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Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

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Coconut Hiwa PorterCoconut Hiwa Porter

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States

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

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Photo of portia99
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz can poured into a Portsmouth goblet.

A - Pours a dark opaque brown, almost black - no light penetration at all. Capped with a thick 2 finger capuccino tan head that linger a good long time. Head eventually recedes leaving a nice, uniform layer of bubbles across the surface of the beer. Good looking porter.

S - Roasty - coffee and dark and milk chocolates. Touches of caramel malt sweetness, and just a hint of coconut. Smells smooth and rich.

T - Roasty and smooth. Silky and creamy. Coconut flavor is definitely present, but in a subtle way. Blends with the coffee and chocolate flavors which are more prominant. Coconut becomes more noticeable as the beer warms in the glass. Mild hop bitterness which only seems to sharpen the edge on the dark, slightly burnt and roasty flavors.

M - Thick, full bodied. Low/medium carbonation that adds a creaminess to the mouthfeel. I'm guessing it is the coconut that causes the nice oily feeling to this beer. It coats the tongue with flavor that lingers well after the swallow. For me, the mouthfeel is quite distinctive and adds to the experience of this beer.

D - Goes down very easily. The 5.7% alcohol does not make its presence known. This beer is very smooth and easy drinking. Could definitely have a few of these in one sitting. Despite the Hawaiian heritage, seems more appropriate to be drinking on a slightly cool night...on 2nd thought - a cool night on the beach - guess the Hawaiian thing works on this one.

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Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can purchased from Hollingshead in CA.

Pours black with a one-finger brown head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of smooth dark chocolate with good amounts of roasted malt and vanilla aromas as well. Not a whole lot of coconut in the aroma.

Tastes a bit different than it smells. Again, smooth dark chocolate flavors lead things off and are joined quickly by roasted malt flavors that bring the sweetness down a notch. Light vanilla flavors join in midway through the sip, and as it warms an underlying sweetness I attribute to the coconut makes itself apparent. Ending is mostly sweet with a hint of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. It has a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished the can pretty quickly and could have another, though I could see the sweetness becoming a bit too much after a while.

Overall this was a very good non-traditional porter. Worth a shot.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a CAN from Hawaii, no less! CAN you dig it? Two fingers of deep-tan head with decent retention. Color was a deep cola-brown with ruby highlights. Nose was dark chocolate and coconut. Mounds, anyone? Mouthfeel was medium with a chocolate/coconut taste on the tongue that simply reminded me of having a Mounds bar in my mouth. Yow! Finish was equally sweet. I probably would not want this on a full-time basis, but as a dessert beer or one for a beer-phobic date, this would be perfect.

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Photo of OneDropSoup
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Big up to tzanio for the extra!

Poured into a pint glass, a rich black with dark amber highlights just around the edges. A finger of cappuccino head falls to a quarter inch. No lacing to report.

Immediate smell of toasted coconut -- beautiful! Some chocolaty malts join in, just a little vanilla, some roast smells.

Taste is about what I'd expect from a porter -- dark, roasted malt, some chocolaty sweetness, some bitterness from the roast & just a little tang of hops. The coconut is less present in the taste than in the smell, but it's there around the perimeter of the tongue.

As the beer warms, the coconut smell becomes even more apparent & inviting. The mouthfeel is moderate, a little drying from the roast malts & a little prickly.

All in all a good one -- the smell is great, & the taste doesn't quite deliver on the promise. Still very good, IMO, but I'd love to have a brew that matches that aroma.

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Photo of Hunter
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Tar-black brew with a head of light brown foam. Minimal lacing effects.

Smell: Definite dark chocolate notes, light coffee, and the barest hint of coconut - enough to intrigue without overpowering.

Taste: Light for a porter. Essentially, this is like drinking a liquid Mounds candy bar. Coconut is sort of a love or hate flavor - it's reasonably subtle here, but if you don't like coconut you won't care for the brew. I gave it high marks since I love it.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, and not terribly cloying. Almost not "chewy" enough.

