Review - Maui Brewing Company's CoCoNuT 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." --Maui Brewing Company
Pours a medium clear brown color producing a beautiful tan-colored frothy head that slowly dissipates. Body is highly opaque and still, and has settled with a completely broken down head with no lacing. Aroma is very much like a Mounds bar, loaded with chocolate and toasted coconut flakes. Overpowering with roasted/toasted coconut and roasted/slightly burnt malts, providing a very unique aroma. Initial taste is sweet from the coconut and slightly bitter from the burnt chocolate malts, but the prevailing taste at the finish is sweet. Light to medium bodied, with soft roasted notes with dominant coconut remnants. Watery with a slightly dry finish, an excellent flavored porter with soft carbonation.
Reviewed on January 26th, 2009.