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Maui Brewing Imperial Coconut Porter

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I’m not a fan of coconut — it’s just a flavor that I’ve never fully enjoyed. That said, I absolutely love the nuttiness that toasted coconut provides, especially when utilized within a porter or stout. Maui Brewing already has their CoCoNut Porter (not sure if it’s called that anymore) and now I’ve snagged a bottle of their 2016 GABF gold medal winning Imperial Coconut Porter.

This big porter (9.4% ABV, 30 IBU) is packed with that toasted coconut nuttiness, a solid roastiness, smooth dark coffee, cocoa, anise and a good amount of sweetness. A viscous mouthfeel adds to the brews decadent character as it effortlessly glides over the tongue. Everything comes together cleanly with excellent balance before seamlessly transitioning to a long lasting and gently warming finish.

My love/hate relationship with coconut will never be resolved, but when it comes to a big stout or porter like Maui’s Imperial Coconut Porter I’m all for that toasted, nutty flavor it adds. I sipped on this brew for as long as I could the other night. I just didn’t want its rich, chocolatey flavors to fade too soon. I’ll be on the look out for more of this tasty porter.

Appearance

Imperial Coconut Porter pours opaque black in color. The thick head of dark brown foam falls smoothly to a thin ring and full surface cover.

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