Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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3.95/5
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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
Ranking:
#9,824
Reviews:
935
Ratings:
2,376
pDev:
10.89%
 
 
Wants:
167
Gots:
365
Trade:
3
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Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cmsfish
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SiepJones
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BigIslandfarmer
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dave2234
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz can into glass. Canned on date stamped as '080717'.
Dark brown colored body, with mahogany highlights when presented to light. Tan colored cap. Spotted lacing.
Aroma of dark chocolate, dark fruit, and slight hint of coconut.
Taste if roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, and coconut bark.
Rather thin body, no bitterness, not much of an aftertaste.
Okay porter, that has hints of coconut.

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Photo of HoppyHatz
4.65/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.26/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I had some high hopes for this Maui offering ...

Decent black colored brew with a relatively decent head but no lacing. The smell had a light smell of coconut, not as much as I had hoped, but it was there. Mouthfeel was much more watery than I prefer, though it was medium-bodied with slight creamy texture. The taste was a tad unremarkable, not so much of the common porter flavors, not so much of the coconut, just middle-of-the-road. A decent enough porter, just not enough to be remarkable in my book...or list...

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Photo of BenHoppy
1.54/5  rDev -61%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Why is this beer rated so high? Horrible beer, possibly worst I ever had. Look is dark chocolate so starts off good, however taste is club soda vodka with a drop of coconut syrup. Does not taste like a porter nor does it taste like a beer. Coconut flavor is super subtle. I would recommend never to be consumed by anyone.

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Photo of Abstractspirit
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of daveserv
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aleigator
3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a black color with a big, spongy beige head.

Smells of earthy cocoa nibs, bakers chocolate, prunes and toasted coconut bark.

Has a smooth mouthfeel, representing a light bodied beer, which turns a tad mineralic during the finish.

Tastes of toffee, ground coffee, chocolate cake and a note of earth. Appears very well balanced but a bit tamed on the palate, with the coconut not only adding to the sweetness of the beer, but also giving more depth to the earthy and dry qualities in this. Finishes heavier on the coconut, mellow, floral and tropical sweet, with enough malts to maintain its pleasant balance.

Solid, a bit muted on the nose with a well working flavor foundation, in which the coconut adds just a small note actually.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of byronic
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaxOhle
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Thebeerreich
2.79/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,376 ratings