Maui Brewing Co. Doppel Shot Double Bock

The joy of jumping into a selection pack like this "Twelve Beers of Christmas" from Midtowne Market (VA) is that beers will appear from brewers who aren't on your radar. I've never heard of Maui Brewing Co although I am familiar with Hawaii's larger Kona Brewing (at last count there are fourteen breweries in Hawaii and I'm familiar with one -- that's very sad and needs to change!).

Founded in 2005, Maui Brewing Co recently completed a $15 million expansion project that saw them open a 28,000 square foot brewhouse and 8,000 square foot brewpub/tasting room. The new facility gives them a 45,000 barrel annual operation with even more room for expansion. So we're not exactly dealing with someone brewing out of their garage here!

Behind door #6: Maui Brewing Co. Doppel Shot Double Bock Limited Release, 8.2% alc., 12oz. can

C: Cloudy amber with a big creamy, foamy head

N: The coffee is unmissable but there's little else with it

P: More coffee, distinct floral hop note, malted barley in the background

F: Lingering floral malty note with the coffee element never far away

In conclusion: I"m afraid it's all coffee, all the time without enough beer notes for me to really get into it. I would never give up on them after one beer and will search out their Coconut Porter and Big Swell IPA.