Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,291 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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:
2,291
Reviews:
918
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
157
Gots:
332
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of A-Sox
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So, you're in Maui. It is reasonable to expect some coffee and coconut in your beer, correct? Thankfully, the Maui Brewing folks have pulled the roasted (burnt) malt, coffee and the ever-so-faintest hint of coconut together into one statisfying brew. I never pictured myself on the beach, swilling cans of this stuff. Instead, it the stuff of after-dinner, sunset views and the pure relaxation that comes from a trip to this place.

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Photo of tb4475
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance was traditional of a porter, but a bit darker than some. Frothy head stuck around for a while into the first drink or two, the aroma was like a nutty porter overwhelmingly coconut! The excitement faded as the taste was overwhelmingly coconut, much less than the smell. I'm sure they did what could be done, but will not buy this one again.

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Photo of Reema
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a dark amber brown with lighter brown edges. Smells of cold strong coffee, toasted malts, slightly charred, and with an extremely subtle toasted coconut. The coffee is very apparent but the coconut (especially for something called "CoCoNut Porter") is almost non-existent. Taste reflects the smell, strong initial coffee taste, toasted and slightly charred maltiness, small bitterness, leading into a subtle toasted coconut aftertaste. Again, very coffee forward but the coconut is very subtle, especially for something with coconut in the name. The feel is light and creamy, very drinkable with the flavor profile with is akin to a cold pressed coffee. Overall, this beer was a slight disappointment. It has great coffee and roasted malt scents and flavors but the coconut was way too subtle for my liking. If it was rebranded as a coffee coconut porter, I would have rated it much higher. This doesn't mean it was a bad beer though. In fact, this beer is very good but I was let down by the lack of a stronger or more noticeable coconut aspect.

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Photo of steve419
4.26/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Photo of olbubba
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dfecteau
3.41/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.68/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Bitter, hoppy, dry and where is coconut? Not pleasant to drink.

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Photo of AnitaBrewski
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cyrushire
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nomis
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dmorgan310
4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Newport_beerguy
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KevCan
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had at my dad's house. He bought it in a 4-pack of 12 oz. cans from Total Wine. Stamp on the bottom says Canned on 8/27/15. Poured from the can into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Pours a very deep dark reddish brown, almost black. It remains dark even when held up to the light. Great big frothy tan head on top that lingers for a while.

Smell: Dark roasted malts, but not much else.

Taste: Follows the smell, tons of roasted malt character. The coconut only enters in the aftertaste and is subtler than expected, but very enjoyable. Some hoppy bitterness rounds out the strong malt flavor. It's weird... with some sips I get a strong coconut kick, and with others I get none.

Feel: Light bodied, a bit thin, quite drinkable for a porter.

Overall: A really nice twist on the standard porter. The coconut is not overpowering, and in fact a bit hard to find, but pleasant overall.

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Photo of AlaskaAg
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CalebM
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ilovelampandbeer
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dustin_Sallitt
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
3.98 out of 5 based on 2,291 ratings.
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