Lanikai Pillbox Porter
Lanikai Pillbox Porter is an American Porter, 6.5% ABV. Huge thanks (and Aloha!) to former Service Brewing head brewer Jeff for sending this our way from Hawaii!
The beer pours with a dark brown color with some lighter caramel tones near the edges of the glass, thin off white head that was probably due to the fact that this was shared into several glasses. I am really into the aroma of this, fairly smokey with a bit helping of fresh vanilla bean. The taste follows right along, nice roasted malts with a hint of smokiness and a lot of vanilla flavor. As nice as the vanilla is… there might even be a bit too much of it as it warms, it does kind of take over the flavor profile a bit. This Porter has a light mouth-feel without being to thin which works very well with the taste.
This is a definite Fall weather type beer for me. In fact, as we drank this I kept thinking about how well this would pair with a Thanksgiving dinner.