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:
#5,897
Reviews:
931
Ratings:
2,367
pDev:
10.89%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
164
Gots:
363
Trade:
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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

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

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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

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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

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

Best by date on the bottom of the can. Excellent artwork I may add. This a pricey porter nonetheless. I am tasting that coconut in here. Decent porter, but nothing to write home about. Cheers! B (85-89) score range

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

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

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

Pours a dark brown with a small light brown head which dissipates quickly with little lacing. Smells like an Irish dry stout initially until it warms up which increased the mocha scent with a hint of coconut. Taste follows the smell. Mouthfeel is good. A pleasant enough experience just lacking a bit of the heft that I associate with the best of this style. Not to be overly stereotypical but this is exactly what I'd expect from a Hawaiian brewery.

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3.57/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From can. On lighter side (of everything). Underlying coconut is pleasant on the nose. But this should have 'Light' added at end of name.

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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown with creamy light brown head
S: Hershey syrup, roasty, raisin, caramel, toffee, cola
T: Dark chocolate with a lighter level of cacao, balanced roast, dark fruity yeast character, caramel, cola, cocoa powder
M: Medium body and carbonation
O: Not really picking up any coconut on this but still a pleasant porter. Waste of coconuts though

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3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a thick, two-finger head when great retention and a medium lacing.

The smell is coconut, dark malt, and a little milk chocolate.

The taste follows almost exactly with the addition of some coffee. The coconut doesn't overpower, but it's the major player.

The mouthfeel is medium carbonation and a bit thin, but not too bad for the low and.

Overall I'm not a huge fan of coconut, but I can see why this is popular.

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Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,367 ratings