CH-303 (1770) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Basically black, good amount of tan, creamy head.
Aroma: Dark malt, roasted. Some coffee.
Taste: Coffee, roasted, dark malt. Chocolate.
Info: 148 ml (5 oz) draft, 21/5-2013
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Kona Brewing Company - KoKo Marina Pub, 6.3% ABV
Dark brown color, with red shades, and creamy beige head. It had some aroma of roasted malts, coffee, dust. Dry mouthfeel, with strong flavor of roasted malt and some coffee, no chocolate; the bitterness seems to come from the roastiness.
More Stout than Porter, fairly brewed anyway.
AmEricanbrew (6463) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap w/some fresh Kona Buds.Dark brown color with lasting tan foamage. Nice roasty toasty malt, chocolate, pale malt aromas. Light to medium bodied. Roasted, toasted (as i was) medium malt flavors with some chocolate, pale malt sweetness-smooth finish--good porter
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear dark brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of carmel, toffee and light cocoa. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, toffee and light tobacco with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
Bcoble003 (275) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slight hint of coffee and malt not terrible could really see myself enjoying more of this brew on a nice Hawaiian day dark and a nice copper head
Oscbert (1166) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 23, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
~Burnt, roasty, coffee aroma. Too roasty.
~Pours black brown with red tints, disappearing brown head.
~Roasty burnt malt flavor, bitter coffee.
~Med body, med CO2, burnt lasting finish.
~Too many roasted malts. Not very enjoyable. Not balanced.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ their Honolulu Pub... Poured near black with a khaki head. Nose had faint malt and some roastiness. Fairly dry and was easy drinking. Slight hop floralness and leafiness for balance with more roast and hints of cocoa.
Sledutah (6255) - Utah, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Kona brewbub
Appearance: Black with a small beige head and some light lacing
Aroma: Roasted malts and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, rich chocolate, grainy, ashy and coffee
Nice and easy drinking
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Kona pub, Oahu. Dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee and some roasted malt. Flavor is lots of chocolate with a roasty bitterness. Medium to full body with mild carbonation and a smooth, mouth feel. Great porter, lots of chocolate flavor with a touch of roast for balance which makes for a drinkable beer.
shadey (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Kona location on Oahu. Glossy black pour with a dark tan head. The aromas are mostly the roasty malts, and a touch of chocolate character. The bitter roasted flavors are the primary driver for me and make for a nice experience. It was a hot sunny day and this did the trick.