Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
Very Good
2,335 Ratings
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:
#5,176
Reviews:
924
Ratings:
2,335
pDev:
10.89%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
357
Trade:
3
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Photo of RobinLee
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iski100
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bogdawg
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass, the appearance was a dark brown almost black color with a thin cap of a little off white foamy head. Some lace ran here and there, slightly stifled.
The aroma had a blend of sweet to roasty dark chocolate and milk chocolate up front and then a little bit of coconut as an afterthought.
The flavor was moderately roasty with an ample amount of sweetness from the coconut and tones from the milk chocolate trying to make a decent play for the balance. Slight aftertaste of the dark chocolate and milk chocolate, coconut seemed barely there.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Roasty grip seemed fairly faint. Finish leaned towards the sweetness, somewhat sticky, but not cloying.
Overall, as a "Hawaiian Porter" as that's what I have heard some use as a style out there and with very little experience myself with this so called style, I'd still say it works, but honestly, probably more for me. I'm inquisitive of what other "Hawaiian Porters" are like, if anything.

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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave2234
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Canned on date stamped as '080717'.
Dark brown colored body, with mahogany highlights when presented to light. Tan colored cap. Spotted lacing.
Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit, and slight hint of coconut.
Taste if roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and coconut bark.
Rather thin body, no bitterness, not much of an aftertaste.
Okay porter, that has hints of coconut.

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Photo of HoppyHatz
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had some high hopes for this Maui offering ...

Decent black colored brew with a relatively decent head but no lacing. The smell had a light smell of coconut, not as much as I had hoped, but it was there. Mouthfeel was much more watery than I prefer, though it was medium-bodied with slight creamy texture. The taste was a tad unremarkable, not so much of the common porter flavors, not so much of the coconut, just middle-of-the-road. A decent enough porter, just not enough to be remarkable in my book...or list...

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Photo of BenHoppy
1.54/5  rDev -61%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Why is this beer rated so high? Horrible beer, possibly worst I ever had. Look is dark chocolate so starts off good, however taste is club soda vodka with a drop of coconut syrup. Does not taste like a porter nor does it taste like a beer. Coconut flavor is super subtle. I would recommend never to be consumed by anyone.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of daveserv
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesRiner
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a black color with a big, spongy beige head.

Smells of earthy cocoa nibs, bakers chocolate, prunes and toasted coconut bark.

Has a smooth mouthfeel, representing a light bodied beer, which turns a tad mineralic during the finish.

Tastes of toffee, ground coffee, chocolate cake and a note of earth. Appears very well balanced but a bit tamed on the palate, with the coconut not only adding to the sweetness of the beer, but also giving more depth to the earthy and dry qualities in this. Finishes heavier on the coconut, mellow, floral and tropical sweet, with enough malts to maintain its pleasant balance.

Solid, a bit muted on the nose with a well working flavor foundation, in which the coconut adds just a small note actually.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of byronic
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxOhle
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,335 ratings
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