In this beer blog, we are going to get into the second beer from Cranker’s Brewery. If you read my earlier post on their IPA, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery. If you have not, please, read it to get to know this upcoming craft brewery. Let us get into porter.
It has a jet black color with a constant tan head. The aroma has a chocolate to coconut notes. The taste has a slight coconut notes with a dry coconut aftertaste. It is more of a sipping beer, however, I can see people drinking this as a drinkable beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.crankersbrewery.com):
The 5th Voyage is a refreshing and easy drinking Porter meant to be drank in any season. Fresh coconut and chocolate flavors immediately standout, but rich roasted malt quickly takes over for a flavorful finish.
6.3% ABV – 18 IBU
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In the end, is it just me or is it a little weird to have a Michigan craft brewery making a coconut porter? I guess it is not as weird as it would be about six to seven years ago. There is not too many coconut porter on the market. The coconut notes are not overpowering in this porter. To me, this is a sipping beer. I am not a fan of this beer. I love Maui Coconut Porter. It is one that I will compare any coconut porter. I still recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser