Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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89
very good
2,280 Ratings
THE BROS
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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
Ratings:
2,280
Reviews:
913
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
329
For Trade:
3
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Photo of DanGeo
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcrawford
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of digboy
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can dated 9/7/16 (9 months old... yeah - I know)

Pours a deep orange brows color with a fluffy 3 finger head that settles quickly.

Aroma is strong of toasted coconut and dark malt

Taste is fairly well balanced for the coconut and malt, probably because it is not too sweet. The porter flavor is vary mellow and tasty and the coconut plays well on it.

Feel is surprisingly light for a porter - I'm guessing there is less malt than typical? Very low bitter, some seltzer.

Not a bad beer. I'm not huge on coconut in beer but I heard this was a good take on it. My discriminating factor is if it is too heavy on some part of it, particularly the flavor. While the coconut is is strongly present it is not overpowering, which is a plus.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into pint glass, canned on 4/24/2017. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Nice soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted coconut, vanilla, brown bread, light coffee/cream/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and coconut notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted coconut, vanilla, brown bread, light coffee/cream/herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal hop and roast bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, brown sugar, toasted coconut, vanilla, brown bread, light coffee/cream, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coconut flavors; with an awesome roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Slight dryness from hop/roast bitterness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky, and slightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 6%. Overall this is an awesome flavored American porter! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and coconut flavors; very smooth, easy, and pretty refreshing to drink. Really impressive richness and complexity for the 6%; great balance of coconut flavors, without feeling artificial. A really enjoyable and delicious offering.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brymtb
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

....what you expect from an island Porter...not for a brutal winter, just the delight of a cool night breeze

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Magerbrew
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great porter, I don't get a lot of coconut, but I like this beer. I will buy again for sure.
Canned on 11-1-16
Drank on 5-21-17

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Photo of drahodo
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJB13
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can poured into a nonic style pint glass.

This one pours a little lack luster, not much life to the half finger tan head that was gone in less than a minute. The body is root beer in color and doesn't let much light through. The nose isn't very strong but the dark roast and sweet cocoa aromas are nice. The taste is a little more robust with the same dark roasted malts and sweet cocoa. The bitterness is low but within the style. Unfortunately I didn't get any coconut or hop flavors coming through. Bodywise it's a bit on the light side for the style with the carbonation a little high.

Not bad but seems a little mundane. I am keeping an eye out for some fresh/er cans in hopes of a better result.

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Photo of kkmiller76
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of cjohns73
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gelasin
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smaddock
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of derdtheterd
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JuiceMan818
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent porter.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt and a subtle coconut aroma. Good roasty flavor, mild coconut and some dark chocolate.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tyecko
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atomicbeer
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark almost black brown with a rich tan head that fades quickly. Toffee aroma, a little burnt sugar, and some grain. Excellent balanced taste: dark cocoa, toasted coconut, burnt sugar, dark fruit, and a slight metallic tang. Mouth just a little thin. Flavors linger nicely. Well done!

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Photo of alyssa1224
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fx20736
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 2,280 ratings.
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