Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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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:
#12,128
Reviews:
935
Ratings:
2,376
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
167
Gots:
365
Trade:
3
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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

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

Photo of macrosmatic
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very dark brown but definitely not black, maybe just short of opaque. Forms a one-finger tan head that lasts quite well, and quite a bit of visible carbonation, especially for style.

S: Coffee forward up front. But there are also cacao nibs, coconut, and vanilla. Roasted malts and malty sticky sweetness. Some bits of tobacco, caramel, and a light grassy hoppiness. It’s not Last Snow in coconut presence or sheer amount of nose, but it’s quite pleasant and nuanced.

T: Coffee again. Then bittersweet chocolate and cacao nibs with the roasted malts. Flavors of coconut and vanilla and caramel, but none of them are as big as they were on the nose. Still a bit of drying tobacco though. It finishes with a fading mocha sweetness with the roasted and mild hop bitterness, and actually ends up more balanced than expected.

M: While maybe not watery, the body is relatively thin. And the significant amount of carbonation sensation highlights this more than I wish it did – it’s not obnoxiously over-carbonated, but it loses some of the silky mouthfeel I was hoping for. Low alcohol presence.

O: I had high hopes for this one, but they weren’t met. More coffee than chocolate, and not coconut forward like the name promised. The mouthfeel is what shut the lid on this for me though; it Just detracted from the beer as just a solid porter, even if the namesake flavors weren’t huge. It's nothing to run away from, but I don’t see me drinking this again.

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Photo of japa2434
4.79/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For those who say porters can't be had year round, the hint of coconut makes this a true year round drinker. So good.

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Photo of generallee
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RockyM72
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bryan12345
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shivtim
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moundbz
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost black dark brown with a thick tan head that recedes quickly to a thin ring that leaves marginal lacing.
The aroma is dark roasted malts and only a touch of coconut. Chocolate joins the party in the flavor and the coconut is a bit more pronounced. The feel is pretty full for a porter, more like a stout. Overall better than I was expecting. Would buy again.

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Photo of zbooks
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvgeniProdanov
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sdm9465
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TomWight
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,376 ratings