Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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Coconut Hiwa PorterCoconut Hiwa Porter

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a dark brown with a full head. Carbonation has larger bubbles. Head retention is good. Chunks of lacing on the glass.

S: Roasted malts, vanilla, maybe a hint of coconut.

T: Sweet from front to back - vanilla and a sweetened coconut flavor. Not too sweet. Really nice. Nice balance with the roasted malts.

M: Full, nice.

O: Great brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass.

Like most porters, CoCoNut PorTeR pours a molasses brown color that is nearly black in the center of the pint glass with a caramel brown edge. A modest creamy tan head forms on the initial pour and leaves thin levels of lace down the sides of the glass.

This can has a little bit of time on it, so it is not as coconut-forward as a I remember. The aroma is moderately full, with milk chocolate, toasted coconut, and fully roasted malt that is just a touch burnt.

The age is most noticeable in the reduction of coconut flavor. There is a slightly dry milk chocolate flavor, with roasted malt notes, some toasted coconut, and a bit of vanilla.

There is a mouthfeel that I wish was a bit fuller and creamier. As it is, the carbonation is less creamy and more crisp than I like in my porters, with a medium body. There is a lightly oily, nutty nature to the mouthfeel, which definitely makes sense, given the ingredients.

Overall this is a great porter than can be consumed in quantity. There are not too many brewers making easily drinkable beers with coconut right now, so this is always a treat to have. I should review this, with a higher score, when I have another can fresh.

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Appearance: It has a nice deep brown (almost black) color to it. It has a nice beige head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of dark roasted malts, coffee, some chocolate and a touch of coconut.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of sweet roasted malts, some coffee/chocolate notes and some coconut. (Was hoping for more coconut)

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. Solid Porter.

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Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 2,289 ratings.
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