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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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A full-bodied, robust Porter with a rich chocolaty and roasted flavor. Named after the aggressive surf break just up the road from the bnrewery, this beer is not for the light-hearted beer drinker, but is a sure delight for any dark beer fan.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larryLSB (422) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On tap at the brewery, dark brown with a good sized tan head. Malty roasty nose, with a hint of chocolate. Low alcohol for a porter, but a full bodied beer with a great taste. Very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 5, 2014
On tap @ the brewpub in Port Allen, Kauai, Hawaii. Dark brown, copper highlights. Roasty aroma, chocolate, light coffee, roasty bitterness. Lighter body, but full-flavoured.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnoel09 (434) - Elk Grove, California, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Dark brown almost black pour. Aroma is roasted malt with chocolate and coffee notes. Flavor is the same with a nice level of roast. Medium bodied and smooth. Very drinkable, but a little thin and plain for my tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamah (214) - - MAY 18, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2013 Chocolate and a lot of roasty character comes through on the nose. Thick black and almost no head. Dry, bitter and a little sweet at the end. Overall not to bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1680) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2012
A very good porter with lots of chocolate and some toast and spice. If wed made it by earlier in our trip Id have been tempted to pick up a growler.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2012
1) (From sampler at the brewpub), 20/08/12. Light-bodied mahogany with a little head. Merlot and coke aroma; coal, English drainpipe, lightly peppered burnt toast- like it. Coffee and Merlot half-and-half stirred with a Twiglet. Hints of chipotle and berries. 727214=3.2. 2) (From growler), 20/08/12. Fat tan head; creamy and conditioned. Drinking chocolate, blackcurrant and berries nose. Fine-sifted, lightly carbonised, coal smoke and berry-forward flavour dripping with character and drinkability. Deeply sessionable, CE-like, British-style porter/storter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ben4321 (3929) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/14/12

Aroma: The nose has lots of roasted malts and burnt malts with a little chocolate
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with pretty much no head or lace
Flavor: Its light sweet, light bitter, mostly toasty/burnt, and a touch of coffee comes out w/ the chocolate
Palate: This one is medium-full bodied with a smooth and rather dry roasted finish to it
Overall Impression: My 2nd addition to the Kauai Island repertoire is nice porter. It has a solid flavor and feel to it, and it works pretty well. The roasted and burnt malts are the dominant component and work much as expected in a typical offering from this style.


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