Coconut Hiwa Porter | Maui Brewing Co.

Coconut Hiwa PorterCoconut Hiwa Porter
BA SCORE
3.95/5
2,312 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:
#4,788
Reviews:
919
Ratings:
2,312
pDev:
10.89%
Bros Score:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
158
Gots:
343
Trade:
3
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,312 |  Reviews: 919
Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, tan head of foam. It smelled of roasted malt and a subtle coconut aroma. Good roasty flavor, mild coconut and some dark chocolate.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of atomicbeer
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark almost black brown with a rich tan head that fades quickly. Toffee aroma, a little burnt sugar, and some grain. Excellent balanced taste: dark cocoa, toasted coconut, burnt sugar, dark fruit, and a slight metallic tang. Mouth just a little thin. Flavors linger nicely. Well done!

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Photo of alyssa1224
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fx20736
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of juablu
3.14/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hopspiller
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Duff27
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pajfuwen
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T-34-85
3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fubudu187
3.44/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of matcris
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rich dark brown with a finger of foamy tan head that sticks to the glass, a bit. Aroma is roasted malts, earthy, Whoppers, mild coconut, and mocha, is a good description. In the flavor, it's not an overly sweet beer, but, balanced. The mild bitterness lingers and builds, a little bit. The coconut, mocha, and slight java, are undertones to the dark roasted malts, but definitely present and accounted for. The feel is fairly dry, below average carbonation, medium thin body. Overall, I prefer D.B.C., because it's massive in the coconut department, but this is an enjoyable brew.

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Photo of pstam87
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had poured from 12-oz. can, gift from brother, into faceted mug. Restrained in its ambition, but deft in its execution, my first beer from Hawaii is a modest but excellent porter.

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Photo of Momon
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ichorNet
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Traded a can of Baxter's Window Seat, a similar porter w/ coconut flavor and the same exact ABV, to my roommate Chris for this nice little beer! Cheers dude.

Pours a deep mahogany-brown with a thin, barely-forming off-white head that seems to lace kinda solidly after it's done sinking from a couple fingers. Nicely unfiltered with a pretty robust look to it, but that head formation and retention is meh. Good lace, for sure, but my first impression was average.

Nose is very coconut and coffee forward with some roasty malts, sweet vanilla and cocoa. Liking the chocolate-truffle like aspect this one has, honestly. Very sweet-smelling with some mocha notes, but I definitely do get some coconut in there as well. Toasted coconut is just one of those things that works perfectly with a robust porter base, and they did a nice job getting it to come through but not take over here.

On the tongue, I get Swiss Miss hot cocoa upfront, with light notes of vanilla, slight roast and espresso elements with notes of toasty coconut in there as well. The coconut gets a bit more apparent once the beer warms up to room temperature, which makes a lot of sense to me. One thing I like a bit better about Window Seat, which is an otherwise extremely-comparable beer, however, is the nutty and slightly-weird character brought by the almond flavor they use. This has some of the base beer coming through, but not as much as I'd like. It's pretty flavorful, but just slightly less impressive than I want it to be.

The feel on this is pretty solid as well, toeing the line between full-bodied and eminently drinkable. With a velvety smooth feel and only moderate carbonation to prickle the palate, I'm left with a pretty nice drinking experience that doesn't seem like it'd be too much to do several times in a session, unlike a lot of robust flavors. I appreciate the graceful inclusion of adjunct flavors, of course, and feel that fact only helps the success of this brew. After all, if this were just a boring ol' porter, it wouldn't be as appealing, especially give Maui's (extremely apt) penchant for involving tropical flavors in their beers!

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

Photo of OregonGrown7
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coconut Hiwa Porter from Maui Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 2,312 ratings
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