Sunday, April 28, 2013

CoCoNut PorTeR

Maui Brewing beer isn't distributed in Connecticut, but I managed to get my greedy little hands on a 4-pack of CoCoNut PorTeR.  I can't tell you how because then I'd have to kill you and then I'd have one less reader - that's not good.

I was really excited to try this beer.  CoCoNut PorTer (6% ABV) is hand-crafted and with 200 pounds of house-toasted flaked coconuts per 25-barrel batch.  That's a lot of coconutty awesomeness!  Sounds like YUM to me!

It pours a rich dark brown with a big thick mocha colored head.  The head dwindles but a nice layer of froth remains to grab the sides of the glass.

The aroma has a lot roasty malt and a tease of toasted coconut.   Mmmm, promising.

The flavor is big on dark malt with hints of coffee, chocolate and vanilla.  The coconut creeps in on the back end but not as boldly as I had anticipated or hoped.

The mouthfeel is medium to light and very smooth.  The is nicely drinkable for a darker beer.  

I liked CoCoNut Porter but was disappointed that the coconut was as subtle as it was.  I was really hoping for big bold coconuttiness.  

Overall: very good.

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