Drinkability: Even given my enjoyment of coconut, I gave the drinkability reduced marks because in a sense this is a novelty beer, not something I'd consider for regular consumption. But it DOES offer something new and quirky for those times one might like something different.

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

12 oz. can into a pint glass

Pours up a very dark brown/black with a bit of reddish highlights. A two inch plus tan head forms on top then falls back down to a cap that retains quite well. No lacing left behind.

Aroma is of chocolate mostly with a bit of earthiness to it. The coconut is noticeable, but not overly so. That is probably a good thing. A bit of a creamy lactose like sweetness is also there.

Taste is similar, chocolate first with a mild sweetness. The coconut shows up right at the start of the swallow and fades into some mild roasted malt character with more chocolate.

Mouthfeel is medium in body, average carbonation and quite smooth going down. Pretty drinkable as well.

This is a pretty tasty porter, I don't like coconut much but it's not really that prominent in this beer anyway. Wish this was available locally.

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Photo of photomike
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep dark brown with a quickly forming and quickly dissipating hard mocha-colored head. Dies down to nothing--looks flat after a couple minutes without so much as a swirl of bubbles on the surface of the beer. Very spotty, very wet lacing slides down almost too fast to call it lacing.

Smell is of sweet malts and dry, almost minerally-smelling toasted coconut. Not very nice when cold, the smell develops into something decent as it approaches room temp.

Taste is a pretty big letdown. Light roastiness and some dark chocolate and slight breadiness. A good amount of coconut comes out as it warms, but the thing is, I love toasted coconut, and I don't love this. Not bad, just not super flavorful.

This thing started out too carbonated for my liking, but it develops nicely throughout the course of the glass. Medium bodied, this is almost too light and finishes too clean for my liking. Not bad by any means, just looking for more of that malty, chewy, thick consistency.

Highly drinkable. I could see people sessioning this big time.

Overall, I REALLY want to love this, but don't. Still pretty tasty, especially as it warms.

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Photo of washburnkid
4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

We need more beers in a can!

A: 2 fingers of frothy tan head over a black and ruby brew. Decent ring retention and a bit of lacing, though nothing overwhelming.
S: Big yummy malts on the nose. Dark chocolate, burnt coffee beans, and a big toasted aroma that doesn't reveal too much coconut just yet.
T/M: A delicious and flavorful experience that mirrors the aromas. Coffee, dark chocolate, and some caramel. The toasted coconut pulls through in the flavor really nicely. Each sip ends on a slight metallic note, but that is quickly taken care of by a nice citrus hop. Smoky and wood come to mind, as well. Mouth is medium with medium carbonation, leaving yummy dark chocolate residuals behind.
D: This is truly a delicious porter. I'm not a huge fan of coconut, so it was nice that it is really subtle in this brew. I highly recommend this to porter lovers.

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Photo of augustgarage
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz can into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Liquid is an opaque bistre topped by a mousse-like mountain of buff colored foam. Head retention is impressive, taking several minutes to settle to a small slick sudsy pillow, with heavy disjointed lacing.

Rich, moderate roasted malt aroma, brown bread crusts, cocoa, and an occasional whiff of the toasted coconut. Faint hop scent provides a balancing note.

Light roast coffee and malt, coconut adds a slight sweetness, and there is a mouth-watering flavor similar to charred rice dislodged from the bottom of a large rice cooker (like you sometimes get in Korean restaurants). Mild astringency (from roasted malt) and tartness (from hops?) on the palate, with finish fading from sweet to bitter to toasty.

Not quite medium-bodied, with average carbonation. A very faint slickness on the tongue. Decent effervescence.

ABV just high enough to prevent you from guzzling the whole glass in one go (5.7%). Eminently drinkable, though the coconut (while in no way dominating) might put some people off after more than a couple glasses.

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Photo of papollo
2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I must admit, this beer was a disappointment to me. I was so excited when I found it and immediately snapped up a 4-pack of 12oz cans ($11.49+).

