consistency/feel of this one is light enough to enjoy. Flavors: coffee, a good bit of toasted coconut, semi-sweet chocolate, and a touch of cigar tobacco right around the finish. Good stuff.
Mar 31, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by mblakesley from California

Mar 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by G8orLvr from Oregon

Mar 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours deep copper with a 1 inch thick, creamy, tan head, which lasts. Heavy lacing to end.

Sweet aroma of roasted malt, coffee, molasses.

Coconut comes through, also, chocolate, coffee.

Full bodied, light carbonation. Semi-sweet finish.

I was skeptical of coconut in beer but this is damn good!
Mar 07, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Elicoleman from Colorado

Feb 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Spikester from Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Black with two fingers of tan head. Rings of lace as the head drops.
Smell is molasses and dark roast coffee.
Taste is dark roast coffee with some molasses and cocoanut.
Mouth f eel is light to medium and good carbonation. The finish is dry and balanced.
Overall a tasty and pleasant porter.
Canned on 08/06/19
Feb 16, 2020
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Reviewed by SimplySinister from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - Normal pour into cylinder. Brew appears as nearly opaque, closer to a stout than a porter. Presents with a quicky dissipating 1 finger head. Low to medium carbonation. Good lacing.

S - Hints of sweet malt, chocolate, coconut, coffee (espresso?), bread.

T - Very smooth, not bitter, not synthetic. All the flavors come through in a very authentic way. There doesn't seem to be anything artificial here. Fantastic. The coconut is present but somewhat muted. That's not to say it's a dissapointment. Though, I'd say the star of the show is chocolate.

M - Ever so slightly lingering. Ever so slightly. However, this brew does finish pretty clean. I have no complaints. No oil slick, no outputting mouthfeel. Very nice.

D - I can't say I'd be throwing these back all day long. On the other hand, I will say that this is one delicious porter. Granted, it does have a lot of the characteristics found in a stout. Though this is a porter, I don't think calling this a stout would be far fetched in any way. Regardless of whatever name it adopts, I think it's worth a try. If I see this one again, I'd definitely pick up a few more. That should tell you everything and then some.
Jan 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.64 by C4li from Oregon

Jan 23, 2020
Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 2484 ratings