shrubber85 (6047) - 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 (4313) - Olympia, 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.
BillKismet (3024) - 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.
GregClow (2740) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black with slight ruby hints. Strong tobacco in the aroma with some sweet and roasty notes. Nutty coffee flavour with some sweet honey in the finish.
Lubiere (8335) - 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 (4890) - Belcher, 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
hopdog (7732) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sam Choys in Honolulu, HI. Poured a deeper brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of honey, roast, chocolate and nutty. Tastes of lighter honey, roast, chocolate and had a light coffee bitter finish.
Braudog (5060) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma on this dark black beer. Subtle coffee-cream flavors, with a bit of bitter note. Nice warmer.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad porter, somewhat malty and sweet up front; roasty dry and creamy finishing palate; some pheonelic notes; well balanced
junon (327) - 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.