Maui Coconut Hiwa Porter

Also known as

Maui CoCoNut Porter

Maui Brewing Company
Kihei, HI, United States of America

Vital Statistics

Type: Porter
Release: Year Round
ABV: 6%
Bitterness: 30 IBU

From the brewer

Our CoCoNut PorTeR is a fresh handcrafted robust Porter brewed with six varieties of malted barley, hops and hand-toasted coconut. It begins with a malty-toasted coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky feel with tastes of dark malt, chocolate and hints of coffee. It then finishes with flavors of toasted coconut and hoppy spice to balance the finish.

Average Scores

Overall: 72 (logged 9 times)
Draft: 75 (logged 2 times)
Can: 71 (logged 7 times)

Who's been drinking this

Smell of coffee with a hint of coconut, same on the palate.
Can at Home
On draft this is a big improvement over the cans you can get in WA. No acrid aftertaste, you get a nice smooth coconut flavor on top of a thin porter. This suffers somewhat from the memory of the awesome Imperial version of this from the brewpub, but it's still tasty.
Smooth taste, the coconut is mostly (and really only) present in the coconutty sheen on the tongue but that's preferable to a beer with strong coconut flavor.
Better on both negative points from last time. Higher!
Unpleasant texture on the head, like a root bear float, and a strange acrid bite on the back end, but I like that it isn't noticeably sweet (think: bittersweet chocolate) and the coconut, while not subtle, doesn't seem tacked on. Also: I'm a sucker for coconut.
Can at Home