Maui Brewing Coconut Porter – Day 27

Today was the kids’ first day of school.  I ran around meeting new kids, giving expectation speeches, and dealing with an unplanned indoor recess due to rain.  Plus everything else that arises on a first day of school; discipline, peanut allergies, lunch duties, etc.  I don’t think I sat for more than 10 minutes in a row between 8:00 and 4:00.  My feet hurt.

Drinking a beer was easy today.  I wanted one really badly at 10:00 AM and have needed one every waking moment since.  However, I also need sleep.  As soon as I am done writing this, I am going to lay down and will probably be asleep for the night around 8:00.  I may not even make it upstairs and just sleep on the couch.  We shall see.

Maui Brewing Coconut Porter

I will start by saying that this is a pretty good porter.  There is a deep chocolate and toasty malt flavor that lingers for quite a while.  The beer is thin enough to qualify as a porter, but has the flavor of a stout.  What I don’t really taste is the coconut.  I’m trying.  I let it warm.  That didn’t bring it out.  I closed my eyes and really tried to taste it, and I just don’t.  The toastiness and other flavors don’t allow any sweetness or coconut to come through.  I’m not complaining though.  This is a really good beer with a lot of flavor.    And while I enjoy coconut, there are a lot of people I know who don’t.  I had Steve take a sip and he couldn’t discern any coconut either.  As a coconut hater, that means that for those who don’t like coconut, they shouldn’t immediately pass on this beer.  If you get out to Maui or find a place that stocks Maui Brewing, which will mostly be the west coast, I recommend trying it.  If you like porters, you will enjoy this beer.

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