The familiar cusssh of the pop-top can led to a smell that at first was chocolate/coffee divination, as were the first few sips. Soon, however, the beer started to grow on me in a bad way. It's just too sweet for my tastes, which is odd for me to write because on the whole, I like rich, dark beers.

It kind of reminds me of movie theatre popcorn. When the smell first hits you you're drawn immediately to the snack bar. The first few bites (sips) meet the anticipation generated by the smell. About 5 minutes into it, you start to say to yourself "I should have stopped after the first few mouthfuls."

Sorry, Maui lovers - it looks & smells great, but that's about it for me.

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Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Going to be very sad to not have this beer around me after I leave this wonderful

A: Pours (forgot how weird it is to pour a can into a glass) a deep mahogany brown, but black as black when not held up to a light. The one and a half inch head fades in a minute or two but sticks around as a thin cap but with little lacing.

S: At first smell, sweet as chocolate cake batter with some coconut shavings and fresh ground coffee on top, then we get into the swing of things when these aromas mix together with a slightly bitter smokiness that really ties this beer together and makes it sing.

T/MF: Sweet at first, right on the tip of the tongue then moves all across the tongue and gets deeper, darker and smokier. Chocolatey sweetness mixes wonderfully with toasted coconut, coffee-like bitterness and a slight fruitiness, I'm imagining raspberries and cherries but covered in dark chocolate. This being said the beer is not overly rich and heavy, it dances on the tongue and leaves the mouth a bit dry.

D: A fantastic beer, very difficult to just sip, but it's what allows the complexity of this beer to shine through. I'd say that one is about enough in one sitting, then you start to get coconut burps and those I can do without. Oh but I will this beer and Maui Brewing Company. Must return soon, hopefully they will be around for a while.

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Photo of SolsticeDreamer
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little taken back by beer in a can, but why not!

Pours nicely out of the can and into a pint glass. Pretty much pitch black, head fades and doesn't lace the glass, a bit disappointing.

I jumped deeply into the beer seconds after pouring it to find the "coconut", but find more of a sweet dark malt aroma.

Very porter like, with the coconut hidden in the background.

The carbonation is a bit crisp, with a thinner body then i would think for a porter. This is a great easy drinking brew with a punch, not too expensive.

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Photo of rhinos00
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasting with rye726 and ratman197. Beer #3 of 8. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a New Belgium snifter.

A- Pours a cola brown with a minimal amount of tan colored head.

S- Toasted coconuts with a bit of roasted malts. Slight amount of sweetness in the nose.

T- I was expecting something that would be overly sweet with coconut flavors. To my surprise the coconut was not very sweet, but had a wonderful toasted quality that gave off a very unique flavor. Had a roasted malt backbone.

M- Medium bodied with nice amounts of carbonation.

D- This is one hell of a session beer.

Overall, this beer is simple but unique. Great flavors and extremely drinkable for a porter.

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Photo of Offa
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a good, characterful porter that doesn't actually have any real coconut taste although the coconut probably adds to the feel and slightly unique character.

Black, bubbly, it has a huge, light brown head steadily shrinking to a ring and leaving some lace.

The aroma is toasty, earthy (wet soil) with hints of metal, dark chocolate and a hint of prune.

The taste is zesty but mostly thick and smooth, a pleasant, fairly rich "porter character" with some complexity. It is toasty with light blackstrap molasses, earthy with wet soil, hints of licorice, leaves, mocha, and chocolate ice cream. It is slightly oily.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.36/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to mlaroche for bringing this over from Cali, been on my wants list for quite awhile.

Pours a dark brown almost black color with a large foamy head, fades very fast but there was a lot of it to fade, leaves no lacing, kinda cola-ish.

For something called CoCoNut PorTer, I'm hardly picking up any coconut which is mighty disappointing, the aroma is actually pretty weak, only can make out a little roasted malt and a metallic smell.

