Year of New Beer: Malibu Medianoche, WeldWerks Brewing Co (CO)

Written By: Dion on 10/30/2020

Definitely one of those times when you know you're in for a treat the moment you put the glass to your nose. BIG hit of rum right from the start. Spicy and boozy, layered over molten fudge brownie and a very subtle coconut. Very complex on the tongue. The big rum note is still front and center, bringing just a ton of boozy character, but it's not a hot alcohol burn. I think the coconut and vanilla bring enough sweetness to take the edge off. Dark fruits, caramel, brown sugar, and suggestions of cinnamon add to the depth. Chocolate, coconut, and rum through the finish. This is a big beer at nearly 15%, certainly meant for sharing.