Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
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2,333 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:
#5,161
Reviews:
924
Ratings:
2,333
pDev:
10.89%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
161
Gots:
356
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 2,333 |  Reviews: 924
Photo of TheBeerSipper
4.67/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kalosjakar
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slight smell of coconut but definitely came through in the taste. Chocolate/roasted malts. Goes down smooth, i will definitely be byying this again. Decent price as well.

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Photo of mikemikemike
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gonzo000
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WeymouthMike
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of katsumi27
3.56/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Didn't smell coconut, only chocolate and coffee. Very smooth in taste, like the coffee I get from Papua New Geuina. Hint of chocolate but no coconut.

I'm only a noob in beer tasting so I'm giving you what I smell and taste.

The look is black with a nice head. For a coconut porter, I'd expect more coconut.

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Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zero_signal
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brett606
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TBonez477
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NWSREM
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown, translucent at the edges, small head quickly fades. Smell of coconut is first and foremost. Taste is also dominated by coconut with some chocolate and roast, not too sweet or desert-like but a bit mild in taste dept. Body is medium, smooth. Nice but could be a bit tastier.

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Photo of JohnnyB
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BenBreeg
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of horshack7
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Oh yes it's very dark with a dark beige frothy head about one finger thick that upon thinning out leaves behind thick lacing.

Aroma: Vanilla bean, wisps of coconut, chocolate malts roasted hops, bits of espresso in the back.

Taste: Chocolate malt bite in the front. Dark roasted hops and malts. Espresso, the coconut kicks in with some good force at the end. The finish is silky smooth with a full body. Cheers.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Black body with a huge tan head leaves heavy lacing. A great looking brew.
S - Lightly roasted malts, some coco sweetness. A hint of coconut.
T - Traditional porter, roasted malt, light coco. Coconut itself is quite subdued. Canned on 9/9/15. 3 months ago maybe it had faded? Coconut lingers and actually shows up as an aftertaste. It's a nice finish.
M - medium/thick a little too thick body low carb. Smooth as silk.
O - A nice subtle coconut porter. Definitely a different animal than Death by Coconut. Easier to drink.

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

Photo of Bunman3
4/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Oh_Dark_Star
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
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 -1.3%
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 +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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

Photo of dfecteau
3.41/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,333 ratings
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