Taste is very carbonated, maybe a bit too much, almost cola like, not picking up the metallic taste that I thought was going to be there after the smell, so that's an improvement, still hardly enough coconut presence to be deserving of such a title, it does have a sweet syrupy aftertaste though.

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Photo of Kadonny
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can into a snifter glass.

A: A dark brown almost black that does let some light showing through. A minimal light brown head with nice lacing that recedes.

S: Dark roasted malts with chocolate and a bit of hops. Nice sweetness that comes in too. Can't smell the coconut.

T: Dark roasted malt flavors with a big milk chocolate flavor. There is a caramel sweetness that shows off the toasted coconut, but not as much as I expected. Finish has a little floral hop bite to it and the lingering roasted finish.

M: Medium to light, a bit thin but enjoyable.

D: High, really good drinkable porter. Maybe if I had a few the sweetness might work on you a bit.

Overall a very drinkable and enjoyable porter that I was really glad to try. The coconut didn't show as much as I thought, but still it was very enjoyable and a beer I would drink any time.

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Photo of akorsak
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to swnicholson in Black Booty 2009 for this 12 oz can.

A: The porter is a dark stout black that, even when held to light, doesn't waver in it darkness. A finger of head from the pour is busy lacing around the glass.

S: The nose is heavy on porter aromas, dark and rich with coffee and chocolate. Coconut adds a lush sweetness that changes the direction of the ale without sacrificing the porter's strong coffee profile.

T: I hate coconut. Having beared that deeply held secret, let me profess that I love this beer. The porter is strong, thick and delicious with the coconut flitting in like a barrel-aged profile, augmenting the porter at just the right times. The porter, as in the nose, is rich and full. Coffee dominates, followed by a cocoa powder and chocolate combo that is nearly as strong. Coconut lingers throughout, a sweet covalent bond uniting the porter atoms. The more I sip, the more I appreciate the coffee flavors. I normally drink my coffee black, but some coconut milk may be a nice addition.

M: The mouthfeel is rich and silky, mostly porter with just enough coconut to be noticed. Much, much better than I was expecting.

D: Thank you, sir, may I have another?!? An excellent porter that doesn't skimp on the coffee. Oh yeah, the coconut is a nice element as well.

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Photo of IBUnit63
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Courtesy of trade with googzoid10 - solid! Into Portsmouth snifter...

Man, that's an excellent 2-finger, light maple head atop a solid espresso body. Retention is solid, lacing is also...a little bit of root beer head but there's a lot of breadiness, too...even some muffin tunnels.

Y'know, I definitely get the coconut. Its toastiness blends in nicely against the huge coffee-like barley roast. It has a fragrant floral note along with some complementing floral hoppiness. There's a lot going on with this deal, and so far it's all good.

I think the dryness of the average Porter shows up here. A little tininess as well...thinner body than expected...sure there's toasty malt and the floral coconut perfume but it's relatively dry and at first a little clammy...with warmth it rounds into a little fuller body - maybe ESB weight...and the coconut keeps coming...needs more solid malt backbone. Hops have a grassy profile here. Still quite interesting.

As mentioned there is a clammy, metallic quotient to this one that holds it back. The rest of it is very decent - there is a creamy malt quotient with dark chocolate notes. The coconut works extremely well here. Given a creamier and more velvety body profile this would be incredible. Now I have to snag one of those toasted coconut marshmallows we snagged from Yummies the crazy candy store in Kittery. Now those definitely go well with this offering, as expected. Highlights a need for a little extra residual sweetness, perhaps...maybe just a smidge to complement the grassy hop profile.

I really should sit and let this warm even more...but I'm having a tough time doing that. Just another indication that this crazy thing drinks pretty damn well. Style points for uniqueness, innovation and inspiration...no doubt. Now I want to brew a mocha coconut imperial stout.

