Sunday, February 12, 2012
Maui Brewing Company - Coconut Porter review
The other seemingly interesting thing about this beer is that not only does it come in a 4 pack but the 4 beers are actually cans and not bottles. I am a fan of this as it's easier to clean up sometimes and are a little lighter weight. A lot of craft breweries are turning away from bottles and going back to cans. I see more and more alternative in the beer stores every time I go in. The first I had was Dale's Pale Ale. Pale Ale in a can? Yup. Good? Yup.
The coconut porter pours with a darker head, almost brown in color. The color of the brew is very dark, and you can't see through it. There is no hop character to the nose which is expected but this beer has a really good aroma of roasted malts, and hints of chocolate. The porter is not overly carbonated, again that's right on with the style. The first taste is a bit harsh to get used to. You are hit with a few items right in the front of the palette. First, a dark malt maybe black or brown malt that has a slight strong souring flavor. It's not overpowering but it's there. Chocolate notes really come through along with that roast expected from a porter. The coconut flavor is subtle and not overpowering. It's more of an after taste than right up front. Hops don't play much of a factor here, cocoa and burnt malty flavoring. It has a little sweetness to the beer most likely from all of the malts used.