Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

Coconut Hiwa PorterCoconut Hiwa Porter
BA SCORE
3.95/5
2,313 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:
#4,812
Reviews:
919
Ratings:
2,313
pDev:
10.89%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
343
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a pitch black with a 1 inch tan head that fades to nothing. Pretty good ring lacing on the drink down. Smells of roasted dark malts, roasted coffee beans, and toasted coconut. There is a whiff of metal too which I assume is from the can. Taste is of rich fresh brewed coffee, slight bittersweet chocolate, dark malty richness. Golden toasty coconut taste is present at the finish and aftertaste of each sip. Beer has great carbonation levels. Body is a bit thin for a porter but nothing to complain about. Superb drinkability on this beer. One of the staples in my fridge as the wife cannot get enough of this one.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

eh. pours a dark foamy brown with a nice tan head. smells artificially sweet, with rich roasted chocolatey malts. flavor isnt bad, but the coconut doesnt seem real. i have to be fair, i had this side by side with kona's coconut brown ale (which was exceptional) so it seemed less authentic than the kona version. that said, its got a nice round flavor with a very sturdy dark malt base that works well with the coconut. feel is okay, maybe a little heavier than id want to drink in the islands, and the aftertaste is a bit funny, but i cant place it. i think i would rate this higher if i didnt have the kona product at the same time, as coconut beers go, that one is the pick, but this is worth a shot if you like the tropical additives.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is essentially jet black in color—hints of brown are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a half finger high tan head that gradually died down but left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a ring around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of toasted coconut flakes and burnt and dark roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and flavors of toasted coconuts linger through the finish. No bitterness or sweetness is detectable; there are some hints of bittersweet chocolate.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn’t a gimmicky beer because the coconut is well incorporate into the taste and helps accentuate it. It is also rather sessionable.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An insanely good Porter that showcases what's best about coconut flavor- that creamy, vanilla, nutty character. It doesn't hurt that the base beer is very well-done either.

Coconut Porter begins with dark brown, opaque color that carries a froathy tan head up front but reduces to a sheet across the surface late. No real lacing or legging- the coconut oils might be working against the malt a bit.

Chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol, and vanilla all hit moderate strides in the aroma. Balanced not to allow any one element to rise above the rest. Very dessert-like.

Flavors of bitter-sweet chocolate and Columbian coffee set the tone and allows the base beer to command attention. Complimentary notes of vanilla and malted milk slowly fade into the true coconut taste as the coffee and chocolate disipate. All the while, caramel sweetness rides just inside the background flavors. Hopped only to keep the beer from a decidedly sweet tone and to accompany the slight roast bitterness.

Smooth, creamy, and robust. Froathy textures up front settle into a velvety rich mouthfeel, especially after the carbonation disipates, allowing the full weight of the beer to be felt on the tongue and mouth surfaces.

The beer is absolutely error-free. The compliment of coconut is an effortless marriage into the beer. If only the beer could have held onto a bit more carbonation for a bit longer.

Thanks Cheezdawg!

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, from the Safeway in Kona, where 'they have a code for that', when I drag a few stray single cans to the checkout. I love that.

This beer pours a very dark brown hue, almost black, but for some thin cola edges, with three ebullient fingers of densely rocky, foamy, and specked beige head, which leaves some sparse, but comprehensive island group lace around the glass as it slowly skulks away.

It smells of toasted grainy caramel malt, fairly prominent bittersweet chocolate, earthy, fleshy, and somewhat vegetal coconut, and some burnt brown sugar. The taste is sweet, mildly roasted caramel malt, nicely assertive chocolate sauce, subtle, but still quite noticeable meaty sweet coconut, and some understated, and maybe a little overwhelmed, dry earthy and leafy hops.

The carbonation is rather reserved, though nowhere near flat, the body a sturdy medium weight, with wisps of silky creaminess in an already thorough smoothness. It finishes still a fair bit sweet and chocolaty, with a slowly rising earthy dryness, and more than a little zingy, almost sour character. Maybe that's just my palate filling in the blanks, or maybe it's really there, who knows.

A very tasty porter, wherever you're coming from - the coconut guest star doesn't overstay its welcome, and leaves the place better for having participated, giving the big chocolate malt a worthy dance partner, in the absence of the more traditional offsets. Yum.

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4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark chocolate color with a tiny bubbled tan head that leaves some lace as it fades

Smell: Milk chocolate and toasted coconut

Taste: Opens with a milk chocolate flavor that is quickly joined by the toasted coconut element; the coconut is even more apparent in the finish, which is filled with more milk chocolate and a hint of roasty coffee as well

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Lovely combination that works well; just a trifle too sweet and that detracts from the drinkability

Thanks, atigerlife, for the opportunity

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +1%
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 Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a rather large medium brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted coconut is clearly noticeable with some roasted malt notes. Taste is a nice mix between some fresh roasted coconut and some dry roasted malt. Bitterness is well controlled and coconut is well balance and more then a novelty. Body is a bit thin for the style but carbonation is pretty good. I could see this going well with some coconut chocolate cake.

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,313 ratings
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