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Photo of farrago
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Really huge and airy head, all the bubbles large and delicate, almost like a puff pastry, light brown in color, the lacing is full but slides down the glass sides swiftly. Close to black but it's more a very, very dark brown color, minimal difference around the rims. Coconut oil, coffee beans and dark chocolate make a succinct statement in the nose, in no way overpowering, firm maltiness with a pinch of flowers and baking spices. Medium-bodied, fresh and fluid mouth feel combines with a spring water lightness to keep the drinkability high. The bittersweet chocolate and coffee more pronounced than the coconut, the latter toastier here than in the nose. Gentle notes of peat moss or forest scrub to it. Strong carbonation for overall weight, weakens the finish. Not as sweet as you suspect it could have been, very appreciated.

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Photo of tedpeer
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can poured into a pint, thanks to shuajw for the extra.

A - Pours brown is almost black in the glass. Had a huge tan head, that was about the color of the background on the can. It subsided to a thin layer. Minimal lacing.

S - Alot of chocolate, with some coffee and coconut. Slightly sweet as well.

T - Chocolate, coffee, sweet malts, coconut. Very slight bitter finish.

M - Light with just a hint of carbonation.

D - Pretty good.

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Photo of everetends
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can thanks to the great Murchmac. Been wanting to sample this brew for the longest time, and here it is. Serving this one up in my Terrapin pint glass. Lets do this.

A: Pours a seemingly black body. Held to the light you get a bit more brown to come out, but it is pretty minimal. With the light, you get some red hues sporadically sneaking through all over the body. A semivigorous pour bubbled up about two fingers of brown head. It didn't last too long, falling to a thin collar with a bit of floating top cap. Little bit of lacing makes it t the glass, but a glass coating film keeps in sliding down.

S: This is the show stopper for sure. Tim nailed it by saying this brew smells like a Mounds bar. Its amazingly identical to that aroma when you bite into a Mounds or Almond Joy. The chocolate malts are all about some milk chocolate coming out with complete clarity. Then that toasted coconut blends with that chocolate and creates that intoxicating combonation. There is not much else in here that peeks through, but do you really need much more when you have this aroma? I didn't think so. Great.

T: Taste is not as powerful as the aroma, but its close. The coconut is much more subdued than the aroma would lead you to believe. That coconut is lightly toasted and seems to bring out some other nut type flavors (almond maybe?). Then you get that chocolatly malt presence. Its not as heavy in the milk chocolate realm as it is in the nose. Maybe a little more semisweet or bitter chocolate. This beer rounds out with a slightly grassy/earthy hops presence. Very good.

M: Probably my only gripe with this beer. This beer is medium in body but it does fall in the more lighter side of medium. Almost has a touch of wateriness to it. Carbonation is medium to light, just enough to keep it slightly crisp. ABV is not an issue or a factor. Aftertaste is all hops and chocolate malt.

D: Dude, I would drink a lot of this if I had it. This makes a great dessert beer because the flavor is not as sweet as the aroma. You get that dessert smell, but it doesn't overload you on the sugar. Sits pretty light in the tummy and the ABV keeps this baby pretty drinkable. I have to bring up that aroma again because it is just that good. It truly is amazing and I almost gave it a 5 but lack of diversity kept me from doing so. Still its amazing. It all works and would be better with a slight thicker feel. Just seems it would match the flavors and aroma a bit more. The feel as it is just seems a bit out of place. All in all, very good to great. Thanks, Tim!!!

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Photo of BeerManDan
4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW! Poured a very dark brown, with a slight amount of tan foam. The smell of sweet coconut and chocolate fill the nose with a pleasant sweet aroma of the tropic's. The taste was the same as the aroma, except the taste of coconut was number one, the semi sweet chocolate was number two, with a slight hint of the roasted malts being number three. I just loved this porter. This will go as one of my favorites and will buy six packs upon six packs next time I visit Maui, next year for sure. Aloha and Mahalo to Maui Brewing Company!

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

Poured from 12oz can into pint.

