Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
89
very good
2,274 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good
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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:
2,274
Reviews:
911
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.78%
 
 
Wants:
155
Gots:
329
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,274 |  Reviews: 911
Photo of Chief99
3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Deschutes tumbler glass.

Appearance : Chocolatey brown body with light strikes of cranberry and a head that doesn't quit. Towering, foamy, fluffy, gorgeous almond colored head @ 4 fingers, and recedes so slow it's like watching paint dry. Love it. A shade more opaque and it would be a solid 5.

Smell : Cocoa malts shoot right up the middle of the aroma, with booze, vanilla, lactose, and fudge surrounding it. Fabulous so far.

Taste : Chocolate hits first with a resounding pillar of smoked and/or burnt malt, following through to the finish with more char. I'm trying to get more of something...anything...but all I've got is chocolate out front and thick smoke all the way through. It's fairly one noted unfortunately. I don't taste the coconut that others are proclaiming here. Nor the level of sweetness.

Feel : Medium bodied, somewhat creamy although not delectably so; ends with a roast parch.

Overall : The flavor and feel leaves a bit to be desired...still, I'm convinced they did a good job on this porter. Is it worth the $5.99 I paid for the 4 pack? Yep. Would I buy a 4 pack again if I ever do see it? Nah, probably not. If there's one thing I've noticed from my haul from the Pacific region, it's that all of their porters and stouts are smoked/burnt, and all of their lagers are hoppy. This one falls right in with that categorization.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigleague
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in Vegas.

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Photo of batt6343
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.4/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kwolf23
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sabre311
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBuckley73
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of vma
4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of kevinmaher
3.31/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mctizzz
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lynxznet
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought this in the cans on a whim.. The first thing I noticed was the smooth flavor and crisp finish, virtually no alcohol noticeable. The subtle tones of chocolate hit your taste buds and linger, yet I didn't notice coconut.

A quick whiff of the stout grants a soft distinctively nutty aroma, which is pleasant and very mild.

Overall, this is a decent beer and presented well. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can poured into snifter

A: deep black no hints of light around the edge poured with a big head creamy looking but settles to less than a quarter of an inch soapy bubbles with a slightly off white head

S: chocolate with light hints of coconut robust nutty maltiness a little bit of sharpness and almost a hop spiciness to it

T: very nice malty roasted nut chocolate taste but I can't hardly taste the coconut it might play across the tongue lightly at the end up and show up for a second on the aftertaste. Not too sweet which is nice

M: nice creamy feel to it pretty stellar for a porter feels very full

O: While I think it is a very good porter I am a little let down by the coconut I was hoping it would be more in your face. That being said its a great porter that isn't sickly sweet and has a nice creamy texture and light light hints of coconut.

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Photo of lloydboss
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdwa226
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Trentt2
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent porter. Coconut not too strong but there.

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Photo of Hohnbaum
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tranquilocigars
4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 2,274 ratings.
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