junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ehh. Real tight nose. Using "honey" in the name suggests sever things. None of which I get in this beer. Expected a more viscous beer. Sweetness is detectable but not pronounced. Good follow through though.
fiulijn (18725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Black color, with small beige creamy head. Mild aroma of roasted malt and bread. The mouthfeel is dry; flavor of roasted malts, with light touch of lactose and maybe honey. Correct bitterness.
Lubiere (12769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark porter with a very thin dark brown head. In aroma, a lightly peated chocolate malt with light bacon and dark fruits. In mouth, sweet chocolate malt with cherry notes, honey, light smokey notes, very nice. On tap at brewpub, Nov. 30, 2012.
AmEricanbrew (6722) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Aloha. Black color with tan head. Dark roast malt, chocolate aromas. medium body with average co2. Dark roast flavors with dark chocolate, pale malt, and maybe some honey--very tasty
Daytonbeer (726) - Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours translucent black with red hue. Off white head. No lacing. Light aroma...chocolate. Taste is the best part of this beer. Roasted malts, sweet chocolate, sugar, dark chocolate and acidic aftertaste. Alittle watery. Bubbles on the tongue.
kontreren (1) - USA - DEC 20, 2011 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
All Sam Choy’s beer tastes the same. It is just beer. Nothing exciting nor flavorful at all. Then none of the local Hawaiian brew has been. It is true: Homebrewing good brew does, in fact, turn one into a beer snob.
BillKismet (3823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was the highlight of my sampling at Big Aloha. A perfectly crafted, and somewhat unique, island brew. Deep brown with sasparilla underpinning and a respectable head. The nose easily fills with a sweet roastiness, true to its honey porter name. As the bartender tells me, island honey (acacia?) is used for this brew. It certainly adds a distinct and pleasurable complexity the well put togther porter base. The sweetness complements the heavier roast notes that are richly nuanced with chocolate, coffee, and maltiness. MIlk chocolate finish. A medium-bodied, flavorful and quaffable brew.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Sam Choy’s. Clear dark brown with a tan head. Light nutty nose. Decent choco-nut flavor, but not much to get excited about.
shrubber85 (10528) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark chocolate, coffee, and licorice aroma. Dark brown color with minimal head. Fudge malt flavor with a licorice/hops finish. Nice full body - damn tasty.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster - Big Aloha Brewery (Sam Choys) - Honolulu, Hawaii
2008 – Great Hawaii Beer Run
Aroma – Deep Malt aroma with a great hint of honey and other fruitiness.
Appearance – Brown in color, nice head and clear.
Flavor – A great flavor for this porter it had depth and character and the best it had great flavor. Yheaaaaaaa A great Beer in Hawaii. Loved the dark malts and light chocolates and fruitiness.
Palate – Had a great Mouthfeel loved the finish this was the best thus far on my trip.
Overall – Loved this beer it had flavor and taste and was just overall a great tasting porter.