A :: Opaque brown with a short-lived tan head.
S :: Roasted coffee and some chocolate. It took a second sniff to detect the coconut, but it is there. It wasn't as present as I expected.
T :: As it smelled; roasted malts, coffee, chocolate. The coconut was very subdued and light. It finishes dry and chocolatey.
M :: Medium body, smooth, slightly oily and nicely carbonated
D :: Good porter overall, but I didn't get a strong coconut flavor. I can't say that's a bad thing however as the coconut was light and in the background as to not overpower the beer. I think that the lighter coconut flavor worked well here and added some sweetness to balance the roasted character. I could drink this again.

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Photo of RunDWP
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hats off to the folks at Maui Brewing for coming up with a memorable porter. Poured a jet black with a thick, solid white foam in my tulip glass. Slight aroma of a little bitter chocolate, but the flavor is where this one really gets you. Rich, bitter chocolate with maybe a tad of coffee and a very subtle, creamy coconut flavor underneath. I really appreciate the restraint they used with the coconut, you bearly notice it, but you can sense the creamy dimension there. Nice creamy mouthfeel. A very enjoyable and memorable porter.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Written 09-08-2008. Moved to this location once it was realized that this review was posted under the brewpub's version of CoCoNut Porter.

First off, this review (and most nearly all reviews written under this moniker) was done by Wiseman Nick. It was later amended by Wiseman Justin.

Appearance: Opaque, dark brown liquid with light brown head. Initial head is about a half finger, but this quickly dissipates to a fizzy ring clinging to the edge of the glass. From the pour consistency looks a bit thin, but maybe I'm just not used to seeing porters poured from cans. EDIT: Viscious pour resulted in MASSIVE brown head. Looks pillowy, marshmallowy awesome! Wiseman Justin knows how to pour a can beer. Three fingers easily mushrooming over the top of the glass. Still too light of a color to give it a much higher rating.

Smell: I could smell this from several feet away. Coconut and milk chocolate - just like a Mounds bar. Some roasted malts give off a slight bitter/burnt aroma if you really get your nose in there. Smells great!
Wiseman Justin: I completely agree this beer smells delicious. I'd give it a 5 but we tend to round down when a disagreement occurs. 4.5 is still an exceptional score.

Taste: Dark chocolate, coconut, and a touch of alcohol are the first tastes that come to mind. This would probably be a good porter on its own, but the coconut blends in perfectly and really steps this brew up a notch. Aftertaste is surprisingly dry - tastes like Malibu Coconut Rum.
Wiseman Justin: I don't really taste the alcohol, if you really try you can almost tell I guess.

Mouthfeel: A bit thin for a porter, and not as smooth as anticipated. Alcohol produces a pretty obvious numbing sensation, and alcohol flavor dominates the aftertaste for the most part.
Wiseman Justin: I do not taste any alcohol flavors as an aftertaste. I get coffee coconut mocha flavors going on. My mouth does feel slightly numb but I think it's from the not smooth texture of the porter. Wiseman Nick thinks the alcohol is still present but not as strong.

Drinkability: This is a pretty sweet beverage. Great for a dessert beer, but otherwise I wouldn't want to drink more than two. Unfortunately I have a ton of them right now; I'll be using them for trade and appending this review.

Edit: Wiseman Justin: I completely and utterly and obnoxiously disagree with the drinkability rating. The first time I sat down to drink this I downed three easily and would have gone for more except Wiseman Nick the B(#*$&!! he is cut me off. (Wiseman Nick "there my beer you can't keep drinking this S#*^ I'm trying to trade it for other things) I have not had a porter with a higher drinkability than this one. It's delicious and for a porter very light, but in a good way. Not all porters should be light, but for a light porter this beer is exceptional. Since I have the password to this account I changed the drinkability rating from 3.5 to 5.0 suck it wiseman nick!

EDIT: Wiseman Nick: they're* dumbass, and yes THEY'RE MY BEERS! GIT UR OWN!

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Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
3.99 out of 5 based on 2,220 ratings.
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