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Big Island White Mountain Porter



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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A classic robust porter spiced with all-natural toasted coconut and award winning locally-grown and roasted Hamakua Coast White Mountain Coffee. Black in color and crowned with a creamy, dark tan head, toasted coconut and roasted coffee aromas are followed by hints of rich, silky dark malt and chocolate; balanced with hoppy spice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1355) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle. Pour is dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma and flavor contain notable roasted malt with a distinct coffee kick and a light toasted coconut note. Could just be the malt but I have convinced myself that I taste coconut. Really clean and full yet drinkable. Aromatic and tasty. Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1968) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Bittersweet taste with milk, roasted malts, coffee, nuts and vanilla. Bittersweet finish with milk, vanilla, nuts and roasted malts. Very nice milk stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
handlebar (15) - Chico, California, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Well balanced, complex Porter...the interplay between the toasted coconut and estate coffee make for a wonderful beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14345) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle at Kernel tasting thanks to Colin. Black beer lasting tan head. Chocolate aroma. Coconut. Nice. Good smooth chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (4374) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle shared at Kernel. Thanks to Colin. Clear mahogany brown coloured pour with a loose light tan head. Aroma is nice toasted coconut, nutty, lactose. Flavour is composed of nutty, toasted coconut, milky, milk choc, coconut milk. Palate is semi full with moderate carbonation and some milky. Little hint of sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7302) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle shared by Allen, thanks! Pours near black with a a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of coffee and roasted malts with dark grains and coconut underlying. Flavor has combines coffee and coconut with a big dark grain backbone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6485) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain, coffee), with notes of vanilla, coconut, bile, sour apple. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The first bottle I bought (at Foodland in Kapa’a) was insanely infected...nothing but foam on pouring and ridiculously sour. This bottle (from the wine market in Lihu’e) is infected as well, but not nearly as badly. It’s still quite sour and unpleasant, but obviously this is a recurring problem that needs fixing. Sad because they appear to be good brewers, maybe just not the best sanitizers yet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (3854) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Sample at GABF 2014. Comes dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, coffee, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and just a touch of coconut. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jredmond (5815) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Sampled at GABF 2014. Pours a deep brown body with thin off white head, thick foamy lacing. Aroma is coffee and roast. Light sugar. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of coffee dominating; pretty straightforward coffee-porter with light notes of vanilla and coconut. Additionally, gentle malt on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (13060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Dark brown. Thin head. Aroma is a bit thin. Coconut and coffee, a bit oily, a little dark sugary malt... Kind of simple

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