We brought up Maui Brewing Company previously and mentioned the Coconut Hiwa Porter in passing, but this beer is probably MBC’s most famous and renowned beer. A Porter previously only available in Maui and coveted by many, it was pretty exciting to finally get this deep in the middle of the mainland. I would say the rest of the craft beer world has caught up to this Coconut Porter but it still has that Hawaiian historic X-factor that adds to it. It’s also just a really solid beer.
Here’s what MBC says about their Coconut Hiwa Porter:
Our Coconut Porter is a classic robust porter spiced with all natural toasted coconut. It is black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head. It begins with a malty-toasted-coconut aroma followed by a rich, silky mouthfeel 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.