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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Beer of Paradise Island Style

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dinkle50 (960) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Looks like sewer sludge poured into a glass. Hardly any head. Not much aroma either. Taste is nutty, full malt flavor. Nice hop finish washed away the sweetness. Nothing Earth shattering here, but I’d order another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - FEB 22, 2012
Pours bronze brown with a cream large head. Aroma is malts And spices. Flavor is a bit malty and charcoal. Descent for what it is! I’m in Hawaii who cares!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmc619 (393) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2011
From bottle into regular shaker pint. Pours medium brown and turns bright ruby in the light. Head is thin, but persistent--forms a tight cap on the beer. Sweet, milk chocolate aroma. Palate is pretty balanced, though leaning towards crisp, for a brown ale. Flavor is rich roast, some chocolate, some earth, some fruit, with a bitter finish. Really nice brown ale, especially on Christmas in the early afternoon in Maui!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle at PAU in Weimea (Kamuela), Big Island: Surprisingly delicious brown ale -- better than most out there. Very rich with wholesome flavors -- nuts, chocolate and toast. Not overly sweet like many browns. Solid hops to boot as well, but they didn’t overpower the malts (as they shouldn’t in this style). Well made beer. I actually had two in a row.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cleverlobo (315) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2011 Bottle; clear reddish dark brown with small beige head; aroma-fruity, nuts, cacao, roasty; taste-medium sweetness, moderate bitterness, medium carbonation. Much fruitier than draught version. 3.4 Draught; clear brown with small beige head; aroma-nuts, caramel, roasty; taste- very light sweetness, moderate bitterness, medium carbonation. Nutty flavor is good and strong.3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 1, 2011
Draft. Amber-brown beer with a dark cream colored head. utty malt and light cocoa aroma. Malt and light cocoa flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Malt and light fruitiness lingers with light cocoa.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 4, 2011
Draugt at Ryans in Honolulu. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, diacetyl. Flavor of chocolate and caramel with some vegetables. Earthy, bitter hops. A bit off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
On tap at Duke’s in Honolulu, HI. Pours a mostly clear, deeper brown colored body with a finger-width, foamy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel with some cocoa, toasted nuts, and a light grass. Flavor is light caramel, some grass, a light cocoa, and a bit nutty. Finishes dry and a bit thin with a light bitterness and malty sweetness. The cocoa comes more into play a bit in a medium length aftertaste. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Overall, an okay brown. A bit thin, but well balanced and easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxxDaddy (406) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2011
From a bottle at Mehana brewery. Describe as their most decorated beer, it pours brown with white head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and nuts. Taste brings a bit of the same, though it’s thin and slightly astringent. Probably the best beer of the lot I tried and the most memorable to rate, as I wasn’t about to rate on the spot at the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7839) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Bottle shared at the "AK to the HB" tasting on 12/30/10: The beer is a clear brownish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that recedes quickly. Spotty lacing. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Light body with flavors of sweet malt, caramel and mild hops. The finish is brown sugar and malt. Average overall.

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