Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
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2,375 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:
#12,128
Reviews:
934
Ratings:
2,375
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
167
Gots:
365
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,375 |  Reviews: 934
Photo of CreightonSM
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wisrarebeer
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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Photo of eppie82
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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Photo of TheCrowsEye
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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Photo of Ritz3314
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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Photo of DodgerLove
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours a nice chocolate brown with a nice quarter finger peanut head. Good lacing, definitely can't see through this beer.

Smell - Definitely getting some toasted notes, coconuts and some coffee.

Taste - Flavor is toasted grains, coconuts and dark coffee. There is some coconut there, but not in a sweet/synthetic type of way. It's more on the subtle, baked coconut side.

Mouthfeel - Dry but also a nice crisp finish. A little bit higher carbonation then what I was expecting, which isn't bad at all.

Overall -This is quite a refreshing porter. Pretty standard toasted notes typical of porters, with a decent coconut backbone. I found it very drinkable and was impressed with the non-sweet coconut notes.

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Photo of portlandmonk
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CPE1704TKS
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewTheBrew
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisMartinez
4.94/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Calraven
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,375 ratings