Sunday, 30 September 2012
Coconut Porter (USA)
Maui Brewing Co.
Another in North America's long line of craft breweries doing some great forward thinking. This one is from the Maui Brewing Co.
Roasted coconut is added to the dark porter during the brew process. Initially this would seem like a marketing thing but the subtlety of the coconut does add a welcomed extra element to the final product.
Apart from the kegged variety, they distribute this beer in cans which staying true to their environmentally conscious ethos - allows the cans to be recycled thus doing their bit for the environment.
On the nose you get rich dark malt. Once poured it has a tan foamy head sitting upon an almost black liquid. On tasting you get the rich dark coffee with bitterness as well as the coconut accompaniment on the back of the palate that helps balance the beer. The beer has a medium body and overall is pretty good. The richness of the coffee does seem to go hand in hand with the dash of coconut.
Try it if you can find it.